Expanding the collection! My First 80's Electronic Game.

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Expanding the collection! My First 80's Electronic Game.

Postby MaximumRD » Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:34 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwfbncjvNFc[/youtube]

Epoch licensed many games to several different companies like Grandstand, Tandy (Radio Shack), and probably others.

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http://handheldempire.com/game.jsp?game=669&position=8
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Epoch/AstroCommand.htm
http://www.miniarcade.com/tandy/astro.htm

I made the mistake of referring to this display as LED and while many units from this time did indeed use LED, this unit as well as the Coleco Arcade Tabletops in fact used VFD (Vacuum fluorescent display) which provided nice bright colors and image though of course it had it limits still very interesting display tech! Check this link for info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_fluorescent_display
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Re: Expanding the collection! My First 80's Electronic Game.

Postby nathanallan1 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:38 am

I like those 80's electronic games, they had so much personality! I have a couple but nothing cool, just common stuff. I still might be able to make a short video of them (once I get my storage unlocked >sigh<).
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Re: Expanding the collection! My First 80's Electronic Game.

Postby MaximumRD » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:09 pm

Yeah I am definitely digging the VFD type over the LED type, just something about it.
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Re: Expanding the collection! My First 80's Electronic Game.

Postby Zap! » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:35 am

That's really cool, don't think I ever played it.
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