Bally Videocade DEMO game cartridge (1977)

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Bally Videocade DEMO game cartridge (1977)

Postby Zap! » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:28 pm

Does anyone have any information on this? I picked up one for $12.

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Re: Bally Videocade DEMO game cartridge (1977)

Postby Darryl B. » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:35 pm

Holy freakin' CRAP!

And it's UNOPENED too?!
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Re: Bally Videocade DEMO game cartridge (1977)

Postby Zap! » Sun May 02, 2010 3:32 am

Yes it is. And the really cool part? I just picked up a second one (from the same guy) for another $12. Both are new in box!
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Re: Bally Videocade DEMO game cartridge (1977)

Postby Rob » Sun May 02, 2010 2:03 pm

I'll trade you a loose one for a carded one. :)

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Re: Bally Videocade DEMO game cartridge (1977)

Postby Zap! » Sun May 02, 2010 4:58 pm

Rob wrote:I'll trade you a loose one for a carded one. :)


Ahh, you have one too? What exactly does this do? Apparently, they are not that rare after all, just uncommon.
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Re: Bally Videocade DEMO game cartridge (1977)

Postby Rob » Sun May 02, 2010 9:05 pm

LOL, that was me over at the DP thread (Astrocade is my name over there). I don't have a working Astrocade anymore (how ironic huh?) :) but as I recall it's the two games built into the Astrocade (Gunfight and I think an Asteroids clone) on an endless demo loop. Each game gets like two minutes of play and then it goes to the other game.

It was meant as an in-store demo that the store could put in and not worry about burning in the picture tube on the display TV. My brother once bought a TV at the flea market that was apparently used as a store demo, because the negative of the following image was burned onto the screen permanently:

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Re: Bally Videocade DEMO game cartridge (1977)

Postby Zap! » Tue May 04, 2010 4:47 pm

Just received the other sealed one in the mail today for another $12. I would love to know the exact rarity level. I still don't think it's crazy rare.
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