Conic Electronic Soccer - Hand Held Game

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Conic Electronic Soccer - Hand Held Game

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Well I started to reminisce about my childhood over these last six months and the electronic games be them board type games or hand held. I ended up going down a path of hunting some of the ones I had and also some that friends had back in the day. I have quite a few to post as separate blogs here but and starting with Conics' Hand Held Electronic Soccer. I had this game when I was about 14 / 15 years old so quite some time ago. I remember playing this a lot and trying to build up the skill to score goals.

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I one I got hold of has the original box

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These early hand held games are quite interesting... just LED or plasma displays with fixed shapes.

I never had any myself as they were too expensive.
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Very cool, I do like these sort of thing.

When I was young there were a lot of these things about, and also things like Space Invaders with electroflourescent displays and also the electromechanical games that Tomy used to make.

I never did like the LCD games so much though, the ones with the pre-drawn images, such as the Game N Watch.
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 2:37 pm When I was young there were a lot of these things about, and also things like Space Invaders with electroflourescent displays and also the electromechanical games that Tomy used to make.
I had one of those Tomy games, licensed by Palitoy, "Demon Driver".

I agree about the LCD things.
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stephen_usher wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 3:14 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 2:37 pm When I was young there were a lot of these things about, and also things like Space Invaders with electroflourescent displays and also the electromechanical games that Tomy used to make.
I had one of those Tomy games, licensed by Palitoy, "Demon Driver".

I agree about the LCD things.
Demon Driver, that's the one. Pretty mad setup inside that's for sure.
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 2:37 pm Very cool, I do like these sort of thing.

When I was young there were a lot of these things about, and also things like Space Invaders with electroflourescent displays and also the electromechanical games that Tomy used to make.

I never did like the LCD games so much though, the ones with the pre-drawn images, such as the Game N Watch.
Watch this space, there is a Space Invader blog incoming.
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Icky wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 3:42 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 2:37 pm Very cool, I do like these sort of thing.

When I was young there were a lot of these things about, and also things like Space Invaders with electroflourescent displays and also the electromechanical games that Tomy used to make.

I never did like the LCD games so much though, the ones with the pre-drawn images, such as the Game N Watch.
Watch this space, there is a Space Invader blog incoming.
I'll be watching!
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
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A friend of mine used to have astrowars. Might have to see if I can find one as we spent hours playing that
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