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Subject: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: Rodog on 03/11/05 at 5:15 pm

The Atari Lynx was Atari's only handheld games console, and the first such machine with a color display. It was released in 1989, the same year as Nintendo's (monochromatic) Game Boy. I have this baby and it still works great. It was the first 3D graphics handheld game on the market I believe. I also really liked Galaga arcade game and was really good a MS Pacman.


Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: ADH13 on 03/11/05 at 5:22 pm


I recently bought a couple of those Activision joysticks that plug straight into the TV and have 80's video games programmed in them.

I think my favorite was Pitfall.  In the arcade, I liked Pole Position.

There was another good one in the mid-late 80's in the arcades that was similar to Pole Position (you sit inside the game's structure) but it was a stick-shift.

Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: Allie Fox on 03/13/05 at 1:13 am

I recently added an original Atari 2600 (4 switch Vader system) to my nostalgia room.  I have been wearing our Yars' Revenge and Dodge'em.

Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: Howard on 02/28/18 at 2:11 pm

Just a year or so ago, they brought back those in mini hand held arcade consoles just like they did with Nintendo.

Subject: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: Dude111 on 03/01/18 at 11:35 pm

I recently added an original Atari 2600 (4 switch Vader system) to my nostalgia room.  I have been wearing our Yars' Revenge and Dodge'em.

I have one but I dont have a cord to plug it in :(

Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: Howard on 03/02/18 at 7:22 am


I have one but I dont have a cord to plug it in :(


You can always buy one.

Subject: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: Dude111 on 03/03/18 at 12:01 pm

Ya buddy I have looked some but not enough I guess....

Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: Howard on 03/03/18 at 2:37 pm

remember the hand held game and watch?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/15/Game_%26_Watch.png/300px-Game_%26_Watch.png

Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: robby76 on 03/05/18 at 6:03 am


remember the hand held game and watch?



Certainly do! Each of my siblings chose one each. I think mine was the Octopus. We also had Popeye, Parachute and Egg.

http://www.digitiser2000.com/uploads/4/0/6/6/40667199/egg.jpg?1469445933

Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: robby76 on 03/05/18 at 6:07 am

Around the same time (possibly earlier) we also had Bandai's Champion Racer. We all loved that and still remember it fondly.

http://www.electronicplastic.com/_images/450/bandai/ChampionRacer.jpg

Subject: Re: 80's home, handheld and arcade video games

Written By: karen on 03/05/18 at 11:24 am

We had a handheld pinball machine. I had forgotten the name until I tried looking for a picture - Raise the Devil.  I used to like playing it in the dark!

http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Entex/RDP.htm

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