Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Download Electronic Games Stuffs!

Either i disappear for more than two months and the blog is getting dusty OR i'm on a rampage (lol!). I've uploaded on archive.org (you can click HERE or on the right side menu) some manual scans, overlays and control panel displays. I also uploaded two vintage books about electronic games.

Here's the list:

* Coleco Total Control 4 (all 4 overlays scans)
* EDI Le Game (all overlays, sheets and manuals)
* Ideal Toy Electron 12 (all 6 overlays and manual)
* Masudaya Toys Galaxy Game/Maxtron Space Arcade (Front Panel Display)
* Mego Star Trek Phaser Battle (complete manual sheet - in 6 parts)
* U.S. Games Super Sports 4 (all 4 overlays - newer edition)
* Vtech Game Machine 2 (manual scan by blue6demon)
* Waddingtons Game Machine (all display and control panel overlays)

and finally, two books:
* Microprocessor Controlled Toys Games - How They Work
* The Complete Guide to Electronic Games

Have fun downloading!

Ideal Toy Electron12

So what's the heck is this electronic game ?

To a collector, that is pretty rare but for a gamer....totally sucks! This was released in 1981 as an electronic multi-games but even with 12 games, it still sucks. heck...i had more fun scanning the cardboard overlays and the manual then playing with this.

Check out the pictures:








And here's two pictures from the Ideal Toy Corporation 1981 catalog:


"Get ready for round-the-clock fun with Electron 12,..." Yeah...sure...a round-the-clock in 60 seconds max is more like it. So why the hell i'm trashing this game ? The fact that they sold a chaser game as an electronic game...that's why! Check out the guts of this wanna-be game:



That's it! That's the whole electronic circuit! 

And the final "nail in the coffin" is they say 12 games but in fact there is only 6 cardboard overlays:







And how can i end this post without a video:


But if you truly want to make your own Electron 12, just make a quick search on Google under "Led chaser circuit" and generally, you'll find either with a LM3914 or a CD4017 chaser circuit. Just use 5 LED's and you'll have your own Electron 12.

Oh and course, you will need the manual and scan of the overlays which will be upload on archive.org later today. Just check later in the right side of this blog under "Downloads - Electronic Games Stuffs" to download the overlays and the manual. I will also upload in the same "archive" scans and manuals of other electronic games like: Coleco Total Control 4, US Games Super Sports 4, etc.




Handheld L.E.D. CPU's

I have a few electronic handheld games with L.E.D. displays which i did open up and noted the CPU inside them. Here's a small list hoping that might help the MESS team someday:

* Bandai Champion Racer = (Hitachi) HD38134
* Entex Blast It = (TI) MP0230
* Entex Space Invaders = (Black = MP1211) and (Grey=COPL444) **Both Emulated**
* Coleco Bowl-A-Tronic = (TI) MB4014
* Mattel Gravity = (Rockwell) B6102-11
* Maxtron Space Arcade (or Galaxy Game 2001) = (TI) TMS1000NL
* Parker Brothers Slit Second = (TI) TMS1400 **Emulated**
* Parker Brothers Wild Fire = (TI) TMS1400NL **Emulated**
* Ramtex/Romtec UFO Invader/Block Buster = (GI) PIC1655A
* Tandy Championship Golf = (Hitachi) HD38135
* Tomy Powerhouse Pinball = (TI) MP1180
* Tandy Space Shot = (Hitachi)) HD38138S
* U.S. Games Space Cruiser (2in1 game) = (TI) MP1209
* Entex Hockey/Soccer = (TI) TMS1000NL
* Coleco Total Control 4 (or US. Games Super Sports) = (TI) TMS1400 **Emulated**
* Parker Brothers Merlin = (TI) TMS1100 **Emulated**
* Parker Brothers Bank Shot = (TI) TMS1400 **Emulated**
* Atari touch Me = (GI) PIC1655A-053
* E.R.S. Auto Race = 69- 10836R (7934 = 1979, 34th week)

and these i don't have anymore:
* Coleco Zodiac = (TI) TMS1100NL(MP3435)
* Tandy Championship Football = (TI) TMS1100NL (MP1504)
* Entex Electronic Baseball = (TI) TMS1000NLP (MP0914)
* Coleco Head-to-Head Baseball = (TI) TMS1170NLN (MP1625-N2)
* Milton Bradley Lightfight = COP421L-MLA/N
* Ideal Toy Maniac = (GI) PIC1655A-036   **Emulated**
* Ideal Toys Electron12 = ITC 4E04449-0000 (8109)

 The last one in the list will be the next post. =)