Action Max Video Game System

Action Max Video Game System

Action Max Video Game System

The 1987 Worlds of Wonder Action Max video game was a revolutionary and short-lived "live action" VCR-based system. It allowed you to shoot at moving targets that play on a videotape through your television set. From the makers of the original Lazer Tag, the technology in Action Max seems to work the same way. A red light sensor, similar to the Lazer Tag Star Sensor, is stuck directly on the corner of the television screen to read where you are pointing and shooting the light gun. As you hit targets, the sensor lights up and the red LED counter on the Action Max game console goes up by one point. When you hit "civilian" or "friendly" targets, the score goes down by one point. The console has a built-in speaker that plays gunshots, ricochet sounds, and an ominous computerized voice that says, "Target Hit". Headphones and a special cord that connects from the VCR's or television's rca audio outputs into the console were included. These allowed you to hear Action Max in stereo without bothering others (aside from the click click clicking sound of the light gun and your shouts of frustration).

Action Max Video Game Systems and VHS tapes for sale below...

Worlds of Wonder only produced six videotape games for the Action Max before it was discontinued. I don't think this system lasted even a year before its utter failure. I saw an old Big Lots closeout store newspaper ad from November, 1988 that advertised the Action Max for only $14.99! Action Max games are ridiculously retro '80s fun, complete with terrible acting and canned rock music, which really adds a lot to the otherwise primitive and unspectacular game play. You can find Action Max systems and original videotape games on eBay. You may even be able to find DVD transfers of the Action Max videos floating around on the internet. Keep in mind that the Action Max requires a CRT television set and does not work on newer flat panel and projection TVs. Check out this short video we made of our Action Max playing a snippet from ".38 Ambush Alley"...

Action Max Video Game Systems for Sale Here!

1987 ACTION MAX Game Video SONIC FURY VHS Tape w/ Sleeve TESTED
1987 ACTION MAX Game Video SONIC FURY VHS Tape w/ Sleeve TESTED
$9.99
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Action Max Game Aystem Console And Gun Only- Missing Batter Lid
Action Max Game Aystem Console And Gun Only- Missing Batter Lid
$7.00
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Vintage Action Max ActionMax Game System Console Gun Shooting Vtg Japan 80s OG
Vintage Action Max ActionMax Game System Console Gun Shooting Vtg Japan 80s OG
$50.00
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Action Max Video System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury!
Action Max Video System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury!
$49.99
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Action max VHS Game System 1987 Complete in Box w/4 VHS Games! Pops Ghostly Nice
Action max VHS Game System 1987 Complete in Box w/4 VHS Games! Pops Ghostly Nice
$100.00
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Action Max VHS Games: 4 Game Lot (works fine in vcr)
Action Max VHS Games: 4 Game Lot (works fine in vcr)
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Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested USA
Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested USA
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1987 Action Max Game Video .38 AMBUSH ALLEY VHS Tape w/ Sleeve EXMT Cond
1987 Action Max Game Video .38 AMBUSH ALLEY VHS Tape w/ Sleeve EXMT Cond
$13.29
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Action Max Video Game System With Gun
Action Max Video Game System With Gun
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Sonic Fury  (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987) Live Action Worlds of Wonder
Sonic Fury (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987) Live Action Worlds of Wonder
$9.54
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1987 WOW
1987 WOW "ACTION MAX" (THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY) VHS Game, NEW! SEALED!
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Action Reply MAX for Playstation PSP Brand New! Factory Sealed!
Action Reply MAX for Playstation PSP Brand New! Factory Sealed!
$12.95
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NEW SEALED 1987 WOW
NEW SEALED 1987 WOW "ACTION MAX" (THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY) VHS Game
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Sonic Fury  (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987) Live Action Worlds of Wonder
Sonic Fury (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987) Live Action Worlds of Wonder
$7.00
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Sonic Fury Action Max Game Video VHS Worlds of Wonder
Sonic Fury Action Max Game Video VHS Worlds of Wonder
$10.00
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Vintage VHS Video game Action Max Hydrosub 2021 shooter underwater VCR
Vintage VHS Video game Action Max Hydrosub 2021 shooter underwater VCR
$9.99
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.38 Ambush Alley  (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987)
.38 Ambush Alley (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987)
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Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover - Excellent Clean
Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover - Excellent Clean
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.38 Ambush Alley  (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987)
.38 Ambush Alley (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987)
$2.00 (1 Bid)
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.38 Ambush Alley  (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987)
.38 Ambush Alley (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987)
$14.99
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Action Max Video System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury!
Action Max Video System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury!
$149.95
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Action Max VHS Game Console Only
Action Max VHS Game Console Only
$12.00
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Action Max Model AM-1000 NTSC TV Game System Untested AS IS
Action Max Model AM-1000 NTSC TV Game System Untested AS IS
$30.58
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Action Max Game Lot - Sonic Fury/.38 Ambush Alley - ActionMax VHS Video Games
Action Max Game Lot - Sonic Fury/.38 Ambush Alley - ActionMax VHS Video Games
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Action Max Console Battery Cover
Action Max Console Battery Cover
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vintage ACTION MAX Game System console base unit only AM - 1000 NTC electronic
vintage ACTION MAX Game System console base unit only AM - 1000 NTC electronic
$38.00
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Max Anarchy PS3 Sony Japan Import PlayStation3 SEGA Action NTSC-J Complete !
Max Anarchy PS3 Sony Japan Import PlayStation3 SEGA Action NTSC-J Complete !
$12.99
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6 RPG Action Original Game Boy Japan games CIB GB combine shipping available
6 RPG Action Original Game Boy Japan games CIB GB combine shipping available
$20.00
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Vintage Action Max Game System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury
Vintage Action Max Game System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury
$121.64
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1987 Action Max Video Game System Console STYROFOAM INSERT BOTTOM  ONLY WOW
1987 Action Max Video Game System Console STYROFOAM INSERT BOTTOM ONLY WOW
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New Old Stock Worlds Of Wonder Action Max Video Game Console & Sealed VHS Games
New Old Stock Worlds Of Wonder Action Max Video Game Console & Sealed VHS Games
$199.99
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HR MAX Action Play  PSP 64MB 64Mo Max Memory Card
HR MAX Action Play PSP 64MB 64Mo Max Memory Card
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Action max VHS Game System 1987 Complete in Box with Manual +2 extra VHS Games
Action max VHS Game System 1987 Complete in Box with Manual +2 extra VHS Games
$85.00
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Action Max VHS Game Console With Sonic Fury  VHS. No Wiring
Action Max VHS Game Console With Sonic Fury VHS. No Wiring
$14.99
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VINTAGE Action Max Retro Video Game System With Sonic Fury VHS Tape
VINTAGE Action Max Retro Video Game System With Sonic Fury VHS Tape
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Playsets Max Fun Set Of 12 Pcs Five Nights At Freddy's Action Figures Toys Dolls
Playsets Max Fun Set Of 12 Pcs Five Nights At Freddy's Action Figures Toys Dolls
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Max Fun Set of 12 pcs Five Nights At Freddy's Action Figures Toys Dolls Xmas 4
Max Fun Set of 12 pcs Five Nights At Freddy's Action Figures Toys Dolls Xmas 4
$22.80
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 Max Fun Set of 12 pcs Five Nights At Freddy's Action Figures Toys Dolls Xmas 4
Max Fun Set of 12 pcs Five Nights At Freddy's Action Figures Toys Dolls Xmas 4
$22.81
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.38 Ambush Alley  (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987) Live Action Worlds of Wonder
.38 Ambush Alley (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987) Live Action Worlds of Wonder
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