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"...

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Action Max Hydrosub: 2021 VHS Cassette Only
Action Max Hydrosub: 2021 VHS Cassette Only
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1987 Action Max The First Real Action Game System
1987 Action Max The First Real Action Game System
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Vintage Action Max ~ SONIC FURY ~ VHS Game Video - NIB 1987
Vintage Action Max ~ SONIC FURY ~ VHS Game Video - NIB 1987
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ACTION MAX Game Video SONIC FURY Live Action Stereo Sound 1987 Sourcing Intl
ACTION MAX Game Video SONIC FURY Live Action Stereo Sound 1987 Sourcing Intl
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Hydrosub: 2021 WOW Action Max VHS Live Action Game - BRAND NEW and SEALED!!!
Hydrosub: 2021 WOW Action Max VHS Live Action Game - BRAND NEW and SEALED!!!
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ACTION MAX Game Video HYDROSUB: 2021 Live Action Stereo Sound 1987 Sourcing Intl
ACTION MAX Game Video HYDROSUB: 2021 Live Action Stereo Sound 1987 Sourcing Intl
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Sonic Fury Action Max Game Video VHS Worlds of Wonder
Sonic Fury Action Max Game Video VHS Worlds of Wonder
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Vintage Action Max Hydrosub:2021 VHS Game Video  1987. Gaming At It’s Best!
Vintage Action Max Hydrosub:2021 VHS Game Video 1987. Gaming At It’s Best!
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ACTION MAX THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY VIDEO GAME VHS
ACTION MAX THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY VIDEO GAME VHS
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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
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Vintage Action Max Hydrosub:2021 VHS Game Video FACTORY SEALED - NEW IN BOX 1987
Vintage Action Max Hydrosub:2021 VHS Game Video FACTORY SEALED - NEW IN BOX 1987
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1987 WOW
1987 WOW "ACTION MAX" (THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY) VHS Game, NEW! SEALED!
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FAST FREE SHIP: Action Max Hydrosub 2021 (VHS Video Game, 1987) RARE OOP
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Action Max, The First Real Action Game System, Sonic Fury (CIB)
Action Max, The First Real Action Game System, Sonic Fury (CIB)
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Sonic Fury Action Max Video Game VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested USA
Sonic Fury Action Max Video Game VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested USA
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.38 Ambush Alley (WOW Action Max, 1987)
.38 Ambush Alley (WOW Action Max, 1987)
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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
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Action Max Console System w/ Box Complete
Action Max Console System w/ Box Complete
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ACTION MAX THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY VIDEO GAME VHS
ACTION MAX THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY VIDEO GAME VHS
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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 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 Model AM-1000 NTSC TV Game System Untested AS IS
Action Max Model AM-1000 NTSC TV Game System Untested AS IS
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Action Max Sonic Fury TV Video Game System w/ box Sealed Game Cassette
Action Max Sonic Fury TV Video Game System w/ box Sealed Game Cassette
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Action Max VHS Video Game System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury
Action Max VHS Video Game System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury
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Action Max Video System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury!
Action Max Video System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury!
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Video games - Action, Adventure slightly used
Video games - Action, Adventure slightly used
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Action Max Game System New In Box, 2 sealed games, 1 opened game. Amazing Cond!
Action Max Game System New In Box, 2 sealed games, 1 opened game. Amazing Cond!
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Action Max Video System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury! Still in wrap!!
Action Max Video System Console in Original Box + Sonic Fury! Still in wrap!!
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Nintendo GBA Games U Pick Choose Cart Only Fun Rare Family Action Racing
Nintendo GBA Games U Pick Choose Cart Only Fun Rare Family Action Racing
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PlayStation3 - Max Anarchy / Anarchy Reign - PS3. Japan. Action Game. 59878
PlayStation3 - Max Anarchy / Anarchy Reign - PS3. Japan. Action Game. 59878
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VINTAGE 1987 Action Max Games System Users Instruction Manual IMPORTANT INFO +
VINTAGE 1987 Action Max Games System Users Instruction Manual IMPORTANT INFO +
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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
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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
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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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vintage ACTION MAX Game System console AM - 1000 NTC electronic
vintage ACTION MAX Game System console AM - 1000 NTC electronic
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Action Max The First Real Action Game System As Is Powers Up Video Game Lot
Action Max The First Real Action Game System As Is Powers Up Video Game Lot
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1987 Action Max Video Game System Console [For Parts AS IS]
1987 Action Max Video Game System Console [For Parts AS IS]
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1987 Action Max Video Game System Console [For Parts AS IS]
1987 Action Max Video Game System Console [For Parts AS IS]
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Action Max (Console Only-Untested)
Action Max (Console Only-Untested)
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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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