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!

ACTION MAX Original Live Action Game Video HYDROSUB:2021 VHS English version NEW
ACTION MAX Original Live Action Game Video HYDROSUB:2021 VHS English version NEW
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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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Action Max Game System (Model 1000 NTSC) w/ 3 Games / Gun / Complete Wiring
Action Max Game System (Model 1000 NTSC) w/ 3 Games / Gun / Complete Wiring
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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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.38 Ambush Alley  (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987)
.38 Ambush Alley (VHS Action Max Game Video, 1987)
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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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Action Max Console Game System Console in Original Syrofoam 6 Games Nice!
Action Max Console Game System Console in Original Syrofoam 6 Games Nice!
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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
$14.99
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ACTION MAX Game Video .38 AMBUSH ALLEY Live Action Stereo Sound 1987 SEALED
ACTION MAX Game Video .38 AMBUSH ALLEY Live Action Stereo Sound 1987 SEALED
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Vintage 1987 Action Max Game Video .38 Ambush Alley VHS
Vintage 1987 Action Max Game Video .38 Ambush Alley VHS
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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
$24.97
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Vintage Action Max .38 Ambush Alley VHS in Box
Vintage Action Max .38 Ambush Alley VHS in Box
$12.59
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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 THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY VIDEO GAME VHS
ACTION MAX THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY VIDEO GAME VHS
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Lot of 4 1987 Action Max Game Video VHS, 2 New Factory Sealed 2 Used-Live Action
Lot of 4 1987 Action Max Game Video VHS, 2 New Factory Sealed 2 Used-Live Action
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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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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 WOW
1987 WOW "ACTION MAX" (THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY) VHS Game, NEW! SEALED!
$75.00
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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
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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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Action Max The First Real Action Game System
Action Max The First Real Action Game System
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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 Action Max Game Video VHS Worlds of Wonder
Sonic Fury Action Max Game Video VHS Worlds of Wonder
$10.00
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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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EXTREMELY RARE VINTAGE 1987 VHS .38 Ambush Alley Action Max Game Video POLICE
EXTREMELY RARE VINTAGE 1987 VHS .38 Ambush Alley Action Max Game Video POLICE
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Video games - Action, Adventure slightly used
Video games - Action, Adventure slightly used
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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
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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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Max Anarchy PS3 Sony Japan Import PlayStation3 SEGA Action NTSC-J Complete !
Max Anarchy PS3 Sony Japan Import PlayStation3 SEGA Action NTSC-J Complete !
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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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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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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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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 console with gun only TESTED WORKS!
Action Max console with gun only TESTED WORKS!
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Worlds of Wonder Action Max console w/ gun Untested
Worlds of Wonder Action Max console w/ gun Untested
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Action Max Hydrosub: 2021 VHS Cassette Only
Action Max Hydrosub: 2021 VHS Cassette Only
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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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.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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