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 game system model am-1000 ntsc
Action Max game system model am-1000 ntsc
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(RI3) Max Factory Figma No.153 Link The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Action
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Action Max game system model am-1000 ntsc
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Blue Thunder Complete Action Max Video Game System WOW Worlds of Wonder
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PS4 ACTION-MAD MAX  PS4 NEW
PS4 ACTION-MAD MAX PS4 NEW
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CARMAGEDDON: MAX DAMAGE PS4 ACTION NEW VIDEO GAME
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Action Max Game Video Sonic Fury Airplane Fighter Jet Flying Pilot VHS
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Action Max Console System with Gun and Score Light and Instructions -h
Action Max Console System with Gun and Score Light and Instructions -h
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Vintage Action Max game video Sonic Fury VHS 1987
Vintage Action Max game video Sonic Fury VHS 1987
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1987 Action Max Video Game System Console STYROFOAM INSERT BOTTOM  ONLY WOW
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PS4 ACTION-CARMAGEDDON: MAX DAMAGE  PS4 NEW
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ARCANA HEART 3 LOVE MAX VITA ACTION NEW VIDEO GAME
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MAX WARRIOR ~ Isolated (Nintendo Famicom) CIB complete VAP ~  isometric action
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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 Game Console Lot 2 console
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PS3 ACTION-ARCANA HEART 3 LOVE MAX PS3 NEW
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Action Max game system NEW IN BOX stereo headphone game pistol sonic fury gun
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1987 VINTAGE .38 AMBUSH ALLEY VHS ACTION MAX WOW VIDEO GAME SEALED RARE
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Macross 15th Anniversary Valkyrie Max Type no.5 Action Figure japan import
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Figma Max Factory x MASAKI APSY ACTION FIGURE SERIES No.217 Iron Man Mark VII 6“
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HR MAX Action Play  PSP 64MB 64Mo Max Memory Card
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TOP Max Factory Figma No.199 The Amazing Spider-Man Action Figure 6inch
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TOP Max Factory Figma No.226 Captain America Avengers Action Figure Marvel 6INCH
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8.5" Max Factory Figma Snake Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of liberty Action Figure
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MAX Factory Figma 153 The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Link Action Figure
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TOP Max Factory Figma No.266 Bruce Lee Action Figure 5INCH
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TOP Max Factory Figma No.01 Archetype: She Flesh Color Ver Action Figure 5inch
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Max Factory The Legend of Zelda-A Link Between Worlds-Link Figma Action Figure
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Action Max Console System with Sonic Fury, Rescue of Pops Ghostly, with extras!!
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Action Max Console Only
Action Max Console Only
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Vintage 1987 System Action Max Video Game System Console
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1987 VINTAGE .38 AMBUSH ALLEY VHS ACTION MAX WOW VIDEO GAME
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