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!

Vintage 1987 ACTION MAX  VHS Video Game System w/ Accessories Gun
Vintage 1987 ACTION MAX VHS Video Game System w/ Accessories Gun
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Lot of 4 Action Max VHS Game Videos Sonic Fury .38 Ambush Alley Hydrosub Pops
Lot of 4 Action Max VHS Game Videos Sonic Fury .38 Ambush Alley Hydrosub Pops
$12.95 (1 Bid)
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Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested
Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested
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Hydrosub: 2021 (WOW Action Max, 1987)
Hydrosub: 2021 (WOW Action Max, 1987)
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Hydrosub: 2021 VHS Action Max Game pre-owned
Hydrosub: 2021 VHS Action Max Game pre-owned
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Action Max Hydrosub 2021 Vintage VHS Videogame
Action Max Hydrosub 2021 Vintage VHS Videogame
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Action Max game system model am-1000 ntsc
Action Max game system model am-1000 ntsc
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Action max am-1000 unit only
Action max am-1000 unit only
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Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape Only Slip Cover Excellent Tested Works
Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape Only Slip Cover Excellent Tested Works
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Action Max The Rescue of Pops Ghostly Game VHS with Slip Cover Excellent Tested
Action Max The Rescue of Pops Ghostly Game VHS with Slip Cover Excellent Tested
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PS3 ACTION-ARCANA HEART 3 LOVE MAX  PS3 NEW
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Action Max Hydrosub 2021 Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested
Action Max Hydrosub 2021 Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested
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PS4 ACTION-CARMAGEDDON: MAX DAMAGE  PS4 NEW
PS4 ACTION-CARMAGEDDON: MAX DAMAGE PS4 NEW
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PS4 ACTION-MAD MAX  PS4 NEW
PS4 ACTION-MAD MAX PS4 NEW
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Blue Thunder Complete Action Max Video Game System WOW Worlds of Wonder
Blue Thunder Complete Action Max Video Game System WOW Worlds of Wonder
$695.95
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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 Console Gaming System w/Original Box and 2  Games
Action Max Game Console Gaming System w/Original Box and 2 Games
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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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1987 Action Max Video Game System Console STYROFOAM INSERT BOTTOM  ONLY WOW
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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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Skylanders Trap Team Bushwhack Axe To The Max Action Figure New
Skylanders Trap Team Bushwhack Axe To The Max Action Figure New
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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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Support action Screen Projector 3D 7,5 Magnifying glass for UMI Models
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Max Factory The Legend of Zelda-A Link Between Worlds-Link Figma Action Figure
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Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested
Action Max Sonic Fury Game Video VHS Tape with Slip Cover Excellent Tested
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