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!

.38 Ambush Alley (WOW Action Max, 1987)
.38 Ambush Alley (WOW Action Max, 1987)
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Hydrosub: 2021 (WOW Action Max, 1987)
Hydrosub: 2021 (WOW Action Max, 1987)
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Original Action Max Game Console (System) w/Original Box + .38 Ambush Alley
Original Action Max Game Console (System) w/Original Box + .38 Ambush Alley
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Hydrosub 20:21 vhs Action Max Game Tape
Hydrosub 20:21 vhs Action Max Game Tape
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Action Max Game Video Sonic Fury Airplane Fighter Jet Flying Pilot VHS
Action Max Game Video Sonic Fury Airplane Fighter Jet Flying Pilot VHS
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Action Max Hydrosub 2021 Vintage VHS Videogame
Action Max Hydrosub 2021 Vintage VHS Videogame
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Hydrosub: 2021 (Action Max) Live Action Game
Hydrosub: 2021 (Action Max) Live Action Game
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Hydrosub 2021 (ACTION MAX Game Video VHS, 1987) ACTION MAX Game System Vintage
Hydrosub 2021 (ACTION MAX Game Video VHS, 1987) ACTION MAX Game System Vintage
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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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Action Max Game System Console in Original Box + .38 Ambush Alley
Action Max Game System Console in Original Box + .38 Ambush Alley
$95.99
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Wb Mad Max - Action/adventure Game - Playstation 4 (1000423873)
Wb Mad Max - Action/adventure Game - Playstation 4 (1000423873)
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Sonic Fury (WOW Action Max, 1987)
Sonic Fury (WOW Action Max, 1987)
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Action Max game system model am-1000 ntsc
Action Max game system model am-1000 ntsc
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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 Games Console vintage console  Atari interest. New with DVD.
Action Max Games Console vintage console Atari interest. New with DVD.
$76.37
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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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PS4 ACTION-MAD MAX  PS4 NEW
PS4 ACTION-MAD MAX PS4 NEW
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Vintage Action Max Console Game System,Gun,Score Signal,Games, Headphones w/box
Vintage Action Max Console Game System,Gun,Score Signal,Games, Headphones w/box
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PS4 ACTION-CARMAGEDDON: MAX DAMAGE  PS4 NEW
PS4 ACTION-CARMAGEDDON: MAX DAMAGE PS4 NEW
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1987 VINTAGE .38 AMBUSH ALLEY VHS ACTION MAX WOW VIDEO GAME
1987 VINTAGE .38 AMBUSH ALLEY VHS ACTION MAX WOW VIDEO GAME
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action max console 2x joblot
action max console 2x joblot
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Action Max game system NEW IN BOX stereo headphone pistol sonic fury gun toy kid
Action Max game system NEW IN BOX stereo headphone pistol sonic fury gun toy kid
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PS3 ACTION-ARCANA HEART 3 LOVE MAX PS3 NEW
PS3 ACTION-ARCANA HEART 3 LOVE MAX PS3 NEW
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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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SAM & MAX SEASON ONE - Nintendo Wii ~Complete~PAL~12+ Action/Adventure ~ VGC
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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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Max Factory The Legend of Zelda-A Link Between Worlds-Link Figma Action Figure
Max Factory The Legend of Zelda-A Link Between Worlds-Link Figma Action Figure
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action max game video system games sonic fury and hydrosub:2021
action max game video system games sonic fury and hydrosub:2021
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1987 VINTAGE .38 AMBUSH ALLEY VHS ACTION MAX WOW VIDEO GAME SEALED RARE
1987 VINTAGE .38 AMBUSH ALLEY VHS ACTION MAX WOW VIDEO GAME SEALED RARE
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