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Electromechanic arcade games

DavoidDavoid regularRegistered User regular
edited February 2010 in Games and Technology
Before there were video games, there were Electromechanic games.

Produced by such names as Midway and Sega, these crazy contraptions predate the arcade video game cabinets we all know, some existing as early as 1941.

Here are some neat examples:

Stunt Plane, from Midway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfIB1sebeXo

Duck Hunt, from Sega

http://marvin3m.com/arcade/sduckhu.htm

Tommy Gun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2KRibxLETw&feature=related

Missile, from Sega

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp7lv1lhNJI

Hill Climb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73GD5RKWOrc



I've never seen these before! How strange they are! Anyone have any favourites?

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  • NorfairNorfair regular Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Here's one from Sega called Periscope. IIRC it was one of their first arcade games to be imported into the US, but I could be wrong. The page from the link below says it came out in 1968.

    A page about Periscope

    Some images from that page:
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  • DavoidDavoid regular Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Very strange

    I am enthralled with how these games work

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  • VeganVegan regular Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That's cool, they're like interactive dioramas.

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