How VHS Gaming Conned Us | Nostalgia Nerd

Head to ​ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD…. Please note, these games use *FLASHING LIGHTS*. It was bound to happen eventually. I couldn’t get away with it forever. VHS Gaming. It was inevitable. The Action Max, Video Challenger, Hasbro Control Vision/NEMO, ViewMaster Interactive Vision, Sega Video Driver and everything inbetween. It’s all here, and I’ve had to endure it. So I thought I’d dive in with the key question: How it conned us, and what I mean by that is; how any of these “game consoles” convinced us that they were something worth dabbling with in the first place.

Personally, having gulped an exceptionally large dose in one go, I don’t want to play another VHS based game for a several months, possibly years. Thanks to Quang for letting me borrow his Interactive Vision (even if he doesn’t know I did).

Thanks again to RetroReplay. Please find his view Interactive Vision video at

0:00 Intro & Backstory
2:28 Connor VideoSmarts
3:50 Worlds of Wonder
6:02 Action Max
13:25 Video Challenger
17:34 Captain Power
19:57 Sega Video Driver
21:29 Hasbro Control Vision
26:26 View-Master Interactive Vision
30:00 Atmosfear
30:52 TV Teddy
32:14 Toby Terrier / VEIL
35:27 Closing Thoughts

🔗Video & Reference Links🔗
Nintendo Training Video:
Action Max Commercial:
After Burner (Video Challenger):
Road Blaster (Video Challenger):
Pops Ghostly (Action Max):
Ambush Alley (Action Max):
NES UK Advert:
Captain Power:
Night Trap Scenes:
Dragon’s Lair:

📚Reference Material📚
Teddy Ruxpin:
WoW: /
Action Max Discussion:
Video Challenger: /
Encoded Light:
VEIL Press Release:
Anime Bargain Bin:
Sabre Star:
VEIL Interactive:
Light Gun Technicals:
NEMO Briefing:
Polygon Sources:
Kotaku Video Tape Report:

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