How VHS Gaming Conned Us | Nostalgia Nerd



Head to ​https://www.squarespace.com/nostalgianerd 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNBkPz5Yvs

Index:
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYjgHLFZMa0
Action Max Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsww4SlxUbM
After Burner (Video Challenger): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xprx1qCdYRg
Road Blaster (Video Challenger): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoG5U-eSmeA
Pops Ghostly (Action Max): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-4ZsA8G4vc
Ambush Alley (Action Max): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpQTgPKqmA0
NES UK Advert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhA4kB-TBR0
Captain Power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUYesRQsDz8
Night Trap Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnRxBr1m10c
Dragon’s Lair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEbsp0HP8Rk

📚Reference Material📚
ComputerSmarts: https://nnerd.es/3dj8Pki
Teddy Ruxpin: https://nnerd.es/3m4ItpW
WoW: https://nnerd.es/3di4kX7 / https://nnerd.es/3ub0eHg
Action Max Discussion: https://nnerd.es/3wgUm0H
Video Challenger: https://nnerd.es/3u0pPm2 / https://nnerd.es/3wgjG6Y
Encoded Light: https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Video_Encoded_Invisible_Light
VEIL Press Release: https://nnerd.es/3rL3kjD
Anime Bargain Bin: http://www.anime-games.co.uk/VHS/anime/saberrider.php
Sabre Star: http://d19cgyi5s8w5eh.cloudfront.net/eml/nBRq3zttTo-F9LKQ9dcvKg
VEIL Interactive: https://www.veilinteractive.com/about/
Light Gun Technicals: https://www.epanorama.net/documents/joystick/lightgun.html
NEMO Briefing: https://nnerd.es/2O8ehhj
Polygon Sources: https://nnerd.es/31vFGwN
Kotaku Video Tape Report: https://nnerd.es/2PGaLLA

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