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miner2049er
24-02-12, 05:13
While I wait for SoCal to ship me 2 or 3 of these, does anybody have the emulator LEDHead that emulates them?

Every link I find points to Peter Hirschberg's site which is down.

Did anybody have these games? I had Soccer and spent hours on it. Amazing what a few red dots can do.

http://vsoart.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/mattel_soccer_2.jpg

retroshaun
24-02-12, 06:49
Yeah these games rock... I keep meaning to get the entire set again, had a couple as a kid.
I may well have the simulator at home, will take a look if you don't find it before hand.

retroshaun
24-02-12, 06:54
Found it! PM me your private email and I will send it along.

miner2049er
24-02-12, 08:40
Done.

Nurmix
24-02-12, 10:24
Did anybody have these games? I had Soccer and spent hours on it. Amazing what a few red dots can do.

I played the shit out of Basketball as a kid (which is odd, because I don't much care for basketball in real life). I still have it too, although it's a bit worn. I also have Hockey and Soccer (both boxed/complete) which I bought some time in the '80s at close out prices, and played a lot too, but they still look pretty much brand new.

They are incredibly fun. You get completely caught up in them, and forget that you're just looking at red dots.

The only ones who didn't care for them were my parents and older sister. The GOAL sounds and whistles irritated the crap out of them when I played it for hours on end. I can't imagine why..?
:C2:

miner2049er
24-02-12, 11:11
Yeah who would think you could get so annoyed by some beeps repeated over and over?

The Game & Watches were the same of course without the option to mute.

Hopefully SoCal ships them this year.

indieseoul
24-02-12, 11:59
I loved the head to head football game. My brother gave me his when I was a kid I wish I still had it. Oh well maybe someday one will show up on gamegavel and I will pick it up. I've seen Socal walk past them in his big game hunter shows before. I used to waste countless hours playing that game and enjoyed every minute of the annoying sounds and little red blips.
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x230/newjcubed/Coleco79_09.jpg

Yes I know it was coleco but same difference. LOL

retroshaun
25-02-12, 12:17
And.... done! Lemme know if it arrives OK :)

miner2049er
25-02-12, 12:39
Got it thanks, in all its beeping glory.

Nurmix
25-02-12, 11:19
And.... done! Lemme know if it arrives OK :)

Me too please!

SubaruBrat
25-02-12, 11:22
It was amazing to me that all you had to do was change from a sports to alien invasion graphic over the same LED game and I was suddenly interested.

miner2049er
25-02-12, 11:29
OK Nurmix I'll let you know too.

It arrived OK.

Nurmix
26-02-12, 01:27
OK Nurmix I'll let you know too.

It arrived OK.

Whew! I was so worried about your receiving it in a timely and safe fashion. Thanks UK, I can sleep now.

Tha flippin' brussen!

Nurmix
26-02-12, 01:30
It was amazing to me that all you had to do was change from a sports to alien invasion graphic over the same LED game and I was suddenly interested.

That's funny, Scott. The only "team sport" I was ever really that into was hockey (watching and playing). Even so, I enjoyed Mattel's sports handhelds, but I leaned more toward space (or driving/racing) themes as well.

teknohed
28-02-12, 05:51
that is so funny, my grandpa got me a "football" which I loved despite the fact that I hate football and have no idea what the rules are. I think that the lights and sound were so cool and it was so abstract that it was enjoyable even if you weren't a big fan of the sport itself.

Nurmix
29-02-12, 06:42
I'm disappointed UK. You didn't even tell me whether my mild insult (attempting to call you a smart ass for your previous response to my post) was grammatically correct for a Yorkie:

Tha flippin' brussen!

And while we're on the subject, is it even possible for anything said in the Yorkshire dialect to be grammatically correct?

miner2049er
29-02-12, 09:45
It is impractical to introduce grammar to the Yorkshire dialect so nobody has ever bothered trying.

BTW, a Yorkie is a chocolate bar, for Truck Drivers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCeQNPJtMWY).

SubaruBrat
29-02-12, 10:40
The Yorkshire dialect is not all that dissimilar from Lancashire, or "Little Liverpool" as it is more commonly known.

miner2049er
29-02-12, 11:06
"Little Liverpool" is an insult of the highest order.

One day the county of Merseyside will be separated from the mainland and floated out into the Irish Sea. Not close to the Isle Of Man though, you wouldn't want to spoil the views from there.

random_dave
29-02-12, 01:03
Hull (maybe Humberside so it includes Grimsby and Scunthorpe) can do a similar thing on the east coast, for symmetry

miner2049er
29-02-12, 02:00
That could be sent as far north as the Bering Sea.

teknohed
29-02-12, 03:36
English geography humor alert!

miner2049er
29-02-12, 04:06
It's a doosie.

random_dave
29-02-12, 05:35
and semi-relevant on account of Hull not having acquired the levels of technology required to hold a mattel LED game in their hands without having a brain meltdown

miner2049er
29-02-12, 08:07
I see what you did there.

Still none arrived on the doormat here.............

retroshaun
29-02-12, 10:40
"Little Liverpool" is an insult of the highest order.

One day the county of Merseyside will be separated from the mainland and floated out into the Irish Sea. Not close to the Isle Of Man though, you wouldn't want to spoil the views from there.

And us proper northerners will attempt the same with Scotland.

SubaruBrat
29-02-12, 11:45
I like Scotland, that is where Karen Gillan comes from.

Nurmix
01-03-12, 06:01
BTW, a Yorkie is a chocolate bar, for Truck Drivers

"Yorkie" is also the Windows 7 password for one of my business clients - an Englishman from Eastbourne.

...not to mention a small ugly dog (http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/yorkshireterrier.htm) that people like to top off with bows.

miner2049er
01-03-12, 09:23
Yes, commonly referred to as Yappy Little F***ers!

I like to bury them up to the neck in sand and kick their heads off.























Not strictly true.

Nurmix
01-03-12, 10:25
I like to bury them up to the neck in sand and kick their heads off.

Bury them in sand, eh? Yes, that would make it a lot easier. To think I've just been nailing down their tails to the floor. So inefficient!

Deaf-CD-Thief
02-03-12, 06:11
I can fit like 3 of these handheld games in my fanny pack.

miner2049er
02-03-12, 09:20
and 2 more in your fanny.

Deaf-CD-Thief
02-03-12, 05:48
and 2 more in your fanny.

Six, actually. I've done a lot of "stretching" at the bath house.

indieseoul
03-03-12, 03:47
I just did a podcast on electronic handhelds, VFD table top games, game and watches and more. It's a must listen: STR Episode 3: Micro men, Iron Lady (http://stalkingtheretro.wastedseconds.com/strepisode3.mp3)