Action Max is a games console using VHS tapes for games. It was created in 1987 by Worlds of Wonder.
The system required its owner to also have a VCR, as the console did not have a way to play tapes itself. Using a light gun (or two for 2-player games) players would shoot at the screen. The gaming was strictly point-based and dependent on shot accuracy. Players could not truly "lose" or "win" a game. This, along with the fact that the only real genre on the system were light gun games that played exactly the same way every time, greatly limited the system's appeal and lead to its quick downfall.
The Action Max had a very limited release outside the US and only one PAL game is suspected to have been made.
Like the Fairchild Channel F, this unit had an internal speaker.
Our model number is AM-1000- NTSC and is in unused condition with the original packaging
Manufacturer: Words Of Wonder
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