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Grandstand Scramble

This portable game console requires the player to fly from left to right, dropping bombs on missiles and ground targets, and firing lasers to destroy enemy missiles and aircraft.

It uses an VFD (Vacuum fluorescent display) which is able to display multiple colours.

Through clever trickery, the game is able to display multiple images in one square, so a bullet one moment and a spaceship the next.

Instead of the scenery of the arcade version, there is an industrial landscape laminate under the screen.

A proper joystick, and decent on off switch, select, start, missile and bullet buttons make this one of the more luxurious table top games from the era.

Manufacturer: Grandstand
Date: 1982

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH49305. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 
Grandstand Scramble


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