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6th February 2011, 14:47
http://www.pica-pic.com (with highscores)

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My very first encounter of the third kind with electronic games.
Had a few of those Russian ones, I remember the "help them aliens jump to their ship (http://www.pica-pic.com/#/space_bridge/)" one, and of course "Nu pogodi (http://www.pica-pic.com/#/space_bridge/)" commonly known as "jajeczka" (eggs), based on the greatest Russian cartoon from that time... :lol:
There was also a 2-color Lotus-like (engine-wise) "Formula 1" racing game I used to love, but it's not in there... :(

6th February 2011, 16:17
Were those Russian ones copies of the Nintendo game and watch handhelds?

I've seen a Game and Watch emulator for browsers. And actually there are now quite a few emulators for browser gaming available. I'm going to explore setting some up for us here soon.

6th February 2011, 16:28
Yup, in most cases these were unlicensed (AKA "pirated") Nintendo clones ;)

Demon Cleaner
8th February 2011, 11:19
I have a complete set of all Game & Watch consoles. It's not very big in size, can't remember where I got it from though.

8th February 2011, 17:11
Do you perhaps have the one I'm looking for?
It was a Lotus-like racer in 2 color mode, the road was "driving at us", we had three lanes we could move to and avoid other cars and with time it got faster and faster.
Think it had Formula 1 type vehicles.

Demon Cleaner
8th February 2011, 17:20
IS that one from Nintendo?

8th February 2011, 17:48
I highly doubt that, but could be, don't remember. :(
If it was a Russian clone it might be based on one from Nintendo. No idea, I'm shooting in the dark now...

Demon Cleaner
8th February 2011, 18:34
My set is ONLY Game & Watch, which are all Nintendo.

8th February 2011, 22:32
Okay, okay, I understand, I'm only asking if you know a game looking like that.

8th February 2011, 23:19
your description reminds me of: Circuit Champion by Bandi or 3D Grand Prix by Entex (also known as Auto Race). I don't remember Nintendo ever releasing a Game and Watch racing game.

9th February 2011, 10:12
Thanks for those suggestions Harrison but it was neither of those.
Definitely not as fancy as 3D Grand Prix with that steering wheel, and kinda similar too Bandai Circuit, but the handhelds shape was horizontal not vertical, and the camera angle on the view was much more "closer to earth", flat on the ground, we could only see a few meters ahead.
This site might help me though: http://www.handheldmuseum.com/

9th February 2011, 23:54
Do they have the TomyTronic 3D series (like 'Thundering Turbos') ?

I could sit really close to the monitor and put a towel over me head and over the top of the monitor to make it just like the real thing :-p

27th March 2011, 13:25
You may want to check the site again guys, quite a few games were added and more to come...