1983 was the year of the video game crash and that year’s Sears Wishbook was chock full of the detritus of a bloated dying industry. You got the handhelds, Vectrex, Gemini, Colecovision, Intellivision, Odyssey 2, Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 in this issue. Along with some great games and accessories. My favorite is the Handsome Hassock storage system on Page 9. I would love one of those now.
A great system with games that were very realistic for a home system. Those Hand-grip controllers were one of the more interesting form factors for this gaming era.
Every one of these was great, but I have a special place in my hearts for anything with smurfs in it.
Great graphics compared to the 2600, but that joystick killed me.
The Retroist is like a BBQ on a bun without the bones. You're only human daddy. Chomp!
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