"Bally Astrocade"

From: Cord Coslor <coslor_at_pscosf.peru.edu>
Date: Thu Jul 10 11:05:59 1997


I recently picked up two old game system units that i really don't know a
whole lot about. I am hoping some you you may be able to fill me in on
soem more information.

1) This unit is label "APF tv fun" pn the front. It has a knob with four
game selection possibilities, on/off switch/ start button, angle setting,
bat size setting, and ball speed setting. It appears this is an old
Tennis/baseball type of game unit. It also appears that the actual
controllers on on the main unit in the form of knobs. It saw it was made
in Japan by APF Electronics, Inc. although I can't find a year. Could
anyone help there? It also says underneath TV FUN Model No. 401A and
seriel number is S- 052193. Finally it has the TV channell selector (3
or 4) and battery storage unit to run it off batteries. Could anyone
please give me some more information on this, and also info. on if it
might have some value out there or interest from any of you?

2) This looks like a 'golden oldie'. This also is a self contained game
unit. It came complete with two odd looking joysticks, although the
machine has ports for four joysticks. On the front it has a calculator
looking button pad and to the right of that is a cassette insertion place
along with an eject and reset button. Behing all of this is a storage
compartment for several cassettes, complete with hard palstic cover for
this area as well.I also have an overlay that says Astrocade BASIC (c)
1978 Astrocade, Inc.? This apparently goes with a cassette for the unit
that says " BASIC, Computer Programming Cartridge with Built-In Interface
(c) 1981 Astrocade, Inc. " On the cassette is a small like and an audio
cassette Jack (in/out) -- also came witha small microphone.On the
underside it says Astrocade Arcade Model ABA-1000-2 with a seriel # of
020777 and Astrovision, Inc, Garner, Iowa also on the bottom. Again, would
any of you know more information on this unit, and if it might have some
value out there to collectors? Are any of you interested?

I only paid $5 for both of the above items, and I guess I am willing to
entertain propositions if anyone wants them. Please let me know. Oh, yes,
are there other cassettes available for the Astrocade? Are the above units
very common these days?



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