The search for technical information on this mysterious game begins. See if you can find more than Caleb Kraft did.
In 1979, the absolute state of the art in virtual boxing was unleashed on the world. Bambino's Boxing, a small table-top video game, allows players to feel the power, excitement, and strategy of boxing. At least, that is what the commercial says.
As you can see, this version of boxing is about as rudimentary as it gets, but there's something enticing about that beautiful vacuum fluorescent display (VFD).
Unfortunately, I was not able to find much information at all on the game. I have the name of the company, Bambino, as well as "EMIX Corp.," which is printed on the internal boards. That's about it. I can't find any schematics or a downloadable version of the manual. Heck, I can't even find much information about the company itself.
I'm tossing this one out there as a call for information. Can anyone tell me more about this beast?
Not bad looking, though maybe a bit darkened with age.
That glorious VFD in action.
Buttons and labels are all in great condition, with minimal wear and tear.
Bottom of the unit. The label is in surprisingly good condition.
Here you can see the basic operating instructions. I didn't play the game much. It is hard to compete with modern gaming in terms of interactivity.
Continue to the next page, where I open it up, and we can peek at the insides.