ActionMax Emulator

ActionMax Emulator

Rather than a few simple demos to show the capabilities of SINGE, we created an emulator for the Worlds of Wonder ActionMax console. From

Action Max from Worlds of Wonder (WoW), released in the US in 1987, was a unique, if simple and ultimately unimpressive game system that used special pre-recorded VHS video tapes for software. The original package came bundled with the base unit, light gun, television sensor, headphones, connection cables, documentation and one game, "Sonic Fury". Batteries or a power supply were not included. After connecting the components to the base unit and the base unit to any standard VCR, the player inserted the videotape game into the VCR and pressed 'play'. After minimal video instruction, the target sensor was placed on the appropriate spot on the television's screen via the included suction cup. A short target practice scenario was displayed, then the game began, with the target sensor glowing red every time a hit was registered, keeping count on the base unit.

While the emulator isn't technically a true emulator, it does allow you to play the five existing ActionMax titles:

  • .38 Ambush Alley (Cop Simulator, Live Action)
  • Blue Thunder (based on 1983 movie Blue Thunder)
  • Hydrosub: 2021 (Underwater Future Sub Simulator)
  • The Rescue of Pops Ghostly (Haunted House)
  • Sonic Fury (Jet Game, included in system package)

One other title has been rumored to exist, but as of yet, we've not been able to find it (if you have it, please let us know!):

  • Fright Night (unreleased)

Download available on the Singe page!