Jakks Pacific Plug-and-Play Video Games
by Mark R
We have reported on items from Jakks Pacific before, and I had a chance to try out three of their Plug and Play video games. All three of them plug into the television with white and yellow composite cables, and they are all pretty fun.
The first is the Pac-man Retro Arcade, which is a joystick that brings back the goodness of the arcade. Not only is Pac-man available, but all sorts of games like Xevious, Galaga, Dig Dug, and about ten more. I found that it was definitely bringing me back to the old Atari 2600 days, but with better graphics. Hit the jump to see the other two gaming systems.
The second is Golden Tee Golf, and it is strictly a golf game with a track ball controller. The player is able to draw back the club by rolling on the track ball, and then roll it forward quickly to strike it. This one I found difficult to control, but then again, I’ve never really liked golf games.
The third is Big Buck Hunter, and it is a TV adaptation of the arcade game where you shoot bucks, not does. If shooting defenseless animals isn’t your sport, the game also has shooting UFOs, cowpies, and moonshine jugs. Of the three that I reviewed, this game was the only one that required a sensor, and required 3 AAA batteries.
Speaking of batteries, each of them required 4 AA batteries, and they are all available at the Jakks Pacific website now at varying prices. You can also purchase Big Buck Hunter here and the Pac-man Plug and Play here. As for the Golden Tee Golf Game, it is not out yet, and won’t be until the month of August.