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Classic Game Room – SEARS TELE-GAMES VIDEO ARCADE console review

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Classic Game Room reviews the SEARS TELE-GAMES VIDEO ARCADE game system from 1977, the Sears branded version of the classic Atari 2600. Sears was the place for electronics in the late ’70s (well, Sears and Radio Shack) and they worked with Atari to launch their own classy game system, the Sears Video Arcade! Enjoy Tele-Games brand games like Tanks-Plus which is basically Combat except it has the Sears brand on it!! The Sears Video Arcade has that familiar Atari 6-switch styling but with Tele-Games branding on top, Video Arcade branding on the front, a rich walnet-style wood grain finish and silver trim. Serious collectors should enjoy having this amazing piece of video game history in their collection, and it plays great games!!

20 Comments

  1. So essentially I own what is a rebadged Atari 2600

  2. I got a Sears Video Arcade for Christmas when I was a teenager in the early 80's. But it didn't come with Tank-Plus (Combat.) It came with Target Fun (Air-Sea Battle.) I assumed that all Sears Video Arcades came with Target Fun. Did any of them really come with Tank-Plus?

  3. Wtf volume, you guys equalize your damn volume just woke the whole house up

  4. If only you were still Super Classy and made amazing reviews like this one! Rest In Peace classic game room.

  5. This was in my brothers shed. Was very confused why it didnt say Atari

  6. I had the sears version. I felt cheated but it did the same exact thing as the atari 2600, so i was happy!

  7. I still have my Sears Tele-Games Video Arcade. And it still works!

  8. They still make these….lol, Sears probably stopped production on them last year. It wouldn't be far fetched from the rest of their archaic business practices.

  9. I'm trying to bring one back to life with old tv and old style connector. Is it 9VDC center positive? Channel 2 or 3 on tv? Connect to UHF or VHF antennae? I can't remember.

  10. Mark you are Super Classy! Please review some more 2600 games!!! Galagon was just released! Does it get any better? Galaga on the 2600!!!

  11. " if it don't work you can perhaps ask a Sears technician to see if he can fix it" evil laugh

  12. I remember when this review was released! Great times Mark! I just had my Sears Tele-games Atari VCS hdmi modded. My how the time goes by. This is still a great review! Thanks again for the good years Mark!

  13. My dad had this version when he was a kid and said one game straight up didn't work, even though it worked in the 2600 in the Sears he got it from

  14. I had an Atari flashback at one time, but the controllers were bad and it broke shortly after trying it out. The built in games did give me a lot of good fun though so I now just got a refurbished excellent condition light sixer Sears Tele-Games 2600. This was the only 6-switch Atari I could afford. The original version light sixer that was branded by Atari was about twice the price on average which says something bad about the retro market these days. I'm still happy that it is refurbished with a new voltage regulator and guaranteed to work. I may have to work on lubing the reset switch with silicone grease or outright replacing it as the seller said it could be a bit annoying and sticky, but other than that it looks great. I hope it survives the postal service intact. I am also planning on doing a sleeper style (Non destructive) RGB mod later (with an 8-pin mini din for an RGB cable sticking out the back) while retaining the original RF connection for nostalgia so I can play it on my TV with crystal clear pixels. Now, with this thing, I can play the games I loved on the flashback on original hardware and the best part is that it won't break after the first use. It came with combat, an good quality aftermarket compatible power brick and an original CX-40 Joystick. In addition to that I got Battlezone and Missile Command as starters with all the manuals except for the VCS itself and finally a second CX-40 for 2-player combat and missile command. A bit of a compromise, money wise (to not get the original manual of the VCS), but I didn't want to pass up a working light sixer for 35 bucks; no sir.

  15. DARKER WALNUT WOOD FINISH! My new password!

  16. My dad let me play his as my first system. Love and miss the guy <3

  17. maybe if they still sold these Sears wouldn't be on the verge of going out of business,

  18. If this is American could I play it in England? Thanx

  19. I love hearing you talk about wood grain! It really does something for me! I do remember Sears and their awesome catalogs.

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