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Hello

I am looking for a space ship landing game that my friend once poorly described. I cant ask him any questions as it is meant to be a surprise.

He once said that as a child his friend had a game where you landed a spacecraft. One place was easy one was hard I think he said it worked on wires.

What made me want to get it for him was that he said he really wanted to play on it could never afford his own and his friend would not let him have a go.

To potentially help identify it he is now 52 and lives in UK. Any help would be appreciated

craig.eaton1@ntlworld.com

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Craig
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Martin Smith
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Mmm - I can't find anything promising online.

Is it possible it was a dexterity type game rather than a board game ?

If so might be nigh on impossible to track down. I hope someone can shed some light.

Something like ?

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

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I'll repost this for you on the general forum, where a non U.K. user might be able to help.
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Could it be something like this?

Transogram brought it out as "Moon Landing" and "Operation Orbit" first released in 1962. Not a game as such but more of a toy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJn3uMfgrqQ

(Sorry, had the wrong link)
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Some guesses on my part.

Space: The Game that Defies Gravity (circa 1970) by With Design In Mind
It uses streams of air to suspend a styrofoam
"satelite" and you have two controls up/down and
forward/back with which you try to navigate the
ball through an obstacle course. It has an apollo
astronaut in the center and the game is contoured
to look like the surface of the moon. It claims
to have won the 'golden brain award' of the
'Inventors Association' and been shown at the
Nuremberg International Invention Exhibition.

Also made me think of the various forms of the Vertibird. I used to play landing accuracy games with my brothers. Here's a website with pictures;
http://www.samstoybox.com/toys/Vertibird.html

Blast-Off! - though not a dexterity game
with a review of game play here;
http://www.dicemaestro.com/games-articles/retroactive-blast-...
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statman8 wrote:
Could it be something like this?

Transogram brought it out as "Moon Landing" and "Operation Orbit" first released in 1962. Not a game as such but more of a toy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJn3uMfgrqQ

(Sorry, had the wrong link)



This look very promising - fits the bill exactly. Must cost a fair bit to pickup though I'd imagine.
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I can't help with this game, but regarding this...

Pone4games wrote:

Space: The Game that Defies Gravity (circa 1970) by With Design In Mind
It uses streams of air to suspend a styrofoam
"satelite" and you have two controls up/down and
forward/back with which you try to navigate the
ball through an obstacle course.


Some years back one of my godsons had a game very much like this except it was Harry Potter themed and "talked" (in French!)
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Rockwell_666 wrote:
Some years back one of my godsons had a game very much like this except it was Harry Potter themed and "talked" (in French!)

Probably Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone: Levitating Challenge Electronic Skill and Action Game. My copy talks in English, though.

Sorry, OP, this isn't helping you.
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Tycho wrote:
Rockwell_666 wrote:
Some years back one of my godsons had a game very much like this except it was Harry Potter themed and "talked" (in French!)

Probably Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone: Levitating Challenge Electronic Skill and Action Game.


Yep, that looks very much like it.

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Sorry, OP, this isn't helping you.


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