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Antique Electronics Autopsy: Knock-Em Out Boxing

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EE Times got their hands on a very cool looking old table-top video game and opened it up to see what’s inside.

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.

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