I was recently lucky enough to acquire a mint condition Bally Astrocade catalog, copyrighted 1982. It's a fascinating document, not only for the artwork and screenshots of all the first-party titles at the time, but also for the several pages showcasing games that were never officially released. There is an order form at the end with which you could purchase games and hardware, including the never-released Z Grass 100 keyboard add-on.
The Astrocade never really caught on, and many collectors don't even own one now (I think the funky controllers probably turned a lot of people off). The game selection certainly wasn't too bad, featuring versions of many popular arcade titles (Incredible Wizard (Wizard of
Wor), Star Battle (Star Wars), Solar Conqueror (Asteroids) are a few examples) as well as unique concepts like Biorhythm and a full version of BASIC. Unfinished projects like Creative Crayon and Music Maker showed that the Astrocade was attempting to blaze a few trails of its own.
Presented here is the complete catalog for your viewing pleasure.
Click on any of these images to view the catalog pages:
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