Arcadia Skeet Shoot by Toymax

Console Name: Electronic Skeet Shoot
Release Date: October 1998
Manufacturer: Toymax
Number of Games: 5

History
ToyMax is a New York-based company toy company better known for their Creepy Crawlers and My Pet Monster toys series. Aside from a new signed deal to publish the Nintendo Mini Classics handheld, ToyMax was not really into videogames. In 1998, they decided to release a light gun game that projects the target on the wall.

Release
Released in October 1998, the game was well received and manage to sell over 435,000 units in the first 18 months. On April 5th 2000, all the systems and games were recalled following about a hundred reports of projectors overheating, melting and smoking. One consumer reportedly suffered a burn injury on the hand. The fault was in the cartridge themselves and were replaced by an orange version of the same cartridges.

The Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot game sets are indoor image-projecting game systems that include Duck Shoot and Deer Hunter games

Console
The console comes in 3 variations. It’s to be noted that a fourth¬† console called Arcadia II also exist but doesn’t use the same cartridge formats, although the games are very similar. ToyMax also released a console called Arcadia Super Skeet, which is a trim down version of the Arcadia Electronic Skeet Shoot, with a built-in version of¬†Duck Shoot and no cartridge support.

  • Arcadia Skeet Shoot (Came bundled with Duck Shoot)
  • Arcadia Skeet Shoot Deer Hunter (Came bundled with Deer Hunter)
  • Moorhuhn Jagd (Came bundled with Moorhuhn Jagd) – . Release in 2001 by Stadlbauer in Germany/Austria.

 

Games
Due to the massive recalled, all games came in two colors, the fire-safe version which is orange and the original release which have a different color for each release. It’s to be noted that once the recall was made, the new fire-safe versions were still sold in the old box but with a sticker indicating a “New & Improve Orange Game Cartridge”.

  • Duck Shoot
  • Deer Hunter
  • Moorhuhn Jagd
  • Meteor Attack
  • Fighter Attack

 

Unconfirmed Games
The Arcadia Skeet Shoot website was advertising 4 other games, but we weren’t able to find any proof of their existence.

  • Creepy Crawlers
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Dinosaur Hunt
  • African Safari

 

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