Radica Games

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Radica Games
Industry Video gaming
Founded 1983; 34 years ago (1983)
United States
Defunct October 3, 2006 (2006-10-03)

Radica Games Limited is a United States company that produces electronic games, founded in 1983. On October 3, 2006, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQMAT) announced the completion of their acquisition of Radica. It began by producing electronic souvenir games for casinos. In the late 1990s, it became known for its Bass Fishin line of games. While Radica still produces electronic handheld games based on casino or card games, it has branched out into toys, board games, and video game accessories.


Cube World

Product lines under Radica, past and present, include:

  • Stealth Assault - Electronic motion sensor game where player tilts the device to fly a stealth plane shooting down jets,
  • PlayTV - examples include PlayTV Football, Skateboarding, and Baseball,
  • PlayTV Legends - formerly known as "Arcade Legends", the line includes plug-n-play systems featuring video games licensed from Sega and Taito, as well as Tetris.
  • Skannerz,
  • 20Q - electronic toy version,
  • Cube World - electronic toy featuring stick people as characters on black-and-white LCD screens, 2005 - 2008, each cube has contacts on top, bottom, and sides, 3 push buttons, and an internal motion sensor.
    • Series 1 Cube Types: 'Scoop' Orange, 'Slim' Purple, 'Whip' Yellow, 'Dodger' Red
    • Series 2 Cube Types: 'Mic' Pink, 'Hans' Light Blue, 'Handy' Dark Blue, 'Dusty' Light green (as pictured ->)
    • Series 3 Cube Types: 'Chief' Blue, 'Toner' Gray, 'Dash' Green, 'Sparky' Brown.[1]
    • Series 4 Cube Types: 'Slugger' Light Red, 'Kicks' Green, 'Slam' Orange, 'Grinder' Tan
    • Series 5 Cube Types(with mods): 'Dart' Purple, 'Hip Hop' Black, 'Splash' Blue, 'Sci-Fi' White
    • Series Jumbo Cube Types: 'Block Bash' Yellow-Orange, 'Global Getaway' Blue
  • U.B. Funkeys - August 26, 2007 - 2010,
  • Talking Buzz Lightyear,←
  • Loopz,
  • Nascar Racer, 1998,
  • I-Combat - a 3D game that is worn over the head,
  • Big Screen Sudoku game.

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