Radica Games

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Radica Games
Industry Video gaming
Founded 1983; 35 years ago (1983)
United States

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.[1] It began by producing electronic souvenir games for casinos.[2] In the late 1990s, it became known for its Bass Fishin line of games.[citation needed] 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.[3]

Products[edit]

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
  • 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. Not to be confused with the game of the same name.
    • 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.[4]
    • 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terms of Service Violation". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Radica Games Limited". sciencemuseum.org.uk. 
  3. ^ "Cube World toy by Radica: A fun interactive handheld game". www.fabtintoys.com. Retrieved 2018-07-22. 
  4. ^ Cube World Series 3 instruction manual