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Arcade game:Radar Scope

1980

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Radar Scope can be considered the most important failure in video game history. Radar Scope was a space shooting game inspired by Space Invaders and Galaxian. Encouraged by the game's popularity in Japan, the fledgling Nintendo of America placed a large order for the game from their Japanese parent company. However, the Japanese hit did not translate to the American market. Nintendo of America was in desperate need of a new, successful game to keep their company afloat. The game that they received was no small hit; it was Donkey Kong. First produced as a conversion kit for the unsold Radar Scope cabinets, the history of Donkey Kong will forever be intertwined with Radar Scope.

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  • Title: Arcade game:Radar Scope
  • Date Created: 1980, 1980
  • Location: Japan, Japan
  • Subject Keywords: video game, electronic game, arcade game, video game, electronic game, arcade game
  • Type: Arcade Games, Arcade Games
  • Medium: plastic, metal, glass
  • Object ID: 109.17163, 109.17163

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