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Isaac Asimov’s Robots VCR Mystery Game

Do you remember Isaac Asimov’s Robots VCR Mystery Game? Published in 1988 by the Eastman Kodak Company, the video/card game was endorsed by Asimov himself. According to one Geeklister:

On the back of the box, Asimov himself says that the game adds a new dimension to his novels.

Another one, who’s obviously played the game, commented:

The plot is mostly taken from Caves of Steel. The characters in the video are *supposed* to be the characters in the book, but as with most of these VCR games, the production values are, uh, a little lacking to put it mildly. The action of the game was weird (going from memory here) as you didn’t need to rewind and fast forward all the time. Instead, you just watched the video and watched the plot unfold and at certain points, the players somehow interact with this plot using cards, which makes the final outcome different every time, supposedly.

The set came with 1 VHS cassette tape (40 minute), 4 decks of 6 photo clue cards, 1 answer book and rules. Featured above is a 5-part video playlist that made up the VHS portion of the game.

Isaac Asimov's Robots VCR Mystery Game

Bad quality? Perhaps. But hours of retro sci-fi fun.

 

Playlist: gexthegecko

 

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