Retro Video Gamer

Retro Console Gaming => Other Systems => Topic started by: TL on December 28, 2012, 17:22:57 PM

Title: The Casio Loopy
Post by: TL on December 28, 2012, 17:22:57 PM
I doubt many people have even heard of this console let along played on one!

It was only released in Japan and was actually aimed at girls! The machine did not do very well and quickly disappeared from the market. I found this system review on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaGbG0BLNIo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaGbG0BLNIo)

There is also a bit more info on the Wikipedia page as well as a list of all the games released for it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_Loopy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_Loopy)
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: TL on December 28, 2012, 17:24:55 PM
Here is an even better video I found, in 2 parts!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUV2ZClaWis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUV2ZClaWis)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RcpjKEff2A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RcpjKEff2A)
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: zapiy on December 29, 2012, 00:22:08 AM
Cheers.

It's amazing how many of these unknown systems existed.
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: onthinice on December 29, 2012, 03:40:26 AM
Cool! Throw in a calculator Casio and you got my order.
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: DreamcastRIP on December 29, 2012, 12:51:03 PM
Iirc, Casio were the first company to sell a digital wrist watch with a built-in videogame. They made a range of such wrist watches too so they've some gaming heritage at least.

(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv110/cecasio/DSC05976.jpg)
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: onthinice on December 29, 2012, 17:10:45 PM
Wow! I had never seen any of those watch games. I do remember a kid at school had a Pac-Man game watch.

Those are really neat! I would guess durable as well. Casio always seemed to make well built products.
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: DreamcastRIP on December 30, 2012, 00:32:58 AM
I'm sensing you'll be searching ebay soon!
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: onthinice on December 31, 2012, 21:47:09 PM
LOL :'( No new toys anytime soon.
Title: The Casio Loopy
Post by: DZ-Jay on January 28, 2013, 18:45:39 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Wow! I had never seen any of those watch games. I do remember a kid at school had a Pac-Man game watch.

Those are really neat! I would guess durable as well. Casio always seemed to make well built products.

I had one of those! A Pac-Man Casio watch.  How I avoided paying attention during class... LOL!
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: onthinice on January 29, 2013, 01:42:39 AM
That is cool DZ-Jay! Myself and and a schoolmate used to bring our Coleco tabletops into school. The teachers even had fun with those. I brought Donkey Kong and he had Frogger. Frogger seemed to be the bigger hit.
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: TL on April 26, 2013, 20:58:27 PM
A few "games" for the Casio Loopy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22oI-Hu_fs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22oI-Hu_fs)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNo71AwBdhA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNo71AwBdhA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D35DpOavfcI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D35DpOavfcI)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z-tsGs2Ips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z-tsGs2Ips)
Title: Re: The Casio Loopy
Post by: onthinice on April 27, 2013, 01:59:11 AM
Really nice looking games. Limiting it towards girls might have worked if it had been a Hello Kitty themed console.