ROBOTS STAGE REALISTIC PRIZE FIGHT (Apr, 1933) (Apr, 1933)

ROBOTS STAGE REALISTIC PRIZE FIGHT

Mechanical men stage an exciting boxing contest in a new game invented for amusement resorts. Two contestants play the game, each controlling one of the boxers with a hand wheel. Animated by a system of electro-magnets, the figures swing their gloves up, down, or sideways and duck with surprising realism. If one of the dummies is struck by an upward-swung glove at a certain critical point on the chin, it falls to the floor, as shown in the photo below, and a knockout is scored.

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  1. Stannous says: December 5, 200611:41 am

    Monster Garage version:
    http://www.vulturekultu…

    Painting:
    http://sfgate.com/cgi-b…
    And someone built life-sized versions you could climb into for Burning Man this year but I couldn’t find pics

  2. glindsey says: December 12, 20068:51 am

    A very, very, very early version of Wii Boxing!

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