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Epoch Alpa-I - does anyone remember?

 
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Hubriz
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:14 am    Post subject: Epoch Alpa-I - does anyone remember? Reply with quote

Hey, I'm new to the forums and I have here an Epoch, 1984 Alpa-I game. Does anyone have any slight idea of what this unit is called? All I know is what I can see which is the name, the brand, and it takes 4 'C' batteries. I have looked EVERYWHERE...So, any information is highly appreciated!

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Linda
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, I'm new to the forums and I have here an Epoch, 1984 Alpa-I game. Does anyone have any slight idea of what this unit is called? All I know is what I can see which is the name, the brand, and it takes 4 'C' batteries. I have looked EVERYWHERE...So, any information is highly appreciated!


I call it frustration. I bought it along with a case of cassettes a few years ago. All it seem to do was tell stories. Strange really. I packed it away somewhere. Saw one for sale boxed a couple years later. I was not tempted to buy it even for the possiibilty of instructions.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The faded lower right button, the smily face, is the same symbol as the Say It button on the Texas Instruments Speak & Spell. The similar frowny face -- I have no idea and could not find a match in my picture collection. There might be a TI product similar later than early 1980s that I don't know about. Is the case easy to disassemble? Maybe there are more clues inside.
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Linda
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lately, I've been finding everything but what I'm looking for. Here are those Cassettes I mentioned for the Alpha I game. It is more of a learning game than anything. It's very similar to the Mego 2-XL robot. Hope this helps.




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Linda
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Ted
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember this very well. I still have all the tapes except for the arithmetic one which I never got. It came with illustrated sheets with the words to spell on the front and back. My mother laminated them to protect them from damage. I got this for a Christmas present in 1985 or 1986. The tape player broke ages ago and I've been trying to find this ever since. All these years I was misspelling it "alpha-i" when doing searches.

If anyone spots any for sale, please let me know.

The characters on the machine are Waldo Whiz, Tickle, Louella Letterly, and Professor I.Q. Quizzle.

I loved these so much growing up.
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Linda
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I planned to list this last week, but misplaced the battery cover. I have a boxed version so the one pictured here will be listed on ebay. Glad someone is looking for it. Look this Sunday on ebay. It works fine.



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