Does anyone know the maker of these holos?

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Wackhaus
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Does anyone know the maker of these holos?

Post by Wackhaus » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:06 pm

So I have this 3d video game research thing i do and it just so happens that im preparing for a zoom/online whatever presentation that hopefully i can have done by this sunday, so if anyone knows or knows anyone who does, hit me back with a reply asap :)


Im trying to pinpoint the vendor to KASCO, the Kansai Seiki Seisakusho Co (Kasco) firm in the mid 70s.
the following was lifted from the allincolorforaquarter blog
Perhaps the first holographic coin-op game was Kasco’s Gun Smoke, a western-themed gun game with a “holographic” target that debuted in late 1975 (though the game actually used a non-laser “hologram” rather than a true hologram – which involves shining a laser through special film or other recording media). The game was licensed to Taito America for U.S. distribution, who showed it at the 1975 MOA show. While the unit was a hit in Japan (reportedly selling 6,000 units), it flopped in the U.S. (with just 750 sold). Nonetheless, Kasco followed up with Samurai and Bank Robber (the latter, which used 8 different “holograms”, was shown at the ATE in London in January, 1977)

Around July of 1976 came another holographic gun game – Midway’s Top Gun (which used a true laser “drum” hologram). Once again, however, the unit failed to sell. Some sources claim that artist Peter Claudius created the first X-rated holographic game in the 1970s (they may be referring to the erotic holograms created by Claudius shown at the New York Museum of Holography in 1978). At the 1977 IAAPA show, a Dallas-based company called Bacchus Games showed a machine called Morgana in which a holographic, floating face dispensed fortunes.

ok heres vid for gunsmoke https://youtu.be/HvDq4rdY0HI
topgun https://youtu.be/I0jsIRmTLHo

evidently gunsmoke could be played in the ny moh, im still researching the other two kasco games so let me know :)
thanks!
-ilicia
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Wackhaus
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Re: Does anyone know the maker of these holos?

Post by Wackhaus » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:10 pm

oops heres the topgun.
im assuming its close enough, if not identical to the gunsmoke cabinet?
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