"This was the dealers display cabinet, intended for small shops and large
department stores. Made by the Santa Cruz Wire and Mfg. Co., this kiosk stood
over five feet tall and resembled a coin-op cabinet. It came wired for 110
volts for use with the Astrocade and a TV (not included with the unit). There
was a cartridge selector inside for up to ten game cartridges to be
demonstrated (with a time limit); a "10 key" switch selected which cartridge
- Michael White, Bally-Astrocade Game Cartridge and Hardware FAQ
"Fun facts about the kiosk:
1. The assembled kiosk is six feet high, two feet four inches wide, and two
feet deep at the floor. At its deepest point (where the system sits),
it is approximately three feet deep.
2. The kiosk weighs approximately 170 pounds assembled. That's without the
television, Astrocade system, and games! It's a very sturdy piece!
3. The marquee of the kiosk is lighted - just like an arcade game."
- From "Rick and Patty Online!"
||Astrocade Point of Purchase Display Kiosk|
Santa Cruz Wire & Mfg Co.
"Astrocade Gives You More... More Features... More Excitement... More Capability... and Astrocade is a Personal Home Computer Too!"
This photograph accompanied a letter from Santa Cruz Wire & Mfg Co. that was sent on August 1, 1983 to Bob Fabris, the editor of the "Arcadian" newsletter. The letter states that "These displays were specifically designed to accept the Astrocade Professional Arcade system, and have been recognized throughout our industry as the top of the line in home computer/arcade merchandising displays. They ship flat, assemble in about 20 minutes, hold up to four joy-sticks, and have storage for many cartridges and peripherals. Price on the units is $220.00 in lots of 1-5, $190.00 in 5 and above."
||Astrocade Store Kiosk|
These were found on a non-Astrocade site called "Rick and Patty Online!,"
||Astrocade Store Kiosk.|
Notice that 'The Incredible Wizard' cartridge is running for promotion.
||Homebrew Astrocade Store Kiosk|
This homebrew Astrocade Kiosk was built by Curt Vendel and was displayed at the Philly
Classic 3 (April 26-27, 2002).
In April of 2002 Curt posted several articles about how he created three different store kiosks for
three classic game systems: Astrocade, Colecovision, and Odyssey 2. The article on his website,
With Curt's permission I have added a local version of the Astrocade Kiosk section to