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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Big Screen Games from Radica

Big Screen Hearts

This classic game with a big screen is so much fun players won't be able to put it down. Big Screen Hearts captures competitive play for a single player with three virtual opponents and easy to follow player icons. Automatic light, electronic card shuffle, and auto scoring are just some of the features. One reviewer had this to say about the game:

"When I bought this for a low price, I knew it was a Radica and I own several other of their handheld electronic games and really like them. I have a knee issue which requires me to challenge myself, off my feet, and all these games are perfect.

I didn't know how to play Hearts until I went back to the computer and practiced. I am so proud now that I can play this game ! Hearts is not difficult to learn. I am an adult and this is a card game. Play Hearts on your computer and if you like it, you'll love the take along ( about 4 x 6 in.) version of the game. The cards are big and easy to read. The controls are easy to use and the game is lighted. It has been fine for me to learn Hearts, but if you already know the game, you'll love it. Good for older people or low vision, too." Click this link to purchase Big Screen Hearts from

Big Screen FreeCell

Play thepopular computer solitaire game anytime, anywhere. Try to build four ascending stacks of each suit, using the four free cells as placeholders. But don't play yourself into a stalemate. This handheld game features a large LCD screen, game sound effects and auto-light for night and day.

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Big Screen Solitaire

The classic electronic card game is better than ever with a larger screen, easy-to-move cards, an undo button and an auto backlight. Play Klondike or Vegas Solitaire, and for an extra challenge, turn on the electronic timer to race against the clock. Will the game bring you piles of stress or stacks of success? There's only one way to find out. Play Time of fifteen Minutes for one Person. Batteries Included.

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Big Screen Slot

Slot fans will think they are at the casino with this lively, realistic five-reel nine-line betting handheld slot game. Four game modes: Original Slot, Double Spin, Change Up and Skill Stop will keep the action moving. If you like the popular penny slot machines in Vegas that have those exciting animated bonus rounds, then this is the game for you. Like the machines in the casinos, this game has five spinning reels and a large animated screen. Hit the right combination and you start the fast pace animated bonus round. Game also features nine line betting and credit per line betting.

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Big Screen Sudoku

Challenge yourself with the ultimate puzzle - Sudoku. This electronic version features over 100,000 puzzles, doodle features, undo and hint buttons. There are three difficulty levels and a timer for challenging play. Choose from 6 x 6 and 9 x 9 playing boards. Requires two "AAA" batteries (included). Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7.5 x 10.2 inches ; 8 ounces.

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Big Screen Poker

Put poker right in your pocket! Now you can play LoBall, Deuces and Draw Poker on the go. This handheld device features a large screen for easy viewing and includes different betting options from Parlay bet, Ride, to Max bet (which automatically bets 50 points). Requires 2 "AAA" batteries, included. Measures 6"W x .8"D x 3.7"H. Features Multiple betting options and three ways to play: Draw, Deuces and Low Ball.

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Big Screen Blackjack

This game of Blackjack is definitely the real deal! The sleek new big screen design with larger cards and auto light will be sure to entertain for hours on end. Players can hit, stand or double down as they try to beat the dealer's hand. Features Two game modes: Vegas or Face Up, smart photo cell light for night and indoor play and a larger screen and cards for easier viewing.

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Big Screen Tetris

The world's most wonderfully addictive video game now comes with a bigger screen for better viewing. The hottest new addition to Radica's Big Screen line, this handheld game includes three variations of gameplay. Requires 2 "AAA" batteries, included. Measures 7.4"W x 1.038"D x 10.5"H. Features three Game modes: classic, speed and ultra and Smart photo cell offers automatic light for night and indoor play.

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