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Man alive, this always seemed like a dangerous game! I never owned it myself, but I would have loved to have a go on one just to see how deadly it actually was! Well, ok, deadly might be a strong word. How dangerous may be a better one!

The point of Crossfire was to fire small ball bearings at a puck, using two ball bearing firing guns, to knock it into your opponents goal. Yes, thats right, this toy, in typical late 70s health and safety fashion, came with two guns that fired ball bearings.

There was also quite a long playing area with, from memory, football pitch style markings on it.

You filled your gun with metal balls, placed the puck in the centre of the pitch, counted down from 3 to 1 and commenced firing bearings towards each other. When you were playing it, it probably sounded like an actual war, what with all the firing.

It really wouldn’t have been hard to adapt the guns so they fired upwards as opposed to along the pitch. Some of the toys we had in the 70s and 80s really would amaze a modern day health and safety expert, and Crossfire is no exception.

If anyone has one, give me a ring and I’ll pop around for a play!


2 Responses to “Crossfire”

  1. Remember going to Argos on the bus to get this with my mum.

    Awesome game, was really full on. The guns did not tilt above the horizontal so a sneaky headshot was not an option.

    Would love to find a working version now with all the bits.

    Posted by Admiral | January 15, 2014, 10:59 pm
  2. Loved this.

    Still remember the day I went to Argos with my mum on the bus and got it. Was summer if i remember correctly. Such a good game, though thinking back i wonder how well the guns would last as they were plastic and the ball bearings metal.

    Would love to find a working version.

    Posted by Paul | February 16, 2016, 10:47 pm

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