Having had limited success in the 70s with a couple of Pong clone consoles, and a variant of the Fairchild Channel F system, the Adam group had more success importing electronic games from the Johnny Foreigner likes of Tomy and Epoch, rebranding them under the name Grandstand.
While sports fans of the 70s and 80s tended to think of Frank Bough or Desmond Lynam when they heard the name, for most children of the era Grandstand became synonymous with tabletop electronic gaming.
Though the company's later handheld LCD titles were somewhat less memorable, those earlier, bulky machines, brought a slice of the arcade into the home. Even though the games were far more limited than most of the other game systems of the 1980s, it was all about that style over substance. The latter of which is something which Grandstand presenter Frank Bough knew all about.
Here are 10 of Grandstand's best-remembered machines.
Though these promised a game with some sort of exciting radar function, many youths, I suspect, were disappointed that these were merely a cosmetic whimsy, and that the game was played in a narrow screen roughly the same dimensions as a stick of so-called Juicy Fruit.
Which fruit? Wrigley's never specified. I had my money on "sour plum".
The company later released Pocket Scramble - an LCD update with none of the original's pleasingly tactile casing, and controls that were about a millimetre away from being touch-screen.
The game has become such a classic that it has even been adapted for smartphones - complete with the original sound effects, and the memorable opening tune. Indeed, that tune was played at the recent inauguration of President Donald Trump, by a redneck with a kazoo.
Though its sound effects were truly horrific - a grating buzz which sounded as if an agitated wasp was trapped inside the machine - Tron managed a decent job of recreating the movie over a couple of different stages, featuring both the movie's light bikes, and energy disc-lobbing.
It still kept the box and logo artwork, however, which did little to try and convince customers - or, presumably, Namco's lawyers - that this was anything other than a massive rip-off. Somehow, despite being a disappointing version of the Pacman experience, Munchman - perhaps because of its distinct casing - is one of the best-remembered Grandstand games.
"Please, Uncle - put your clothes back on. I've told you - dad doesn't like it when you ask me to project things onto your skin."
The 13 availble games were simple LCD affairs - racing, flying, shooting etc. - and though it was a nice idea in principle, it failed to really catch on. File it in the drawer labelled "Novelty Gaming Disasters" - just behind the Virtual Boy, Xbox Kinect, and Wii U.