What a rare system ! The Universal Game Computer is a very obscure italian console surely released in the early 80's by Cabel, an italian company.
It is software compatible with the Interton VC-4000 and "clones". This doesn't mean that it can use the Interton cartridges, as they won't fit, but the internal specs and software are the same. The CPU is the 2650A from Signetics and the Video Controller is the 2636 from Signetics as well. About 40 cartridges has been released for the Interton VC-4000, but we can't exactly tell how many were available for the Universal Game Computer, nor if exclusive games were developped for it... For now we have a list of 23 titles advertised for this console.
Like with all the systems of this "Interton family", there are two joysticks and two keypads with 12 buttons. But whereas all other consoles of this family have both mixed into a unique controller, the Universal Game Computer Controllers has two weird joysticks (egg shaped), plus two separate keypads ! These were designed to be used with informative plastic overlays delivered with each games, showing the functions of each key.
The control panel is composed of an ON/OFF switch and 3 buttons (SELECT, RESET & START). The plastic case design is original and doesn't seem to be stolen from any other known system...
We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system,
please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
Universal Game Computer
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2 joysticks with one fire button each + two 12 buttons keypads