This computer was partially compatible with the Texas Instuments TI 99/4A. It had almost the same characteristics, except its main CPU (TMS 9995 instead of the TMS 9900 for the TI 99/4A).
The two languages (GBASIC and Tomy Basic) were only available in UK and US computers. The Japanese computers didn't have the Tomy Basic (a TI-like Basic), but a "nihongo basic" using japanese characters and words, e.g. "kake" meant "print", "moshi-naraba" meant "if-then".
This computer, known under the name Pyuuta in Japan had no really success outside Japan. It was followed by the Pyuuta Mark 2 and a game console called Pyuuta Jr one year later.
There''s an interesting site about TMS99xx stuff :
Has quite a lot of stuff on the TI TMS9900/TMS9995 hardware including a breadboard self-build computer based on the TMS9995
Well worth a look !
Friday 18th July 2014
Does anyone have schematics, service manuals, detailed pics of PCB etc ??
Thursday 26th June 2014
wow!! my father got me this computer when i was a kid!! i love it!!! you can program in BASIC (at the time i have no idea i will work on computers and still program in BASIC some times). it was fun!! you can draw things!!!, but i can not save anything... i never knew why, good to see it again!! thanks dad for the great gift (R.I.P).
Wednesday 12th December 2012
byron guerrero (guatemala)
Tutor / Pyuuta
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
GBasic + Tomy Basic on later machines Integrated software : Tomy Paint (paint program)
QWERTY, 56 rubber keys with a large pink spacebar
Texas-Instrument TMS 9995NL
Videochip : Texas-Instrument TMS 9918ANL
16 kb (up to 64 kb)
32 kb (including TOMY Basic, GBASIC, and graphic software)
32 x 24 in 16 colors
256 x 192 in 16 colors 4 unicolor sprites
3 channels (2 music, 1 noise), 8 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT
36 x 24 cm
Joystick port (9-pin DSUB, but not Atari compatible) RF output Video composite/Audio outputs I/O port Cartridge slot 5-DIN plug for tape-recorder