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S > S.H.G. > Black Point (FS-1003/FS-2000)   


S.H.G.  S.H.G.
Black Point (FS-1003/FS-2000)

This is a typical system using catridges based on the different chipsets developped by General Instruments in the late 70s. Each GI chips was able to generate several games, ball games for a start, then later car racing, motorcycle, submarines, tanks and shooting games.

The system has two detachable controllers with one analog joystick and one fire button each. The control panel is composed of 10 buttons to select the different games offered by each cartridge (10 being the maximum). Difficulty switches, power switch and a start button can also be found.

The Tank Battle game produced by the AY-3-8710 chip from General Instruments, is often missing from available cartridges for this type of systems (based upon GI chips). There is one good reason. All the other games use analog controllers whereas the Tank Battle must be played with digital controllers (like direction buttons for example). And all these video-game systems were designed with analog controllers and no numeric ones. However, some systems, like the SHG Blackpoint FS-1003 offered optional digital controllers (pads with 5 buttons: directions and fire) with the Tank Battle cartridge...

The SHG Black Point is quite confusing because there are different models with the same name, though they are both compatible with each other. In fact one is the Model FS-1003 (presented here), and the other one is the Model FS-2000.

We need more info about this console ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.

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I''ve got the other version of the S.H.G. Black Point.
Maybe I''ll send a picture and informations about it.
I made a review about this console in youtube.
My channel is MeersauTV

          
Thursday 27th January 2011
Jonas M. (Germany)
gameconsoles.jimdo.de

 

NAME  Black Point (FS-1003/FS-2000)
MANUFACTURER  S.H.G.
ORIGIN  Europe
YEAR  ? 1982
BUILT IN SOFTWARE / GAMES  None
CONTROLLERS  Two controllers with analog joysticks and a fire button. Digital pads for tank games available as an option.
CPU  None. Chipsets are located in each cartridge
GRAPHIC MODES  Unknown
COLORS  Yes
SOUND  Yes
I/O PORTS  Power in, TV RF video output, 2 x controller connectors
MEDIA  Cartridges
NUMBER OF GAMES  7 cartridges (maybe 8)
POWER SUPPLY  External power supply unit, DC 15v, 120 mA
PERIPHERALS  Digital pads for the Tank cartridge
PRICE  168 DM (1981, Germany)


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