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APF M1000 / MP1000
The APF M1000 was released in 1978. It's a Video game system cart based, comes with 2 non-detachables joysticks with a numeric keypad on each ones (look likes a mini-calculator with a joystick), has "Reset" & "Power" buttons on the unit. Only could be played on a Color TV only. This system seems to have been the pack-in unit with Imagination Machine. The APF MP1000 was released in 1978. This system is basically the same as the M1000 model and both syste...
SOUNDIC SD-290 Programmable Colour Video Game
Though different in shape, the Soundic SD-290 is internaly the same system as the Rollet Video-Color, the Hanimex HMG-7900 and the Soundicvision SD-200. This SD-290 model was sold worldwide through different brands (in France for example by ITMC and JouÚClub)... All these systems were surely produced by Soundic in Hong-Kong as they have code-names like "SD-2xx" (where SD would mea...
ATARI  Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
The following description comes from www.atariHQ.com website, especially the Stunt Cycle dedicated page : "Considered by many collectors as the coolest of the dedicated (non-cartridge) Atari home consoles, Stunt Cycle allowed aspiring Evel Knievel wannabes the joy of performing knarly stunts -- without the risk of breaking one's neck. Tons of tricks to pull off he...
VICTOR V-Saturn
This version of the Saturn was produced by Victor (better known in the U.S. and Europe as JVC) under licence from Sega. It is functionaly identicle to the Sega version of the console, the only change is a different splash screen when the console is switched on. There are two different versions of the V-Saturn: V-Saturn (RG-JX1): This is the first version, released on November 22nd 1994. The top half is grey and the bottom half is black. It has oval bu...
SAMSUNG Saturn
This version of the Saturn was produced by Samsung under licence from Sega exclusively for the Korean market. Unusually for the Saturn there seems to only one version of this particular console (SPC-ST2). It features a stange mix of components from the different versions of the Saturn available elswhere. The case is of the early oval buttoned type but uses the motherboard from the newer round buttoned type, resulting in some strange characteristics. For ...
HANIMEX  SD 070 Colour (programmable TV-game console)
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). Difficult...
SEGA SG-1000 Mark II
Very similar to the SG-1000, the SG-1000 Mark II was just a minor update consisting mainly of cosmetic changes. The case was redesigned and the joysticks of the Mark I were replaced by joypads which could be stored in built-in holders located on either side of the console. There was also built-in port where a keyboard could be attached, effectively turning the console into a computer. However, the Mark II was still outsold by it's computer counterpart, t...
SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
Following the surprise withdrawal of the Neo Geo Pocket, SNK immediately launched the Neo Geo Pocket Color (NGPC). The NGPC was available in six different colours. Internally the hardware was almost identical to the earlier Neo Geo Pocket, but now featured a colour display. Again SNK released ports of their arcade games, but the most notable game must surely be Sonic The Hedgehog - Pocket Adventure, which was the first ever Sonic game to be released...
SNK Neo Geo Pocket
Released towards the end of 1998 in Japan, the Neo Geo Pocket was yet another challenger to Nintendo's Game Boy. The Neo Geo Pocket had great battery life (even the Pocket Color managed around 40 hours from just two batteries!), an area where so many Game Boy competitors had failed, and a number of SNK's popular arcade games appeared on the system. But the sales figures were lower than SNK were expecting and the machine was discontinued after just a few months, only to be immediately rep...
COMMODORE  Amiga CD32
In a last ditch attempt to get a foothold in the lucrative console market Commodore launched the Amiga CD32. After their previous effort with the C64 GS failed and the strange decision to advertise the Amiga 600 as a games machine that could be used as a computer it was vital that the CD32 succeeded. The CD32 is notable for being the first 32 bit CD-ROM based console ever released (the Pla...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
HANIMEX  SD 070 Colour (programmable TV-game console)
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). Difficult...
ROWTRON Television Computer System
The Rowtron Television Computer System is another Interton VC-4000 "software compatible" system (saying "clone" would be misleading). That is to say that the internal specs are exactly the same and that games would run on both systems. The cartridge slots are however different in shape, so there is no way simply test that (with an emulator that would be easier). There are two controllers composed of a 12 keys keypad and an analog joystick. Interton VC-4000 com...
ATARI  Video Pinball (Model C-380)
In 1977, a new type of ball and paddle system was launched: Video Pinball. This game also existed in the arcade under the same name, hence the home versions sold by Atari (Video Pinball, model C-380) and Sears (Pinball Breakaway, model 99713). There even was a japanese version, the Epoch TV Block. These systems were designed around a more advanced chip than the PONG-in-a-chip devices, possibly a microcontroller (beli...
INTERVISION 2001 - Home Video Centre
The Intervision 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. Though, the Emerson Arcadia 2001 is the most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licenced (by Philips?) to many third-companies...
AKOR TV-Boy
This very classical system-in-a-paddle is a pirate Atari VCS 2600 clone with 127 built-in games (but no cartridge slot). Produced in China, it was released under several brands (NICS in the US, SystemA in UK...) all over the world. This system was sold until recently in France by a local company : AKOR. Everything you need to have fun playing good old 2600 games (excluding the TV set) is built in the system : CPU, games, control pad. While the second version (aka TV-Boy II) needs to be connec...
PHILIPS  Videopac G7200
The Videopac G7200 is basically a Videopac G7000 or Videopac C52 (see this entry for more info) with a 9'' (23 cm) built-in black & white display. Videopac systems already had a keyboard which made them look like a computer though there were not. But with the G7200 and its built-in screen, the resemblance is striking, though this is still not a computer... As said above, the display is only black & white, which m...
SIERA G7000
Siera Electronics is a manufacturer of electronic and audio equipment that was founded in the Netherlands but is now based in Belgium (source : The Odyssey▓ Homepage) . Siera distributed Videopac systems and games (where ? Belgium?) under its own company name. The Siera G7000 is only a Philips Videopac G7000 rebadged with the Siera logo. Siera also released the Philips Videopac...
BALLY Astrocade
In September 1977, Bally, the famous pinball tables manufacturer, announced shortly after the Atari 2600, the Bally Professional Arcade. The first versions were shipped in early 1978 for $299. This video game system featured a Z80 processor, three built-in games (Gunfight, Checkmate, Scribbler), a calculator with numeric keypad and up to four controllers that were a unique combination of joystick and paddle, which resembled the grip of a revolver. Furthermore, a BASIC cartridge gav...
NEC  PC Engine Duo
The launch of the PC Engine Duo in 1991 marked the beginning of a new era in the console world. Containing a PC Engine and a Super CD-ROM▓ unit which were unified in a single case, along with the Super System Card integrated on the motherboard, it was the first stand alone console able to play CD-ROM games. Like its predecessor the PC Engine, the Duo was very popular in Japan, selling well and establishing a large fan base. With the same internal hard...
SEGA Master System
The Sega Master System (SMS) was originally released as the Sega Mark III in Japan. It was released after Nintendo's NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) and was never able to catch up to its level of success. The hardware was superior to that of the NES but the number of quality games on Nintendo's console far out numbered those on the Master System. There were some quality titles on the system and it was also the f...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Brochure - happy cou...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
French advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
Leaflet #1

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
Japanese advert (197...

NINTENDO
Racing 112 (model CTG-CR112)

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
French ad (august 19...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
French advert (decem...

ATARI
VCS 2600

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Japanese flyer - ver...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
French advert (jan. ...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Promotional picture

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
French advert #2 (se...

SEGA
Master System

 
Japanese flyer - rec...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
Brochure - cartridge...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
Promotional picture

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
French advert (nov.1...

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 
Neo-Geo advert

SNK
Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES)

 
Promotional picture

PALLADIUM
Tele-Cassetten-Game

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
Goldstar 3DO model a...

GOLDSTAR
3DO Interactive Multiplayer

 
First advert (1989)

PHILIPS
CD-i 210

 
Promotional picture

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Bartimeus
4/13/2017
NINTENDO NES
I am an Avid Retro game collector as besides my Atari 2600 This is my all-time favorite system!

Brad
3/25/2017
ATARI  VCS 2600
I had a Sears version of the 2600. Sears actually sold the same unit under their own name. I found that if I pulled out the cartridge just a tiny bit and re$ed it again very quickly, It would sometimes go into a weird mutated version of a game. Very strange things would happen. I mainly remember doing this with the original Battleship game. I have many fond memories and have often considered buying one of those Atari "Flashback" consoles.

Loopy
3/22/2017
CASIO  Loopy (My Seal Computer SV-100)
It''s Grubby! err um... It''s Loopy!

stinky ox
3/10/2017
ROWTRON Television Computer System
Just confirming that I wasn''t crazy remembering I got one of these in 1979: here''s an ad from the shop I bought it from in Basingstoke, dated Dec 1979.

http://minotaurproject.co.uk/YakImages/videotime.jpg

Bartimaus
2/3/2017
H.G.S. ELECTRONIC Telesport
Are those controllers wireless? Or is it just the picture?

Bartimaus
2/2/2017
ATARI  VCS 2600
I picked up one of the "Darth Vader" systems with 6 games all cables and a controller for 30 $ and I can say it was well worth it. Too bad on of the games was E.T. the extraterrestrial...

Steve
1/22/2017
ATARI  Jaguar
No claim was ever made by Atari that the system was completely 64 bits across. This was the big contention that had people complaining about the ''bitness'' of the machine. It had the OPL((Object Processor Logic) not the POP) and the Blitter Chip, which were fully 64 bits across and used the fully 64 bit data bus of the system. The GPU core was a 32 bit RISC processor as was the DSP core, neither of which had any reason to be 64 bits wide. The idea was to use the GPU core to command the 64 bit parts. Unfortunately all too many developers used the 16 68k processor and choke the daylights out of the performance, hence the 16 bit looking games for the most part. The power was certainly there but the tools and the support were not. I believe there were at least 70 games plus not to mention numerous homebrews...which are still being made today.

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