Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The Latest News ! The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Click here to loginLogin Click here to send a link to this page to a friendTell a Friend     Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse computer museumBrowse pong museum








 

Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
Pixel Deer T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details




  


Welcome to old-computers.com, the most popular website for old computers.
Have a trip down memory lane re-discovering your old computer, console or software you used to have.

There are actually 1244 systems in the museum.


SHOW ME A RANDOM SYSTEM !

   LATEST ADDITIONS
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 JouéClub)... 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
NINTENDO Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo's follow up to the NES arrived in 1990. Bundled with the classic Super Mario World the console proved to be very popular, but never had the same level of success in the States as the NES did. In fact, the SNES could only manage second place in the 16 bit era until the Genesis was discontinued. A similar situation occurred in Europe, where the SNES was competing with the Mega Dr...
SEGA Nomad
Released in Japan and the United States towards the end of the Mega Drive's life, the Nomad was basically a handheld version of the popular home console. No games were ever specifically created for the Nomad, limiting it to the back catalogue of the Mega Drive. Not that this was really a problem, as by this time there was already a significant number games available. However, due to the power requirements of the Mega Drive hardware and the backlit 3.25" L...
H.G.S. ELECTRONIC Telesport
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...
NEC  TurboGrafx-16/Turbografx
Released in 1989, the TurboGrafx-16 was the American name for the PC Engine. Originally marketed as a competitor for the NES, it sold well initially, but never achieved the same success the PC Engine enjoyed in Japan. Games for the TG-16 came on credit card sized TurboChips, similar to the cards that could be used on the original Master System. TG-16 games have a distinct s...
CASIO  PV-1000
Nearly nothing is known about this obscure system. Help welcomed. Apparently Casio released the PV-1000 and a PV-2000 computer in 1983. But both systems are not compatible with each others... Though one may think they are based on the same hardware, they have in fact completely different architecture. The PV-1000 is powered by a Z80A micro-processor. There is only 2 KB RAM available, plus 1 KB devoted to the character generator. The resolution if 256 x 192...
LEISURE-DYNAMICS Leisure-Vision
One of the many "Arcadia 2001 clone" systems. This one was marketed in Canada. See Emerson Arcadia 2001 for more info....
SEGA Master System III
The Master System III was released in 2003 by Brazilian toy manufacturer Tec Toy. It is exclusive to the Brazilian market where it is still a popular system. Externally the console is the same as the Master System II apart from the colour, which is a very light grey instead of being dark grey. In fact the Master System III is still on sale to this day. The current version, Master System 3 - 120 Super Jogos Na Memória, comes with 120 games built in....
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...
FAIRCHILD Channel F
The Channel F was the first programmable video game system, having plug-in cartridges containing ROM and microprocessor code rather than dedicated circuits. Not a very popular or entertaining system, it was nonetheless important at the time for having a number of original features which were copied by later more successful systems. Unique to the console is a `hold' button that allowed the player freeze the game and also change either the time, the speed or both during the course of the game,...
MBO Teleball-Cassetten-Game
This is another incarnation of the classic systems using cartridges based on General Instruments chips. Ten small buttons, horizontaly arranged, are used to select the different games offered by the inserted cartridge. The playing options are activated by the several switches. The joystick are detachable and are connected to the system through connectors placed on each side. The cartridge released are the classic ones for these systems using cartridges based on General Instrument chips: Ba...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Brochure - cartridge...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Promotional leaflet

T.R.Q. (TALLERES RADIOELÉCTRICOS QUEROL)
H-21 Video Computer

 
French advert (1984)

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
French advert (jan. ...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
French ad (august 19...

ADVISION
Home Arcade

 
French promotional p...

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
US advert

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
Leaflet

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
insert - recto

WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Promotional picture

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 
Goldstar 3DO model a...

GOLDSTAR
3DO Interactive Multiplayer

 
Leaflet #2

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
French ad (dec. 1982...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
French ad (august 19...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
Promotional picture

ATARI
5200 SuperSystem

 
Japanese flyer - rec...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
insert - verso

WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
Brochure - system in...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
Leaflet (1982)

INTERTON
VC 4000

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
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.

Nick Blackburn
1/10/2017
VOLTMACE Database Games-Computer
I Have a fully restored Voltmace that powers on but as I have no games I have no idea if it actually works! Was very grubby when I got it but now it looks great.
Anyone got a few games spare?!! :)

Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about old-computers.com | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -