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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...

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UNIMEX Mark IX
This system was also marketed as the Unimex TV-10 Color with no clear cosmetic/hardware differences... See the Sanwa 9015 for more information about this system......
MBO Tele-Ball VIII
The Tele-Ball VIII is one of the many Tele-Ball systems from MBO (a famous electronic german brand from Munich), though this particular model is one of the last (maybe the last) from the range. Early Tele-Ball systems were pure pong machines, whereas the Tele-Ball VIII offers 4 pong games (tennis, soccer, squash, practice), 2 shooting games and 2 car racing games thanks to its F-4301 chipset from Universal Research Labs. Of course these car racing games were the main marketing asset of the Te...
NEC  CoreGrafx
Not a new console, this was simply a re-release of the PC Engine, this time in a black case and with composite AV output....
YENO Super Cassette Vision
This nice system was built in Japan by EPOCH and sold in europe (mostly and maybe only in France, where it was distributed by the well known pong seller ITMC) under the YENO brand. Successor of the Cassette Vision (1981) and Cassette Vision Jr (1983), units that never hit the european market, the Super Cassette Vision system was an unsuccessful competitor of the Nintendo Famicom in Japan. In France, on the other hand, Yeno had the opportunity to se...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001
The Ormatu 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 around th...
SANWA 9015
This is another incarnation of the classic systems using cartridges based on General Instruments chips. The Sanwa 9015 has a stylish silver front plate. 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. Then a big & funky start button can be pressed to start the game. The two joystick connectors (DIN plugs) are placed at the front of the case, wich is quite convenient......
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...
STELLAR ELECTRONIQUE Micromat
What a weird system ! After their Combat Lunaire, Stellar Electronique announced a brand new and revolutionary system : Micromat, also named "micro-ordinateur de jeux, fonctions universelles", i.e. "gaming micro-computer, universal fonctions". What a program ! It seems to be an original mix between a check board gaming system, a micro-computer and a video-game system !! The system uses almost the same plastic case as the Combat Lunaire system, though it i...
PHILIPS  Tele-Spiel ES-2201
This is one of the first european console. It is almost a pong but as it plays different games (not only pong) available on cartridge, it can be considered a console (the same way as the Odyssey). It was produced by Philips. This is not a pong-in-a-chip system like many later pong systems. When you open it you only find discrete components and a few integrated circuits. There is no game built-in, but the system was sold with a Tennis game cartridge. Four more cartridges were available (Pelota...
WORLDS OF WONDER Action Max
Action Max from Worlds of Wonder (WoW), released in the US in 1987, was a unique, if simple and ultimately unimpressive game system that used special pre-recorded VHS video tapes for software. The original package came bundled with the base unit, light gun, television sensor, headphones, connection cables, documentation and one game, "Sonic Fury". Batteries or a power supply were not included. After connecting the components to the base unit and the base unit to any standard VCR, the player i...

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Japanese flyer - ver...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
Brochure - cover

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
French advert (1984)

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
French advert #2 (se...

SEGA
Master System

 
French ad (nov. 1983...

ADVISION
Home Arcade

 
French ad (nov. 1983...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
Japanese advert #2

NEC
PC-FX

 
French advert (decem...

ATARI
VCS 2600

 
Leaflet (1982)

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
Brochure - system in...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Goldstar 3DO model a...

GOLDSTAR
3DO Interactive Multiplayer

 
Leaflet #1

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
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FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
German promotional p...

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

 
Promotional picture

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 
US advert

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
insert - verso

WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
Neo-Geo advert

SNK
Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES)

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
UK advert

TELENG
Colourstars

 
Flyer

PALLADIUM
Video-Computer-Game

 
Leaflet #2

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
Promotional picture

ATARI
5200 SuperSystem

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Rich
11/25/2018
VIDEOMASTER Star Chess
I remeber visitibg a friend''s house when he got it. Being young I didnt understand the game but the console looked futuristic in the says a plastic Binatone pong.
Now I picked up two from ebay for a readonable price nearly 40 years later. One with a very buzzy psu and one with poor image on ch 36 (the on the aint too good).
I''m planning to at least restore one good one out the two. Interesting that they both have different psu designs. One almost looks like a kit box compared to the more moulded one.
I guess there are no circuit diagrams about so hopefully it will just need recapping and possibly adjustment of trimming caps on the board to tune in better.

rod
8/24/2018
CONTINENTAL EDISON / SABA Ordinateur Video Jeu JO 1450 (JOPAC)
Kind of looks like an Odyssey 2 that happened to be ran over by a steamroller. I wonder if it''s also compatible with that console''s games as well.

Johnathan Malachi Rivera
7/30/2018
ATARI  Lynx/Lynx II
Easy with the language, sailor.

Chris Weatherley
4/19/2018
AMSTRAD  GX 4000
As a keen collector and fan of this system, I have produced a fair number of video''s about the GX4000.

https://youtu.be/iWB6NRkjTmE - 25th Anniversary

https://youtu.be/20ZBzhKoGdI - CPC vs GX4000 Game comparison.

AJ
4/19/2018
PRINZTRONIC Micro 5500
Ahh, my first ever console....the racing game was brilliant......bought for me by my mum and dad xmas 1978, the following year I was lucky enough to get the all singing and all dancing Atari :)

Richy
4/16/2018
VOLTMACE Database Games-Computer
Awesome. Had this as a nipper in the 80s. Lived near Baldock so might explain why! I remember going to a local games "shop" / voltmace merchant (swear it was someones garage or house extension) and there was always the one shifty database title amongst the vast array of sexier looking atari 2600 games. I wasn''t interested in hearing any "compatibility" nonsence - i just wanted the spiderman game with green goblin on the box (it was packaging perfection ). Were voltmace and all the other UK cart machines 2600 inspired / direct clones anyway?

rod
1/28/2018
SEGA Master System II
Never liked the controller for the Master System. The D-pad felt way too imprecise and mushy for my liking, and the buttons just didn''t feel good when you pressed down on them. Thankfully, you can use a regular Genesis controller instead.

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