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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
GOLDSTAR 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
3DO Interactive Multiplayer is the name of a number of video game consoles released in 1993 and 1994 by Panasonic, Sanyo and Goldstar. The consoles were manufactured according to specifications created by The 3DO Company which were originally designed at the New Technology Group (which later became part of the 3DO Company) by Dave Needle and RJ Mical. After leaving EA Games, Trip Hawkins originally came up with the idea of the 3DO Multiplayer system. The consoles had very advanced hard...
MITSUBISHI  ML-F110 / ML-F120
The ML-F110 (16 KB RAM) and ML-F120 (32 KB RAM) are classic MSX 1 computers, with a lot of applications built-in in ROM. ...
SONY  Hit-Bit F500
Another member of the MSX 2 family. This computer was intended to be a "semi-professional computer", with its built-in floppy disk unit, its separate keyboard and its mouse. It used a graphical interface on top of the MSX-DOS with windows and icons (and bears a striking resemblance to the first version of GEM). A nice computer, now if it wasn’t as expensive!...
COLECO  Combat!
An original system with it's army design. It plays a classic combat game found on some of "Pong generation" systems... The two player game and its 4 variations are built-in the AY-3-8700-1 chipset from General Instruments. This game could also be found on some cartridge systems based on the GI chipsets. The two-handed joystick controls simulate the commands, just like in a real tank. Each set is fitted with a fire button on top of the right stick. There is a reset button, an on/off switch and...
NANO  SKS 2500
John Benfield, who worked on this computer reports : I redesigned the video card for Canada Computer when the SKS was imported into Canada. (there was a pretty nasty bunch of design flaws in the original card that would cause the driver transistors in the HV section to vaporize if you switched video modes too often). I also wrote lot of utilities for it and ported most of the BBS type software of the time (Modem7, Xmodem, RBBS, etc.). I think that SKS means "Steinmetz...
OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK Hektor 3
Also very little information about the Hektor III. The case and keyboard were the same as the Hektor II but the electronic board was completely redrawn to support up to 64 KB of RAM and ROM. Several I/O connectors allowed to connect an extension card, a light pen, a 1200/75 baud modem, a parallel printer and even a mouse. The Hektor III was also loaned to the students for the duration of the Open University course, hence its rarity. Thanks to Ian Hall for all the pictures....
TELE-PARTNER Giochi Televisivi (Mod. G)
The Tele-Partner is an hybrid video-game, something between a classic pong system and a more advanced console since it does not only play classic pong games (tennis, soccer, squash & practice) but also two shooting games (via a light-gun) and four motor-cycle games (drag race, stunt cycle, motor cross, enduro). Conceived in Hong-Kong, it was sold by Tele-Partner in Italy. It uses the same plastic case as many other europeans systems of that time. With its 10 games, this must be one of the mos...
RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED Tele-Sports
This pong unit is excellent. It only plays four games but the controls, knobs and switches are really a pleasure to use. The game selection is made through a huge knob, the options are selected with nice 70's switchs which make you feel you are controling the USS Enterprise... Big orange buttons are used for on/off, reset and serve. There is also two vertical sliders (ranging from O to 10) to keep the score of both players. The on screen scoring is still there, but the sliders are used to cou...
CONTINENTAL EDISON / SABA Ordinateur Video Jeu JO 1450 (JOPAC)
The Jopac JO 1450 is the same system as Brandt Electronique Ordinateur de Jeu JO7400, basically a Philips G7400 in a different case....
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...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Zbigniew ''zibi'' Jarosik
12/9/2019
G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bosman 8
Bosman has two 3" floppies, not 3.5" - it was the same floppy drive as used in Timex FDD 3000. Itself it has no graphics card - it uses terminal (ANG-2001 - text only, ANG-3001 - text and graphics). It has 512KB of RAM, paged as 60k blocks (not 64 - 60!) - top 4KB was reserved by OS, RAM over first 64K was used as internal disk.

Monitor connector is DB9, but it is used for video signal AND power drawed from power supply in monitor.

I heard there was a version without floppy - for network usage? I can''t confirm - I haven''t seen any.

audrey
12/7/2019
ENGLISH ELECTRIC CO. DEUCE
im doing a social studies project and i picked the history of video games so,this was very helpful

gregory blake
12/4/2019
Q1 CORPORATION Q1 System
I worked at Q1 when it started out in farmingdale in the mid 70''s- early 80''s
worked as a bench tech then field service. worked there about 5 yrs
worked with Glen Malm and a bunch of other great guys, Those were the days. we were exhibiting in MGM grand during COMDEX when the MGM had the Fire that took 82 lives. while i was with Q1 we went from the 8080 to the z80. 8 inch floppys to 5 1/4 inch floppys
also offered Ball Multi platter drives, had a console with a daisy wheel printer and Liquid plasma display.
even had a commercial on tv during the very first space shuttle launch.

Yan
12/2/2019
XEROX  860
LoL, here in Brasil, "Bravox" is the name of a company that produces loudspeakers. It was founded by immigrants from Germany in 1953.

Yan
12/2/2019
IBM  PC Junior
with so many oddities in comparison with the standard PC is not surprise that it has failed. I don''t see the point of a company picks a successful product, make a worse version of it and expect that people will swallow it. They could simply put the very same hardware into a cheapo and more compact case and sell it for less - surely it would be a better way of hooking the home users, and, of course, work hard developing a plethora of cool games (it always was the main attractive for computer home users by that time). I believe that they thought about this but feared that the corporate customers noticed the similarity and buy the JR for office use instead the regular version. Anyway, it is only history now and we all know that it was just a matter of small time until people start buying the "big" PC to use at home! $)

Yan
12/2/2019
HOLBORN 9100
The monitor design looks like something coming out from an early 1970s sci-fi movie. It''s kind of scary for me.

Yan
12/2/2019
LEANORD  Silex
Looking at the random systems I first fell into the "Darlay DY 80" page and now in this "Leanord Silex", both Made in France. Seems to me that the French are as good making computers as they are making cars. LoL. :D


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
RAYMAN (C3669T)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Ubi Soft - 1995
 game - platform
BASKETBRAWL (PA2034)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - basketball - sport
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
EXERION (G-1028)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Jaleco, Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up
SNAKE
Exidy Sorcerer
Steve and Pete Enterprises Inc. - year unknown
 game - eat them all - snake game
CHAMPION KENDOU (C-67)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - kendo - martial arts - sport
SHOOTOUT
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - shooting gallery - wild west
SONAR SEARCH (VIDEOCART-14)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
TV BASKETBALL
Arcade
Midway - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - sport
AFTER BURNER COMPLETE (32X) (84507)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - plane - shoot them up
CONGO BONGO (G-1007)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - platform
SUPER NOVA
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
TENNIS / SQUASH (TV ARCADE III) (18V402)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash - tennis
POLE POSITION II (30)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch (developer), Namco - 1986
 game - car - racing
ELEVATOR FIGHT (07)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform

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U.S. advert (1982)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
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THOMSON
MO 5

 
French Advert

OLIVETTI
M10

 
French leaflet

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
UK advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 HX

 
1980 Coleco catalog

COLECO
Telstar Marksman

 
Jacquard brochure #3

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French ad (feb. 1986...

EDUCATEL
Microlab

 
Brochure #5

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
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SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Japanese advert (198...

NEC
PC 6601

 
Ontel advert #2

ONTEL
OP-1

 
Acorn ad. #3 (Nov. 8...

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
English advert.

PIONEER
Palcom PX-7

 
french advert (febru...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Neo-Geo advert

SNK
Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES)

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
STACY

 
U.S. ad #3 (1983)

NORTHSTAR
Advantage

 
Prototype software

THOMSON
TO 7

 
U.S. advert (1977) #...

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
French ad (july 1983...

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
French advert #4

INDATA
DAI

 
Promotional picture ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
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