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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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SEGA Master System II
In 1990 Sega regained the U.S. rights to the Master System which they had sold early in the console's life to toy manufacturer Tonka. In an attempt to improve sales a smaller version of the Master System was launched. To cut production costs Sega removed the card slot which meant users could not play Sega Card games or use the 3D glasses. Also removed was the A/V output and the reset button, along with the Expansion port. Despite the Master System II now ...
SOUNDIC Soundicvision SD-200
The Soundic SD-200 is a low-range console with rather simplistic games. It was released around 1983. It is one of these cheap systems produced in Asia for people not able to buy more expensive systems of that time. The Soundicvision is exactly the same system as the Hanimex HMG-7900, and though different in shape, is internaly the same system as the Rollet Video-Color and the ITMC SD-...
PALLADIUM Tele-Cassetten-Game
This is another incarnation of the classic systems using cartridges based on General Instruments chips. Ten small buttons, are used to select the different games offered by the inserted cartridge. The cartridge offering the greatest number of games is 10-ball-speile with 10 games. The playing options are activated by the three switches. Each option depends on the cartridge inserted, the meaning of switches being explained on each cartridge label. The joysticks are detachable and are connected...
SEGA Mark III
The Sega Mark III is the third version of the SG-1000 system and was only released in Japan. This system is in fact the original Japanese version of the Sega Master System. Compared to the SG-1000 Mark II the case has been redesigned again, a video monitor output has been added, and the system is equiped with a card slot which was also found on the first version of the Master Sy...
SEGA Saturn
After spending two years developing the successor to the Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega launched the Saturn in November 1994. The console had two CPUs, two GPUs, and a number of other processors which made it difficult to program for and the quality of the software programming varied considerably. A number of games used only one CPU in order to simplify the task, others made full use of the Saturns power. For example, Virtua Fighter 2 used a different CPU for e...
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...
MUSTANG 9016 Telespiel Computer
The Mustang 9016 is one of the few RCA Studio II clones. You sould read its entry for more info about the Mustang itself. The Mustang 9016 is thus a programmmable console which looks like a pong system, the most popular systems when the RCA Studio appeared. Like the Studio II, the Mustang 9016 seems to also have 5 built in games: Bowling, Freeway (car racing), Patterns, Doodles, and Math (any confirmation would be nice). The controllers are quit...
AMSTRAD  GX 4000
The GX 4000 is a game system based on the hardware of the Amstrad 464+ and 6128+ computers. Like Commodore did at the same time with the C64 and the C64 GS, Amstrad tried to enter the gaming market with a console based on its aging but popular 8-bit technology (CPC computers). Sadly, at a time when 16-bit gaming systems like the Sega Megadrive and
NINTENDO Super Nintendo Entertainment System 2
In an attempt to prolong the Super Nintendo's life, Nintendo of America launched the SNES 2 in 1997, similar to what had previously been done with the NES 2. The SNES 2 was only available in the States and Japan, but was never released in Europe. It was smaller and lighter than the original version, lacking the expansion and RF ports of the old model, although the internal hardware remained exactly the same. The decision to ship the SNES 2 with Super Ma...
MILTON BRADLEY Vectrex
Vectrex is one of the most inspired video game machines ever produced. Its point of distinction is the fact that it uses vector "line" graphics (as opposed to raster "pixel" graphics). This is the same type of screen used in such arcade classics as Space Wars, Asteroids, Battlezone and Tempest. The machine has a 9 x 11 inch black and white screen and comes with a built-in Asteroids clone called Minestorm. The games come with plastic overlays that slide over the screen to cut down on flicke...

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MAGNAVOX
Odyssey▓

 
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SEGA
Master System

 
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MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
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FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
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MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
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ATARI
VCS 2600

 
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GX 4000

 
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MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
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ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
French flyer

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
US advert

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
Brochure

SOCI╔T╔ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE
OC 2000

 
French advert (janua...

ATARI
VCS 2600

 
French promotional p...

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
First advert (1989)

PHILIPS
CD-i 210

 
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PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
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NEC
PC-FX

 
Advert (May 1984)

BRANDT ELECTRONIQUE
Ordinateur de Jeu JO7400 (JOPAC)

 
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ADVISION
Home Arcade

 
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TELENG
Colourstars

 
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Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
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Home Arcade

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Nick Sheldon
1/18/2019
VIDEOMASTER Star Chess
I used to play this game on the top floor(?) of Harrods in 1979/80 when aged 16 with a friend who went on to get 7 grade ''A'' A'' levels in one sitting! On our rather infrequent visits we used to be allowed to play it indefinitely, as it served as a free demonstration of the game. I remember it with great fondness, as I could very easily win against this otherwise extraordinary opponent.

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?

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