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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 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...

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SONY  PlayStation
After Sony and Nintendo's collaboration on the Super CD-ROM came to an end, Sony continued their research and decided to make a stand alone console. A deal was reached with Nintendo to allow the Play Station (as it was called then) to play SNES cartridges. This feature was dropped from the final design, and the name changed to PlayStation. A powerful machine, the PlayStation featured 3D graphics capabilities which at the time were remarkable. Games like ...
SOCIÉTÉ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE OC 2000
What a funky system ! This is a french system, made in Toulouse, south of France. Société Occitane d'Eléctronique often released systems (pongs, consoles and computers) with original 70's cosmetic design. It is software compatible with the Interton VC-4000 and "clones". This doesn't mean that it can use the Interton cartridges, as they won't fit, but the internal specs and software are the same. The CPU is the 2650A from Signetics and the Video Controller...
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...
HANIMEX  HMG-7900
The Hanimex HMG-7900 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. Though different in shape, the HMG-7900 is internaly the same system as the Rollet Video-Color and the ITMC-SD290. The HMG-7900 itself was sold under different brands throughout Europe (Soundic Soundicvision SD-200 in Scandinavia for example)...
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-...
MAGNAVOX Odyssey²
Magnavox (which merged with Philips in 1974) released the Odyssey² in 1978 to compete with brand new cartridge based video game systems like the Atari VCS, RCA Studio II or Fair-Child Electronics Channel-F. Initially, Magnavox had developped a prototype system called "Odyssey 2". It did not have the ability to use cartridges but had 24 games built-in and could be played by up to 4...
SEGA Genesis 2
The Genesis 2 is basically just a redesigned Genesis. The Genesis 2 was much smaller and squarer then the original Genesis. It did not have the headphone jack, volume control or RF TV output. The A/V port changed to a custom multi out port that now provided stereo sound to T.V's (previously only mono was output by the Genesis, the headphone jack had to be used for stereo sound). The power lead port was made smaller and a different AC adapter was used. Fi...
RCA Studio II
The RCA Studio II was the second programmable video game system in the world, following the Fairchild Video Entertainment System released a few months earlier. (The Magnavox Odyssey had cartridges, but was not programmable - the cartridges simply acted as jumpers to select games already built in to the analog electronics of the system). When looking at the Studio II, it's clear that best-selling systems of that time, Pongs, inspired RCA. Cosmeticaly, it looks like a pong... But the Studio ...
PROMOTORS LTD Palladium Game Console
This console is only a prototype designed in 1980 by designer Iain Sinclair for Promotors Ltd based in Hong-Kong. It's unclear if this particular model has ever been produced or not, but chances are not. What is striking is the ressemblance between this prototype and Emerson Arcadia 2001 or Interton VC-4000 compatible systems: two detachable controllers made of a keypad and an analog joystick, several buttons on the c...
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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MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
French ad (dec. 1982...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
Japanese advert (197...

NINTENDO
Racing 112 (model CTG-CR112)

 
Advert (May 1984)

BRANDT ELECTRONIQUE
Ordinateur de Jeu JO7400 (JOPAC)

 
French advert (decem...

ATARI
VCS 2600

 
First advert (1989)

PHILIPS
CD-i 210

 
French advert #2 (se...

SEGA
Master System

 
Promotional leaflet

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Advert #1

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey²

 
Brochure

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
US advert

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
French advert (dec.1...

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
French ad (nov. 1983...

ADVISION
Home Arcade

 
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ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
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FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Brochure - cover

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
Brochure - system in...

ORMATU ELECTRIC BV
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001

 
French advert

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
Promotional picture

PALLADIUM
Tele-Cassetten-Game

 
French promotional p...

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
Neo-Geo advert

SNK
Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES)

 
French advert (1984)

COLECO
Colecovision

 
Japanese flyer - ver...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 

   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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