000 is a very obscure japanese system released in 1983 at the same time of the PV-1000 gaming system. These two systems are not compatible with each other, as they have very different architecure. The PV-2000 is closer to MSX systems than to its little brother PV-1000.
The PV-2000 is crude little computer marketed as an initiation and gaming machine. The keyboard uses a flat plastic membrane just like the Sinclair ZX-81 for example. 8 direction keys act as a game controller along with two special "fire" keys next to the spacebar.
Of course it had no great success. Only 11 cartridges seem to have been released for it, mainly popular Arcade hits (Pac&Pal, Rock'n Rope, Pooyan, Galaga, Super Cobra, etc).
TYPE Home Computer
BUILT IN LANGUAGE C83-BASIC
KEYBOARD Flat membrane keyboard, 70 keys, 8 arrow keys + 2 ''fire'' keys
CPU D780C-1 (Z80A clone)
SPEED 3.579 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR TMS9918 (Video chipset), SN76489 (PSG sound generator)
RAM 4 KB
VRAM 16 KB
ROM 16 KB
TEXT MODES 32 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES 256 x 192, 32 sprites
COLORS 16 colors
SOUND SN76489 (PSG sound generator)
SIZE / WEIGHT 97 (W) x 211 (D) x 46 (H) mm
I/O PORTS TV RF video output, Centroncis connector, Tape Interface (300/1200 bauds)
POWER SUPPLY External power supply
PRICE 29,800 yen (Japan, 1983)v
sources : https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/PV-2000
PV-2000 is, Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is 1983 was released in October gaming computer ( home-use game machine is the third generation of). The price is 29,800 yen. Nickname is fun .
Features [ edit ]
With the BASIC interpreter C83-BASIC installed as standard, it was the most affordable programming experience of any game machine that could also be used as a personal computer at the time . The game software was supplied as a ROM cartridge.
Released at the same time as the game console PV-1000, which has no PC function . The screen impression is similar, and the CPU was the same as the Z80 compatible, but the PV-2000 is common in game machines at that time, compared to the PV-1000 that uses the NEC image chip and sound source chip and has no sprite function. It had sprite function by adopting TMS9918 and SN76489 . Game software with the same title was sometimes released on both PV-1000 and PV-2000, but PV-1000 and PV-2000 were different platforms and were not compatible.
Next 1984 Casio Computer Co., Ltd. in the fall MSX PC specification PV-7 launched the yen 29,800 in the same price. The original PV-2000 ended in about a year.
Specifications [ edit ]
CPU: Z80 (clock frequency 3.579MHz)
RAM: 4KB (expansion possible)
Sound function: SN76489 ( similar to PSG , 3ch square wave + 1ch noise)
Released software [ edit ]
Easy kid special
A shooting game with a drawing function. I was able to customize the background etc. to my liking.
Rock and rope
A ported version of Konami's arcade game. An action game where you use a rope to climb to aim for a golden bird. Part of the surface has been cut due to the capacity of the hardware.
A ported version of Namco's arcade game " Super Pac-Man ". Fruits, coffee, bells, etc. appear instead of dots. There is also a super food that opens a wall that is closed due to the existence of a key, and Pac-Man becomes huge for a certain period of time in addition to the power food.
A ported version of Namco's arcade game. The basic game is the same as the original game, but the bonus stage has been cut.
A ported version of Konami's arcade game. The screen is cleaner than the PV-1000 version. The stage composition is also true to the original.
A ported version of Konami's arcade game. The characters are slightly larger than the PV-1000 version. Like the arcade version, the difficulty is considerably higher.
Taito's arcade game porting work. There is only one type of tank, and the enemy will attack as soon as they suddenly appear, so the difficulty level is quite high.
Casio's original vertical shooting game. There is a bonus stage where you jump from the mountain every 3 stages and parachute while exploding the enemy base.
Excite Mahjong 2
Game expansion BASIC
By installing this cartridge, BASIC could be expanded.