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Epoch Game Pocket Computer

Release Date: 1984
 
Developer: Epoch
 
Manufacturer: Epoch
 
Max Controllers: Handheld
 
CPU: NEC μPD78c06, 6 MHz
 
Memory: 2176 Bytes RAM, 4KB ROM
 
Graphics: 1-Plane Bitmap Format
 
Sound: 1 Piezoelectric Channel
 
Display: 75 x 64
 
Media: Cartridge
 
Overview:

The Epoch Game Pocket Computer is a handheld game console released by Epoch in Japan in 1984. It was one of the very few truly handheld systems to be released in the early 1980s, preceding the Game Boy by 5 years. The Game Pocket Computer used an LCD screen with a 75 × 64 resolution,and could produce graphics at about the same level as early Atari 2600 games. The system was a failure in Japan, and as a result, only 5 games were made for it.

Source: http://www.chrismcovell.com/GamePokekon/

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epoch_Game_Pocket_Computer

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Examu eX-BOARD

Release Date: 2008
 
Developer: Examu
 
Manufacturer: Examu
 
Max Controllers: 2
 
CPU: Fanless Via C7 NanoBGA2
 
Memory: 1 GB DDR2 SRAM
 
Graphics: Integrated S3 UniChrome Pro AGP Graphics
 
Sound:  JAMMA ?
 
Display: Dependent on Arcade Cabinet
 
Media: N/A
 
Overview: 

eX-BOARD is an arcade system board released in 2008 by the Japanese company Examu.

 
 

 

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Exelvision EXL 100

Release Date: September 1994

Developer: Exelvision
 
Manufacturer: Exelvision
 
Max Controllers: 2
 
CPU: TMS 7020, 4.91 MHz
 
Memory: 34 KB RAM
 
Graphics: 8 Colors
 
Sound: TMS-5220A
 
Display: 320 x 200
 
Media: ROM Cartridge, Cassette Tape, 3.4" Floppy
 
Overview:

The EXL 100 of the French brand Exelvision is a microprocessor computer based on the TMS7020 from Texas Instruments which was original for the time because almost all home computers of the time being, in France, were equipped with microprocessors of the series 6502 of MOS Technology or Zilog Z80.

 
 
 
 

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Exidy Sorcerer

Release Date: 1978

Developer: Exidy
 
Manufacturer: Exidy
 
Max Controllers: 1
 
CPU: Zilog Z80, 2.106 MHz
 
Memory: 4 KB RAM
 
Graphics: Monochrome Graphics
 
Sound: None
 
Display: 64 x 30 Character Display
 
Media: Cassette Tape
 
Overview:

The Sorcerer is one of the early home computer systems, released in 1978 by the videogame company Exidy. It was comparatively advanced when released, especially when compared to the contemporary more commercially successful Commodore PET and TRS-80, but due to a number of problems, including a lack of marketing, the machine remained relatively unknown.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exidy_Sorcerer

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Fujitsu FM Towns Marty

Release Date: February 20,1993
 
Developer: Fujitsu
 
Manufacturer: Fujitsu
 
Max Controllers: 2
 
CPU: AMD 386SX, 16 MHz
 
Memory: 2 MB RAM, 640 KB VRAM
 
Graphics: Fujitsu Custom Graphics Chip
 
Sound: Yamaha YM2612, Ricoh RF5c68
 
Display: 256 x 240 - 720 x 480
 
Media: CD-ROM, 3.5" Floppy
 
Overview:

The FM Towns Marty (エフエムタウンズマーティー Efu Emu Taunzu Mātī) is a fifth-generation home video game console released in 1993 by Fujitsu, exclusively for the Japanese market. It was the first 32-bit home video game system, and came complete with a built in CD-ROM drive and disk drive.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM_Towns_Marty

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Fuijitsu FM 7

Release Date: November 1982
 
Developer: Fuijitsu
 
Manufacturer: Fuijitsu
 
Max Controllers: 1
 
CPU: 2x MBL 68B09, 2 MHz
 
Memory: 64KB RAM
 
Graphics: 8 - 262144 Colors
 
Sound: 3-Channel AY-3-8910 PSG Chip
 
Display: 640 x 200
 
Media: Cassette Tape, 5.25" Floppy
 
Overview:

The FM-7 ("Fujitsu Micro 7") is a home computer created by Fujitsu, first released in 1982, only sold in Japan. It is a stripped down version of their earlier FM-8; during development, the FM-7 was known as the "FM-8 Jr.".

 
 

Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM-7#Hardware
 

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Funtech Super Acan

Release Date: October 25, 1995
 
Developer: Funtech
 
Manufacturer: Funtech
 
Max Controllers: 2
 
CPU: Motorola 68000, 10.6 MHz
 
Memory: 64KB
 
Graphics: GPU 128 KB VRAM, 32,768 Colors
 
Sound: 16 Audio Channels, PCM Stereo
 
Display: 320 x 240
 
Media: ROM Cartridge
 
Overview:

The Super A'can is a home video game console that was released exclusively in Taiwan in 1995 by Funtech. Inside is a Motorola 68000, also used in the Sega Genesis and Neo Geo. Twelve games have been confirmed to exist for the system.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_A'Can

Source: http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/pg90-funtech.htm#page=specs

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Future Pinball...Not Sure What that one is? o.O

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Game Wave Family Entertainment System

Release Date: October 2005
 
Developer: ZAPiT Games
 
Manufacturer: ZAPiT Games
 
Max Controllers: 6
 
CPU: Mediamatics 8611
 
Memory: 16 MB SRAM
 
Graphics: N/A
 
Sound: 2 Channel D/A Full Stereo
 
Display: 480p,480i,720p,720i,1080i
 
Media: DVD
 
Overview:

The Game Wave Family Entertainment System is a hybrid DVD player and video game console. It was first released in Canada in October 2005. It is part of the seventh generation of gaming. It was released in the United States at an MSRP of $99. The Game Wave saved manufacturing costs by adding an Altera MAX II Complex Programmable Logic Device to an inexpensive DVD player. It was packaged with the pack-in game 4 Degrees: The Arc of Trivia, Vol. 1 (later changed to Veggie Tales: Veg-Out! Family Tournament).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Wave_Family_Entertainment_System

Source: http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/pg00-zapit.htm#page=specs

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Gamepark GP32

Release Date: November 23,2001
 
Developer: Game Park
 
Manufacturer: Game Park
 
Max Controllers: Handheld
 
CPU: Samsung S3C2400X01
 
Memory: 8MB
 
Graphics: 16-Bit Color
 
Sound: 44.1 kHz 16-bit Stereo Sound
 
Display: 320 x 240
 
Media: SmartMedia (Old Type of SD Card?)
 
Overview:

The GP32 (GamePark 32) is a handheld game console developed by the Korean company Game Park. It was released on November 23, 2001, in South Korea only.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP32

Image Source: Viking

 

 

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And Now for one of my Favorite Consoles.... The Vectrex!

GCE Vectrex

Release Date: November 1982
 
Developer: General Consumer Electronics
 
Manufacturer: Milton Bradley Company
 
Max Controllers: 2
 
CPU: Motorola 68A09, 1.5 MHz
 
Memory: 1 KB RAM
 
Graphics: Vector Display
 
Sound: General Instrument AY-3-8912
 
Display: 9" Monitor
 
Media: ROM Cartridge
 

Overview: 

The Vectrex is a vector display-based home video game console that was developed by Western Technologies/Smith Engineering. It was licensed and distributed first by General Consumer Electronics (GCE), and then by Milton Bradley Company after its purchase of GCE. It was released in November 1982 at a retail price of $199 ($470 adjusted for inflation); as Milton Bradley took over international marketing the price dropped to $150, $100 shortly before the video game crash of 1983 and $49 after the crash. The Vectrex exited the console market in early 1984.

Source: http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/pg80-vectrex.htm#page=reviews

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vectrex

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And As a Added Bonus Theres an App on Apple to Play Vectrex Games On Your Phone! I just bought it today, here's a link to it: http://www.vectrexregeneration.com/

This is the 40th Entry That Needed Info And I Have About 104 Entries To go....haha Then It will be pretty much complete :)@Vlansix

 

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Hartung Game Master

Release Date: 1990
 
Developer: Hartung
 
Manufacturer: Hartung
 
Max Controllers: 1
 
CPU: NEC upd7810
 
Memory: N/A
 
Graphics: Monochrome
 
Sound: Built-In Speaker
 
Display: 64 x 64
 
Media: Cartridge
 
Overview:

The Game Master is a handheld game console manufactured by Hartung, and designed to compete with the Nintendo Game Boy. In Germany it was marketed by Hartung itself, while in the UK it was released as the Systema 2000 by already well established maker of cheap LCD games Systema. It was also sold under alternate names in other countries, including Super Game and Game Tronic. The Game Master has a 64 x 64 monochrome LCD screen capable of displaying graphics on par with the Atari 2600.

Source: http://www.digitpress.com/faq/hartung.htm

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Master_(console)

Image Source: http://wiki.portablegaming.de/w/images/6/6a/Gamemaster.png

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Hector HRX

Release Date: 1983
 
Developer: Micronique
 
Manufacturer: Micronique
 
Max Controllers: 2
 
CPU: Zilog Z80A, 5 MHz
 
Memory: 64 KB RAM
 
Graphics: 4 Colors
 
Sound: 1 Channel
 
Display: 243 x 231
 
Media: Cassette Tape, Floppy
 
Overview:

The Hector HRX follows the 2HR, and takes over exactly the same machine, while technically stretching it on certain points. The main evolution comes from the amount of RAM that goes to 64 KB, which allows to simultaneously display on the screen the double of colors.
The machine also now has a cartridge port, which will ultimately be used little, the range being at the end of its life. It is indeed the last machine of the French firm for the Victor / Hector range.

The Hector HRX follows the 2HR, and takes over exactly the same machine, while technically stretching it on certain points. The main evolution comes from the amount of RAM that goes to 64 KB, which allows to simultaneously display on the screen the double of colors.
The machine also now has a cartridge port, which will ultimately be used little, the range being at the end of its life. It is indeed the last machine of the French firm for the Victor / Hector range. - See more at: https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.obsolete-tears.com/micronique-hector-hrx-machine-255.html&usg=ALkJrhjeex2RjGpp0JAg8Y_yoPjNJKuQNg#sthash.VHWd7VR8.dpuf

Source: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=142

Source: http://www.obsolete-tears.com/micronique-hector-hrx-machine-255.html

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Intellivision

Overview:

The Intellivision is a home video game console released by Mattel Electronics in 1979. Development of the console began in 1978, less than a year after the introduction of its main competitor, the Atari 2600. The word intellivision is a portmanteau of "intelligent television". Over 3 million Intellivision units were sold and a total of 125 games were released for the console.

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Interton VC 4000

Release Date: 1978
 
Developer: Interton
 
Manufacturer: Interton
 
Max Controllers: 2
 
CPU: Signetics 2650A, 4.43 MHz
 
Memory: 32 KB RAM
 
Graphics: Signetics 2635 Video Controller
 
Sound: 1 Channel
 
Display: 208 x 108
 
Media: ROM Cartridge
 
Overview: 

The VC 4000 is an early 8-bit cartridge-based home video game console released in Germany in 1978 by Interton. The console is quite obscure outside Germany, but many software-compatible systems can be found in many European countries.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VC_4000#Technical_specifications

Source: http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/pg70-1292_vc4000.htm#page=specs

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