In 1987, Sega brought us their third generation video game console in the form of the Sega Master System. This is one of those systems that it like purely for its simplicity, the pads are small basic, simple buttons. The console has two controller ports at the front for the pads and an off/on switch. In total three version wereRead More »The Sega Master System
The Commodore 16 home computer was another of Jack Trammels creations. To be honest it was not one of his greatest ventures by any means, but still it was made by Commodore computers and released in 1984. The system came in a starter pack which consisted of a Commodore 16 computer, a 1531 cassette player and an Introduction to BasicRead More »The Commodore 16
(Pictures & video to follow) The Sega Dreamcast is a video game console which was released in Europe on the 14 October 1999 and was to be the successor to the Sega Saturn console. It was also the first entry in the sixth generation of video gaming consoles, released before its contemporaries such as Sony’s PlayStation 2, Microsoft’s Xbox andNintendo’sRead More »The Sega Dreamcast
Well, what can i say, this is the big one. I believe the Odyssey to be the Holy Grail of retro gaming systems as I hope many of you will agree and has got to be a must for any serious collector. The Magnavox Odyssey or Magnavox Odyssey ITL200 to use its proper title was the world’s first home videoRead More »The Magnavox Odyssey ITL200- The Holy Grail
Does anybody remember this discrete little number, the ‘Mattel Aquarius’? This was one of those computers that never really made any waves in the computer market. However, it still needs some recognition in the world of retro-gaming history as it was released within that era when early computers and games started to get interesting and some of the great retroRead More »The age of ‘Aquarius’
The Atari 520st was officially launched to us by the Atari Corporation in January 1985 at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The letters “ST” stands for “Sixteen/Thirty-two”, which refers to the Motorola 68000’s 16-bit external bus and 32-bit internals. Other machines that arrived at a similar time were the Apple Macintosh and the main contender being theRead More »The Atari 520ST and various models. . .
The ColecoVision has to be one of the greatest gaming consoles made. It is up there in my top ten mainly due to a number of classic games that were ported to the system. I can clearly remember thinking at the time that the ColecoVision was quite a powerful machine and it really was like playing arcade games with arcadeRead More »The Fantastic Colecovision Console . . .
The Mega CD 2 first hit the Japanese stores on 23rd April 1993 as an addition to the Sega Mega Drive. While the unit looks much cheaper than the original Mega CD it doesn’t feel as cheap with the casing feeling much more solid than it’s predecessor. The motorized front try has been replaced with a much cheaper and I thinkRead More »Sega’s Mega CD II
The BBC Microcomputer was released to us in the UK in the late 1981. During is lifespan it was given the nick-name the ‘Beeb’ which was used mainly by its uses but it was easily recognizable by its small ‘Owl’ logo. The Acorn Proton was a pre-existing project at Acorn to succeed the Atom home computer. It was then submittedRead More »The BBC Home Computer. . .
The Toshiba MSX was first announced on the 27th of June 1983. It was then that the MSX standard was formally announced during a press-conference and when large Japanese firms declared their plans to introduce these machines. Inspired by the success of VHS as a standard for video cassette recorders the name MSX was to standardized home computer architecture inRead More »The Toshiba MSX (HX-10) 64K