The Commodore Plus/4

The Commodore Plus/4 was released in June 1984 and was to become Commodore’s new flagship replacing the Commodore 64. The name Plus/4 refers to the four-application on-board ROM office suite (word processor, spread sheet, database, and graphing). Originally the Plus/4 was called the Commodore 264 during the prototype stage, and at least one unit bearing the 264 nameplate (without the intergratedRead More »The Commodore Plus/4

Nintendo Gamecube

The Nintendo GameCube was released to use in Europe on the 3rd May 2002 costing 169.00GBP.  It was Nintendo’s fourth games console but most importantly it was Nintendo’s first non-cartridge console and was to compete against Sony’s PS2 and Microsoft’s X-Box. Throughout its life the Nintendo’s Gamecube sold nearly 22 million units and in September 2009, IGN named the GameCubeRead More »Nintendo Gamecube

Sinclair ZX81

The Sinclair Zx81 is another of Sir Clive Sinclair’s well known achievements.  The distinctive appearance was the work of industrial designer Rick Dickinson that was Manufactured by Sinclair Reasearch Ltd and released on the 1st of June 1981. The Zx81 was  a cheap Home Computer that anyone could afford and was initially sold via mail order in kit form.  TheRead More »Sinclair ZX81

The Commodore VIC-20

The Commodore VIC-20 started life in June 1980.  Initially it was going to be called the Micro-pet but due to the 6056 chip ‘Video Interface Chip‘ which was engineered and manufactured specifically for the Commodore VIC, the Commodore Executive, Michael Tomczyk, added the ’20’ part simply though that it sounded good. Despite the VIC-20’s development starting in 1979, it onlyRead More »The Commodore VIC-20

In The Beginning

Welcome to my blog about retro video game systems where over the coming months and years i’m going to be posting tonnes of useful information, tips, images and videos on a huge passion of mine – Retro Video Game  Systems. Over the years I’ve accumulated a vast collection of gaming consoles stretching right back to the Magnavox Odyssey! It’s hereRead More »In The Beginning