We currently have 206 games consoles in our collection. While it isn't a exhaustive list, it is a good approximation of what we have here at the Centre for Computing History. If you have something which you would like to donate to us, please head to our donation page for information.

Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher

Entertainment Computer System - NASA NS-90AP

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

Made in Taiwan


Sands C-2500 UHF Color TV Game Console

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

A pong type console manufactured by Sands (Taiwan) 1977
It includes 4 games with joysticks Tennis, Football, Squash solo and Squash
Amateur & Professional modes with variable ball speed


Famulator

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:
 One of the clones that more closely resembles the Famicom in both colour and it's top loading nature, the Famulator is unusual in respect that it does not have any inbuilt games, so the player needs a ready stream of Famicom games.

Grandstand 5000 Deluxe

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

"Colour video sports centre with remote control handsets - 10 exciting fun games with electronic console control"

A standard pong-style games console.


TV Boy II

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

The TV Boy II is an unlicensed clone of the Atari 2600 hardware.


Pandora Game Console

Released:
2008

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Pandora is a handheld game console and mobile personal computer designed to take advantage of existing Free and open-source software and to be a target for homebrew development.


RST Television Game

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This games console allows you to play Pong-type games onm your television.


Zone Wireless Gaming

Released:
2008

Manufacturer:

Description:

This anonymous gaming system is styled after the Nintendo Wii, but is considerably lower-specced - the games are all built-in and clearly 16-bit.


Game Child

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This LCD game is styled to look like a Nintendo GameBoy.


ARGO Ultra 8-bit Video Game

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

Despite being styled like a Nintendo 64, this console is a clone of the NES.


N-Joypad

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

The N-Joypad is a Nintendo Entertainment System clone manufactured by the Hong Kong-based company ABL, which is different from other clones because it does not use cartridges, instead relying on "compact discs" (which are actually pieces of plastic) of different size.


Acetronic Electronic TV Game

Released:
1978

Manufacturer:

Description:

Manufactured by Radofin in 1979

It has 10 sports action games:
Space Target
Table Tennis
Hockey
Squash
Squash Practice
Target practice
Gridball
Soccar
Basketball
Basketball practice



Acetronic MPU-2000

Released:
1978

Manufacturer:

Description:

Manufactured by Radofin.


Acetronic Telesports IV

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This programmable colour TV game easily connects up to most televisions - colour or black and white.


Adman Grandstand TVG-2600 Mk II

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Grandstand TVG-2600 Mk II is a 1977 Games Console of the Pong variety.


Adman Grandstand 3600 Mk II TV Game

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

A four-game Pong console from Adman Grandstand.


Amstrad GX4000

Released:
1989

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Description:

One of only two home consoles to originate from the UK, the other being the BBC bridge companion.


Atari Jaguar

Released:
1992

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Description:


AtGames Reactor

Released:
2009

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Reactor is a plug-in-and-play video game console first released in 2010.


Space Laser Fight

Released:
-0001

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Description:

The world's smallest graphic color display with revolutionary computer-game functions and sounds! you can see the space robot's arms move to fire a laser beam, legs move to stoop and body fall apart due to laser destruction.


Bambino UFO Master Blaster

Released:
1978

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Description:

One of the first VFD games to be produced, and also one of Bambino's first games consoles to be released.


Bandai Pippin Atmark

Released:
1995

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Pippin, known in Japan as Pippin Atmark, and marketed as Pipp!n, was a multimedia platform designed by Apple Computer and produced by Bandai in 1995.


WonderSwan Color

Released:
1999

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Description:

Released in 2000 by Bandai, the WonderSwan Color was backward-compatible with the original WonderSwan but incorporated a color screen.


BBC Bridge Companion

Released:
1984

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Description:

The BBC Bridge Companion is an 8-bit video game console for teaching bridge.


Binatone TV Master MK 8 - Model 01/4923

Released:
1976

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Description:

Binatone TV Game Console from Binatone with 8 games including: Football, Ice Hockey, Gridball, Basket Solo, Tennis, Squash Solo, squash & Basket Ball.


Binatone Colour TV Game MK 10 Model 01/4842

Released:
1976

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Description:

This pong is one of the many Binatone systems.


Binatone Colour TV Game Mk6 01-4761

Released:
1975

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Description:


Binatone TV Master Mk IV 01/4974

Released:
1975

Manufacturer:

Description:

Binatone TV Master Mk IV was a very popular 'tennis' game console from the late seventies.


Binatone Superstar Model 01/4354

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This Binatone TV game console is is a mor eadvanced version of the early 'pong' games.


Bingo TVG-203

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

Pong type TV Games System.


Blaze Gear LCD 20 in 1

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:
  • 30 Classic Sega Licensed Titles Built In
  • Fully Portable Hand Held Gaming Console
  • Built in Colour LCD Screen with Built in Speakers
  • TV Format: PAL

complete in box.


Casio Loopy

Released:
1995

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Casio Loopy, subtitled My Seal Computer SV-100, was a 32-bit home video game console.


ColecoVision Games Console

Released:
1981

Manufacturer:

Description:

The ColecoVision was distributed by CBS Electronics outside of the United States, and was branded the CBS ColecoVision.


Commodore C64 GS Games System

Released:
1990

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Description:

The Commodore 64 Games System (often abbreviated C64GS) was the cartridge-based game console version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer.


Commodore 3000H Games Console

Released:
1976

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Description:

Following Commodore’s acquistion of MOS technologies (famous for producing the later 6502 chip for the PET), the Pong-like TV Game consoles 2000K and 3000H made their appearance.


Commodore 2000K Games Console

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

Following Commodore’s acquistion of MOS technologies (famous for producing the later 6502 chip for the PET), the Pong-like TV Game consoles 2000K and 3000H made their appearance.


Commodore CDTV

Released:
1991

Manufacturer:

Description:

Launched in March 1991, the Commodore CDTV was a multimedia platform developed by Commodore International.


Conic TVG-SD-01 Games Console

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

This Conic TVG-SD-01 Games Console dates from 1977 and is for two players with a choice of Hockey, Squash, Handball and Tennis


Conic TG-621 Video Games Console

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Conic TG-621 is a "pong" style console that uses the popular GI AY-3-8500 chip and therefore provides the standard four games: Tennis, Hockey, Handball, and Practice.


Adman Grandstand (Fairchild Channel-F) Video Entertainment Computer

Released:
1976

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Description:

The Fairchild Channel F is a game console released by Fairchild Semiconductor in August 1976 at the retail price of $169.


FM Towns Marty

Released:
1990

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Description:

The FM Towns Marty is a fifth-generation home video game console released in 1991 by Fujitsu, exclusively for the Japanese market.


Grandstand 6000 Colour

Released:
1977

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Description:

One of the early colour TV games but still the same set of PONG like variants!

This console used joysticks rather than the rotary paddles which meant the bats could move in two dimensions!!


Grandstand Astro Wars

Released:
-0001

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Description:

This portable game console requires the player to dodge missiles fired by alien ships, destroy the attackers, and launch and recover their space capsule.


Star Force Electronic Space Battle

Released:
-0001

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Description:
  • Multi-coloured flourescent display.

Grandstand Gauntlet

Released:
1987

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Description:

LCD game of heros battling it out with monsters.


Grandstand Double Dragon

Released:
1987

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Description:

This LCD game features the Double Dragon fighting game.


Grandstand Firefox F-7

Released:
1982

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Description:

This Grandstand games console was introduced in 1983.


Ingersoll XK400 Mini TV Game

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

Mini TV Game from 1977 featuring 4 electronic action games: Tennis, Practice, Football and Squash.


Fying Flapjacks

Released:
1981


Description:

Flying Flapjacks from Innovator Electronics 1982.


Interstate 1160 Video Games Console

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

Interstate1160 Video Games Console featuring Tennis, Hockey/Football, Squash, Training and Pistol 1 & 2.


Interstate Mini TV Game 1104

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

These two little controllers played a mean game of PONG on your TV.


Interstate 1160 Video Games Console

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

Interstate1160 Video Games Console featuring Tennis, Hockey/Football, Squash, Training and Pistol 1 & 2.


Interton Electronic Video 3000

Released:
1977

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Video 3000 was the first Interton console to feature a lightgun port.


Magnavox Odyssey

Released:
1972

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Description:

The Magnavox Odyssey was the World's first home video game console.


Magnavox Video Sports SG-1000

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

Video Sports Model number SG-1000.


Magnavox Beta Pong Console

Released:
1973

Manufacturer:

Description:

An pong console, believed to be an early Magnavox model.


Zeon T-800C Colour TV Game

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This pong console was licensed from Magnavox and offers the standard four games: tennis, hockey, handball, and practice.


Maplin Sportsman ^Pong^ Games Console with two hand control units.

Released:
1977

Manufacturer:

Description:

After Atari launched its famous Pong in 1975, the world was flooded with imitations.


Intellivision

Released:
1978

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Game Boy is an 8-bit handheld video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo.


Nintendo Virtual Boy

Released:
1995

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Description:

Nintendo’s Virtual boy (also known as the VR-32 during development) was the first portable game console capable of displaying "true” 3D graphics out of the box.


Nintendo DS

Released:
2004

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Description:

The Nintendo DS (NDS or DS, and the iQue DS in China) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo, Released Worldwide in 2005, the Nintendo DS is distinguishable by its LCD dual screen, with the bottom screen being a touch screen, The Nintendo DS also features a Built-in Microphone and supports wireless IEEE 802.


Nintendo Game & Watch - Fire RC-04

Released:
1979

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Description:

Nintendo Game & Watch RC-04 Fire 1980 silver LCD 1 player.


Nintendo 64

Released:
1997

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Description:

FDS and the FCD, was released on February 21, 1986 by Nintendo as a peripheral for the Nintendo Family Computer console in Japan .


Nintendo Super Famicom

Released:
1990

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Description:

The Super Famicom is the Japanese release of what was known in the UK as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).


Nintendo 64 Gold Limited Edition

Released:
1997

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Description:

The Nintendo 64 often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market.


Game Boy Color

Released:
1998

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Description:

Released in 1998, this handheld console was fully backward compatible with older monochrome cartridge.


Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

Released:
2003

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Description:

Released in February 2003, the Game Boy Advance SP is an upgraded version of Nintendo's Game Boy Advance.


Nintendo GameCube - Australian

Released:
2001

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Description:

The Australian Game Cube is identical to the European PAL model, with the exception of it's power supply.


Nintendo Wii

Released:
2006

Manufacturer:

Description:

Boxed with controller.


Nintendo Game & Watch - Donkey Kong II

Released:
1982

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Description:

Donkey Kong II is the sequel to Donkey Kong.


Nintendo GameCube - US Limited Edition Platinum

Released:
2000

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Description:

Originally released in Japan in 2001, the GameCube was Nintendo's successor to the N64, designed to compete with Sony's Playstation 2 and Microsoft's XBOX.


Nintendo GameCube - US

Released:
2000

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Description:

Originally released in Japan in 2001, the GameCube was Nintendo's successor to the N64, designed to compete with Sony's Playstation 2 and Microsoft's XBOX.


Nintendo GameCube - European

Released:
2000

Manufacturer:

Description:

Nintendo Super Famicom Jr

Released:
1997

Manufacturer:

Description:
The model SNS-101 known as the SNES Mini in America, and the Super Famicom Jr in Japan, was a compact redesign of the original machine, designed by Lance Burr, who was responsible for the American and European NES, and American Super Nintendo.

Pocket Pikachu

Released:
1997

Manufacturer:

Description:

Pokémon Pikachu, known as Pocket Pikachu in Japan, was a series of portable Pokémon digital pets (similar to Tamagotchi) featuring the yellow electric Pokémon, Pikachu.


Nokia N-Gage

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

The N-Gage QD was a handheld game console and smartphone released by Nokia in 2004.


Novex Computerized Electronic Video Game

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This game console by Novex is similar to other advanced Pong consoles.


NVIDIA Shield P2571

Released:
2015

Manufacturer:

Description:

The NVIDIA Shield Android TV (originally known as Shield Console) is an Android TV based set-top box aimed at both home entertainment and gaming in the living-room.


OnLive Game System

Released:
2010

Manufacturer:

Description:

OnLive was a Mountain View, California-based provider of cloud visualization technologies.


OTRON Video Game Gamatic 7600

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

A classic Pong system powered by the Texas Instruments TMS-1965 chipset.


Ouya

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Ouya is a microconsole running its own version of the Android operating system, developed by Ouya Inc.


Cue Ball

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This electronic LED game offers three different varieties of pool: straight pool, poison pool, and trick shots.


Panasonic R.E.A.L 3DO Interactive Multiplayer

Released:
1992

Manufacturer:

Description:


Prinztronic Videosport 800-Colour

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

Electronic colour video game.


Prinztronic Tournament 6000

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

Prinztronic was the own-brand trade name of the British "Dixons" photographic and electronic goods stores.


Prinztronic Tournament II Deluxe

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

A basic Pong clone, based around the ubiquitous General Instruments AY-3-8500 chip.


Prinztronic Videosport 600

Released:
1977

Manufacturer:

Description:

Electronic TV game.


Prinztronic Tournament 6 Colour TV Game

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This Prinztronic-brand pong console offers the standard six games in colour.


Prinztronic Tournament IV

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This Prinztronic game console offers the usual Pong-type games: squash, tennis, football, target practice.


Prinztronic Micro 10

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

 This Prinztronic-brand games console features the standard paddle-and-ball games found in most Pong clones, as well as two game modes designed for use with a lightgun (sold separately).


Radica Mega Drive v2

Released:
2003

Manufacturer:

Description:

The second version of the Radica Mega Drive was released by Radica Games Ltd (now owned by Mattel) in 2004.


Radica Mega Drive v1

Released:
2002

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Radica Mega Drive was released by Radica Games Ltd (now owned by Mattel) in 2003.


Radica Mega Drive Sensible Soccer Plus

Released:
2003

Manufacturer:

Description:

This version of the Radica Mega Drive was released by Radica Games Ltd (now owned by Mattel) in 2004.


Radofin Programmable Video System tele-sports IV

Released:
1977

Manufacturer:

Description:

As with many early Pong clones, the Tele-Sports IV was designed around the General Instruments AY-3-8500 chipset.


Radofin Colour TV Game

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:
  • Hooks up easily to most televisions.

Radofin Tele-Sports Mini

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This minature Pong console uses sliders instead of knobs to controlk the player's paddles.


Retroad HM-5 Classic NES

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:
This modern NES-on-a-chip allows you to run NES game cartridges.

Rowtron Television Computer System

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

Part of the Interton VC-4000 family of video consoles.


Mephisto Chess Challenger

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

An electronic chess game console, complete in original box with manual and AC adaptor.


Chess Companion II

Released:
1982

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Companion II is a sophisticated chess computer which automatically registers your moves on its built-in sensor chessboard.


Sega Master System II

Released:
1989

Manufacturer:

Description:
The Master System II, was a relaunch of the 1987 machine, and was a cost reduced version of that, it lacked the composite output, the cartridge slot, so no game cards or 3D glasses could be used, it had a slide opening cartridge slot, and came usually with Alex Kidd in Miracle world built in, though a much rarer Sonic the Hedgehog version was also released.

Sega Mega Drive

Released:
1990

Manufacturer:

Description:

Released:
1991

Manufacturer:

Description:

Originally known at VR-SHOOTER, the Sega Lock-On was a little known laser tag game developed by Sega and originally released in 1992.


Sega SG-1000 Mk II

Released:
1984

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Sega SG1000 MK II was released in July 1984.


Sega SG-1000

Released:
1982

Manufacturer:

Description:

The SG-1000 (Sega Game 1000) was Sega's first product for the home video game console.


Sega Mega Drive (Japanese)

Released:
1990

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Mega Drive was released in Japan on October 29, 1988, Sega announced a North American release date for the system (under the name of Sega Genesis) on January 9, 1989.


Sega 32x

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Sega 32x is an add-on for the Sega Mega Drive.


Sega Nomad

Released:
1995

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Nomad was the third version of the Sega Genesis to be released.


Sega Dreamcast (Japanese Version)

Released:
1999

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Description:

The Sega Dreamcast is a video game console which was released by Sega in November 1998 in Japan and in late 1999 in other territories.


Sega Pico

Released:
1993

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Sega Pico, known in Japan as the Kids Computer Pico, is a video game console made by Sega and designed for children between the ages of 2 and 8.


Sega Saturn (Japanese)

Released:
1990

Manufacturer:

Description:

Japanese version of the Sega Saturn.


Sega Mega Drive (Japanese, Modded)

Released:
1990

Manufacturer:

Description:

This Japanese Sega Megadrive has been modified to add a hard-wired RF modulator (the original Japanese Megadrive only supported RGB output), and a switch added at the rear to allow the use of 50Hz mode.


Sega Game Gear

Released:
1991


Description:

The Sega Game Gear is a handheld game console, which was Sega's response to Nintendo's Game Boy.


Sega Multi-Mega

Released:
1984


Description:

Released by Sega in the early 1990's, the Sega Multi-Mega is a Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, and personal CD player combined.


Sharp Twin Famicom

Released:
1986

Manufacturer:

Description:
Officially licenced console, that sees Sharp manufacture an all in one Famicom and Famicom Disk System.

Sharp Twin Famicom (Red)

Released:
1986

Manufacturer:

Description:

Officially licenced console, that sees Sharp manufacture an all in one Famicom and Famicom Disk System.


SNK Neo Geo CD

Released:
1993

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Description:

The Neo Geo CD game console from SNK was released in 1994, four years after its cartridge-based equivalent, in an effort to reduce manufacturing costs.


Neo Geo Pocket Color

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Pocket Color was the last games console to be release by SNK.


Sony Playstation

Released:
1995

Manufacturer:

Description:

The history of the Playstation begins in 1988 when Sony and Nintendo  were working together to develop the Super Disc.


Playstation Portable (PSP)

Released:
2005

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Description:

The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony.


Sony PS4 Pro

Released:
2016

Manufacturer:

Description:

Sony launched the PS4 Pro in late 2016.


Sony Playstation 2

Released:
1999

Manufacturer:

Description:


Demon Driver

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This electronic game console uses two film strips which advance at different speeds to simulate driving on a racetrack.


TV Game 2600

Released:
1979

Manufacturer:

Description:

This appears to be a straight Arabic clone of the Atari 2600.


Mega Drive 3

Released:
1999

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Mega Drive 3 is a "console on a chip" manufactured by Lite Star/UMC in 2000.


MP5 GamePlayer

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This "VideoPlayer"-brand handheld gaming console plays NES and MegaDrive/Genesis ROMs, as well as playing video files and music.


Electron Blaster

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

This handheld game console used a vacuum flourescent display to show attacking alien craft and the player's earth defence ship.


Vectrex Model 3000 (Milton Bradley)

Released:
1983

Manufacturer:

Description:

In March of 1983, Milton Bradley (MB) decided they wanted to get into the videogame business and purchased GCE, thus acquiring the Vectrex.


Vectrex Model 3000 (Milton Bradley, Boxed)

Released:
1983

Manufacturer:

Description:

In original box with manual.


Videomaster Star Chess

Released:
1978

Manufacturer:

Description:

A 1979 cross between a TV game and Chess.


Videomaster Superscore

Released:
1975

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Videomaster Superscore (model VM-8) was released in 1976 and sold assembled or in kit form (to be fully assembled).


Videomaster Colourscore

Released:
1976

Manufacturer:

Description:

The ColourScore (model VM-11) is one of the first colour systems released by Videomaster in 1977 along with the ColourShot and VisionScore.


Videomaster Home TV Game

Released:
1974

Manufacturer:

Description:

This pong console was sold in kit form in England, Germany, and France.


Videomaster Chess Champion

Released:
-0001

Manufacturer:

Description:

Play chess against a computer.


Supervision QuickShot

Released:
1991

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Watara Supervision (also known as the QuickShot Supervision in the UK) is a monochrome handheld game console, originating from Asia, and introduced in 1992 as a cut-price competitor for Nintendo's Game Boy.


ActionMax

Released:
1986

Manufacturer:

Description:

Action Max is a games console using VHS tapes for games.


Game Wave Family Entertainment System

Released:
2005

Manufacturer:

Description:

The Game Wave Family Entertainment System is a hybrid DVD player and video game console.