Cassette Vision

Today we resurrected another obscure japanese game console: The Epoch Cassette Vision (カセットビジョン), not to be confused with the more popular Super Cassette Vision. It sports a µPD7801G microncontroller and 128 bytes RAM, but is capable of 128 Sprites and displaying 16 colors. The game you see (no, it’s NOT Flappy Bird) is a variation of the arcade hit Scramble and comes with horizontal scrolling, varied world and a nifty end-boss.

Fake wood

In the 1970s printed or fake wood was very popular for video game consoles. Here are some images from our archive showing the Coleco Telstar Arcade, world’s only triangular game console with triangular game cartridges (1977), the Coleco Telstar Colortron (1978) which introduced colors to the classic game of Pong and the fist ever commercial light gun for the Magnavox Odyssey (1973).

Trainee @ MEGA

Max studies Animation & Game at Darmstadt university. He loves to draw, is interested in sequential art and plays video games of course. His first game was “Duck Tales” on the Gameboy Color. Welcome Max!