Before the next set of computers, here’s a few handhelds which were on the table inbetween: On the top pic, there’s Scramble and Astro Wars, as seen earlier, plus Caveman. Below, Astro Wars is joined by a Sega Game Gear!
And here we have a lovely little selection of handhelds on the left, with a Quickshot Supervision on the right, which I hadn’t seen before, but came out in the 1990s and was a UK version of an Asian console designed to compete with the Nintendo Game Boy.
Amstrad CPC 6128plus (1990) (right), that and the 464 equivalent intending to replace the CPC-labelled predecessors.
Around the same time, Amstrad also ventured into the console market with the GX4000. You can see, from that link, that they share the same controllers. I hadn’t seen the computer before so, like the console, I can only assume its life, too, was short-lived.
The game on display here, is Burnin’ Rubber.
Next up, a very rare find: something I’d only heard about before but never seen in the flesh, so to speak – a Nintendo Virtual Boy, another short-lived unit, but one which plays very effective 3D graphics and I played Mario’s Tennis.
Dragon 64, the more powerful version of the Dragon 32, which a friend of mine used to own, back in the day.
I so loved going round his house to play Ultimate Adventure 4!
Get a load of that wacky joystick too! 🙂
The EACA EG2000 Colour Genie (1982) was a curiosity as it was another machine I’d never comes across in person, and was something I’d only read about. I don’t know the name of the game I was playing, but it had a similar style to Manic Miner.
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