Pac-Man on Cartridge for the first true cartridge-based system, the Fairchild VES (1976)

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Bill Loguidice
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An impressive achievement in homebrews considering the vast majority of software for the Fairchild Video Entertainment System (VES), later known as the Fairchild (Zircon) Channel F System II, the first ever true interchangeable cartridge videogame console, released in 1976, consists of squares and blocks for graphics:

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=132055&view=findpo...

While obviously not as stunning as the upcoming Pac-Man Collection for the ColecoVision, it's perhaps even more of an achievement considering the incredibly modest hardware, probably third only to the dreadful black and white RCA Studio II and the color, but even blockier, Coleco Telstar Arcade.

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Mark Vergeer wrote:

Cool! I am very curious after the gameplay. I hope the Pacman Coleco collection will also become available as Rom format so that I can try it on an emulator.



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The VES one is, but Opcode doesn't release their games to ROM. Doesn't mean it won't become available, though. At the same time, I'm not sure what modification, if any, would be needed for a Coleco emulator to run those games, as it uses a special extra memory format.



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Cool! I am very curious

Cool! I am very curious after the gameplay. I hope the Pacman Coleco collection will also become available as Rom format so that I can try it on an emulator.



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