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Casual Photos: Milton Bradley Microvision

Shown below are a set of four new casual iPhone photos, this time of a boxed and partially complete Milton Bradley Microvision handheld game system with an additional Star Trek Phaser Strike cartridge (among the first ever licensed games, though it would also be re-released sans license). The Microvision debuted in late 1979 and was the first interchangeable cartridge handheld, and the only such form factor that would see release until Nintendo's legendary GameBoy almost 10 years later.

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Casual Photos: Creativemu's Latest Homebrew for the CreatiVision, Diagnosticart

I just took a set of three new iPhone photos, below, of the new Italian homebrew from the Creativemu team, Diagnosticart, for the CreatiVision, a hybrid videogame console and computer from 1981. I have numbered and signed release 16 of 40. I also have Creativemu's earlier CreatiVision Multicart Version 1:0, number 92 of 100. The CreatiVision system from VTech was released in pretty much every major territory except North and South America, and was widely rebranded. I have the Australian Dick Smith Wizzard version of the CreatiVision (the only NTSC compatible system was released in Japan and is very rare and valuable). The Diagnosticart is the three ROM version, with future expansion for an optional fourth ROM. The Diagnosticart performs Keyboard, Video, and Video + Audio tests as part of its current three onboard ROMs.

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Casual Photos: Dragon 32/64, Radio Shack Color Computer and Nintendo 64 stuff

Below are five new casual iPhone photos, this time of various Dragon 32/64, Radio Shack Color Computer (CoCo) and Nintendo 64 (N64) items:

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3DO Light Gun Modification and CD-i Unboxing Videos

Courtesy of MaximumRD, check below to read about and see his modification of a 3DO light gun and unboxing of one of the Philips CD-i models:

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Help us Get Vintage Games on Slashdot

Hi, everyone. Asking a special favor. Please go to Slashdot Firehose and vote our "Vintage Games" review up. We're hoping to get it accepted so that a lot more people can learn about our work and enjoy the book. Thanks! Click on the plus sign next to the topic.

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Casual Photos: The Sentry (Atari ST) and Jeopardy! (CD-i) Sealed

Below are two new iPhone photos, this time of sealed copies of Firebird's The Sentry (1987), Atari ST version, and Philips' Jeopardy! (1994), for their CD-i platform. The Sentry was the US version of The Sentinel, an oft-ported and highly original simulation/puzzle/action game, and of course Jeopardy! is one of the truly countless adaptations of the popular game show and one of the late life CD-i titles. I still own and remember playing the C-64 version of The Sentinel/The Sentry (and struggling with it), and also put in quite a bit of time into Jeopardy! (love trivia!) on that same legendary computer. I also picked up the unreleased Coleco Adam version in the mid 80's, which was released to the public domain, and may very well have been the original version since it had a copyright of 1984 and the other versions weren't released by Share Data (Sharedata) until several years later if I recall correctly. Regardless of the origins of the first official computer version of Jeopardy!, the Coleco Adam version - as expected - is a fine interpretation with some nifty features that didn't necessarily find their way into later "ports".

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Quick Snaps of the New Fairchild VES/Channel F Pac-Man Homebrew and the Skunk Board for the Atari Jaguar

More quick iPhone photos of new collection additions, this time the amazing new homebrew cartridge for the Fairchild Video Entertainment System (VES)/Channel F, Pac-Man, with an impressive flip-top cartridge shell design, and the Skunk Board (Skunkboard) for the Atari Jaguar, which is a USB-based Jaguar development board containing flash memory as well as the ability to upload to Jaguar RAM. At some point the full color box and manual for the Pac-Man cartridge will also arrive and I'll do a full video review of that and the Pac-Man Collection for the ColecoVision, each of which is stunning in their own right and would have set the world on fire if they were released when these systems were still new.

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Packaging Photos of Alien Fires 2199 A.D. (1987) by Paragon Software (PC Version)

Check below for some quick iPhone photos of Alien Fires 2199 A.D. (1987) by Paragon Software, PC Version. Paragon made a lot of computer RPGs back in the day that received mixed responses from critics and fans alike. This particular game has something of an unofficial "Doctor Who" angle and appeared for the Atari ST, Commodore Amiga and PC DOS (CGA/EGA/5.25"/3.5") platforms, with the Amiga version obviously being the best looking of the lot due to its superior capabilities for the time (and the fact that these capabilities were actually somewhat leveraged), which is also why it's the version shown on the back of the box.

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The Labyrinth of Time - Rare Commodore Amiga CD32 US Version - Photos

The Labyrinth of Time, created by Bradley W. Schenck and Michal Todorovic of Terra Nova Development, and published by Electronic Arts, was a CD-ROM-based graphics adventure released in the wake of Myst and 7th Guest, which explains why the game never really took off and why the game's intended sequels were never created. After all, if you're basically third after two of the biggest selling computer games of all time to that point were released, you don't stand much of a chance in the marketplace. Anyway, what's interesting is that beyond being released for the Apple Macintosh, Commodore Amiga and PC platforms, there was also a version specific to the Commodore Amiga CD32 released, and in the US to boot.

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