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GIG Leonardo (Hanimex 2650 – Arcadia 2001) 50% Boxed

January 16th, 2018 No comments
GIG Leonardo (Hanimex 2650 - Arcadia 2001) 50% Boxed

The Leonardo console is nothing more than a italian clone distributed by “Gig” of the console Emerson Arcadia 2001. 35 games have been published under the GIG Leonardo label.

Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio in 1982 following the release of ColecoVision. It was discontinued only 18 months later, with a total of 35 games having been released. Emerson licensed the Arcadia 2001 to Bandai, which released it in Japan. Over 30 Arcadia 2001 clones exist.

The unrelated Arcadia Corporation, manufacturer of the Atari 2600 Supercharger add-on, was sued by Emerson for trademark infringement. Arcadia Corporation then changed its name to Starpath.

The Arcadia is much smaller than its contemporary competitors and is powered by a standard 12-volt or 9-volt power supply so it can be used in a boat or a vehicle. It also has two outputs (or inputs) headphone jacks on the back of the unit, on the far left and far right sides.

The system came with two Intellivision-style controllers with a 12 button keypad and ‘fire’ buttons on the sides. The direction pads have a removable joystick attachment. Most games came with BoPET overlays that could be applied to the controller’s keypads. The console itself had five buttons: power, start, reset, option, and select.

There are at least three different types of cartridge case styles and artwork, with variations on each. Emerson-family cartridges come in two different lengths (short and long) of black plastic cases.

Technical specifications:

  • Main Processor: Signetics 2650 CPU (Some variants run a Signetics 2650A)
  • RAM: 1 KB
  • ROM: —
  • Video display: 128 × 208 / 128 × 104, 8 Colours.
  • Video display controller: Signetics 2637 UVI @ 3.58 MHz (NTSC), 3.55 MHz (PAL)
  • Sound: Single Channel “Beeper” + Single Channel “Noise”
  • Hardware Sprites: 4 independent, single color.
  • Controllers: 2 × 2 way.
  • Keypads: 2 × 12 button (more buttons on some variants)

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source: wikipedia

GiG – Techno Source Intellivision 25 in 1 (Boxed)

August 31st, 2012 No comments
GIG - Techno Source Intellivision 25 in 1

Autopsy:

from Wikipedia:

Techno Source was one of the pioneers of the ‘retro gaming’ market, creating TV Game systems that plug directly into your TV. Their products were one of the reasons for the increased “popularity of these devices from a 30 million dollar industry 4–5 years ago to over 500 million dollars” today.

After entering into a licensing partnership with Intellivision in 2003, Techno Source introduced the Intellivision 25, which features 25 original Intellivision games in one plug-and-play unit. With the success of the Intellivision 25 and its follow-up, the Intellivision 10, Techno Source sold over 1,000,000 units and received the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval in 2004.

This line now includes the 2-player Intellivision X2 and the Intellivision 10 2nd Edition. According to the Blue Sky Rangers, the original programmers of the Intellivision games, Techno Source has sold more Intellivision games today than Mattel Electronics originally sold in the 1980s.

source: wikipedia