Finds & Brags
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Weird UK & New Zealand Consoles.
"Its plug-in cartridges insure against obsolescense." Grandstand Colour Programmable Operation Manual
The Consoles time forgot......
Priztronic - Micro 5500
Acetronic: Grand Prix
The Acetronic / Priztronic / Radofin / Fountain / Hanimex Series of consoles can use each others cartridges with no problems
Click HereFor a list of known Acetronic/Priztronic/Radofin/Fountain
"Grandstand" Programmable Game
One of the most commonly found obscure consoles in both the UK and NZ.
As can be seen from the above pics this came in at least 3 different designs.
This system was endorsed at one stage by Soccer great "Kevin Keegan"
In New Zealand this system was sold as the "Mark III Video Game".
The New Zealand version looks like the one above on the top right.
Known Grandstand PC Cartridges
- PC.501: Sports / Supersportic
- PC.502: Motor Cycle
- PC.503: Tank Battle
- PC.504: Racing Cars / Grand Prix / Race Car GP
- PC.505: Submarine
- PC.506: Superb Wipeout
- PC.507: Shooting Gallery
- PC.508: Fundamental
Click here for pictures of some Grandstand Carts.
The UK version of the Fairchild Channel- F
"Waddingtons", the well known Board Game company
were involved in producing games/marketing this console.
Click Here for a List of Known Carts
Waddingtons - Videomaster
This funky looking console plays just one game - an "Archon" type space-chess game.
Possibly the same as the Emerson "Arcadia" game of the same name.
This system originated in Germany but was also sold in the UK.
This little known UK system looks very much like a Pong System
but uses cartridges which plug into its side..
This system is most probably an Emerson "Arcadia" Clone.
An identical system named the "Tryom" has been found in the USA and other identical systems have been found in Europe.
A New Zealand sold system that was a clone of the "Emerson Arcadia"
I've recently had some carts from this system dumped and can confirm that while the Grandstand carts have a different pinout, the Rom images are identical to the Arcadia versions.
So "Crazy Climber" soes exist for the Arcadia!
Known Carts: Escape, Cat Track, Crazy Climber, Missile War, Soccer, Breakaway, Sea Battle, Alien Invader.
NOTE: This is NOT the same system as the UK's Videomaster "Database".
Other Obscure Cartridge Systems
(more Info. soon)
- Creativision/Dick Smith Wizzard
- Sega SG-1000, SC-3000, SC-3000H
Sega's earliest Cartridge systems.
- Binatone Superstar
Like the Binatone PONG systems this console is a funky burnt orange colour.
- Ingersol Strike Command