C64 Games System

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C64 Games System
C64 Games System
Type: Video Console
Producer: Commodore
Price: 100 £; (ca. 230 DM, ca. 115 €)
Released: 1990
Discontinued: 1990
Processor: MOS 6510 @ ca. 1 MHz
Memory: 64 KByte
OS: modify C64 KERNAL & BASIC V2.0
Info: alias C64GS;
Handling only with joysticks;
Software handling only with cartridges

The video console C64 Games System (short: C64GS) was published 1990 in the UK and costs round about 100 Pound.[1]

This start for Commodore in the video console market was a flop. That was the reason, that a lot of C64 Games System cheap sold out in the UK, and later in Denmark or Germany.

The C64 Games System hasn't a keyboard. There are connection for 2 joysticks, a game cartridge like C64 Games System (Cartridge Collection) (the games was modify only for playing with joystick) or another game cartridge, connections for TV and monitor, and a power connection for the power supply.

Some game companies like Domark, System 3, Ocean or Dinamic also developed new cartridge game for the C64 Game System.

A little bit later Commodore tried again to start successful in the video console market and produced new consoles like the amiga based CDTV (1991) and CD32 (1992), that also flops!

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References[edit]

  1. Zzap64 magazine - issue 10/1990 - "Inside the future: The C64GS", s. 62-63

Weblinks[edit]

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