Through a series of articles, I detail the history of the video game industry in regards to specific companies, consoles, and pieces of hardware.
In this section I provide in depth reviews of game consoles, past and present, from my own collection. Included are details about the consoles' history, specs, and hi-resolution pictures.
A lot of first- and third-party hardware and software items are released that don't get the recognition that they deserve. In this section, I highlight some of the best.
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Learn about me, my collection, how I got started colleting, and where I can see my collection going in the future. I also detail why I decided to make this site, and provide a means for you to contact me.
AV Famicom (HVC-101)
April 16, 2012
The Nintendo Family Computer, re-released in 1993 and typically referred to as the "AV Famicom" to distinguish it from the original Family Computer as released in 1983, is an excellent console and bares striking resemblance to the North American "top-loader" NES. There are, however, some differences. This review explains those differences and outlines some of the highlights surrounding this awesome Nintendo console!
April 4, 2012
The SupaBoy is a portable Super Nintendo Entertainment System that is designed to let you play SNES games on the go. The system is manufactured and distributed by Hyperkin, an emerging third party accessory developer who recently announced that they are the new owner of the Game Genie name.
Nintendo Super Famicom
March 14, 2012
The Super Famicom is the Japanese version of the American Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It was released in Japan on November 21, 1990. The Super Famicom was the successor to the wildly popular Nintendo Family Computer, or Famicom for short, which was sold as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) outside of Japan.
March 2, 2012
The Sega Nomad is a handheld game console released by Sega in 1995. The Nomad is a 16-bit handheld that plays the entire library of Sega Genesis games. Sega would go on to produce 1 million Nomad handhelds for sale in North America and Japan. Compared to other handheld consoles, even Sega's own Game Gear, the Nomad didn't perform exceptionally well in terms of sales, but is an interesting collector's piece today.
Sega Coleco Sonic Portable
Feb 23, 2012
The Coleco Sonic is a handheld game system distributed by Coleco and licensed by Sega. The portable was released in the US for around $40 in 2006, and is a somewhat rare find today. Thought not immensely popular by any means, the Coleco Sonic is a solid handheld that contains 20 built-in Master System and Game Gear games, and is good for hours upon hours of fun.
Sega Master System / II
Feb 19, 2012
The Sega Master System was what Sega gave the rest of the world when the Japanese were busy playing with their Mark III. Although the console was not as successful as the NES in Japan or the US, Europe and Brazil loved their Master Systems. Today, the console is still fun to play and cheap to collect.
Sega Mark III
Feb 19, 2012
The Sega Mark III was only released in Japan. It is Sega's third major console release after the SG-1000 and the SG-1000 Mark II. The console would later see a re-incarnation as the Sega Master System, but was only released in Japan as the Mark III. In this article I explore the Mark III hardware.
Feb 06, 2012
The Sega 32X is one of the biggest black sheep in Sega's console history. Never before has a Sega console been loved or hated so much by Sega's otherwise loyal fans. Only a hand full of games were ever released for the console, but it still remains a staple in any Sega collector's mind.
Feb 06, 2012
I recently picked up a Sega CDX from a local game store for a pretty good price. I fully tested the unit and found every feature still working perfectly - a testiment to Sega's awesome console build quality for sure. In this article, I go in depth with the Sega CDX - a console that is somewhat rare, as it came late in the lifecycle of both the Genesis and the Sega CD, and because of it's $399 price tag at launch, didn't sell too well. Still, the console is an excellent piece of hardware and an interesting piece of Sega's history.
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AV Famicom (HVC-101)
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The History of Sega Part IV
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The History of Sega Part II
The History of Sega Part I
Vintage Console Spotlight
The Sega Mark III was only released in Japan. It is Sega's third major console release after the SG-1000 and the SG-1000 Mark II. The console would later see a re-incarnation as the Sega Master System. In this article I explore the Mark III hardware.