Obscure Systems

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lynchie137
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Re: Obscure Systems

Postby lynchie137 » January 16th, 2018, 5:20 pm

Just happened to stumble upon this while visiting this site and clicking on the "Show me a Random system" icon at the upper left corner on the web page.

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... st=2&c=984

To me, it kind of looks a little bit like one of those Arcadia clone systems. Albeit a bit chunkier and heavier. It also looks as if the controllers are hard wired to the console itself as opposed to being detachable.

pacman000
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Re: Obscure Systems

Postby pacman000 » January 18th, 2018, 11:53 am

While browsing AtariAge, someone mentioned a system called the Unisonic. I didn't remember it, so I looked it up. Unisonic was the manufacturer; the system's name was the Champion 2711. It used the same processor as the Intellivision, but it had a different graphics chip.

This site has a good overview of its features: https://worstconsole.blogspot.com/2012/ ... eever.html

Here's a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex4ejvmOdbM

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scotland
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Re: Obscure Systems

Postby scotland » January 18th, 2018, 6:23 pm

pacman000 wrote:While browsing AtariAge, someone mentioned a system called the Unisonic. I didn't remember it, so I looked it up. Unisonic was the manufacturer; the system's name was the Champion 2711. It used the same processor as the Intellivision, but it had a different graphics chip.

This site has a good overview of its features: https://worstconsole.blogspot.com/2012/ ... eever.html

Here's a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex4ejvmOdbM


I do have a Unisonic pong console. It looks very similar, all shiny and silver. The pong console is solid enough, and it has corded controllers with neat analog 360 degree controllers. The innovation allows pong games whete you can move the paddle off the back line and play the net, asit were.

I don't know this one you mention, but it looks like another change the chip consoles that certainly were overwhelmed by actual microprocessor consoles. I certainly wouldn't dis Unisonic for making it though. I like my pong console.

FusekiGames
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Re: Obscure Systems

Postby FusekiGames » January 25th, 2018, 5:01 am

scotland wrote:Thanks Fusemigames. I kept meaning to answer Sut's query, but I hadn't yet.

Also, those Video Pinball Units are not expensive, so if the resistor surgery doesn't pan out, maybe you can snag the woodgrain model.


The surgery should be successful, as I've tested it extensively, found the bad one, and got it to trigger by shorting it. I *would* like to grab a woodgrain model, though...


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