RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza

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Re: RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 24th, 2017, 9:31 pm

RetroStrife - I also want to say thanks for posting this. To be honest I didn't even realize The Studio II was its own system. I thought it was some kind of knock-off or something.

I really appreciate how you rated everything on a VGC scale! You're speaking my language!

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Re: RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza

Postby mbd36 » August 24th, 2017, 10:50 pm

Haha. In terms of tech, the Studio II makes the Atari VCS look like a Playstation 4. Woefully outdated the year that it was released.

When AVGN briefly covered it in his video on Pong consoles he said that if this is Studio II then he'd hate to see the Studio I.

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Re: RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza

Postby Retro STrife » August 25th, 2017, 11:04 am

pacman000 wrote:If you're interested in under-powered systems here are two more:

The Soundic SD-290 - Part of a series of 4-bit systems released in Asia by multiple manufacturers. http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... t=2&c=1294

The Interton VC 4000 - A less-powerful predecessor to the Emerson Arcadia. http://www.old-computers.com/museum/com ... st=2&c=726


Never heard of the Soundic; thanks for the heads up. I've looked into the Interton before, and I forget the results of that, but I vaguely remember it being very hard to find and overly expensive.

I'm gradually moving toward arcade and pinball stuff lately, so I'm not sure what my next console will be. I've been interested in the Amiga CD32 for a long time, but it's a bit pricey for my taste.

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Re: RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza

Postby Retro STrife » August 25th, 2017, 11:05 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:RetroStrife - I also want to say thanks for posting this. To be honest I didn't even realize The Studio II was its own system. I thought it was some kind of knock-off or something.

I really appreciate how you rated everything on a VGC scale! You're speaking my language!


Thanks and not a problem; I enjoyed writing it! It gave me some "purpose" behind buying and playing this old thing. I have some other oddities in my collection that might make interesting review write-ups, so maybe I'll try to do a few more like this over time.

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Re: RCA Studio II (1977) - console and games review - 40th Birthday Bonanza

Postby lynchie137 » August 25th, 2017, 10:47 pm

It's more than likely I'll never see one of these babies much less own one. But it's definitely nice to read about an old and somewhat obscure game console from the prehistoric days of video gaming. Nice job!!!


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