VC 4000

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VC 4000
VC-4000-Console-Set.jpg
Manufacturer Interton
Type Video game console
Generation Second generation
Release date 1978
Introductory price €153
Discontinued 1983
Media Cartridges
CPU Signetics 2650A, Signetics 2636 video controller
Input 2 controllers with 12 buttons, 2 fire buttons and an analog joystick
Related articles 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System

The VC 4000 is an early 8-bit cartridge-based game console released in Germany in 1978 by Interton. The console is quite obscure outside Germany, but many software compatible systems can be found in many European countries (see 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System). It's unclear if Interton really made the VC 4000 from scratch or if they bought the rights and the design to produce it, as many other brands produced similar systems the following years.

The VC-4000 is powered by a Signetics 2650A CPU (same as the Arcadia 2001) and a Signetics 2636 Video Controller. The two controllers are composed of a 12-key keypad, 2 fire buttons and an analog joystick. On the control panel of the system, one can find an on/off switch and three buttons: RESET, SELECT and START.

Released versions[edit]

The console was produced by different companies and sold with different names. Not every console is compatible with others due to differences in the shapes and dimensions of the cartridge slots, but all of the consoles are software compatible. In the article about the 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System there is a table with all the software compatible consoles grouped by compatibility family (due to the slots).

Technical Specifications[edit]

  • CPU: Signetics 2650A at 0.887 MHz
  • Video controller: Signetics 2636
  • Data Memory: 37 bytes

List Of Games[edit]

The games for the VC 4000 were released on ROM cartridges known as cassettes.

  • Cassette 1 - Car Races
  • Cassette 2 - Blackjack
  • Cassette 3 - Paddle Games
  • Cassette 4 - Tank Battle
  • Cassette 5 - Mathematics I
  • Cassette 6 - Mathematics II
  • Cassette 7 - Air/Sea Battle
  • Cassette 8 - Memory/Flag Capture
  • Cassette 9 - Intelligence I
  • Cassette 10 - Winter Sports
  • Cassette 11 - Hippodrome
  • Cassette 12 - Hunting
  • Cassette 13 - Chess
  • Cassette 14 - Motocross
  • Cassette 15 - Intelligence II
  • Cassette 16 - Intelligence III
  • Cassette 17 - Circus
  • Cassette 18 - Boxing Match
  • Cassette 19 - Outer Space Combat
  • Cassette 20 - Melody/Simon
  • Cassette 21 - Intelligence IV/Reversi
  • Cassette 22 - Chess II
  • Cassette 23 - Pinball
  • Cassette 24 - Soccer
  • Cassette 25 - Bowling/Ninepins
  • Cassette 26 - Draughts
  • Cassette 27 - Golf
  • Cassette 28 - Cockpit
  • Cassette 29 - Metropolis/Hangman
  • Cassette 30 - Solitaire
  • Cassette 31 - Casino
  • Cassette 32 - Invaders
  • Cassette 33 - Super Invaders
  • Cassette 34 - Space Laser (Unreleased)
  • Cassette 35 - Rodeo (Unreleased)
  • Cassette 36 - Backgammon
  • Cassette 37 - Monster Man
  • Cassette 38 - Hyperspace
  • Cassette 39 - Basketball (Unreleased)
  • Cassette 40 - Super-Space

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