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Also known asM-1000
ManufacturerAPF Electronics Inc.
TypeHome video game console
GenerationSecond generation
Release dateOctober 1978; 45 years ago (1978-10)
Units soldAround 50,000 at a minimum[1]
CPUMotorola 6800 (8 bit) @ 0.895 MHz (3.579 MHz oscillator divided by 4)
Memory1 KB RAM
Graphics256 x 192 (8 colors)
Power7.5 V AC 0.8 A or 12 V DC 0.5 A
PredecessorAPF TV Fun series

The APF Microcomputer System[2] is a second generation 8-bit cartridge-based home video game console released in October 1978 by APF Electronics Inc. with six cartridges.[3] The console is often referred to M-1000 or MP-1000, which are the two model numbers of the console. The APF-MP1000 comes built-in with the game Rocket Patrol. The APF-MP1000 is a part of the APF Imagination Machine. The APF-MP1000 and the APF Imagination Machine were developed in part by the noted engineer Ed Smith.[4][5]

It is the successor to the APF TV Fun line of first generation consoles.

Technical specifications[edit]

The APF MP1000 was the only second generation video game console based on the Motorola 6800 processor.
  • CPU: Motorola 6800 (8 bit) @ 0.895 MHz (3.579 MHz oscillator divided by 4)
  • RAM: 1 KB
  • Video Display Controller: MC6847
  • Palette : 8 colors
  • Resolutions: 256×192×4 / 128×192×8
  • Power Supply: 7.5 V AC 0.8 A or 12 V DC 0.5 A

Cartridge list[edit]

Some APF-M1000 games
Serial Game
MG1008 Backgammon
MG1006 Baseball
MG1007 Blackjack
MG1004 Bowling/Micro Match
MG1012 Boxing
MG1005 Brickdown/Shooting Gallery
MG1009 Casino I: Roulette/Keno/Slots
MG1001/MG1002 Catena
MG1003 Hangman/Tic Tac Toe/Doodle
MG1011 Pinball/Dungeon Hunt/Blockout
Built-In Rocket Patrol
MG1013 Space Destroyers
MG1010 UFO/Sea Monster/Break It Down/Rebuild/Shoot


  1. ^ "The Imagination Machine - Georgia State University News -". Georgia State News Hub. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  2. ^ "APF Microcomputer System Owner's Manual" (PDF).
  3. ^ APF Microcomputer System
  4. ^ "7 Black Computer Tech Pioneers You Should Know". PCMAG. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  5. ^ Smith, Jamel (22 October 2021). "Inspirational Black figures in gaming and technology". TechRadar. Retrieved 6 May 2022.

Further reading[edit]

- APF-M1000, APF-MP1000 & Imagination Machine FAQ (Backup copy of above at Console Database)