Pegasus (console)

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Pegasus
TypeVideo game console
Release date
[1]
Discontinued1997[2][3]
MediaROM cartridge
CPU1.779 MHz 8-bit MOS 6502

Pegasus is a video game system sold in Poland, Serbia, Bosnia and Czech Republic.[4]It was a hardware clone of the Nintendo Famicom (Japanese model of NES). It was being sold in Poland by Bobmark International.

There are also several consoles of this brand in the world that are NES clones.

Hardware[edit]

A 'Pegasus' game console, with gamepad and cartridge.
Processor UMC UA6527P or similar clone of 8-bit MOS 6502 1,66 MHz
Video Chip UMC UA6528P or similar clone
Clock 5.37 MHz
Resolution 256×240
Colour Palette 25 on screen
(out of 64 possible)
Standard PAL, 50 Hz refresh rate
Sound 5-channel mono 1 channel noise
1 PCM
3 channels for sounds
Media ROM cartridge
(Nintendo 60-pin equivalent)

Background[edit]

This particular Famiclone was popular in Poland, Serbia, and Bosnia, where it gained cult status, and was widely available at flea markets.[citation needed]

The system was manufactured in Taiwan by Micro Genius, and built to resemble Nintendo Famicom. Pegasus, like most known NES clones, was compatible with 60-pin Famicom cartridges, and partially compatible with some NES games, which could be played using a special converter. Genuine Nintendo games were not commonly available however, due to widespread piracy and the lack of officially licensed products on the market. The majority of the games sold with and for the system were cheap unlicensed copies, manufactured mostly in Russia and China.

The typical retail set included the system, two detachable controllers (both with "turbo" buttons, which meant 4 buttons in total; 6-button controllers also existed.), a light gun (very similar in design to NES Zapper), power supply, RF cable, as well as audio-video RCA connectors. The system itself did not include any built-in games, but was bundled with an infringing cartridge labelled "Contra 168-in-1", which contained a few of the best-known NES titles, such as Contra, Super Mario Bros., and Tetris, listed multiple times with slight variations. Most of the games had a "trainer" feature, which allowed the player to adjust the number of lives, and even the starting level of the game.

The 8-bit Pegasus was originally released in two versions: MT777DX and the IQ-502 with rounded casing, controller ports on the sides of the system and an eject button instead of a lever, both manufactured by Micro Genius). There was also a later 16-bit version known as "Power Pegasus 16-bit", a Sega Mega Drive clone. There was also a rare version of the console called Pegasus Game Boy released in 1993 which was a clone of Game Boy.[5]

In some countries, clones from this brand have been created on which can play NES cartridges. An example is Indonesia where Spica Club sold such models.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.pb.pl/elektronik-z-meliorantem-187459
  2. ^ https://archive.org/details/gambler_magazine-1998-03/page/n35/mode/2up?
  3. ^ https://a.allegroimg.com/s1024/0c4bdc/93d76ebb49328305ca39f5fc685d
  4. ^ http://www.hrej.cz/clanky/kazdy-by-chtel-mit-sve-polystation-aneb-klonujeme-konzole-2917/
  5. ^ http://i.imgur.com/UsvSey2.jpg
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-08-08. Retrieved 2019-08-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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