Super Cassette Vision
The Super Cassette Vision
|Type||Home video game console|
|CPU||8-bit NEC PD7801G|
|Memory||128 bytes RAM, 4kB VRAM|
|Graphics||309×246 resolution, 16 colors, 128 on-screen sprites|
|Sound||PD1771C @ 6 MHz|
The Super Cassette Vision (Japanese: スーパーカセットビジョン Hepburn: Suupaa Kasetto Bijon) is a home video game console made by Epoch Co. and released in Japan on July 17, 1984, and in Europe, specifically France, later in 1984. A successor to the Cassette Vision, it is a third-generation console that competed with the Nintendo Famicom and Sega SG-1000 in Japan.
Epoch's original Cassette Vision was introduced in Japan by Epoch in 1981, which had steady sales and took over 70% of the Japanese home console market at the time, with around 400,000 units sold. However, the introduction of next-generation systems from Nintendo, Casio and Sega quickly pushed back the original Cassette Vision, leading Epoch to quickly develop a successor. The Super Cassette Vision was released in 1984, featuring an 8-bit processor and better performance more in line with its competitors. It was later released in France by ITMC under the Yeno branding. At least 16 games were brought over from Japan for a European release. A version of the system targeting the young female market, the Super Lady Cassette Vision. The console came packed in a pink carrying case, alongside the game Milky Princess. The system did not take off, and was unable to match the massive popularity of the Nintendo Famicom, leading Epoch to drop out of the console market by 1987.
- CPU: 8-bit NEC PD7801G microcontroller
- RAM: 128 bytes (internal to CPU)
- ROM: 4 KB (internal to CPU)
- Video processor: EPOCH TV-1
- VRAM: 4 KB (2 × µPD4016C-2) + 2 KB (EPOCH TV-1 internal)
- Colors: 16
- Sprites: 128
- Display: 309×246
- Sound processor: PD1771C @ 6 MHz
- Sound: 1 channel (tone, noise or 1-bit PCM)
- Controllers: 2 × hard-wired joysticks
- Astro Wars - Invaders from Space
- Astro Wars II - Battle in Galaxy
- BASIC Nyuumon (included four basic games)
- Boulder Dash
- Comic Circus
- Dragon Ball: Dragon Daihikyō
- Dragon Slayer
- Elevator Fight
- Lupin III
- Milky Princess
- Miner 2049er
- Nekketsu Kung-Fu Road
- Pole Position II
- Pop and Chips
- Punch Boy
- Rantou Pro-Wrestling
- Shogi Nyuumon
- Sky Kid
- Star Speeder
- Super Base Ball
- Giants Hara Tatsunori no Super Base Ball
- Super Golf
- Super Mahjong
- Super Sansu-Puter
- Super Soccer
- TonTon Ball
- WaiWai(Y2) Monster Land
- Wheelie Racer
- Black Hole
- Super Derby
- Super Rugby
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