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12 Gaming Consoles You've Never Heard Of

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4/10 here :

 Sega Genesis CDX

 Sega Nomad

 Apple Pippin

 Sega Genesis 3

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I knew of every one of those except the Epoch Cassette Vision.

 

To be fair though vintage gaming consoles is one of my hobbies.

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I had a JVC X'Eye (Wondermega in the US) and it was ####ing awesome. I didnt have to lug around the Genesis and Sega CD and I had the older top stack versions. I got it for $200 on clearence at Best Buy in 1998 and had it untill it died last year. Now I cant find one to save my life. Although for retro home gaming, nothing beats this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo_Geo_(console)#Home

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I knew of every one of those except the Epoch Cassette Vision.

 

To be fair though vintage gaming consoles is one of my hobbies.

Same, to a degree, Epoch was the only one I didn't recognise

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Definitely heard of the Vectrex, Genesis 3, RCA Studio II, and Sega Nomad.

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Heard of all of them (like Thrackerzod it's a hobby).

Own two of them (Panasonic Q and Nomad).

 

Gizmondo was a heap. They even had a store dedicated to it in London!

I went in there once. It was so depressing. :laugh:

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Heard of all of those except the Apple Pinpin.

The SEGA ones are easy for anyone who's followed any form of Sega based magazine / comic during the 90's.

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I'd heard of 4. 

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Here are a couple more (consoles/addons)

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64DD (64DD)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Entertainment (Phantom)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQue_Player (iQue)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_Yaroze (Net Yaroze)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellaview (Stellaview)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSX_(video_game_console) (PSX)

 

And if you want to have a look at arcade hardware that are derived from consoles, have a look at http://www.system16.com/ (System16)

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I'd only heard of two of them, though that's not surprising as I've always been into PC gaming.

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+ Sega Pluto & Neptune

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+ Sega Pluto & Neptune

Neptune never saw production / retail though unfortunately, just scores of wishful thinking SEGA fans.

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wondermega

multi-mega

 

What great names :rofl:

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Ahh I had the Vectrex way back when, was a fun little unit minus the crappy controller and the overlays. Star Castle got plenty of playtime. That aside think the only ones I've never heard of was that Casette Vision and the one Panasonic unit.

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They missed a bunch. I remember reading about all these before including some that they didn't mention. Like the VideoBrain, Radioshack scoreboard although those weren't really consoles in the technical term. How about the Arcadia 2001, Rollet VideoColor, Action Max, XaviXport...kinda like the Wii and unique that the processor was on each cart, not the console, NeoGeo CD 

 

quite a few more  but i'll end it there.

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Neptune never saw production / retail though unfortunately, just scores of wishful thinking SEGA fans.

 

Was just adding to ZeroFearx's list seeing as he mentioned Phantom but theyarecomingforyou replied infront of me :P Still they're interesting to mention though for those who didn't know about them

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The SuperGrafx looks like something they pulled out of a Klingon battlecruiser :rofl:

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