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12 Gaming Consoles You've Never Heard Of

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0nyX    259

4/10 here :

 Sega Genesis CDX

 Sega Nomad

 Apple Pippin

 Sega Genesis 3

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Skyfrog    438

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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corrosive23    64

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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+The Evil Overlord    17,778

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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Kaze23    225

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

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Lingwo    489

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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Aergan    621

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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McKay    3,695

I'd heard of 4. 

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ZeroFearX    14

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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theyarecomingforyou    9,200

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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Andrew    2,731

+ Sega Pluto & Neptune

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Aergan    621

+ Sega Pluto & Neptune

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

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+exotoxic    452

wondermega

multi-mega

 

What great names :rofl:

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Max Norris    2,071

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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NightScreams    97

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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Andrew    2,731

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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RageOfFury    336

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

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