Your new Programmable Video System lets you enjoy a tremendous variety of different video games over your TV. Its versatile microprocessor ‘brain’ and the extensive library of available optional game cartridges allow unlimited fun for the whole family.
The 1292 APVS is a family of cartridge-based consoles that share a common processor core: the Signetics 2650A. The first known console was the Radofin 1292 APVS, released in 1976. Multiple variations of the base platform were licensed and distributed throughout Europe, the UK, and Australia. Though software was cross-compatible, hardware differences made cartridges inoperable across systems. Thus, of the known clones and variants, there are six primary groups within which cartridges are mechanically compatible (see below). One of the platform's best-supported variations was the Interton Electronic VC 4000 Video Computer, manufactured and distributed in Germany. Among the platform's innovations were calculator-style keypads, analog joysticks, and cardboard keypad overlays.
|Manufacturer||Radofin, et al.|
|RAM||37 bytes RAM|
|Graphics||4 single-color, 8x10-pixel sprites; 4-digit (BCD) score line; 16-column x 10-row background grid|
|Sound||Single-channel square wave (?)|
|Input||2x analog joystick controllers with 14-button keypads|