The first in NEC's PC-6000 line of computers.
Launched on November 01, 1981
Hosts 99 games
Designed and built by Acorn Computers in 1981 as part of the BBC's Computer Literacy Project, the BBC Microcomputer System was notable for its rugged build quality, expandability and feature set. Several notable British developers started out making games for this system.
Launched on September 30, 1981
Hosts 193 games
The PC (Personal Computer) is a highly configurable and upgradable gaming platform that, among home systems, sports the widest variety of control methods, largest library of games, and cutting edge graphics and sound capabilities.
Launched on August 12, 1981
Hosts 27655 games
Epoch Cassette Vision
A cartridge-based system released in Japan in 1981.
Launched on July 31, 1981
Hosts 11 games
A home computer created by Texas Instruments and released in 1981. It was the first home console to feature a 16-bit processor and included a prototype plug-and-play serial bus similar to what would become known as USB.
Launched on June 30, 1981
Hosts 80 games
This NEC computer was released in 1981 and is more commonly referred to as the PC-88.
Launched on January 31, 1981
Hosts 337 games
The Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer, affectionatly nicknamed CoCo, was a home computer launched in 1980. It had limited video and sound capabilites compared to its rivals, but was easy to program for and was produced in various incarnations until 1991.
Launched on December 31, 1980
Hosts 149 games
The TRS-80 was a very popular early microcomputer with standout features such as a full keyboard, included monitor, impressive floating point BASIC programming language, and a $600 pricepoint.
Launched on October 01, 1980
Hosts 213 games
An 8-bit computer produced by Commodore Electronics Ltd. Also known as the VIC-1001, it was the first microcomputer to sell one million units.
Launched on May 31, 1980
Hosts 155 games
A line of 8-bit computers produced by Atari, Inc. from 1979 to 1992.
Launched on November 30, 1979
Hosts 740 games
The first gaming handheld, Surpisingly big but extremely rare.
Launched on November 05, 1979
Hosts 13 games
The Intellivision by Mattel Electronics was a system known for its unique controllers and cutting-edge graphics in the early 1980s, but it was ultimately overshadowed by the technically less powerful, Atari 2600.
Launched on January 31, 1979
Hosts 124 games
The Odyssey 2 was Magnavox's second console, which competed with the Atari 2600 and Fairchild Channel F.
Launched on December 02, 1978
Hosts 65 games
The Advanced BASIC Computer line was created in 1978 with the release of the ABC80, a joint venture between Luxor AB, DIAB and Scandia Metric.
Launched on August 31, 1978
Hosts 2 games
The Sharp MZ is a home computer that was first released in the late 1970s. It was one of the first home computers to play video games.
Launched on May 31, 1978
Hosts 51 games
The Atari 2600 is one of the first home game consoles, and one of the most successful at the time. Though it could be seen as the Grandfather of Consoles, it was also nearly the Grim Reaper, contributing to the industry collapse years later.
Launched on October 31, 1977
Hosts 571 games
The PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) was a home-/personal computer produced by Commodore starting in 1977.
Launched on July 15, 1977
Hosts 35 games
Introduced at the West Coast Computer Faire in 1977, the Apple II was the first mass produced microcomputer on the market, becoming very popular in classrooms throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Somewhere between five and six million Apple II series computers were sold.
Launched on June 30, 1977
Hosts 909 games
The Astrocade is a cartridge-based video game system that competed directly with the Atari 2600 in the late 1970s.
Launched on January 01, 1977
Hosts 21 games
RCA Studio II
Considered by many to be one of the worst video game consoles ever released, the RCA Studio II featured monochrome graphics, number pad controllers, and single channel sound.
Launched on January 01, 1977
Hosts 16 games
The Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later called the Fairchild Channel F, was the first video game console to feature a microprocessor, interchangeable game cartridges, and detachable controllers.
Launched on July 31, 1976
Hosts 30 games
The Magnavox Odyssey was the first home video game console.
Launched on August 31, 1972
Hosts 22 games
Stand-alone machines specialized for individual games. Arcades began the game industry and peaked in popularity before home consoles took over the gaming public. Arcade games usually cost 25 cents, or 100 yen, per play. Known for the most cutting-edge technology of their time, arcades have the largest video game library, and greatest variety of control methods, of any platform.
Launched on August 31, 1971
Hosts 2295 games
PLATO stands for Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations. Mainly used for assisting in instruction and offering coursework originally built by the University of Illinois.
Launched on January 01, 1960
Hosts 9 games
In a pinball machine the player is in control of two or more "flippers" (small movable bars) that are used to shoot a metal ball against different physical targets inside the machine.
Launched on January 16, 2019
Hosts 776 games
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