MicroVision [Model 4952]

The Console by MB

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[MACHINE] Console

MicroVision © 1979 Milton Bradley Co.


Handheld game console from MB.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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MicroVision [Model 4952] the  Console
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Game ID: 4952

CPU: Intel 8021/TI TMS1100 (on cartridge)
Screen type and resolution: 16 × 16 pixel LCD
Register width: 4 bit (TMS1100), 8 bit (8021)
Processor speed: 100 kHz
RAM (integrated into CPU): 64 bytes (TMS1100), 8 bytes (8021)
ROM: 2K (TMS100), 1K (8021)
Cartridge ROM: 2K (TMS 1100), 1K (8021) masked (integrated into CPU; each game's CPU was different)
Video Display Processor: LCD Custom Driver (made by Hughes)
Sound: Piezo beeper
Input: Twelve button keypad, one paddle
Power requirements: One or two 9 volt batteries on earlier Microvision consoles, one 9 volt battery on later Microvision consoles
Power Dissipation: 110 mW (TMS 1100), 1 W (8021)

TRIVIA

The Microvision was the very first handheld game console that used interchangeable cartridges. It was released in November 1979. Only 13 games were made for the Microvision.

The Microvision was designed by the same engineer who would later design the Vectrex gaming console.

Gamelist:
Alien Raiders
Baseball
Barrage
Block Buster
Bowling
Connect Four
Cosmic Hunter
Mindbuster
Pinball
Sea Duel
Star Trek Phaser Strike and Phaser Strike
Super Block Buster
Vegas Slots

STAFF

Designed by: Jay Smith

SOURCES
Machine's bios.

Page last modified on January 25, 2016