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Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:31 am
by kiwimike
Like a few here, I'd love a Vectrex revisited, perhaps even as a new relaunch. I have no idea about the technicalities but a new colour version would be fab!

But along the current trends, yes a mini Dreamcast would be a welcome addition to the recent lot.

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:27 am
by Antiriad2097
Is a Vectrex even a possibility? Is there anyone making vector monitors these days? Without the proper monitor, it just wouldn't be the same.

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:07 am
by Matt_B
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:27 am
Is a Vectrex even a possibility? Is there anyone making vector monitors these days? Without the proper monitor, it just wouldn't be the same.
There are still ones being made for things like vectorscopes, but they're typically very expensive pieces of kit. Prices range from a few hundred dollars up to thousands for professional grade ones.

Most low end oscilloscopes use digital LCD displays these days, so there's not much of a market for cheap ones. I'd think that if you wanted a Vectrex Mini in the sub-$100 bracket you'd have to do the same.

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:37 pm
by GarryG
Surely there is a surplus of old Crt TV screens out there gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere, that are suitable for being convert to vector displays.

We can only hope :mrgreen:


Actually a new Vectrex type consol is about the only one I would pay around a hundred or more £££ for

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:18 pm
by kiwimike
I've thought numerous times about getting a classic vectrex , when they come up locally they go for big dollars. I wouldn't be prepared to risk a long shipping with one, and the old tech is a bit of a risk when paying big cash for it. But it is the one system that is so unique it almost seems timeless.
Yeah, I do think a new 'mini' version etc just wouldn't be feasible, but a guy can dream! I'd imagined the vector monitors to be either expensive or obsolete, or both, and any companies that create similar for medical use....would they be interested in producing for this sort of thing, and how cheap could it be done for?

Still, an updated new Vectrex, featuring colour and built in games...a guy can dream :)

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:01 am
by tachi
ALK wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:07 am
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:53 am
tachi wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:45 pm
GameCube!
Give me Eternal Darkness, Lost Kingdoms 1/2, Baldur's Gate DA 1/2, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime 1/2 and the awesome Star Wars shooters and I'll be happy ;)
And why not include a few GBA games too? It would be an easy way to extend the catalogue on it without taking up much memory.
Gameboy Player Mini Add on incoming. :lol:
Consider my mind bloooown lol

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:46 pm
by kiwimike
I love these 'mini' systems, and there's definitely a market for them, if done well. I love the Nintendo ones, pre ordered the PS, considered the C64 but the joystick put me off, but if done well they are a great thing to collect, to have cute systems to play classic games, without the need for old TVs and piles of games around.

My only concern will be their success might bring on too many junky flashback versions instead of better quality. I have Hoping with Sega delaying the Megadrive they might have learnt, but we'll see.

I would love to see more of the really early 80s machines, although there is likely a bigger market for later machines. The C64 mini looks gorgeous and seems only let down by joystick build, a cute Apple or Atari would go well with those lines :)

I think Dreamcast is the one I'd want next though, of course ruling out Vectrex as impractical

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:29 am
by BennyTheGreek
PC Engine

HDMI output......just imagine it.....every pc engine game (including cd games)

It needs to be in a dinky little pc engine shell though as that is a cool looking console....

controllers need to be authentic too...

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:20 am
by ncf1
PC Engine would be one I would definitely buy
also Amiga
and Apple II but never gonna happen

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:52 am
by batman877
My top three would be...

1. Amiga 1200 and/or CD32 (with working CD-ROM drive?)
2. Sega Saturn (definitely not the PAL version)
3. Amstrad CPC 6128 Plus (but it'll never happen)

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:50 pm
by GarryG
Something that you could actually run or load an operating system into would be good. ST, Amiga, early PC or Cpm based machines.

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:04 am
by BellyFullOfHell
Would be the Intellivision for me, but it would have to play original carts. Most of the systems best games were coin-op/movie licences, so they probably wouldn't be able to include those.

Without the capability to play originals, I'd say PC Engine.

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:53 am
by The Laird
BellyFullOfHell wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:04 am
Would be the Intellivision for me, but it would have to play original carts. Most of the systems best games were coin-op/movie licences, so they probably wouldn't be able to include those.

Without the capability to play originals, I'd say PC Engine.
An Intellivision classic does already exist:

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Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:49 am
by BellyFullOfHell
The Laird wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:53 am
BellyFullOfHell wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:04 am
Would be the Intellivision for me, but it would have to play original carts. Most of the systems best games were coin-op/movie licences, so they probably wouldn't be able to include those.

Without the capability to play originals, I'd say PC Engine.
An Intellivision classic does already exist:

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It's missing the stuff I really like though (Tron games, Super Cobra, Lock n Chase), and I've a collection of 80+ carts I'd live to use again.

Re: What System would you like a 'Classic' console for?

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:26 pm
by kiwimike
Yeah these flashbacks are kind of the good but not fab thing that could ruin this mini console thing. Some just are okay but could be better. The Intellivision and Colecovision ones are two that have had mixed reviews, which is a shame when if they were done as well as the Mini NES/SNES would have been awesome :)