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konix multi system?

Post by punkdaddy » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:08 pm

does anyone know anything about the british made konix multisystem?

i just found some old video game promotional footage and it says it was hyped to be the next big thing.
coming out around the time the megadrive was due to be released

i never heard of it - but im not the great and powerful oz y'know

has anyone got one or played one?

im working on getting the videos online. theyre quite funny

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Post by pottyboy » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:25 pm

There was an article in Retro Gamer #8 on this what-would-have-been-wonderful machine :)
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Post by punkdaddy » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:09 pm

unfortunately i dont have said publication.

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Post by SirClive » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:52 pm

There are some videos on the coverdisk of the mag too. I would heartily recommend you track down a copy.
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Post by punkdaddy » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:00 pm

SirClive wrote:There are some videos on the coverdisk of the mag too. I would heartily recommend you track down a copy.
would that be from the live era or more recently on imagine publishing

i have 10 copies of volume 2 issue 6 with cover cd available for trade also (live publishing_

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Post by Lorfarius » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:54 pm

It was the Live era. Quite early on I think.
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Post by SirClive » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:57 pm

Its probably my favourite feature in all of the Live mags.
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:44 pm

SirClive wrote:Its probably my favourite feature in all of the Live mags.
I'd totally agree. The articles would all be on the new disk though.
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Post by Dudley » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:25 pm

Indeed and a quick check of said disk leads me to point out it was in Issue 8.
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Post by pocketmego » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:57 pm

I found this on Youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doQv9ybQnJM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tjk9IR5fIA

This thing didn't stand a chance. There is no way it wouldn't have been too expensive for the market at the time. It might have been cool. But, it would have cost a fortune.

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Post by merman » Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:45 am

Considering it was up against consoles like the PC Engine (£250+ on import) and the NeoGeo (£170 A GAME) at the time, the projected price of around £300 for a Konix base unit and £25 a game (on 3.5" floppy disks) would have been viable
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Post by James Bond » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:45 am

Going by those videos, I'm not positive it would have set the world alight, but some nice ides, especially that chair. I just don't think that would have caught on though.
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Post by punkdaddy » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:23 am

ok but does anybody own one and played it or even seen one in the flesh.

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Post by oli_lar » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:20 pm

No, didn't go past prototype stage so alas manufactured/sold.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:27 pm

merman wrote:Considering it was up against consoles like the PC Engine (£250+ on import) and the NeoGeo (£170 A GAME) at the time, the projected price of around £300 for a Konix base unit and £25 a game (on 3.5" floppy disks) would have been viable
yeah , but neither the PC Engine nor the Neo Geo sold in vast quantities in Europe.The systems were designed for non-UK regions , and only available via importers.

Imho neither the PCE or NeoGeo would have been released if their primary market was Europe
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