Recent homebrews for MSX, ColecoVision, Intellivision, CreatiVision, Dragon, Turbo-Grafx/16, Vectrex
Here are some quick photos of recent multi-platform homebrews I’ve been checking out:
- MSX platform: Uridium (an incredible port of the Commodore 64 technical tour de force), Jawbreaker II (a port of the TI-99/4a version of the maze game classic), and Monster Sound FM Paq Cartridge (an MSX MUSIC / FM PAC 100% compatible sound cartridge). My colleague, Mark Vergeer, provided a first look video at this MSX port of Uridium.
- Coleco ColecoVision: Nibbli: Son of Nibbler (a port of the “closet classic” arcade game).
- Mattel Intellivision: Space Raid (inspired by Sega’s arcade classic, Zaxxon).
- CreatiVision: A new multi-cart, Multirom v1.0 for the CreatiVision. Note that I have several Dick Smith Wizzard variants of the original CreatiVision, including the one pictured, which has a composite output modification. It’s quite difficult getting this Australian-based computer working here in the US, including not only converting the power supply, but also getting a display on the right TV. At the moment, I only have it working on a Sharp world TV, the CRT-based model you see pictured. The mess is due to making sure everything worked, which was quite hit or miss regardless of the console I used.
- Dragon: This “Dragon DriveWire” is a nicely cased Tano Dragon/Dragon 32/64 version of the popular Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer DriveWire that lets you use your modern computer as a file server to the classic computer, among other features.
- NEC Turbo-Grafx/16, Intellivision Flashback: To the right of the original 2.5″ LCD screen NEC TurboExpress is a modded TurboExpress. The modded unit has a modern 3.5″ LCD that all but eliminates motion blur and greatly increases battery life. Other mods include a controller port and A/V out to use an external display. The two controller adapters pictured allow you to use the new Intellivision Flashback controllers on systems like the Intellivision II.
- GCE Vectrex: The overdrive controller that works on games like Hyperchase.