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Posted Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:27 AM
Posted Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:33 AM
Of course it works... it probably only came out of the box for 5 minutes.
I just picked up a nice Mattel Aquarius, untested and sans video cable, and amazingly, it works like a charm! I also got the Aquarius cassette deck and 16K memory expansion, but that was it - no games, and no cable for the cassette player.
The best place to ask about the Aquarius is the yahoo Aquarius group.
If anyone has one they'd like to sell or trade, or has any Aquarius games they wanna offload, let me know, because I'd like to get a few things for this machine and add it to my 'war room.' I'd really like to fool with the BASIC and write some stuff for it, but without the ability to save, it seems a bit pointless at the moment.
It definitely seems like an ugly duckling of a computer - looks cool, but the lack of a real space bar (to say nothing of the chicklet keyboard) is maddening. BASIC runs pretty fast, though, based on my quick little test programs.
Edited by JamesD, Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:36 AM.
Posted Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:44 AM
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