I received Fabrizio's Trevi system in the mail today. It is very interesting to see a 9th rca compatible system pop up nearly 40 years after its release, with no one ever having found one before or no information ever surfacing about it!
I spoke with my friend from Italy Luca and he remembers the Trevi company. They were a manufacturer of small appliances back in the 80's, they also produced car radios around the 90's and were not a major italian brand.
He was aware of their 1 pong console from the 70s, but of course not this rca s2 clone.
It appears this is a straight sheen/conic system that was made specifically for the Italian market.
The console itself has no trevi markings other than the trevi front nameplate that uses the same style design as the sheen.
I have not opened it yet but plan to.
The box again is identical to the sheen/conic box design with only the name changed to trevi.
It also lists the same 13 games in the same order for the other m-1200 systems on the box ends:
M1200-01 - School House 2 / Math Fun
M1200-02 - Biorhythm
M1200-03 - Baseball
M1200-04 - Fun with Numbers
M1200-05 - Star Wars
M1200-06 - Bingo
M1200-07 - Pinball
M1200-08 - Concentration / Match
M1200-09 - Tennis / Squash
M1200-10 - School Hose 1 /Computer Quiz
M1200-11 - Speedway Tag
M1200-12 - Space War Intercept
M1200-13 - Gun Fighter / Moonship Battle
the system manual is just a generic m-1200 one, with no mention of trevi I don't think. But it is all in Italian, which would be specific to this model.
Inside it also lists the other games that are available and again lists all the same 13, but does not mention - star wars, pinball or concentration match.
However we know they were released for it as those are 3 of the 5 games I received with the system cib.
Omitting these 3 from the manual though would back up the idea that they were definitely the last 3 games made/released. Later than bingo as well of course, which probably was at least planned for a usa release if it didn't actually get one.
So tld1985 if you want to add the game info to your master list please do, we can assume all 13 games exist for trevi, but who knows for sure. We still don't know if tennis or school house 1 exists for any clone system???
The other interesting thing is the games (well for 3 of the 5 I got) include just generic m1200 manuals the same that came with the sheen/conic games. These are in English.
But in addition to these there are full page single sheet manuals on trevi letter head for 4 of the 5 games. These are in Italian and typed up. I am especially curious to translate the one for star wars.
The boxes for the games are the same physical proportions to the sheen/conic boxes, but they are completely there own design/graphics.
The carts however are the generic sheen/conic type with no mention of a brand. But they don't use stick on numbers or names, each label is printed individually.
The games also have little buble wrap pouches for the carts that fit into the boxes, the same the sheen/conic games and some mpt-03 games used.
That's about all I can think of to add after going over everything the first time...just wanted to share