Amazing- yet another clone??? I think you're right there- a 10th system is likely given that those games exist. It took almost 40 years for the Trevi to surface, and the existence of other clones cannot be ruled out. What's really interesting is that one of the games you have says "Schoolhouse II" (in English, no less)- I would have thought that the "II" would be pointless if it was the only title in the series that saw an overseas release. Maybe a "Schoolhouse I" did see some sort of foreign release, like how Bingo was sold abroad without any extra materials? Those look like they would fit in another clone system- would it be possible to try that and see if there's any gameplay or text differences?
Congrats on that acquisition, though- you've really got me jealous there! It's good to see these have been preserved. Before today their existence could only have been guessed at
Yes, they certainly point to the possibility of another clone. Would be interesting if someone like gig could have distributed an italian version...?
I agree that schoolhouse 2 does suggest a 1. I could easily believe 1 does exist and just not found. But I could still see it not existing. It probably at least suggests they planned to release 1.
Maybe they planned to do a non usa centric version but it never came to fruition?
The carts do fit in all the clones, well not visicom of course. They will work in a studio 2 as well if the top is removed. I would be extremely surprised if they varied from the soundic and hanimex games. As I believe soundic made all the mpt02 games and is why they did not brand them at all.
Thanks for the congrats, well they are safely in my collection anyway for preservation. I am fairly certain I have the largest rca s2 and clone collection now. Nice to have all this stuff together, hopefully I can do something special with it someday. As well as my Arcadia clone collection.
I do have a spare mpt02 soundic victory system cib (well no foams but everything else is there and in nice shape) and I have been planning to put it and my last couple spare victory games up for offer here but have not found the time. I am happy to take any pm's from people if they might have interest in the meantime.