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I was lurking the web and stumbled onto an old game system that is very rare and little known about: The VTech CreatiVision. I am posting here about this because this system was released before the ColecoVision and has very similar hardware (same Texas Instruments video & audio chips). The ColecoVision even looks a bit like the CreatiVision. I had assumed that Coleco was being completely original with their hardware and design (and that maybe Sega somewhat "copied" Coleco with their SG-1000), but now I think otherwise... The VTech CreatiVision was released in 1981 in Hong Kong, one year before the ColecoVision's release date. The Sega SG-1000 was released a year after the ColecoVision, in 1983. All 3 consoles use the same video and audio chips. There is little known about this console-computer system. There were a couple old threads, but I wanted to make a new one here. Some info on the CreatiVision: http://www.classic-consoles-center.at/creativision http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VTech_CreatiVision Even the games on this system (many released in 1981) look and sound like early ColecoVision games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fxxfdZqSpQ&feature=endscreen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmKKj8Cyy5k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur0GA1hTiiU Do you think Coleco knew about this console from VTech before they started development themselves? What about Sega and their SG-1000? In any event, I'd like to get my hands on a CreatiVision and a SG-1000 someday. Discuss
Hello my friends. I recently got informations from a nice guy in Venezuela, who owns a very odd revision of the VTech CreatiVision console (infos on my website "CreatiVEmu": http://www.madrigaldesign.it/creativemu/ ). He sent me a few pics of his unit, and I found out that the unit was sold in South America. Not sure of the actual country where the unit sold originally. Might be Venezuela, but the owner himself is not sure. The unit runs at 110V, and *might* be a NTSC version. This might be the only NTSC version of Creativision, except the ultra-rare Japanese version. *** I NEED YOUR HELP *** I'm looking for informations, scans of old magazines, advertisements, rumours, etc. about this fancy South-American Creativision. First of all I need to know which country it actually sold, or at least was promoted. Then if you could also help by providing infos on the local distributor, it would be GREAT! :-) Any informations welcome! :-) Thanks!! MADrigal
Hi everyone! I have recorded 3 videos of myself with an old friend, showing my collection of CreatiVision items. A sort of video-interview where I show the items and tell a lot about them, with also descriptions of hardware, etc. And a video review of games running on the console, etc. The videos are in Italian but you can use the "subtitles" in your preferred language. You will see a few very nice items! In my videos I also mention my friends that helped me over the years, such as Dieter, Michael, Kurt, Thomas, Kym, Jarkko, Adrian, Ian, Maurizio and many more! You don't want to miss these videos Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Also a short video of my Italian MB Vectrex - recorded just for fun Vectrex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6sv6TltkB0 I hope you enjoy them! Please feel free to comment on Youtube or here. Cheers MAD