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My hope in creating this post is to establish a single "go-to" thread here on AtariAge dedicated to the Emerson Arcadia 2001 console (and its many licensed "clones.") I'm not going to dive into a history lesson here, but the Arcadia 2001 was developed by Universal Appliances Limited (UAL) out of Hong Kong and released under license in the US market by Emerson in May 1982 (more details on this here). It was only produced for about 1.5 years in the US. There are 22 confirmed US releases but due to UAL having issued many licenses for related systems (more than 30!) around the world, that number increases to around 50 or so. While *most* Arcadia titles are knock-off Atari games some are actually lesser-known licensed arcade games, including Route 16, Jungler and Jump Bug. Have an Arcadia 2001 but want to play cartridges from one of the clone systems? You're in luck! The Arcadia 2001 is fully compatible with many of its clones (technically it's software-compatible with all of the clones, but pinout differences with some models - looking at you, MPT-03 - render the carts physically incompatible). Cartridges fully compatible with the Arcadia 2001 include: Bandai Arcadia (Japan; four Japan-exclusive titles), Leisure Vision (Canada), Advision Home Arcade (France), Hanimex HMG-2650 (Germany), Schmid TVG-2000 (Germany), Tele-Fever (Germany), Leonardo (Italy) and Tunix Home Arcade (New Zealand), to name a few. The Video Game Critic has reviewed many of the Arcadia titles here. Thinking about becoming an Arcadia collector? Be sure to check out @Blazing Lazers's Arcadia 2001 Rarity Guide here. Some titles are extremely tough to track down, so go for a complete set at your own risk, or maybe "cheat" and mix in some Leisure Vision-branded releases, etc. Want a multicart? You're in luck. AtariAge user @5-11under sells a DIP switch-style multicart for $90 shipped. Your choice of short cartridge or long cartridge. A full list of games included on the multicart is available here. The multicart thread in general is available here. Another multicart has surfaced in recent years out of Italy by Max Idem ([email protected]), which uses toggle buttons on the cart with a digital counter (on the cart) for game selection. This European offering has fewer total programs but does include Tetris (even though it has an active copyright). It runs 120 Euros plus shipping. Need a console box protector? You're in luck. How about game box protector? Same size as Atari 2600 - boom! Got a faulty Arcadia controller? Here's a repair guide. Interested in an RGB mod for your Arcadia console? Look no further than right here. How 'bout an Arcadia High Score Club? It looks like it may have been a couple of years, so perhaps send a note to @ballyalley to express interest in getting it going again. If you don't have a console, you can always play under emulation. I'm by no means an expert on this console, but hope you find this helpful and that we can use this thread moving forward. Also be sure to check out this extremely valuable resource for more details: Emerson Arcadia 2001 Central.
Looking for a console and games. Would like a leisure vision preferably as it would be cheaper for me as I live in Canada. eBay is too high for me.