Friday, May 16, 2008

Retro Consoles: Nintendo Micro VS System

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Now this really looks interesting. Released in 1984, Nintendo's Micro VS System is a portable console that doesn't look like a typical Game N' Watch unit. The Micro VS System came with a screen measuring slightly lesser than 16 centimeters and brought about 2 player action with the supplied pair of controllers.

You can find used Micro VS System units selling for more than USD 30 on eBay whereas new ones are going for USD 70. However, collectors are in luck since Play-Asia is selling brand-new factory sealed units of the rare Micro VS System: Donkey Kong Hockey for just USD 49.90 each

Here are some pictures:
These are the technical specifications:
  • Official Nintendo Portable Game
  • LR44 (AA) Micro Alkaline Batteries included (1.5 V)
  • Play modes: vs Computer or 2 Player mode
  • Extendable controllers (upto 48cm)
  • Battery life: 5 months (an hour play per day)
  • Time display: 12-hour system
  • Alarm: Set in 1-min intervals
  • Limited availability
And the description taken from the Play-Asia product page:
Nintendo has revolutionized the gaming industry in many ways, the systems they have developed are often truly innovative. It widens the gaming communities and bring gaming experiences to new heights.

Arcade consoles have long been linking players together for fighting and sports games, and the Micro VS System was released in 1984 and is one of the earliest consoles that makes such gameplay portable. With the console's two handhelds, two players can join a game by sharing the screen between them.

This console is one of the rare artifacts that tells the historical development of the gaming industry, a true collector's item that any serious gamer must own and is lucky to get hold of a limited quantity of brand new factory sealed consoles.
Interested? Click here for purchase details.