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Leisure Vision / Emerson Arcadia 2001
« on: October 23, 2012, 22:18:20 PM »
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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 22:47:48 PM »
Yeah there were loads of Arcadia 2001 clones, most of them legal as the hardware was licensed out to various manufacturers all over the world, just like it's predecessor the Interton 4000.

One of the more popular European versions of the console was made by Tchibo who are now famous for their high quality coffee machines!  :o

I have always quite fancied getting one for some reason. I know there is a great multi-cart available for it.

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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 22:49:03 PM »
I thought the controller looked interesting.  Seems to be inspired by the Intellivision. 

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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 17:22:40 PM »
I had never heard of it either. It does look like a nice system.

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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 17:33:04 PM »
You should see the cover Barb made for it.  Pretty ingenious!

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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 20:18:54 PM »
System review for the original version - the Emerson Arcadia 2001



And a TV commercial for it!


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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 20:20:10 PM »
They really cloned the original console, didn't they?

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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 20:26:22 PM »
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They really cloned the original console, didn't they?

Like I said the people who designed the Arcadia licensed it to every man and his dog and most of the consoles, from what I understand, are exactly the same just with a different badge on them. From what I have just read the Leisure Vision was the official Canadian version of the console.

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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2012, 22:08:59 PM »
So, I guess any game designed for the Arcadia 2001 would fit on this no problem.

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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2012, 22:13:30 PM »
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So, I guess any game designed for the Arcadia 2001 would fit on this no problem.

It should do yeah

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Re: Leisure Vision
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012, 22:23:57 PM »
Based on the video of those two games it seems as if the sound capabilities of the system are comparable to the 2600.  I'll have to check more A2001 videos to see.

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Re: Leisure Vision / Emerson Arcadia 2001
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2012, 19:48:49 PM »
Pretty decent version of Cat Trax, the sequel to the more famous Mouse Trap



Much better than the Atari 2600 version:


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Re: Leisure Vision / Emerson Arcadia 2001
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 20:51:51 PM »
That is a nice port, indeed.

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Re: Leisure Vision / Emerson Arcadia 2001
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2012, 16:28:47 PM »
I just came across this:



Ignore the German commentary and just look at the game. It is certainly a very ambitious title, in many ways it's like an early version of EA's FIFA Soccer as it uses the exact same viewpoint as the original Mega Drive version!

Look at this screenshot and you will see what I mean!


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Re: Leisure Vision / Emerson Arcadia 2001
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2012, 17:55:48 PM »
That is very ambitious indeed!  Where there any ports that used that perspective back then?  I can't remember any. 

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