Author Topic: Obscure Computers: The Sharp MZ-700  (Read 1034 times)

Offline TL

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Obscure Computers: The Sharp MZ-700
« on: May 15, 2012, 18:56:25 PM »
This obscure 1983 computer used a 3.58 MHZ Z80 the same as the Spectrum and had 64k of memory but couldn't do proper graphics!

It could only use ASCII style characters, although it did have colour and a 1 channel sound chip!

I came across it some time when I found this video of Space Harrier running on the machine by accident . . . .



You seriously have to watch it and hear to believe it!

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Re: Obscure Computers: The Sharp MZ-700
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 18:58:13 PM »
And here is what the machine looks like:



And another game in the form of the Namco arcade classic Xevious!


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Obscure Computers: The Sharp MZ-700
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 17:59:13 PM »
Never heard of this one. Was it a full UK release?
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Re: Obscure Computers: The Sharp MZ-700
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 18:24:03 PM »
Quote from: "zapiy"
Never heard of this one. Was it a full UK release?

The computer did get released in the UK but nobody bought oneĀ  :D

Sold ok in Japan though (god knows why!)

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Re: Obscure Computers: The Sharp MZ-700
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 22:49:47 PM »
Check out this mental demo somebody did: