VC 4000 Console

ByGoth Scouser

The VC 4000 is an early 8-bit cartridge-based home video game console released in Germany in 1978 by Interton. The console is quite obscure outside Germany, but many software compatible systems can be found in many European countries (see 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System). It’s unclear if Interton really made the VC 4000 from scratch or if they bought the rights and the design to produce it, as many other brands produced similar systems the following years.

The VC-4000 is powered by a Signetics 2650A CPU (same as the Arcadia 2001) and a Signetics 2636 Video Controller. The two controllers are composed of a 12-key keypad, 2 fire buttons and an analog joystick. On the control panel of the system, one can find an on/off switch and three buttons: RESET, SELECT and START.

Games

Cassette 1 – Car Races
Cassette 2 – Blackjack
Cassette 3 – Paddle Games
Cassette 4 – Tank Battle
Cassette 5 – Mathematics I
Cassette 6 – Mathematics II
Cassette 7 – Air/Sea Battle
Cassette 8 – Memory/Flag Capture
Cassette 9 – Intelligence I
Cassette 10 – Winter Sports
Cassette 11 – Hippodrome
Cassette 12 – Hunting
Cassette 13 – Chess
Cassette 14 – Motocross
Cassette 15 – Intelligence II
Cassette 16 – Intelligence III
Cassette 17 – Circus
Cassette 18 – Boxing Match
Cassette 19 – Outer Space Combat
Cassette 20 – Melody/Simon
Cassette 21 – Intelligence IV/Reversi
Cassette 22 – Chess II
Cassette 23 – Pinball
Cassette 24 – Soccer
Cassette 25 – Bowling/Ninepins
Cassette 26 – Draughts
Cassette 27 – Golf
Cassette 28 – Cockpit
Cassette 29 – Metropolis/Hangman
Cassette 30 – Solitaire
Cassette 31 – Casino
Cassette 32 – Invaders
Cassette 33 – Super Invaders
Cassette 34 – Space Laser (Unreleased)
Cassette 35 – Rodeo (Unreleased)
Cassette 36 – Backgammon
Cassette 37 – Monster Man
Cassette 38 – Hyperspace
Cassette 39 – Basketball (Unreleased)
Cassette 40 – Super-Space