Super Cassette Vision Console

ByTheRetroMike

The Cassette Vision  is a home video game console made by Epoch and released in Japan on July 30, 1981. There is also a remodel called the Cassette Vision Jr.

The term “cassette” is a contemporary synonym for “ROM cartridge”, not to be confused with the magnetic cassette tape format. In terms of power, it is comparable to the Atari 2600. The console uses cartridges and it has the distinction of being the first successful programmable console video game system to be made in Japan. The Cassette Vision has unusual controls: four knobs built into the console itself, two for each player (one for horizontal, one for vertical); plus two buttons per player.

The system originally retailed for 13,500 yen, with games priced at 4,000. Though the Cassette Vision was not a high seller, it received a successor called the Super Cassette Vision As a 1984 machine, it is more comparable to the likes of the Family Computer and the Atari 7800. The SCV was also sold in Europe, but with little known success.

Games

Astro Wars – Invaders from Space
Astro Wars II – Battle in Galaxy
BASIC Nyuumon
Boulder Dash
Comic Circus
Doraemon
Dragon Ball: Dragon Daihikyō
Dragon Slayer
Elevator Fight
Lupin III
Mappy
Milky Princess
Miner 2049er
Nebula
Nekketsu Kung-Fu Load
Pole Position II
Pop and Chips
Punch Boy
Rantou Pro-Wrestling
Shogi Nyuumon
Sky Kid
Star Speeder
Super Base Ball
Giants Hara Tatsunori no Super Base Ball
Super Golf
Super Mahjong
Super Sansu-Puter
Super Soccer
TonTon Ball
WaiWai(Y2) Monster Land
Wheelie Racer