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Epoch Cassette Vision

Epoch Cassette Vision
Picture of Vintage Technology Prop Store   Game Consoles   Epoch Cassette Vision
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  • Date of Manufacture: 30th July 1981
  • Quantity Available: 1
  • Working Condition: Working
  • Physical Condition: Good
  • Original Box: Yes
  • Keywords: Japanese, Japan

Thsi video game console was only released in Japan.

Despite having 4 dials like a regular pong machine, the system is for two players, each have two dials each, one for horizontal and one or vertical. Each player also has a left and right lever, and two fire buttons. There is also a socket on the top to plug in a light gun.

Epoch decided to capitalize on the NEC uPD77xx chipset as they had already used to develop games on this platform (TV Baseball, TV Vader). To achieve this, The Cassette Vision cartridges also house the CPU  in the cartridge, the console handles the power, controls as well as the video and sound.

This allowed development to be handled by advancing the cartridges, rather than having the consumer buy new hardware.

The machine is about as capable technically as an Atari 2600 VCS. The name does not have anything to do with the magnetic tapes that we use, in Japanese, Cassette is synonomous with cartridge.

During it's lifetime, it sold around 400,000 units, and had just 12 games released, making it one of the smallest games libraries in the console world, there is also one unreleased title.

The machine was succeeded by the Super Cassette Vision, which was technically more advanced and comparable with the Famicom and SG-1000, it sold well, and unlike the earlier machine, it was available in Europe, distributed by Yeno, but was not a great success in that territory.

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Hire Charges

We currently do not have our charges listed online, but we are happy to quote you by phone. Please call us on 01440 709794 and we'll be happy to help.

Minimum Order Charge

We do have a minimum order charge of £50 (excluding delivery) for all hires. This is to cover the time involved in organising and dispatching a single small item. Sorry :-(


New clients are required to pay in advance by BACS or credit card. Repeat customers can open a credit account with us on 30 days terms.

Multiple Items & Job Lots

If you're looking to fit out an entire set and need many items, we are happy to quote a discounted rate based on the quantity of items.

Dry Hire

The term dry hire means to hire an item without having a technician supplied to support it. Most of our small items are available to dry hire, but some of the more complicated equipment that require specialist knowledge are not. In these cases we will deliver the item(s) personally and set them up for you. Please call us for a quotation based on the hire period and location.

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