Commodore 3000H

A relic of Commodore's first days with MOS Technologies, this happy little "Pong" clone connects to a normal PAL television set and allows from one to four players to play such classics as Tennis, Target (with an optional light gun), Football (aka Soccer), and Squash. There is also a gage for difficulty level (handicap), and another for the number of players and other settings. The system comes with a 220V->9V adaptor, but also takes six AA batteries!

The system actually comes with a single "sliding" controller right on the console, and a second sliding controller connected to the console. Another pair of controllers can be optionally plugged in to a special port in the back. The 3000H was only released in Europe, a product of Commodore International, Ltd.

Interestingly, the 3000H has but one major chip, the mysterious MOS 7601 Along with a half- dozen minor ICs in a supporting role, the 7601 makes this entire system go. The 7601 is that nice little chip underneath the silver heat sink, pictured here on the right. As you can also see, the system has an internal speaker, meaning that the console generates its own sound as opposed to sending sounds to the television.

Personal Note: Another eBay find. Nostalgia for such games really makes me want to sit down and play with this. However, unless I can figure out how to get a PAL channel 35 or 36 out of my NTSC television, it will be tough. :)

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