Arcadia 2001

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The Emerson Arcadia 2001 is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio Corp in 1982 following the release of ColecoVision. It was discontinued only 18 months later, with a total of 35 games having been released.[1]

Arcadia 2001 is not a product of Arcadia Corporation, manufacturer of the 2600 Supercharger, and was sued by Emerson for trademark infringement. Arcadia Corporation then changed its name to Starpath.[2] Emerson licensed the Arcadia 2001 to Bandai which released it in Japan,[1] and over 30 Arcadia clones exist. {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}


Hanimex HMG-2650

The Arcadia is much smaller than its contemporary competitors and is powered by a standard 12-volt power supply so it can be used in a boat or a vehicle. This portability feature, however, requires a portable television, which was extremely rare in the early 1980s. It also has two outputs (or inputs) headphone jacks on the back of the unit, on the far left and far right sides.

The system came with two Intellivision-style controllers with a 12 button keypad and 'fire' buttons on the sides. The direction pads have a removable joystick attachment. Most games came with BoPET overlays that could be applied to the controller's keypads. The console itself had five buttons: power, start, reset, option, and select.

There are at least three different types of cartridge case styles and artwork, with variations on each.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} Emerson-family carts come in two different lengths (short and long) of black plastic cases.


Intervision 2001

Emerson actually created many popular arcade titles including Pac-Man, Galaxian and Defender for the Arcadia, but never had them manufactured as Atari started to sue its competitors companies for releasing games to which it had exclusive-rights agreements{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}. Early marketing showed popular arcade games, but they were later released as clones. For instance, the Arcadia 2001 game Space Raiders is a clone of Defender, and Breakaway is a clone of Breakout.[3]

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Advision Home Arcade Advision Template:Country data FRA Emerson console
Arcadia Bandai Template:Country data JPN Emerson console
Arcadia 2001 Emerson Template:Country data USA Emerson console
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Ekusera P.I.C. Template:Country data JPN MPT-03 console
Hanimex MPT-03 Hanimex Template:Country data FRA MPT-03 console
HMG-2650 Hanimex Template:Country data DEU Emerson console
Home Arcade Centre Hanimex Template:Country data FRA Emerson console
Intelligent Game MPT-03 Intelligent Game Template:Country data USA MPT-03 console
Intercord XL 2000 System Intercord Template:Country data DEU Emerson console
Intervision 2001 Intervision Template:Country data CHE Ormatu console
ITMC MPT-03 ITMC Template:Country data FRA MPT-03 console
Leisure-Vision Leisure-Dynamics Template:Country data CAN Emerson console
Leonardo GiG Electronics Template:Country data ITA Emerson console
Ormatu 2001 Ormatu Electronics BV Template:Country data NED Ormatu console
Palladium Video Computer Game Neckermann Template:Country data DEU Palladium console
Polybrain Video Computer Game Polybrain Template:Country data DEU Palladium console
Poppy MPT-03 Tele Computer Spiel Poppy Template:Country data DEU MPT-03 console
Prestige Video Computer Game MPT-03 Prestige Template:Country data FRA MPT-03 console
Robdajet MPT-03 Template:Country data CHE MPT-03 console
Rowtron 2000 Rowtron Template:Country data GBR MPT-03 console
Schmid TVG-2000 Schmid Template:Country data DEU Emerson console
Sheen Home Video Centre 2001 Sheen Template:Country data AUS Ormatu console
Soundic MPT-03 Soundic Template:Country data FIN MPT-03 console
Tele Brain Mr. Altus Template:Country data DEU Palladium console
Tele-Fever Tchibo Template:Country data DEU Emerson console
Tempest MPT-03 Tempest Template:Country data AUS MPT-03 console
Tobby MPT-03 Tobby Tobby MPT-03 console
Trakton Computer Video Game Trakton Template:Country data AUS Palladium console
Tryom Video Game Center Tryom Template:Country data USA MPT-03 console
Tunix Home Arcade Monaco Leisure Template:Country data NZL Emerson console
UVI Compu-Game Orbit Electronics Template:Country data NZL Orbit console
Video Master Grandstand Template:Country data NZL Orbit console

Bandai Arcadia

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In 1982 the Bandai Arcadia, a variant of the Emerson Arcadia 2001, was released in Japan by Bandai. There were four Japan-exclusive game releases developed by Bandai which were the only known Arcadia titles written by other companies than UA Ltd.

  • Doraemon
  • Dr. Slump
  • Mobile Suit Gundam
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross

Technical specifications

  • Main Processor: Signetics 2650 CPU running @ 3.58 MHz
  • RAM: 512 bytes
  • ROM: None
  • Video Display: 128 × 208 / 128 × 104, 8 Colours
  • Video Display Controller: Signetics 2637 UVI
  • Sound: Single Channel "Beeper" + Single Channel "Noise"
  • Hardware Sprites: 4 independent, single color
  • Controllers: 2 × 2 way
  • Keypads: 2 × 12 button (more buttons on some variants)


Many of the games for the Arcadia 2001 are ports of lesser-known arcade games such as Route 16 and Jungler. There are 46 games for this system. Template:Col-begin Template:Col-2

  • 3-D Bowling - a Bowling game released for the Arcadia by Emerson Radio Corp. in 1982.
  • 3-D Raceway - 3D Raceway
  • 3-D Soccer - a Soccer game released by Emerson Radio Corp. for the Arcadia in 1982.
  • Alien Invaders - is a Shoot-'Em-Up game released by Emerson Radio Corp. for the Arcadia in 1982.
  • Astro Invader
  • American Football - is a Football game released by Emerson Radio Corp. for the Arcadia in 1982.
  • Baseball
  • Brain Quiz
  • Breakaway
  • Capture
  • Cat Trax
  • Crazy Gobbler
  • Crazy Climber (unreleased)
  • Escape
  • Funky Fish
  • Galaxian
  • Grand Prix 3-D
  • Grand Slam Tennis
  • Hobo
  • Home Squadron
  • Jump Bug


  • Jungler
  • Kidou Senshi Gundamu (only in Japan)
  • Math Logic
  • Missile War
  • Ocean Battle
  • Pleiades
  • RD2 Tank
  • Red Clash
  • Robot Killer (clone of Berzerk)
  • Route 16
  • Soccer
  • Space Attack
  • Space Chess
  • Space Mission
  • Space Raiders
  • Space Squadron
  • Space Vultures
  • Spiders
  • Star Chess
  • Super Bug
  • Super Gobbler
  • Tanks A Lot
  • The End
  • Turtles/Turpin



Tchibo Tele-Fever. The BoPET overlay of R2D Tank is applied to the controller


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