SD 070 / SD 090 clones
As seen on the
SD 050 page, many manufacturers released SD 050 and
compatible systems, which were more or less the same, and mostly released in
Europe. However, two other types of similar systems were released at the end of
the 1970s until around 1984: the SD 70 and SD 90 systems.
They are all compatible with PC-50x cartridges. Most are nearly same except a
few others which had a different case (like the Rollet 4/303). These systems
were still successfull in the early 1980s. Not only the more expensive Atari VCS,
Colecovision and others were much more expensive, but also these smaller pong
systems were suitable for young children (for example, the Rollet 4/303 was
advertised in 1984 as a children system).
These systems were all manufactured in Asia, and then sold under different names depending on the manufacturer. As a result, the ITMC SD 90 is same as another British system manufactured by Grandstand. Also, some systems existed both in black and white and color versions. The ITMS SD 90 is a typical example. The specimen pictured below is the black and white version, but the box shows the color version (see the small red/green/blue squares just right to the left controller).
The PC-50x cartridges will be detailed in the PC-50x page.
|ITMC SD 090 box, with french text.
Unit has english text, however.
Amazing detail: the top flap of the box
has a typo: SD 09 instead of SD 90...
|ITMC SD 90 system:
beige finish (brown controllers).
|Grandstand Programmable game (UK).
This is the color version of ITMC SD 90,
as pictured on the ITMC SD 90 box.
|Programmable TV-Game, unknown
manufacturer. This one looks more like
a SD 050 clone.
Hanimex SD 070 couleur system:
|Rollet 4/303 'Video Secam System'.
Another example with different design.
Rollet released the same system under
the 'Secam Video Systeme' SD-050S.
|Soundic Programmable system.
Yet another system which looks
like the ITMC SD 050S.
Note the protective cover on the