Videomaster Superscore (model VM-8) was released in 1976 and sold assembled or
in kit form (to be fully assembled). British advertisements were put in
magazines such as Television Magazine. Few commercial systems were proposed in
kit form. This model was pretty well designed since the customers
could order different types of RF modules (UHF, VHF) to adapt the system to
the existing television formats. It was sold in several forms: Superscore
(the game unit), Superscore Plus (game unit and electronic gun), and
Compendium (a nice carton carry case containing the game unit, the
electronic gun, the AC adaptor and the additional paddle allowing both players
to play without sharing the main unit).
Without the electronic gun, the unit coud play four games:
Using the electronic gun, two more games could be played. Amazingly, they were called AUX1 and AUX2 (as "Auxiliary 1" and "Auxiliary 2"). This was obviously done to show that these two games were only playable with the optional gun.
Many systems attracted customers with a nice picture showing people playing a game. The slogan used to promote Superscore was "Superscore is super fun" and the picture is typical of the 1970s.
Below is the original advertisement of Superscore (found in Television Magazine, October 1976), which proposed the system in kit form. Note the text used for the large "Videomaster" trademark, which is typical of the 70s.
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