The Colour Cartridge (model VMV12) was released in 1979 and was Videomaster's last PONG system. It is the only model which uses game cartridges. Like the european SD-050 consoles and others, the cartridges used General Instruments chips, so the games were same from a system to another: 10 PONG games cartridge, car race cartridge, motor-cycle race cartridge, submarine war cartridge, tank battle cartridge, breakout cartridge. The system is therefore very simple compared to others: the buttons have no specific role as each cartridge can use them differently. Games are selected by a 10-position switch, and three PRO/AM swithes allow changing the difficulty levels of the games (the chip included in the 10 PONG games cartridge was designed to use 6 switches for setting game difficulties, so only three of them were usable with this console). To finish, the cartridge connector has a strange location on the console and has no protection like most other cartridge systems. This was maybe due to the cheap asian manufacture of the system. The system case was directly inspired from the Colour Score II. Only one other system is known to have used the same cartridges: the Palson "Game Cassette System", model CX 336 (Spain, circa 1978-79).

The box of the system.
Note the empty console pictured: it is missing the cartridge connector !

Closeup on inserted cartridge.

The system, with an unusual location of the cartridge connector.

Misc papers: user manuals, warranty card, cartridge adverts, etc.

If the cartridges play the same games than those of the similar consoles, they use a smaller format. Like most other similar cartridges manufactued in Asia, their hand soldered circuit board show the poor quality of the soldering job.

Road Race, the car racing game

Stunt Rider, an Atari Stunt Cycle clone

Super Wipeout, an Atari Breakout clone

Cartridges were boxed either with cardboard or styrofoam packing

The 10 PONG games cartridge included with the console.
It also existed with a blue label.

A very poor quality printed circuit board !

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