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<center>''"The wonder computer of the 1980s."''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK9VU1aJvTI]</center>
 
<center>''"The wonder computer of the 1980s."''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK9VU1aJvTI]</center>
   
Commodore's VIC-20 was released in the early 80s as the successor to the [[PET]]. It was a hit due to its very low cost, and it amassed a sizable library of games. Its TV ad starring William Shatner is still remembered as the watershed moment when home computers first positioned themselves as worthy yet cost-effective rivals to dedicated game consoles. However, the VIC-20 was also a weak hardware, with low-resolution graphics and very little RAM, meaning it was only adequate for games and edutainment, not productivity applications. As its limitations became too apparent to ignore, Commodore released the far superior and more successful [[Commodore 64]].
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Commodore's VIC-20 was the successor to the [[PET]]. It was a hit, thanks to its very low cost ($300, versus $1500+ for the IBM PC introduced that same year) and a pretty decent library of arcade ports. Its TV ad starring William Shatner is still remembered as the watershed moment when home computers were first positioned as worthy and cost-effective rivals to dedicated game consoles. However, the VIC-20 was also a weak hardware, with low-resolution graphics and very little RAM, meaning it was barely adequate for games and edutainment, and worthless for productivity applications. As its limitations became too apparent to ignore, Commodore released the far superior and more successful [[Commodore 64]].
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==The list==
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!Box Art
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!Title
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!Genre
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!Description
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|[[File:VIC 20 Mega Cart cover.png|120px]]
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!Mega Cart
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|Everything
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|Got an actual VIC-20? Want to complete your collection? Mega Cart is the ultimate solution! This is a single homebrew cartridge with over 200 games: ''every'' title ever released for the system as a cartridge, as well as several released as disks or tapes, and some homebrew ones, as well as a 32K memory expansion.<br />Buy it [http://www.mega-cart.com/ here].
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==Videos==
 
==Videos==
 
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20 Games That Defined the Commodore VIC-20
 
20 Games That Defined the Commodore VIC-20
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Over 150 Commodore VIC-20 Cartridges In Under 1½ Hours
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Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://sleepingelephant.com/denial/ Denial - homebrew games for the VIC-20]
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* [http://www.mdawson.net/vic20chrome/vic20.php VIC-20 emulator in Javascript]
   
 
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Latest revision as of 02:42, August 10, 2019

Commodore VIC 20 logo
"The wonder computer of the 1980s."[1]

Commodore's VIC-20 was the successor to the PET. It was a hit, thanks to its very low cost ($300, versus $1500+ for the IBM PC introduced that same year) and a pretty decent library of arcade ports. Its TV ad starring William Shatner is still remembered as the watershed moment when home computers were first positioned as worthy and cost-effective rivals to dedicated game consoles. However, the VIC-20 was also a weak hardware, with low-resolution graphics and very little RAM, meaning it was barely adequate for games and edutainment, and worthless for productivity applications. As its limitations became too apparent to ignore, Commodore released the far superior and more successful Commodore 64.

The listEdit

Box Art Title Genre Description
VIC 20 Mega Cart cover Mega Cart Everything Got an actual VIC-20? Want to complete your collection? Mega Cart is the ultimate solution! This is a single homebrew cartridge with over 200 games: every title ever released for the system as a cartridge, as well as several released as disks or tapes, and some homebrew ones, as well as a 32K memory expansion.
Buy it here.

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

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