Acetronic MPU 1000
The Acetronic MPU 1000 console was a home video game system that was released in the late 1970s by a British electronics company called Acetronic. The console was designed to compete with other home video game systems that were popular at the time, such as the Atari 2600 and the Magnavox Odyssey.
The Acetronic MPU 1000 console featured a wood-grain finish and a design that was similar to other video game systems of the era. The console came with two detachable controllers that had joysticks and buttons, allowing players to control the action on the screen. The console also had an RF output that allowed it to be connected to a television set.
The Acetronic MPU 1000 console had a library of built-in games that included classics such as Pong, Tennis, and Squash. The console was capable of displaying graphics in black and white, and the games were relatively simple in their design and gameplay. However, the console was praised for its affordability and ease of use, making it accessible to a wide range of consumers.
One of the unique features of the Acetronic MPU 1000 console was its ability to play games that were stored on cassette tapes. This allowed players to expand their game library beyond the built-in games, and to enjoy a wider variety of games on the system. However, this feature was not widely adopted by game developers, and the console's library of cassette-based games remained relatively small.
The Acetronic MPU 1000 console was not as popular as other video game systems of the era, such as the Atari 2600, but it did have a dedicated fan base. Today, the console is considered a collector's item and is sought after by retro gaming enthusiasts. While it may not have had the same impact as other video game systems of its time, the Acetronic MPU 1000 console remains an important part of the history of video games and an example of early efforts to bring gaming into the home.
Release Date: 1978