The Voltmace Database Games-Computer was a second-generation game console first sold in the UK in 1980. The machine was originally made in Hong Kong, and Voltmace approached the Videomaster arm of the Waddington’s company to offer to sell their machine to the UK market. In early 1981, Voltmace purchased the rights to the machine and began production in the UK. Voltmace improved quality control and provided good after-sales service, but the Database Games-Computer couldn’t compete with rivals like the Atari 2600, Intellivision and Colecovision.
The Database Games-Computer was one of a group of consoles that are part of the 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System family, all of which are software compatible, but some of which use different shape or size cartridges.
29 cartridges were available for the Database Games-Computer, shared with the rest of the 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System family , but there were also two that were unique; Munch & Crunch, and Leapfrog.
Like the other systems in the group of consoles, there were two controllers with a 12 buttons keypad, 2 fire buttons and a joystick. Plastic overlays were supplied with games to show the functions of the buttons on the keypad.
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