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A History of Korean Gaming

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Early 80's non-standardized home computers

Model:

Peek BC-1000

Manufacturer:

Boeun Electronics

Released:

1983

CPU:

Z-80A

ROM:

8KB

RAM:

2-64KB

Other:

Compatible to Timex-Sinclair TS-1000

Model:

Hyosung Hycom-8

Manufacturer:

Dongyang Nylon
(Hyosung)

Released:

1983

CPU:

Z-80A (4MHz)

ROM:

32KB

RAM:

32KB

VRAM:

16KB

Colors:

16

Screen Resolution:

256x192

Other:

Sprite capabilities; upgraded version Hycom-800 (picture)

Known Games:

Sanyang Nori / Grumphers
Ufo Nakha Game
Batsman Game

Model:

Cyborg-2

Manufacturer:

E-Haeng

Released:

1984

CPU:

unknown

ROM:

24KB

RAM:

64KB

Price Tag:

W396,000

Other:

LAN

Known Games:

Hwangya-eui Mubeopja / Quick-Draw!
Pro Yagu

Model:

Famicom-100

Manufacturer:

Goldstar

Released:

1982

CPU:

Z-80A

ROM:

24KB

RAM:

16KB

Text modes:

32x16

Graphic modes:

64x48 (9 colors), 128x192 (4), 256x192 (2)

Sound:

AY-3-8910

Price Tag:

W399,000

Other:

-

Known Games:

Boxing

Model:

Famicom-30

Manufacturer:

Goldstar

Released:

1983

CPU:

Z-80A (4MHz)

RAM:

10-74KB

Screen Resolution:

64x44 - 192x248

Price Tag:

W129,800

Other:

Compatible with Sinclair ZX81

Model:

Famicom-150

Manufacturer:

Goldstar

Released:

1984

CPU:

Z-80A (3.58MHz)

ROM:

8KB

RAM:

10-76KB

Video processor:

TMS9918A

Text modes:

24x40

Graphic modes:

256x192 (16 colors)

Sound:

SN76489

Price Tag:

W266,200

Other:

Basic on cartridges instead of the internal ROM; compatible with SORD's m5

Known Games:

Used SORD m5 software

Model:

Trigem 20

Manufacturer:

SamBo (Trigem)

Released:

1983

CPU:

?

ROM:

12KB

RAM:

up to 48KB

Graphic modes:

280x192 (6 colors)

Other:

Partly Apple compatible

Known Games:

Flip-It II
Shootout

Model:

Busicom (SE-6003)

Manufacturer:

SamBo (Trigem)

Released:

1983

CPU:

6502 & Z-80

RAM:

128KB

Other:

Dual CPU

Model:

SPC-1000

Manufacturer:

Samsung

Released:

February 1983

CPU:

Z-80A (4MHz)

ROM:

32KB

RAM:

64KB

VRAM:

6KB

Video Processor:

Motorolla 6847

Text Modes:

32x16 (4 colors)

Video Modes:

128x192 (4 colors), 256x192 (2 colors)

Sound:

AY-3-8910

Price Tag:

W495,000

Other:

tape drive and variant of Hu-BASIC integrated; variant models SPC-1100 (for use in schools) and SPC-1000A (with integrated speaker); from 1986, many companies built graphics enhancer cards (VDP) with 16 colors and sprite capabilities

Known Games:

Hayarobi games
Sammi games
Samsung games
Softmen games
Static Soft games

Model:

SPC-1500

Manufacturer:

Samsung

Released:

1987

CPU:

Z80A (4 MHz)

ROM:

128KB

RAM:

86KB

Text modes:

80x25 (English)
40x25 (Han'geul)

Graphic modes:

640x200 (8 colors)

Price tag:

W399,000

Other:

Boram Software produced a rompack unit with integrated VDP for MSX compatibility

Model:

Spotlight-I

Manufacturer:

Hanguk Sangyeok
(Spotlight)

Released:

1983

CPU:

?

RAM:

64KB

Graphic modes:

480x192

Other:

-

Known Games:

Yagu Nori

Model:

Spotlight-III

Manufacturer:

Spotlight

Released:

1983

CPU:

Z-80A (4MHz)

ROM:

20KB (12KB Basic, 4KB Monitor, 4KB Han'geul

RAM:

64KB

Text modes:

64x16 (English), 32x16 (Han'geul)

Graphic modes:

480x192

Other:

-


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