Author Topic: Sega Computers  (Read 3320 times)

tripredacus

Sega Computers
« on: April 15, 2022, 11:49:08 am »
Sega Computers

Below are the sub-categories in the Sega Computers category.

Grandstand Sega
John Sands Sega
Sega Computer Accessory
Sega Computers
Sega SC-3000
Sega SG-1000 [EU]
Sega SG-1000 [JP]
Sega SG-1000 [TW]

Other Sega computers not covered in this section include:
- Amstrad Mega PC which is considered to be Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Hardware
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tripredacus

Sega SC-3000
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2022, 10:35:56 am »
Sega SC-3000
https://vgcollect.com/browse/sc3000

This category is for SC-3000 games. We do not track non-game software.

Sega SC-3000 (Japan)

SC-3000 games in Japan were released in a cartridge format similar to that of SG-1000, Mark III or Sega Master System.


The cartridges are compatible with SG-1000 systems but often require the SK-1100 keyboard.
There are very few games released with SC-3000 branding and SG-1000 games will work on this computer. The SC-3000 was primarily designed to use the BASIC cartridges, however since these are not games, they are also not tracked.

A 3" Compact Floppy Disk was released to be used with the Super Control Station SF-7000 but no games were commercially released in this format in Japan.


Mega/Yeno SC-3000 (France)
Loriciels released two games on cassette for SC 3000 and have text Sega-Yeno SC 3000 on the cover.


Sega SC-3000 (Italy)
Melchioni released one game on cassette
https://vgcollect.com/item/167084

Grandstand / Sega SC-3000 (New Zealand)
Grandstand did not release their own SC-3000 in New Zealand, and imported a Sega SC-3000 instead. The Grandstand Sega 1000 is an SG-1000 and is not forward compatible with the SC-3000 releases.

Cassette games were released in standard cassette cases. The primary "official" release are the Grandstand titles.


Because the SC-3000 is a computer, most games are considered Official Releases, even those by Poseidon Software which have low quality artwork on their covers.


Unlike other regions, there were some games released on the 3" floppy disk. These can be differentiated by way of an additional label on the disk. The disks may be the Maxell CF2-D from the Amstrad CPC.


Any game that uses the Sega Compact Floppy Disk from Japan (such as the New Zealand release of Skull Island) are considered Unofficial release as well as things like the Mark II Multicart.
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tripredacus

Sega Computer Hardware
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2022, 10:41:29 am »
Sega Computers
https://vgcollect.com/browse/segacomputerhw

Section for the consoles and computers based on:
- SC-3000
- SG-1000

Japan
- Sega SC-3000
- Sega SG-1000
- Tsukuda Original Othello Multivision

Australia
- John Sands Sega (equivalent to SC-3000)

New Zealand
- Grandstand Sega 1000 (equivalent to SG-1000)

Europe
- Yeno SC-3000

United States
- Telegames Personal Arcade (also plays Colecovision games)

Taiwan
- Aaronix Computer & Game
- Aaronix Sega-1000
- Bit Corporation 創造者50
- Bit Corporation DINA 2 in One (also plays Colecovision games)
- Fullwis Video Game FR-II
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tripredacus

Sega Computer Accessories
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2022, 10:48:04 am »
Sega Computer Accessory
https://vgcollect.com/browse/segacomputeracc

Section for the accessories of the following consoles (see Hardware post for regional names)
- Sega SG-1000
- Sega SC-3000
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tripredacus

John Sands Sega
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2022, 11:14:51 am »
John Sands Sega
https://vgcollect.com/browse/johnsandssega
SC-3000 console released in Australia

Packaging
For SC-3000 based cartridge games, the packaging is the black box similar to the Japanese releases but with the John Sands Sega logo. All game titles are in red text.


For SC-3000 based cassette games, the types of packaging are a plastic case and a cardboard pack that includes a standard cassette case.


The cassette based games in the silver packaging types use a artwork based on the sub-series that the game was released for.
For example these two games in the "Mind Games" sub-series have the same art but have different game titles.


Media
The cartridge label has the John Sands Sega logo and the title text is red like the box.


Like most cassette tape game releases for other systems, the actual housing can vary in colors, from black, white, beige or clear.
The labels match up the the release type, with the silver packaging releases having a white label with a dot pattern:

and the blue case releases having a red label:
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tripredacus

Grandstand Sega 1000
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2023, 10:51:53 am »
Grandstand Sega
https://vgcollect.com/browse/grandstandsega1000au
SG-1000 console released in New Zealand.

All releases have text "for SC-3000 or SG-1000" on the box and cart label.

Packaging
Cartridges released in black boxes similar to Japanese Sega SC-3000 or John Sands Sega but with a Grandstand logo above Sega.


Cartridges
The cartridge label also has the Grandstand logo on it,
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tripredacus

Sega SG-1000 [EU]
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2023, 11:34:08 am »
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