Nov 1, 2012

AQUARIUS HOME COMPUTER SYSTEM


It was like no other Friday night. How so, you ask? Well, I got to meet Marky Ramone backstage before a performance by his band Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg! Shaking Marky's hand is a moment I'll never forget, and the concert was incredible. Most of what they played were Ramones songs; really energetic and catchy stuff! It was a hard act to follow, but garage sales were up for the challenge on Saturday morning. Here's what I got!

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The Aquarius Home Computer System. When I first saw this I considered buying it just because the box mentioned that games could be played on it, and I'm always on the hunt for video games, new or retro.

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Then things got more interesting when I saw this illustration on the top of the box...

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The ship on the left looks like an X-wing! That craft on the right looks like a Star Trek ship, I believe it's called the USS Reliant.

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Inside the box you'll find the computer itself, of course...

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...and all of this stuff, too.

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Inside one of the booklets are instructions for playing each game. The last sentence of Alien Quest's description is, "May the force be with you"!

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As the sticker on the front of the box said, all six games are on one cassette. Yes, that's right, not a cartridge or a disc but a cassette tape.

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That kinda hints at how far back this is from. 1983, to be precise, by Radofin Electronics (Far East) Limited.

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This collectible may not be as loud or exciting as seeing one of the Ramones, but it's still pretty rocking.

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