Category:First generation

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Some defining characteristics of first generation consoles include:

  • Discrete transistor-based digital game logic.
  • Games were native components of consoles rather than based on external or removable media.
  • Entire game playfield occupies only one screen.
  • Objects on screen consist of very basic dots, lines or blocks.
  • Colours of graphics are basic (mostly black and white or other dichromatic combination; later games may display three or more colours).
  • Either single-channel or no audio.
  • Lacked features of second generation consoles, such as microprocessor logic, ROM cartridges, flip-screen playfields, sprite-based graphics, and multi-color graphics.

Pages in category "First generation"

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.