Videomaster Superscore VM-8

From Game Tech Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Videomaster Superscore VM-8
Videomaster Superscore Plus.jpg
Manufacturer Video Master (UK)
Generation First Generation
Release date 1976

The Videomaster Superscore (model VM-8) was released in 1976 and sold assembled or in kit form (to be fully assembled). British advertisements were put in magazines such as Television Magazine. Few commercial systems were proposed in kit form. This model was pretty well designed since the customers could order different types of RF modules (UHF, VHF) to adapt the system to the existing television formats. It was sold in several forms: Superscore (the game unit), Superscore Plus (game unit and electronic gun), and Compendium (a nice carton carry case containing the game unit, the electronic gun, the AC adaptor and the additional paddle allowing both players to play without sharing the main unit).

Technical specification[edit]

  • Without the electronic gun, the unit coud play four games: Football, Tennis, Solo and Squash.
  • Using the electronic gun, two more games could be played. They were called AUX1 and AUX2 (as "Auxiliary 1" and "Auxiliary 2"). This was done to show that these two games were only playable with the optional gun.

Chipset: AY-3-8500

Prinztronic Tournament VM-8

The console was sold rebranded as Prinztronic Tournament VM-8 at the retail chain Dixons in Britain. They are almost identical, the difference being that this system has a switch for rebound angle and the Video Master Superscore has a switch for sound.