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Sega SG-1000
SG-1000 Logo.jpg
Sega SG-1000 Bock.jpg
Manufacturer Sega
Type Video game console
Generation Second generation
Retail availability Japan July 15, 1983

Australia 1983
New Zealand 1983

Japan July, 1984(SG-1000 II)
Media ROM Cartridge, Casette tape
CPU NEC 780C (clone of Zilog Z80) clocked at 3.579545 MHz for NTSC, 3.546893 MHz for PAL
Memory 2kB RAM, 16kB VRAM
Display 256x192 resolution, 16 colours, 32 on-screen sprites
Successor Sega Mark III/Sega Master System

The SG-1000 (エスジー・セン Esujī Sen?), which stands for Sega Game 1000, was a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by Sega. This system marked Sega's first entry into the home video game hardware business, and while the system was not popular[1], it provided the basis for the more successful Sega Master System[2].

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History

Monaco GP SG-1000 game cartridge

The SG-1000 was first released to the Japanese market on July 15, 1983. Coincidentally, this is the exact same day that Nintendo's Family Computer was released in Japan. The console reached minor success in that market and sold moderately well within Asia until 1985. The system was launched in New Zealand as released by Grandstand Leisure Limited, Australia by John Sands and in other countries, such as France, Italy, Spain, and South Africa. The console in its original form was never launched in North America.

Game manufacturer Tsukuda Original produced the Othello Multivision (オセロマルチビジョン?), an SG-1000 clone with its own set of Othello Multivision-branded games. Because the SG-1000's hardware was very similar to Coleco's Colecovision console, Telegames was able to produce a clone named the Telegames Personal Arcade in North America, which can play both SG-1000 and Colecovision games. The Telegames Personal Arcade was based on Bit Corp's Dina 2-in-1 ColecoVision clone.

A caveat is the SG-1000's surprisingly wide availability on Taiwan's secondary market. This console is highly significant in Taiwan as one of its first and best-remembered consoles, where it was manufactured and sold (very briskly) under license as "阿羅士" ['Lou Shi']. This was striking in that in the same time period from 1983 to 1986, Famicom games were widely pirated as standalone and multi-carts (replete with rudimentary switch banks to select the active ROM), as well as no less than three different pirated versions of the Atari 2600 with boastful monikers characteristic of the times ("冒險家" ['Adventurer'], "賓果" ['Delight'], "強棒創造者" ['Steadfast Creator']).

Taiwan, among a few other countries, also received a "Mark IV" version of the console (most likely a modified Master System II) and the Mark naming convention was further extended to the Mega Drive/Genesis ('Mark V').

SG-1000 II

Sega SG-1000 II

In July 1984, Sega released an updated version of the console called the SG-1000 II. It is functionally identical to the SG-1000, but has a re-styled shell and the connector for the optional plug-in SK-1100 keyboard has been moved from the rear to the front. It was initially priced at ¥15,000. A computer version of this console, with a built-in keyboard, was called the SC-3000, which would go on to outsell the SG-1000.

The SG-1000 runs all SC-3000 games and applications, with the exception of Music and Basic Cartridges. The machine could be used just like the SC-3000, provided one had the keyboard attachment ready. The console also had an optional game card reader add-on called the Card Catcher that allowed for the use of Sega game card software.

The Card Catcher would become built into the Sega Mark III, as well as the first version of the Master System.

Sega SC-3000

Sega SC-3000 and joystick

The SC-3000 was the computer equivalent of the SG-1000.

The SC-3000 sold for ¥29,800 in 1983 and was marketed as a computer for beginners. Since games were compatible with both the SC-3000 and SG-1000, and since the SC-3000 was also able to run computer applications, it outsold the SG-1000.

Users were able to create their own programs and games on the machine in BASIC, as well as machine code. A speech synthesis unit, light pen, and several other third party accessories were also available.

The SC-3000H, which originally sold for ¥33,800, was an upgraded version of the SC-3000 with more RAM and an upgraded keyboard (the original keyboard was of the low-end membrane type).

The SC-3000 had an add-on called the SF-7000. The SF-7000 added 64KB of RAM and 8KB ROM, a 3-inch floppy disk drive, a Centronics parallel port, and an RS232 serial port.

Sega Mark III

The Sega Mark III (model number SG-1000M3), a yet newer version in Japan with improved video hardware and an increased amount of RAM, would be redesigned to become the Sega Master System.

Specifications

Emulation

The Gametap subscription gaming service includes an emulator of the SG-1000 console. As of June 15, 2007, eleven SG-1000 titles were available for play. The open source emulators MESS, blueMSX, and MEKA are able to emulate the SG-1000 console, among other consoles. Sega Master System emulators are usually able to play SG-1000 games, as the real Sega Master System also had that capability.

List of SG-1000/SC-3000 series games

Sega SG-1000/SC-3000 series Cartridge Game List

Code Number Software Title ROM Size Genre Developer Copyright Publisher(Sale) Release(JPN) Release(AUS) Comment
G-1001 Borderline 16KB Shooter Compile SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Unknown
G-1002 Safari Hunting 16KB Action Compile SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Unknown
G-1003 N-Sub 16KB Shooter Compile SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Unknown
G-1004 Mahjong 16KB Variety SEGA SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Unknown
G-1005 Champion Golf 32KB Sports SEGA Logitec SEGA July 15, 1983 1983
G-1006 Serizawa-8dan-No-Tsume-Shogi 16KB Puzzle/Variety Coreland SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Not released Tsume-Shogi Puzzle Game. It was put on the market only in Japan.
G-1007 Congo Bongo 32KB Action Ikegami Tsushinki SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Unknown
G-1008 YAMATO 16KB Shooter SEGA SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Unknown
G-1009 Champion Tennis 8KB Sports SEGA SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Unknown Serve, receive and smash the ball. Attack your rival's weak point. Use all corners of the court to your advantage and get a glorious victory over your opponent! This is a highly intellectual and competitive sports game which requires sharp nerves and concentration.
G-1010 Star Jacker 32KB Shooter SEGA SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Unknown
G-1011 Champion Baseball 16KB Sports Alpha Denshi SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 1983
G-1012 Sindbad Mystery 16KB Shooter SEGA SEGA SEGA July 15, 1983 Unknown SINDBAD, an adventurous boy, comes to TREASURE ISLAND. He wants to successfully find the treasure through the clues in the TREASURE MAP by opening the ? panels. To challenge him, MONSTERS are here and there, loitering in the maze-like routes on the island. Muster up your courage, roll the STONE forward and destroy the MONSTERS. After successfully finding the TREASURE, let's go on to the next adventure on another, more wonderous TREASURE ISLAND!
G-1014 Golgo 13 32KB Shooter SEGA SEGA SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1015 Orguss 32KB Shooter SEGA Big West Advertising, MBS SEGA, Big West Advertising, MBS 1984 Unknown
G-1017 Monaco GP 32KB Racing SEGA SEGA SEGA 1983 Unknown
G-1018 SEGA Flipper 16KB Action SEGA SEGA SEGA 1983 Unknown
G-1019 Pop Flamer 16KB Action SEGA Jaleco SEGA 1983 Unknown
G-1020 Pacar 16KB Action SEGA SEGA SEGA 1983 Unknown Pac-Man like game.
G-1022 Sega Galaga 16KB Shooter SEGA Namco SEGA 1983 Unknown
G-1023 Space Slalom 8KB Action SEGA Oruka->Sega SEGA 1983 Unknown
G-1026 Zippy Race 32KB Racing SEGA Irem SEGA 1983 Unknown
G-1027 Pachinko 16KB Variety SEGA SEGA SEGA 1983 Unknown
G-1028 Exerion 16KB Shooter SEGA Jaleco SEGA 1983 Unknown
G-1029 Pachinko 2 16KB Variety SEGA SEGA SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1030 Home Mahjong 48KB Variety SEGA SEGA SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1030B Home Mahjong(Limited Edition) 48KB Variety SEGA SEGA SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1031 Lode Runner 32KB Action/Puzzle Compile Broderbund SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1032 Safari Race 32KB Racing SEGA SEGA SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1033 Champion Boxing 32KB Sports SEGA SEGA SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1034 Champion Soccer 16KB Sports SEGA SEGA SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1035 Hustle Chumy 16KB Action Compile Compile SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1036 Flicky 32KB Action SEGA SEGA SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1037 Girl's Garden 32KB Action SEGA SEGA SEGA 1984 Unknown
G-1038 Zaxxon 32KB Shooter Ikegami Tsushinki SEGA SEGA 1985 Unknown
G-1039 Champion Pro Wrestlling 32KB Sports SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985 Unknown
G-1040 GP World 32KB Racing SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985 Unknown
G-1041 Konami's Sinnyu Shain Toru-Kun 32KB Action Konami Konami SEGA 1985 Unknown
G-1042 Konami's Hyper Sports 32KB Sports Konami Konami SEGA 1985 Unknown
G-1043 Star Force 32KB Shooter SEGA Tehkan SEGA 1985 Unknown
G-1044 Othello 32KB+RAM2KB Variety SEGA Tsukuda Original SEGA 1985 Unknown
G-1045 Space Invaders 32KB Shooter SEGA Taito SEGA 1985 Unknown
G-1046 The Castle 32KB+RAM8KB Action/Puzzle SEGA ASCII SEGA 1986 Not released
G-1315 Loretta No Shouzou 1Mbit Adventure SEGA SEGA SEGA Feb 18, 1987 Not released It is Sherlock Holmes's original story. Only Japanese corresponds.

Sega SG-1000/SC-3000 series MYCARD Game List

Code Number Software Title ROM Size Genre Developer Copyright Publisher(Sale) Release
C-5 Champion Golf 32KB Sports SEGA Logitec SEGA 1985
C-17 Monaco GP 32KB Racing SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985
C-26 Zippy Race 32KB Racing SEGA Irem SEGA 1985
C-33 Champion Boxing 32KB Sports SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985
C-43 Star Force 32KB Shooter SEGA Tehkan SEGA 1985
C-46-1 Dragon-Wang (with CardCatcher Limited Edition*) 32KB Action SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985
C-46 Dragon-Wang 32KB Action SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985
C-47-1 Zoom 909 (with CardCatcher Limited Edition*) 32KB Shooter SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985
C-47 Zoom 909 32KB Shooter SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985
C-48 Choplifter 32KB Action Compile Broderbund SEGA 1985
C-49 Pitfall 2 32KB Action SEGA Activision SEGA 1985
C-50 Doki Doki Penguin Land 32KB Action/Puzzle Coreland SEGA SEGA 1985
C-51 Drol 32KB Action SEGA Broderbund SEGA 1985
C-52 Chack'n Pop 32KB Action SEGA Taito SEGA 1985
C-53 Bank Panic 32KB Action SEGA Sanritsu Denki SEGA 1985
C-54 Rock n' Bolt 32KB Action SEGA Activision SEGA 1985
C-55 Elevator Action 32KB Action SEGA Taito SEGA 1985
C-56 Sokoban 32KB Puzzle SEGA Thinking Rabbit SEGA 1985
C-57 Championship Lode Runner 32KB Action/Puzzle Compile Broderbund SEGA 1985
C-58 H.E.R.O. 32KB Action SEGA Activision SEGA 1985
C-59 Champion Ice Hockey 32KB Sports SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985
C-60 Hang-On II 32KB Racing SEGA SEGA SEGA 1985
C-61 Bomb Jack 32KB Action/Puzzle SEGA Tehkan SEGA 1985
C-62 Champion Ski (Cancelled) 32KB Sports SEGA
C-63 Gulkave 32KB Shooter Compile Compile SEGA 1986
C-64 C-SO! 32KB Action Compile Pony SEGA 1985
C-65 Ninja Princess 32KB Shooter SEGA SEGA SEGA 1986
C-66 Super Tank 32KB Shooter SEGA SEGA SEGA 1986
C-67 Champion Kendo 32KB Sports SEGA SEGA SEGA 1986
C-69 Wonder Boy 32KB Action Escape SEGA SEGA 1986
C-71 Champion Billiards 32KB Sports Compile SEGA SEGA 1986
C-72 The Black Onyx 32KB RPG SEGA BPS SEGA 1987

(It is inserted into Cartridge Slot, and a 'Card Catcher' is the thing of the adapter to use card software. A 'Card Catcher' attached version existed in the first limited edition of Dragon-Wang and ZOOM-909. Because there is no card slot in the SG-1000/SC-3000 series, it is a necessary adapter (card slot SEGA Mark III/ Master System). But, it is possible that it is used.)

Othello Multivision Cartridge List

Code Number Software Title ROM Size Genre Developer Copyright Publisher(Sale) Release
OM-G001 Q*bert 8KB Action Konami Gottlieb Tsukuda Original 1984
OM-G002 Guzzlur 8KB Action Tsukuda Original Tehkan Tsukuda Original 1984
OM-G003 Space Mountain 8KB Shooter Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original 1984
OM-G004 3 Nin Mahjong 16KB Variety Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original 1984
OM-G005 Challenge Derby 16KB Action Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original 1984
OM-G006 Ayako.Okamoto's Match Play Golf 32KB Sports Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original 1984
OM-G007 Space Armor 16KB Shooter Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original 1985
OM-G008 007 James Bond 16KB Action Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original Tsukuda Original 1985
OM-G009 Challenge Soccer (Cancelled) Sports Tsukuda Original
OM-G010 Great Escape2 (Cancelled) Shooter Tsukuda Original

The Othello Multivision is a licensed clone of the SG-1000, manufactured by Tsukuda Original and fully compatible with the SG-1000. The console comes with a copy of the game Othello built into the unit, and eight additional titles were released by Tsukuda Original.

Sega CAI Software(for SC-3000 series or SG-1000 series and SK-1100 series)

Code Number Software Title Media Contents commentary Developer Sale Release
E-101 Music for SC (or SK) (Triple Accord, 5 Octaves) Cartridge SEGA 1983
E-103 Chugaku Hisshu Ei Tango (Junior High School 1st) Tape English Words SEGA 1983
E-104 Chugaku Hisshu Ei Sakubun (Junior High School 1st) Tape English Compositionfor SEGA 1983
E-105 Chugaku Hisshu Ei Bunpou (Junior High School 1st) Tape English Grammer SEGA 1983
E-106 Tanoshii Sansuu (Elementary School 4th, vol.1) Tape Mathematics SEGA 1983
E-107 Kagaku Genso Kigou Master Tape Chemical Symbols SEGA 198x
E-108 Nihonshi Nenpyou Tape Chronological Table of Japanese History SEGA 198x
E-109 Sekaishi Nenpyou Tape Chronological Table of World History SEGA 198x
E-110 Chugaku Hisshu Ei Tango (Junior High School 2nd) Tape English Words SEGA 198x
E-111 Chugaku Hisshu Ei Sakubun (Junior High School 2nd) Tape English Compositionfor SEGA 198x
E-112 Chugaku Hisshu Ei Bunpou (Junior High School 2nd) Tape English Grammar SEGA 198x
E-113 Tanoshii Sansuu (Elementary School 4th, vol.2) Tape Mathematics SEGA 198x
E-114 Tanosii Sansuu (Elementary School 5th, vol.2) Tape Mathematics SEGA 198x
E-115 Tanoshii Sansuu (Elementary School 6th, vol.2) Tape Mathematics SEGA 198x
E-116 Tanoshii Sansuu (Elementary School 5th, vol.1) Tape Mathematics SEGA 198x
E-117 Tanoshii Sansuu (Elementary School 6th, vol.1) Tape Mathematics SEGA 198x
E-119 Uranai Angel Cutie Cartridge ROM32KB Fortune-telling SEGA 198x
E-??? Butsuri (Undo to Chikara Hen) Tape Physics SEGA 198x
E-??? Butsuri (Energy Hen) Tape Physics SEGA 198x

BASIC cartridge

Code Number Software Title Corresponding model Sale Release
B-10 BASIC Level II A SC-3000 series SEGA 1983
B-11 BASIC Level II A SK-1100(SG-1000series+SK-1100) SEGA 1983
B-21 BASIC Level II B SK-1100(SG-1000series+SK-1100) SEGA 1983
B-30 BASIC Level III A SC-3000 series SEGA 1983
B-40 BASIC Level III B SC-3000 series SEGA 1983
B-41 BASIC SK-III SK-1100(SG-1000series+SK-1100) SEGA 1983
B-50 Home BASIC both (SC-3000 or SK-1100) SEGA 1984
B-51 Home BASIC Level II B both (SC-3000 or SK-1100) SEGA 1984

Other

Code Number Software Title ROM Size Genre Developer Copyright Sale Release
GB-800 TV Oekaki SEGA SEGA SEGA 1986

The drawing/painting program TV Oekaki (Eng. trans.: "TV Doodler" or "TV Scribbler") uses a drawing tablet that connects directly to the cartridge.

References

  1. ^ "Playing the SG-1000, Sega's First Game Machine". Wired Magazine's online site. October 2009. http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/10/sega-sg-1000/. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Playing the SG-1000, Sega's First Game Machine". Wired Magazine's online site. October 2009. http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/10/sega-sg-1000/. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 

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Strategy wiki

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Sega SG-1000
The console image for Sega SG-1000.
Manufacturer Sega
Active 19831985
Total Games 74 (20 present)
← (none) Sega Master System →

The SG-1000 (エスジー・セン Esujī Sen ?), which stands for Sega Game 1000, is a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by Sega. This system marked Sega's first entry into the home video game hardware business, and while the system was not popular, it provided the basis for the more successful Sega Master System.

The SG-1000 was first released to the Japanese market on July 15, 1983. The console reached minor success in that market and sold moderately well within Asia until 1985. The system was launched in New Zealand as released by Grandstand Leisure Limited, Australia and in other countries, such as Italy, Spain, and South Africa. The console in its original form was never launched in North America.

Othello Multivision

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Othello Multivision console and controller.

Game manufacturer Tsukada Original produced the Othello Multivision (オセロマルチビジョン ?), an SG-1000 clone, in the same year the Sega console was released.


Gaming

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Sega SG-1000
Manufacturer Sega
Type Console
Release Date July 15, 1983 (JP)
Media Cartridge
Save Format None
Input Options 2 Sega SG-1000 Controllers
Special Features Cartridge Input
Power Switch
RF Output
Power Output
Units Sold
Top Selling Game
Variants Sega SG-1000 Mark II
Competitor(s) None
Predecessor None
Successor Sega SG-1000 Mark III

See also


Second-Generation Consoles
Fairchild Channel F | RCA Studio II | Atari 2600 | Bally Astrocade | Magnavox Odyssey 2 | Intellivision | Emerson Arcadia 2001 | ColecoVision | Atari 5200 | Vectrex | Sega SG-1000
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