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vedder (64380) on 5/7/2021 10:13 AM · edited · Reply · Permalink · Report
[LAST UPDATED: Mar-19-2023]
New thread, because the other one was locked. This is a list of platforms missing from MobyGames as requested/researched by various member of the community. Obviously incomplete, so if you miss anything, feel free to comment and I'll try to add it to the list at the first convenient moment.
ABC 80 (August 1978, Sweden)
UCSD p-System (1978) (games: President's Choice, first couple Wizardry games (already on file), consider making a tech-spec for this)
HP series 80 (1980)
Philips P2000 (Netherlands 1980)
EACA EG3003 Video Genie System (Hong Kong, 1980, different enough from TRS-80?)
Indata DAI (1980?, Belgium)
Sirus/Victor 9000 (1981, EU/US)
Toshiba Pasopia (1981)
Xerox Star (1981) (does it have games? --> Yes, at the very least Maze War)
ABC 800 (1981, Sweden)
Dick Smith Super-80 Computer (1981, Australia)
Aaamber Pegasus (1981, NZ)
Poly-1 (1981, NZ)
HP 9000/200 series (USA, 1981?)
Lilith (1982, Switzerland)
Sony SMC-70 (1982, Japan)
Micronique Hector (1981/1982?, France)
Hitachi BASIC Master (1982)
Commodore MAX Machine (1982, Jp)
Multitech Microprofessor II / MPF II (Taiwan, 1982)
Epson HX-20/HC-20 (Japan/US, 1982)
Lambda 8300 (1982?)
Casio PV-2000 (1983, Japan)
Casio FP 1000/1100 (1983, Japan)
Comx 35 (1983, Hong Kong)
Sega SC-3000 (1983, Japan) (different enough from SC-1000?)
MBC-550 (1983, Japan)
Tandy 2000 (1983, US)
Apricot PC (1983, UK)
NEC PC-100 (1983, Japan)
Mitsubishi Multi8 (1983)
Convergent Technologies NGEN (1983, USA)
HP-150 (1983, USA)
Texas Instruments Professional (1983?, USA)
Bandai Electronics' RX-78 Gundam (1983, JP)
COMX-35/PC-1 (Hong Kong, 1983)
Unisys ICON (1984, CAN)
KC 85 (1984, East Germany)
Compis/Scandis (1984, Swe/Nor)
Microkey Primo (1984?, Hungary)
Triumph Adler Alphatronic PC (1984, De)
Elektronika BK (1985, USSR)
Sharp MZ-5500/6500 (1985, Jp)
RM Nimbus (1985)
Pecom 32/64 (Yugoslavia, 1985?)
PMD 85 (Czechoslovakia 1985)
VTech Laser 350/500/700/750 (1985)
Robotron Z1013 (1985, East Germany)
Sega AI Computer (1986, JP)
CCE MC-1000 (1985, Br, Be, Fr)
Robotron KC 87 (1985, East Germany)
NeXT Computer (1988, US)
Convergent Technologies Operating System (198?)
NeXTcube (1990, US)
Macintosh OSX (split off from earlier Mac) (March, 2001)
Raspberry Pi (Feb 2012)
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy (Oct 1983, JP)
Nichibutsu My Vision (1983)
Atari 2800 (Japan, 1983)
RDI Halcyon (1985)
BBC Bridge Companion (1985, UK)
LJN Video Art (1987, US)
Action Max (1987)
Captain Power (1987-8, US)
View-Master Interactive Vision (1988)
Bandai Terebikko / Mattel See N Say Video Phone (1988, JP)
Video Driver (198?, JP/US)
Capcom Power System Changer (1994, JP)
N64DD (1999) (TBD, currently tech spec)
SEGA Advanced Pico Beena (2005)
EVO Smart Console (2006, linux-based media pc. Should it be listed here?)
V.Smile Baby (2006)
JungleTac's Sport Vii (2007, China)
Sifteo cubes (2012)
Mad Catz M.O.J.O. (2013)
Coleco Total Control 4 (1981)
Entex Select-A-Game (1981)
BitCorp Gamate (1990)
Game Master (1990)
Barcode Battler (1991)
Barcode Battler (1992)
Mega Duck / Cougar Boy (1993)
Tiger Electronics R-Zone (1995-7)
Game King (2003)
GameKing III (2005)
Dingoo A320 (2009, HK)
GP2X Caanoo (2010)
Archos GamePad (2012)
Neo Geo X (2012)
Nvidia Shield (2013)
Game Plus (????)
NEC PC-8200 (1982)
NEC PC-2001 (1982)
Sharp Wizard (1989)
Casio/Tandy Zoomer (1992, Japan/USA)
Psion Series III (1993)
Magic Cap (1994?)
HP 200LX (1994)
Casio Pocket Viewer (1999)
Cybiko PDA (2000, Russia)
REX 6000 (2000)
Gpang/Samsung SPH-G1000 (2003, Korea)
Flash Lite (2003)
Firefox OS (Feb, 2013)
JXD S7800 (2013, China)
Wikipad (2013, US)
Google Glass (2013/2014)
Philips in2it Kidcom (EU, unreleased)
SGI IRIX workstations (1988)
Windows CE (1996)
Software platforms (virtual machines etc., possibly even Flash/Shockwave)
Online Services (possibly most of these are now handled by Terminal platform?):
The Source (1979)
NABU (1983, Canada)
Videotron Videoway (1989, Quebec)
Big Fish Unlimited (2012)
vedder (64380) on 5/7/2021 10:15 AM · edited · Reply · Permalink · Report
I've added the Interact Model One, a computer released in late 1978 to the US market. Marketed as a games machine the computer was also used by stores to have visual displays. The original manufacturer went bankrupt within a year, but the computer was successfully marketed by various other companies including as the Lambda Victor in France. Aside from the one game collection I already added there were about 40 games released for it between 1979 and 1983.
vedder (64380) on 5/7/2021 1:07 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
I've investigated the UCSD p-System. The only games I could find for it are President's Choice and the first couple Wizardry games which we already cover under different platforms (PC Booter, Apple II, Commodore 64/128, etc.). It looks like that in spite of the virtual machine games still required specific implementations for different platforms depending on their capabilities. So for now I don't think there's a reason to create a new platform for it and a tech-spec might be more useful. Unless someone finds a game that can run on any platform that runs the p-System OS.
Pseudo_Intellectual (64872) on 5/7/2021 3:28 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
I was going to say, if you can come up with a dozen games for the platform (ooh, this was one of the original three options for the IBM PC!), go for it, and if not... no one will miss it.
Foxhack (31763) on 5/7/2021 3:54 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
I mentioned this on Discord, but we might need a separate platform for UMD Games (PSP). These are basically DVD Games, but released in the PSP's UMD format. These are not native PSP executables, they didn't have to go through Sony to get approved, companies could just port their DVD games to the PSP this way without getting Sony certified (and the ones I've looked at had no CERO rating at all.)
These were released in the PSP's native UMD discs, but again, they were not UMD games. They functioned like a DVD game.
As you can imagine, most if not all of these games were adult visual novels. VNDB (adult content warning) knows of 55 releases for the platform. (They're subtitled UMD-PG, and the PG stands for "Players Game", which is what Japanese companies call DVD/Bluray set top games, weirdly enough.)
Foxhack (31763) on 5/15/2021 7:01 PM · edited · Reply · Permalink · Report
[Q --start vedder wrote--]If UMD is only playable on PSP I don't think this should be a separate platform, but instead just a tech-spec. [/Q --end vedder wrote--]Normally I'd agree, but since these aren't tested, vetted and approved by Sony, they're technically unlicensed games that use the PSP hardware, not PSP games.
I get where you're coming from, I just think they should be kept fully separate because of that distinction.
vedder (64380) on 5/15/2021 6:10 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
Added Sharp MZ-5500/6500 to the list of missing platforms, as I found some games released for it: http://retropc.net/ohishi/museum/mz5500.htm
firefang9212 (79102) on 6/3/2021 2:29 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
One thing that could be added to the list is the Epson HX-20/HC-20, a portable computer from 1982. There's at least one known game for it, Jumping Pawn by Programmers-3.
BdR (7100) on 6/5/2021 11:51 AM · Reply · Permalink · Report
[Q --start vedder wrote--] Videotron Videoway (1989, Quebec) [/Q --end vedder wrote--] I've never heard of this one, but looking at this page it's kind of interesting. It's a Canadian system and it has official ports of Digger (renamed "Taupe") and Styx by Canadian based Windmill Software.
vedder (64380) on 7/4/2021 6:25 PM · edited · Reply · Permalink · Report
I've added the Unisonic Champion 2711. All games are pending. More info on the system can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20190430151714/http://www.ccjvq.com/slydc/index/faq/2711/index.htm
Also the Versatile, an obsucre late 70s early 80s microcomputer marketed for its versatility.
Koterminus (120530) on 7/5/2021 5:35 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
Although it's nowhere near as interesting as the other suggestions in this thread, a new streaming service called OOParts that can stream visual novels to Windows, Macs, and smartphones has recently started operation in Japan (website here, more information here and here). If we are going to have separate platforms for streaming services like Antstream, Gloud, Stadia, etc. then I guess it would make sense to add OOParts to the missing platform list too (assuming that someone will eventually want to document its games).
Koterminus (120530) on 7/5/2021 9:55 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
Oh, cool! I wasn't expecting someone to add it so soon. I actually learned about OOParts while doing research for a game I wanted to add, so I could definitely add some too. Plus, you're right, those covers are gorgeous, it would be great to have them all here.
vedder (64380) on 9/10/2021 1:03 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
I've added the Cybervision, a second generation console exclusively sold at Montgomery Ward department stores in 1978/1979. Information is very scarce. There definitely was a 2001 model, possibly a 3001 model and a 4001 model was shown at an electronics convention but never released. There were about 10 games released on tape. I'm in the progress of adding entries for them.
Hipolito Pichardo (20432) on 12/29/2021 12:26 AM · Reply · Permalink · Report
I'd suggest adding the platforms below:
Famicom Disk System / Atari Jaguar CD - FDS games are currently bundled in with the NES, and Jaguar CD games with Jaguar. I'd argue that since Sega CD & 32X are listed as separate platforms (both of which hooked into the base Genesis/Mega Drive unit), the same consideration merits a separate platform for FDS, which also took separate physical media in the form of floppy disks. Same holds true for the Jaguar CD vs. Jaguar.
Atari XEGS / Commodore 64GS / Amstrad GX4000 / Fujitsu FM Towns Marty / Daewoo Zemmix - On the Discord, I was told these are excluded from Moby because they are effectively consolized version of the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, FM Towns, and MSX computers, respectively. However, my understanding is the Amiga CD32 -- which is a Moby platform -- is effectively a consolized Amiga, so curious why these other platforms wouldn't also be included. They all had specific releases that were packaged & marketed specifically for the consoles.
VTech Socrates - An educational console from the late 80s, sold in both North America and Europe. About 9 games were released for it, and it must have sold decently well, because you can often find many units and games for it on Ebay.
Tomy Video Challenger - Another VHS, light-gun based system similar to the Action Max, it had about 8 games released for it.
lights out party (68665) on 6/22/2022 9:41 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
The difference is that the Mega CD and 32X weren't simply media reader add-ons, they added plenty of other functionality and the software between each wouldn't be compatible without a lot of reworking and downgrading.
(On that note though, it seems to me that Turbografx CD should not be its own platform as it currently is, as it was as far as I know "just" a CD-ROM reader).
gbcat (11587) on 1/28/2022 1:48 AM · edited · Reply · Permalink · Report
Please add G-cluster, a Japanese cloud game provider.
Here is the official website: https://gcluster.jp/
It started to provide cloud service of games since 2005. https://www.4gamer.net/script/search/index.php?mode=article&G002478&page=2
It also released a dedicated device for its service in 2013. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00CXJPJUC/
twitek (13984) on 1/28/2022 7:10 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
Please add the Platform "Sky Gamemaster / Sky Games".
Sky Gamestar was a game service on your TV. It had 142 games.
Currently its (two) entries on Mobygames are under the platform "Terminal".
More information: https://sky-gamestar.fandom.com/wiki/Sky_Gamestar_Wiki
fake degree (0) on 2/17/2022 9:52 AM · edited · Reply · Permalink · Report
davep_75 (2301) on 3/19/2023 4:03 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
Hi Vedder. Could you add the Mega65 computer to the list, please? It's another FPGA solution designed to recreate the cancelled Commodore C65. It also has backward compatibility with the C64. There are at least 59 games currently available for it. Thanks. Home page - https://mega65.org/ Software available - https://files.mega65.org/html/main.php