Sharing some of my interest
Is the Vic-20 worth purchasing? A review from the perspective of a cheap, casual collector of video games. A quick run-down of the history, pros and cons of the games and system and whether or not it’s worth your time.
Precursor to my Lazy Gamer reviews.
Both the atari and C= joysticks are horrible
3.5k of ram, 20×22 text screen and no actual space invaders game included. but price was right and text games were appealing.
6:30 "it's nothing but a bunch of print statements"actual quote from a sleepingelephant user
Mom: "Son, level with me, the computer costs $299! why don't you want a trs-80 or Ti-994/A?"Son: "Mom, it plays pac man, will help me with my homework and doesn't have a crappy keyboard"(mom goes to his father)Mom: "Talk some sense in to him!"(dad goes into other room, unveils a box bearing the name Vic 20)Mom: "I'm getting a divorce!"(she gets his vic 20, he dies heartbroken)
I have the Bronze badge Vic 20
Holy LGR 2009! Super awesome! I had a C64 & a Vic-20, man I hated that tape drive! Thanks for not deleting the old stuff because its "not cool enough". It is "cool".
Did any one else see him type 69 as his answer? I love him
Pretty neat system even the issue of loading carts into the damn thing.
Just use audio tap for the first time this week!
As a kid I didn't even know about the VIC20. When I was 10 I had a C64, a friend also had one, another friend had a C16. Until 1992 I really enjoyed my C64, then I moved on to PCs. Around 1998 I acquired a huge computer lot; cases, motherboards, cpus, graphic cards, … which I used to build computers and sell them again. In the lot there was also a VC20 (yes the German one), at the time I had no use for it so it ended up in the attic. Last year I came across it again, took it down from the attic, bought an AV-cable, an aftermarket PSU (much safer!) and a LCD CCTV monitor (because it has about every connection you would possibly need!). I also ended up buying a game cartridge: River Rescue. I still had an old The Arcade joystick. Later I also bought a cartridge port expander; makes using cartridges easier.That V(I)C20 quickly stole my heart; although it's quite limited, it's still quite capable! If needed you can always expand it's memory with (a) cartridge(s). 🙂
Did you know this computer was also a movie star? it appears twice in the film "John Wick – Chapter 2" from 2017
I never did own a VIC 20. Went from a C64 to a C128 then the mighty Amiga 1000 (it was just called the Amiga when it first came out). Ah, where have the years gone, seems like just yesterday…
A VIC-20 for £24?! I could only dream about those prices today.
Time to re-re-re-re-re-rewatch LGR’s 11 Y/O video.
he sounds tired
The fact the only thing that changed with LGR is the addition of jazzy jazz computer music is beautiful.
love the review this was my first computer
Sinister cause presents throw back 101 on YouTube
saved up my paper route money for one of these when i was a kid!
Who’s watching this in 2020 and loves the retro YouTube production values
Great review, I love your humour!
Was looking for Vic-20….found retro-era LGR instead :).
Me and my mate used to spend hours typing out the lines of Basic copying from the computer magazines of the time to get a game but once finished and we pressed Run up would pop the first of many syntax errors to keep us busy for more hours all to chase a green dot around the screen with our amazing proton red dot.
My 1st Computer!!! 3.5KB!!! WOW LOL
We had a VIC-20 controlling an Amateur television repeater (VK2RTS)did the job well.