C= 16 & Plus/4 cartridges

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Sat Jun 28 22:45:14 1997

On Sat, 28 Jun 1997, Jeff Hellige wrote:

> For the first time since I actively started collecting old systems and
> the software and peripherals, I finally came across some program
> cartridges for the C-16 & Plus/4 today. They came from a guy who does a
> flea market each weekend and who keeps an eye out for 8bit stuff, and he
> picked them up with me in mind. They are 'Strange Odyssey' and 'Jack
> Attack'. Anyway, my question is, since these are the only ones I've
> ever run across, other than the cartridge that shipped with the C-16,
> were there many made for these machines?

In all my days of scrouning I have yet to run across a C16 or
Plus/4 carthridge. Does this mean not many were made? I couldn't say
with absolute assurety, but being that the Plus/4 flopped, I would
speculate and say "yes". I've yet to run across a C16 either. And I'm
in California, where you'd expect to find everything and anything.

Which leads me to this: were some computers marketed on a regional basis
in the US? It seems that in some places in the country, some stuff is
easier to find than in others. Can any of you who were involved in the
marketing and distribution of computers shed any light on this?

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Sat Jun 28 1997 - 22:45:14 BST

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