VIC 20 = Epoch Super Cassette Vision?

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VIC 20 = Epoch Super Cassette Vision?

Postby Jeff-20 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:24 pm

I'm constantly confusing Super Cassette Vision games for VIC 20 games because the font looks so similar. I'm wondering why it looks this way?
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Check out this video of several games with attention to font. If it were not for the multicolor mode, I might think these were VIC games.


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Re: VIC 20 = Epoch Super Cassette Vision?

Postby English Invader » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:17 am

The lack of a border is a tell-tale sign that it's not a VIC-20 game.

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Re: VIC 20 = Epoch Super Cassette Vision?

Postby r.cade » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:40 pm

Most likely they just "borrowed" the same character set/ROM.

There's not a ton of ways to get readable text in 8x8 squares. :)
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