I was at Best Buy last week, buying all of their pocket TV’s as usual, when I saw something. The latest Casio portable, the EV-4500! This sucker has a 4 INCH screen! So, I asked the guy if he could pull it out of the box. I examined the unit and did my usual ‘guess the internal layout without taking it apart’. I deduced that it could be adapted fairly easily for a VCSp, and the thing came with free batteries so I was sold!
I then decided that this awesome TV would be used to make VCSp GOLD – the absolute best Atari portable ever made.
New Features will include:
4 inch screen, MUCH larger than the 2.5 inch screen on a Rev 5. In fact, the largest full-color screen on any portable system ever (to the best of my knowledge)
Joy pad and paddle control on the right-hand side of unit (like the old days)
Cartridges slide in the back, like a Gameboy.
TV / GAME switch. Just like the old systems had, but in this case it allows you to watch TV on the unit. The antenna pops out the top of the unit.
Classic black, aluminum & wood grain coloring.
More features & a bigger screen, but still the same size as a Rev 5.
Full-size RCA video out jacks for play on your television, no need for a special cable.
Totally new look with Real Gold Leaf all over the thing.
Pending Features (yet to be completed):
Runs off normal AA batteries with increased efficiency.
I have paused my pre-sale list as most of you know, but I am taking offers to sell the VCSp Gold. It will be completed near the end of July, and it will be a one-of-a-kind special edition. Pictures will be posted on this siteÂ immediately upon completion. Anyone interested in buying what will no doubt be the ultimate classic gaming machine in history should contact me. When the time comes I shall take the highest offer.