Commodore VIC-20

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VIC-20 with peripherals.

The VIC-20 is a personal computer designed primarily by Jack Tramiel and sold by Commodore Business Machines in 1980. The VIC-20 was designed to be a more cost-effective computer than Commodore's earlier release, the PET. It became the first home computer to sell over 1,000,000 units. Much of the keyboard layout and shape of the computer was reused for the even more popular Commodore 64. The VIC-20 uses a MOS 6502 CPU, a custom video chip, the MOS VIC for audio, and sold with 5K of static RAM.


I never owned a VIC-20 when they were popular, and I don't think I ever used one until I first dabbled in them with an emulator. When my friend Jon was selling off his video game collection, I bought his from him on 2017-12-30.


I now own a Commodore VIC-20 complete in box, a cassette reader, two 3K Super RAM Expanders, HES Writer, and a couple dozen games.


See all Commodore VIC-20 Games.

None of the games I've played for the Commodore VIC-20 have impressed me enough to write about them.




8-Bit Guy, restoration.
8-Bit Guy, Penultimate cart.


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