INTERTON VC 4000 GAMING GUIDE

This document was created on 7/2/07, and last updated on 10/7/14, by James Jacobs of Amigan Software. This is an exhaustive list of all 49 known programs for this console family, plus useful retrogaming information. Please email us with any corrections and additions to this document.

This page is part of Emerson Arcadia 2001 Central . Emulators, ROMs and other resources can be found there.

The term "Interton VC 4000" as used herein refers to this entire console family. There are many members of this console family.

Cartridge List
Sorted Lists
Catalogue Entries and Game Help
Controls
Enhanced Binaries
Archived Cartridges
Unarchived Cartridges

Cartridge List

Air/Sea Attack
aka Air Sea Battle, Midway
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic5
Cabel8
Interton7
Karvan9
Rowtron8
TRQ3
Voltmace1
Backgammon
? 19xx
4K ROM + 1K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic32
Cabel23
Interton36
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace23
Blackjack
aka Black Jack
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic3
Cabel4
Interton2
Karvan-
Rowtron10
TRQ19
Voltmace2
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Bowling
aka Ninepins
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton25
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Boxing
aka Boxing Match, Prizefight
? 19xx
4K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic14
Cabel11
Interton18
Karvan-
Rowtron9
TRQ18
Voltmace13
Capture
aka Attack, Box Clever, Intelligence 4, Othello, Reversi
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic24
Cabel18
Interton21
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ10
Voltmace18
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Casino
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton31
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Chess
? 19xx
4K ROM + 1K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic23
Cabel20
Interton13
Karvan-
Rowtron25
TRQ-
Voltmace26
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released No screenshot available Chess 2
? 19xx
6K ROM + 1K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton22
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Challenge!
aka Computer Challenge, Four in a Row, Intelligence 2
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic9
Cabel14
Interton15
Karvan-
Rowtron6
TRQ14
Voltmace14
Circus
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic13
Cabel12
Interton17
Karvan16
Rowtron14
TRQ6
Voltmace12
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Cockpit
Interton (Martin Greiner) 19xx
4K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton28
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Codebreaker
aka Brain Drain, Intelligence 3, Mastermind, Secret Code
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic10
Cabel13
Interton16
Karvan14
Rowtron7
TRQ15
Voltmace9
Combat
aka Tank Battle, Tank Battle/Air Battle, Tank & Plane, Tank/Plane Battle
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic4
Cabel3
Interton4
Karvan2
Rowtron2
TRQ2
Voltmace5
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Come-Frutas
TRQ? 19xx
4K ROM + 1K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ7
Voltmace-
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released No screenshot available Cowboy
Rowtron 1981
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron24
TRQ-
Voltmace-
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Crazy Crab
? 19xx
?K ROM + ?K RAM
Dumped: No
Manual: No
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ24
Voltmace29
Draughts
aka Checkers
? 19xx
4K ROM + 1K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic21
Cabel22
Interton26
Karvan-
Rowtron21
TRQ-
Voltmace22
Golf
? 19xx
4K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic19
Cabel21
Interton27
Karvan-
Rowtron20
TRQ21
Voltmace17
Grand Prix
aka Auto Race, Auto Sport, Car Races, Motor Racing, Road Race
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic2
Cabel2
Interton1
Karvan3
Rowtron12
TRQ16
Voltmace4
No screenshot available Head On
Radofin 1981
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic20
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
No screenshot available Hobby Module
? 19xx
?K ROM + ?K RAM
Dumped: No
Manual: Yes (1)/ (2)
Acetronic16
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Horse Racing
aka Derby, Hippodrome, Horse Race
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic12
Cabel9
Interton11
Karvan10
Rowtron3
TRQ13
Voltmace11
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Hyperspace
Interton 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton38
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Invaders
aka Alien Invasion, Earth Invasion
UA Ltd? (Andrew Choi) 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic27
Cabel-
Interton32
Karvan-
Rowtron22
TRQ4
Voltmace16
Laser Attack
Radofin (Hans Bieling?) 1981
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic31
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Leap Frog
Voltmace (Derek Andrews) 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: No
Manual: No
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace25
Math 1
aka Basic Maths, Mathematics 1
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic7
Cabel5
Interton5
Karvan5
Rowtron13
TRQ22
Voltmace6
Math 2
aka Mathematics 2
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic8
Cabel6
Interton6
Karvan6
Rowtron5
TRQ23
Voltmace7
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Metropolis/Hangman
? (Paul-Jürgen Dickers) 19xx
4K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton29
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released No screenshot available Monster Munchers
Rowtron? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: No
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron26
TRQ-
Voltmace-
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Motocross
aka Dragster
Interton (Hans Bieling) 1979?
4K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton14
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Munch & Crunch
Voltmace (Derek Andrews) 19xx
?K ROM + ?K RAM
Dumped: No
Manual: No
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace24
Musical Games
aka Electronic Music, Face the Music, Follow the Leader, Melody/Simon, Musical Memory
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic17
Cabel16
Interton28
Karvan-
Rowtron19
TRQ20
Voltmace21
Olympics
aka Bat & Ball, Olympia, Paddle Games, Pro Sport 60, Sportsworld, Super Sport
UA Ltd? (Andrew Choi?) 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic1
Cabel1
Interton3
Karvan1
Rowtron1
TRQ11
Voltmace3
Pinball
aka Arcade, Electronic Pinball, Flipper, Video Pinball
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic25
Cabel19
Interton23
Karvan-
Rowtron17
TRQ1
Voltmace20
Planet Defender
Radofin 1982
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic33
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Shooting Gallery
aka Hunting, Safari, Sporting Shotgun
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic6
Cabel15
Interton12
Karvan-
Rowtron11
TRQ9
Voltmace8
Shoot Out
Radofin (Andrew Choi) 1981
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic29
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Soccer
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic15
Cabel-
Interton24
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ12
Voltmace-
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Solitaire
Interton 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton30
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Space War
aka Galactic Space Battles, Outer Space Combat, Space Attack, Space Battle, Star War
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic30
Cabel10
Interton19
Karvan-
Rowtron15
TRQ5
Voltmace15
Spider's Web
aka Monster-Man
? 19xx
4K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic22
Cabel-
Interton37
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ24
Voltmace-
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Super Invaders
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton33
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Super Knockout
Radofin? (Andrew Choi) 1980
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic26
Cabel-
Interton-
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Super Maze
aka Intelligence 1, Labyrinth, Maze
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic11
Cabel7
Interton9
Karvan7
Rowtron4
TRQ17
Voltmace10
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Super-Space
Interton 19xx
4K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton40
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-
Treasure Hunt
aka Concentration, Flag Capture, Memory 1, Memory Match
? 19xx
2K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic18
Cabel-
Interton8
Karvan-
Rowtron18
TRQ8
Voltmace19
No Acetronic / Fountain / Radofin version released Winter Sports
Interton 19xx
4K ROM + 0K RAM
Dumped: Yes
Manual: Yes
Acetronic-
Cabel-
Interton10
Karvan-
Rowtron-
TRQ-
Voltmace-

Only Acetronic/Audiosonic/Fountain/Radofin boxes are shown above.
Only English-language alternate software names are listed above.
Images used are sourced from Obscure Pixels and the Classic Consoles Centre and elsewhere.

Game Numbers

Acetronic Cabel Interton Karvan Rowtron TRQ Voltmace
Air/Sea Attack 5 8 7 9 8 3 1
Backgammon 32 23 36 - - - 23
Blackjack 3 4 2 - 10 19 2
Bowling - - 25 - - - -
Boxing 14 11 18 - 9 18 13
Capture 24 18 21 - - 10 18
Casino - - 31 - - - -
Challenge! 9 14 15 15 6 14 14
Chess 23 20 13 - 25 - 26
Chess 2 - - 22 - - - -
Circus 13 12 17 16 14 6 12
Cockpit - - 28 - - - -
Codebreaker 10 13 16 14 7 15 9
Combat 4 3 4 2 2 2 5
Come-Frutas - - - - - 7 -
Cowboy - - - - 24 - -
Crazy Crab - - - - - 24 29
Draughts 21 22 26 - 21 - 22
Golf 19 21 27 - 20 21 17
Grand Prix 2 2 1 3 12 16 4
Head On 20 - - - - - -
Hobby Module 16 - - - - - -
Horse Racing 12 9 11 10 3 13 11
Hyperspace - - 38 - - - -
Invaders 27 - 32 - 22 4 16
Laser Attack 31 - - - - - -
Leap Frog - - - - - - 25
Math 1 7 5 5 5 13 22 6
Math 2 8 6 6 6 5 23 7
Metropolis/Hangman - - 29 - - - -
Monster Munchers - - - - 26 - -
Motocross - - 14 - - - -
Munch & Crunch - - - - - - 24
Musical Games 17 16 20 - 19 20 21
Olympics 1 1 3 1 1 11 3
Pinball 25 19 23 - 17 1 20
Planet Defender 33 - - - - - -
Sea Wolf 34 - - - - - -
Shooting Gallery 6 15 12 - 11 9 8
Shoot Out 29 - - - - - -
Soccer 15 - 24 - - 12 -
Solitaire - - 30 - - - -
Space War 30 10 19 - 15 5 15
Spider's Web 22 - 37 - - 24 -
Super Invaders - - 33 - - - -
Super Knockout 26 - - - - - -
Super Maze 11 7 9 7 4 17 10
Super-Space - - 40 - - - -
Treasure Hunt 18 - 8 - 18 8 -
Winter Sports - - 10 - - - -
Total 33 22 37 11 24 24 26

"Acetronic" numbers are also used by Audio Sonic, Fountain, Hanimex, Lansay, Prinztronic and Radofin.
"Interton" numbers are also used by Grundig, Korting and Palson.
"Karvan" numbers are also used by SOE (Societe Occitane d'Electronique).
"Rowtron" numbers are also used by MPT-05 and Teleng.
"Cabel": Game #17 (Twist) is not listed.
"Voltmace" numbers are also used by Waddington.

Games by Players

1P only (9): Casino, Cockpit, Come-Frutas, Laser Attack, Metropolis/Hangman, Monster Munchers, Planet Defender, Solitaire, Spider's Web

Either (32): Air/Sea Attack, Backgammon, Blackjack, Bowling, Capture, Challenge!, Chess, Chess 2, Circus, Codebreaker, Draughts, Golf, Grand Prix, Head On, Horse Racing, Hyperspace, Invaders, Math 1, Math 2, Motocross, Musical Games, Olympics, Pinball, Shooting Gallery, Shoot Out, Space War, Super Invaders, Super Knockout, Super Maze, Super-Space, Treasure Hunt, Winter Sports

2P only (4): Boxing, Combat, Cowboy, Soccer

Unknown (3): Crazy Crab, Leap Frog, Munch & Crunch

Not applicable (1): Hobby Module

Games by Size

2K ROM + 0K RAM (33): Air/Sea Attack, Blackjack, Bowling, Capture, Casino, Challenge!, Circus, Codebreaker, Combat, Cowboy, Grand Prix, Head On, Horse Racing, Hyperspace, Invaders, Laser Attack, Leap Frog, Math 1, Math 2, Monster Munchers, Musical Games, Olympics, Pinball, Planet Defender, Shooting Gallery, Shoot Out, Soccer, Solitaire, Space War, Super Invaders, Super Knockout, Super Maze, Treasure Hunt

4K ROM + 0K RAM (8): Boxing, Cockpit, Golf, Metropolis/Hangman, Motocross, Spider's Web, Super-Space, Winter Sports

4K ROM + 1K RAM (4): Backgammon, Chess, Come-Frutas, Draughts

6K ROM + 1K RAM (1): Chess 2

?K ROM + ?K RAM (3): Crazy Crab, Hobby Module, Munch & Crunch

Games by Manual Availability

Scanned (45): Air/Sea Attack, Backgammon, Blackjack, Bowling, Boxing, Capture, Casino, Challenge!, Chess, Chess 2, Circus, Cockpit, Codebreaker, Combat, Come-Frutas, Cowboy, Draughts, Golf, Grand Prix, Head On, Hobby Module, Horse Racing, Hyperspace, Invaders, Laser Attack, Math 1, Math 2, Metropolis/Hangman, Motocross, Musical Games, Olympics, Pinball, Planet Defender, Shooting Gallery, Shoot Out, Soccer, Solitaire, Space War, Spider's Web, Super Invaders, Super Knockout, Super Maze, Super-Space, Treasure Hunt Winter Sports

Not available (4): Crazy Crab, Leap Frog, Monster Munchers, Munch & Crunch

Catalogue Entries and Game Help

English, German and French manual scans for all Interton VC 4000 game releases are available in JPEG format on the main page of Emerson Arcadia 2001 Central.

Air/Sea Attack This cartridge contains 8 programs for air battles and 12 programs for sea battles, a total of 20 game variations which you can play on your own or with a partner.
20 game variations involving ship and submarine battles using controlled and uncontrolled depth charges on variable speeds. You can launch missiles against air-planes and drop bombs on the missile launcher. Fire rockets at a shooting gallery target until your skill is unparalleled.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-20.
START to begin game.

Left firebutton ("2" key) drops bombs.
You begin with 15 bombs. Current number of bombs remaining is displayed in black at the top of the screen.

Backgammon Backgammon is one of the world's oldest and most played games. Even the astronauts on board Skylab, the first space station, took backgammon along with them. This cartridge enables you to play the popular game either by yourself against the computer or against a partner.
"Checkers and backgammon have been transferred to the television set via the Interton VC 4000 Video Computer system, for enthusiasts who cannot always find human opponents to play against.
Both are easy boards for the computer to display and combine simple rules with plenty of scope for tactical play so the computer makes a worthwhile opponent, even if it will have a tendency to play safe.
Backgammon too keeps to the traditional rules but without the gambling element, it is not as skilful as the original. It will, however, help to sharpen up the players' skill at outmaneouvering an opponent on the board. And it will teach beginners the folly of leaving an exposed piece in a vulnerable position.
For those of you who have never played the game, it involves moving counters around the board in the opposite direction to your opponent and trying to get yours home first - but if a counter is left alone it can be captured by your opponent and returned to [the] start.
These cartridges are available from retailers in the UK, from specialist dealers and some large department stores. The retail price is £16.95." - Computer & Video Games, issue #6, p. 19.
Blackjack With this cartridge you can play blackjack according to the Las Vegas rules. Your opponent is the computer: it keeps the bank and hands out the cards. You can win or lose against the computer - if you have luck or not.
Either 1 or 2 players can join in this American casino game based on Las Vegas rules which include taking insurance on a bet and doubling your bet. Database Games-Computer keeps track of the money you win or lose in its computer memory bank.
The "bank" is the shield-shaped area in the centre of the screen.
Current cash of each player is shown in red at the top of the screen.
Current bet of each player is shown in yellow at the bottom of the screen.

'0' indicates waiting for a 1/2-player game decision.
'E' indicates waiting for bet adjustment or deal.
' ' indicates waiting for the other player.
'X' indicates waiting for hit/stand or hit/stand/double decision.
'+' indicates victory.
'-' indicates defeat.
'I' indicates an offer of insurance.

START to begin a 2-player game.
SELECT to begin a 1-player game.
'1' to "HIT" (ie. take another card).
'2' to stand ("STAY") (ie. not take another card).
'3' to "DOUBLE" the bet (and take only one further card; ie. doubles the bet, then hits once, then stands).
'4' to accept insurance ("INS") (ie. half gamble) when offered.
'6' to refuse insurance ("NO INS") (ie. full gamble) when offered.
'7' to deal the cards.
'8' to adjust tens digit of bet (before dealing the cards).
'9' to adjust ones digit of bet (before dealing the cards).

"DOUBLE" is only possible when the player's first two cards add up to 10 or 11 points.

Bowling This cartridge gives your home its very own skittle (ninepin) and bowling alley. The program has 16 different variations like Toppling, Foxhunting, Headpin and Bowling (tenpins), for you to play in pairs or on your own.
After each bowl, you must hold the paddle in the down position until you have the ball again. This is possibly authentic.
Boxing This cartridge brings the atmosphere of a fist fight to the screen. Two boxers face each other in a ring. It is just as possible to win on points as it is by a knockout. This is a game for two persons.
An amazing opportunity for two people to enter a boxing ring for the fight of their lives and never feel a thing. Every realistic effect has been included to make this an exciting match, letting you throw hard or soft punches, defend yourself or even knock out your challenger.
Capture This cartridge contains 30 variations on an exciting intelligence and competitive game going by the names "Reversi" and "Othello". The point of the game is to use skill in playing one's own pieces in order to entrap and win those of the other player. The winner is the one who has placed most pieces on the board. The game is for two (with various degrees of complication) or for one player versus the computer.
"Lovers of the game of Othello will be pleased to find a version for Database. This new cartridge has just been added to the range available for this machine as is known as Box Clever.
But only the name has been changed to protect the mercenary and this version remains true to the popular board game.
The object of this tactical counter struggle is [to] turn most of the board into your own colour by capturing your opponent's counters between two of your own.
A computer is suited to the game as it will not miss any captures during the turning sequence and can play a very reasonable standard of Othello. The idea is to provide an electronic opponent when no human one exists, but it is possible to play against your friends on the television. The price is £14." - Computer & Video Games, issue #3, p. 78.
Casino Break the bank at roulette or outwit the one-armed bandit. Using this cartridge, you can relax at home and concoct your very own system or just have fun.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-3. Game 1 is roulette, games 2 and 3 are fruit machine.
START to begin game.

Roulette: Starting wallet is $500. The two leftmost digits indicate the bet per space. The two rightmost digits seem to be meaningless. '0' increases bet by $10. 'Enter' increases bet by $1. Maximum bet (per space) is $99. '9' shows wallet whilst held down. '2' starts the ball spinning. Whilst the ball is spinning, pressing 'Clear' puts a bet on the space marked by the flashing square. You can bet on more than one space. A successful bet on any of the 13 spaces arranged in a circle returns the wagered bet, plus 11 times the wagered bet. A successful bet on red or black returns the wagered bet, plus the wagered bet.

Challenge! This cartridge trains the ability to think logically and to reason. The dots on the playing field must be placed in such a manner as to get four of one's own dots in a row. Two players can compete, or one can play against the computer, with varying degrees of difficulty.
An age-old board game which tests your intelligence against the computer over a range of skill levels. By cleverly placing counters on the screen you must get four-in-a-row before the Database Games-Computer does. There are 14 variations in this games-cartridge and [it] includes one version for two players.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-14:
GamePlayersBoard SizeFirst moveDifficulty
127x6Left playern/a
217x6Computereasy
317x6Computernormal
417x6Computerhard
517x6Playereasy
617x6Playernormal
717x6Playerhard
828x6Left playern/a
918x6Computereasy
1018x6Computernormal
1118x6Computerhard
1218x6Playereasy
1318x6Playernormal
1418x6Playerhard

START to begin game.
'Cl' to move horizontally.
'En' to drop vertically.

Player 1 is red.
Player 2 (or the computer) is green.


The Dutch and German scans and Dutch, German and autotranslated English texts of the manual are available for download.
Chess This cartridge is your ideal chess partner. Play against the computer - it has six different standards of intelligence. Have the computer advise you while you are playing chess - it tells you and your partner which move is best to be made next. Each game (whether against the computer or with advice by the computer) will be recorded and stored inside the cartridge and be called off again move after move either forwards or backwards.
Chess 2 This cartridge is your ideal chess partner. Play against the computer - it incorporates nine different levels of difficulty. Let the computer help you - it can tell you and your opponent the best move to make. Every game (whether against the computer or with its help) is recorded on the cartridge and can be replayed, move by move, backwards or forwards.
Circus The Circus cartridge contains 16 programs for an entertaining circus performance: one clown stands on a springboard, a second stands on a teeterboard. The first clown jumps down onto the teeterboard, thus catapulting the second clown into the big top, causing coloured balloons to burst. For one or two players.
Fun from the big top in 16 gaily coloured games. Players have to control clowns leaping skilfully up and down on a see-saw trying to score from as many balloons as possible. Beware of missing the see-saw or you're in trouble. One or two players can join in the fun.
Cockpit With this cartridge you are your own pilot. It is up to you to get your aircraft off the ground, fly safely and avoid crash landings. So, sit back in your easiest easy chair, fasten your seatbelt and reach for the joystick. There are five degrees of complexity to test your skill and provide the thrills.
"Ever wanted to fly a Jumbo jet? Now the controls of this huge aircraft can be at your fingertips.
Your job is to pilot the jet on a flight across the Atlantic and to execute a successful take-off and landing.
You have in front of you a display of the dials and pressure gauges necessary to fly the jet.
The joystick controls are used to manoeuvre the Jumbo. Take care not to fly too low, it might crash into the side of a mountain.
Cockpit runs on the Interton VC 4000 video computer centre which is available from selected UK dealers. The console itself retails at just under the £100 mark, but prices vary depending on the supplier.
The Cockpit cartridge will sell for about £22.95 - more expensive than most others in the range, but the distributors Hanimex claim it is more sophisticated than previous simulation games." - Computer & Video Games, issue #5, p. 75.
Codebreaker The computer selects a four digit number at random, which is unknown to the player. The secret code is broken by trial and error and by reasoning. 16 programs for one or two players.
16 versions of a code-breaking test for the intellectual members of the family. Sometimes there are time limits, sometimes you have more characters to sort out and these may be numbers or shapes. Put them in the right order in as few tries as possible.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-24.
START to begin game.
Combat This cartridge contains 16 programs for tank battles and 10 programs for air battles.
26 games in all, there are 16 tank games for shooting at each other on dangerous terrain and 10 more aircraft and jetfighter battles in stormy skies. And if you shoot it out at night, you can only fire at your enemy by revealing your own position.
"Resembles Atari 2600 Combat (even with a "Tank Pong" variant), and like the first Combat prototype, it even disables the score display whilst sprites are on the screen." - Christian Windler.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-26:
GameVehiclesTimeBackgroundRange
1tanksdayclearlong
2tanksdayabsorbent barricades #2long
3tanksdayabsorbent barricades #3long
4tanksdayabsorbent barricades #4long
5tanksdayminefields #5long
6tanksdayminefields #6long
7tanksdayrebounding barricades #2long
8tanksdayrebounding barricades #4long
9tanksnightclearlong
10tanksnightabsorbent barricades #2long
11tanksnightabsorbent barricades #3long
12tanksnightabsorbent barricades #4long
13tanksnightrebounding barricades #2long
14tanksnightrebounding barricades #4long
15tanksdayclearshort
16tanksnightclearshort
17single biplanes-clouds #5long
18double biplanes-clouds #5long
19single biplanes-clouds #6long
20double biplanes-clouds #6long
21single biplanes-clouds #5short
22single jets-clouds #5long
23double jets-clouds #5long
24single jets-clouds #6long
25double jets-clouds #6long
26single jets-clouds #6short

START to begin game.

Controls for tanks:
.........Go forwards............
...............|................
..............\|/...............
..Rotate Left--+--Rotate Right..
....(anti-.........(clockwise)..
..clockwise)....................
................................

'2': Fire

Controls for planes:
.......Go forwards faster.......
...............|................
..............\|/...............
..Rotate Left--+--Rotate Right..
....(anti-.........(clockwise)..
..clockwise)....................
................................

'2': Fire

Planes always move forwards, but move forwards faster whilst the paddle is pushed up.

Draughts Draughts or checkers, an old, well-known and popular game, is for two players or for one player against the computer. Play is according to the English draughts rules. The cartridge contains 15 different program variations.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-15.
START to begin game.

Controls are as follows, for each player:
Fi Fi
UL Fi UR
DL -- DR
-- -- --
Ne Ne Ne

Fi = finished
UL = move counter up and left
UR = move counter up and right
DL = move counter down and left
DR = move counter down and right
Ne = select next counter

Firstly, you select the counter you want to move.
Secondly, you choose a direction to move it.
Thirdly, you confirm your move with the firebutton.

Ordinary counters are rectangles (half-squares).
Crowned counters are squares.
If there is an opportunity to capture (kill) an enemy counter, you must do so.


"Checkers and backgammon have been transferred to the television set via the Interton VC 4000 Video Computer system, for enthusiasts who cannot always find human opponents to play against.
Both are easy boards for the computer to display and combine simple rules with plenty of scope for tactical play so the computer makes a worthwhile opponent, even if it will have a tendency to play safe.
Checkers, or draughts as it is commonly known, is displayed as a board and there is no deviation from the traditional rules. You can play either black or white - black goes first - and then try to out-think your computer opponent. Be wary of the computer if it appears to be offering up a sacrifice - it probably has something nasty planned for you.
As usual the opening strategy determines who ends up with the most kings and that is the player who will usually win the game.
These cartridges are available from retailers in the UK, from specialist dealers and some large department stores. The retail price is £16.95." - Computer & Video Games, issue #6, p. 19.
Golf Maximum concentration and a good deal of golfing skill are what this cartridge calls for. All the difficulties of an international 18-hole golf course are here for one or two players to tackle.
"Also out now is a golf cartridge, played on an 18-hole course and offering players a choice of club for each shot. Among the hazards to avoid are rough, bunkers and trees. To increase the difficulty of the game further you can change the wind speeds and directions.
Database cartridges are somewhat cheaper than the rest of the market brands and Golf and Space Battle are £13 each." - Computer & Video Games, issue #1, p. 70.
Grand Prix This cartridge contains 10 games for car racing - for one or two drivers - on the racing track, rally circuit and three slalom tracks with different handicaps.
10 exciting versions of a car race avoiding obstacles, rally driving and complicated track driving. Play against the machine or against another driver racing at death-defying speeds. Sound effects add to the realism of the race.
"This cartridge contains 3 different games in 16 variants. The first game is a vertical scrolling car race (no moving track) with a "cloud" of many car sprites in different colours scrolling forward or backward dependant on the player car's direction. As soon as the "car cloud" touches the screen bottom, it just disappears and flips back to the top. The second game is much like Night Driver on MAME, except that the player has a small, red car sprite on a blue background. In 2-player mode the second player moves a yellow car behind the car of the first player in a fixed distance. There are no opponent cars. The third game variant resembles to Sprint on MAME or Indy 500 on Atari 2600." - Christian Windler.
"Topping the sales list for the Acetronic MPU 1000 is surprisingly the car racing game Grand Prix.
It's unusual for this type of game to be so popular with games centre owners because space theme games have stolen the show since space invaders was introduced. The fact that Ace[tronic] supplies its invader pack with the console undoubtedly has something to do with it.
Grand Prix contains 10 different game versions, for one or two players. The Grand Prix game itself is first on the list and is simple in concept.
On the screen is a straight racetrack with a car placed at the bottom of the screen. Using the joystick controls you can drive the car to the left or right of the race course.
A few seconds after the game has started a fleet of racing cars zooms down from the top of the screen. You have to move your car to avoid the others. Be careful not to be over-eager with the joystick, it's very sensitive and if you move it too far to the left or right it will career into the barrier never mind the other cars.
Once you have worked out the technique you can try speeding up the action by moving the joystick forwards, which takes some fine control of the joystick.
The second game is Monte Carlo Rally. Again for one or two players the idea is to navigate your car around a racetrack which is lined with small white posts.
The track unrolls before your car revealing hazardous bends and tortuous twists. You are given a preset time limit to try and have as few crashes as possible.
The third game on the package is named Brands Hatch and is the most difficult to master. In fact, I found it almost impossible.
Your task is to complete a circuit of a rectangular racetrack which gets progressively more difficult. But beware, it's not a piece of cake. I never did get the hang of controlling the car. When the flag went up for the off I thought I was doing well - the car was going straight forward. Easy, I said to myself.
Then came disaster. The corner was upon me before I knew it. And crash, smack into the barrier. Turning the car left or right presented umpteen problems. Actually turning the wheel was easy - it just wouldn't stop turning.
So I ended up driving the wrong way crashing barriers on both sides of the course, and bumping my way round. The only conclusion I drew when I finally put the controls down was that its popularity is because it provides a challenge. There are practice versions for you to build up expertise before you attempt the really difficult course.
If you want to be thoroughly frustrated Grand Prix cartridges are obtainable from Wembley-based Ace[tronic] for £18.95." - Computer & Video Games, issue #5, p. 74.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-10.
START to begin game.
Head On SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-9.
START to begin game.

Objective is to avoid collisions for as long as possible.

-- --
-- -- --
-- Up --
Lt -- Rt
-- Dn --

At intersections, you can use the buttons, as indicated above, to change lanes.

The speed of your car is increased whilst the paddle is held to the right.


"Driving a high-powered Formula One racing car can be as hazardous on your televion screen as it is in real life.
In Head On the screen is filled with the lanes of a racetrack which spread outwards from a central rectangle. The car under your control can quickly swap lanes to avoid a head on crash with the computer controlled opposition.
Your driver is luckier than his real-life counterpart. For in this dice with death he has three lives to play with, only the third collision is terminal.
Using the handsets you can regulate the speed of your car. By pushing the joystick to the right you increase the speed. To slow down move the joystick to the left.
The game comes complete with small cards which fit on top of the keypads. These are used for directional control of the racing car.
On the bottom of the screen is a clock which keeps track of the number of miles your car has covered.
There are nine different variations including games for one or two players, a role reversal game in which you have to attempt to collide with the computer controlled car, and a version when two cars are computer controlled.
This game runs on the Acetronic MPU 2000 and is available for £14.95 from all the usual Ace[tronic] dealers." - Computer & Video Games, issue #10, p. 18.
The English scan of the manual is available for download.
Horse Racing This cartridge contains 16 programs for riding tournaments which are simulated on the screen of your TV set. Your challenge as a player is to select the correct pace and moment of jumpoff so that your horse can make the course with substantially no faults involved - the game is for one player alone or two persons playing against each other.
16 games that make you feel you are right at the race-track. Either one or two players can have a try at being a jockey for a while. Speed is important but you must jump the obstacles at just the right moment to clear without faults ahead of your competitor.
Hunting This cartridge contains 64 programs for shooting games which can be played by one or two players. The object is to hit as many play- symbols (hares, fishes, ducks and flying birds) as possible.
"This game is of "shooting gallery" style and looks quite similar to Atari 2600 Air/Sea Battle. The hunter sprite is black and quite blocky, and in most modes it does not even move. In other modes the hunter can either be moved horizontally or only move its gun to left, middle and right to shoot diagonally." - Christian Windler.
Shooting Gallery is covered separately.

SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-64:
GamePlayersTargetsAmmoShotsMovementFishesTime
118unlimitednormalnonenounlimited
228unlimitednormalnonenounlimited
3112unlimitednormalnonenounlimited
4212unlimitednormalnonenounlimited
5116unlimitednormalnonerightunlimited
6216unlimitednormalnonerightunlimited
7116unlimitedreflectivenonerightunlimited
8216unlimitedreflectivenonerightunlimited
9116unlimitednormalnonerightlimited
10216unlimitednormalnonerightlimited
1111620normalnonerightunlimited
1221620normalnonerightunlimited
1311620normalnonerightlimited
1421620normalnonerightlimited
1511620reflectivenonerightlimited
1621620reflectivenonerightlimited
1718unlimitedguidednonenounlimited
1828unlimitedguidednonenounlimited
19112unlimitedguidednonenounlimited
20212unlimitedguidednonenounlimited
21116unlimitedguidednoneleft + rightunlimited
22216unlimitedguidednoneleft + rightunlimited
23116unlimitedguided + reflectivenoneleft + rightunlimited
24216unlimitedguided + reflectivenoneleft + rightunlimited
25116unlimitedguidednoneleft + rightlimited
26216unlimitedguidednoneleft + rightlimited
2711620guidednoneleft + rightunlimited
2821620guidednoneleft + rightunlimited
2911620guidednoneleft + rightlimited
3021620guidednoneleft + rightlimited
3111620guided + reflectivenoneleft + rightlimited
3221620guided + reflectivenoneleft + rightlimited
3318unlimitednormalmovenounlimited
3428unlimitednormalmovenounlimited
35112unlimitednormalmovenounlimited
36212unlimitednormalmovenounlimited
37116unlimitednormalmoveleft + rightunlimited
38216unlimitednormalmoveleft + rightunlimited
39116unlimitedreflectivemoveleft + rightunlimited
40216unlimitedreflectivemoveleft + rightunlimited
41116unlimitednormalmoveleft + rightlimited
42216unlimitednormalmoveleft + rightlimited
4311620normalmoveleft + rightunlimited
4421620normalmoveleft + rightunlimited
4511620normalmoveleft + rightlimited
4621620normalmoveleft + rightlimited
4711620reflectivemoveleft + rightlimited
4821620reflectivemoveleft + rightlimited
4918unlimitednormalturnnounlimited
5028unlimitednormalturnnounlimited
51112unlimitednormalturnnounlimited
52212unlimitednormalturnnounlimited
53116unlimitednormalturnleft + rightunlimited
54216unlimitednormalturnleft + rightunlimited
55116unlimitedreflectiveturnleft + rightunlimited
56216unlimitedreflectiveturnleft + rightunlimited
57116unlimitednormalturnleft + rightlimited
58216unlimitednormalturnleft + rightlimited
5911620normalturnleft + rightunlimited
6021620normalturnleft + rightunlimited
6111620normalturnleft + rightlimited
6221620normalturnleft + rightlimited
6311620reflectiveturnleft + rightlimited
6421620reflectiveturnleft + rightlimited

"Fishes" indicates the movement direction of fishes.
Reflective shots can only kill after they have bounced.

START to begin game.

Hyperspace Your spaceship is attacked by a superior adversary. Protective shield and counterattack consume valuable energy. Relief can only come from your parent ship, which is located somewhere out in the expanses of outer space.
Invaders This cartridge makes you commander of launching sites, your mission being to fight off an invasion from space. The cartridge contains 16 program variations for you to play on your own or in pairs.
"Space Invaders variant, which has less sprites on the screen than other versions (the rows are a sort of diagonal to compensate for this), but it plays quite OK. It has an easy "day" and a faster "night" mode." - Christian Windler.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-16:
GamePlayersSkySpeedBasesMissiles
11BlueSlowYesUnguided
22BlueSlowYesUnguided
31BlueSlowYesGuided
42BlueSlowYesGuided
51BlackFastYesUnguided
62BlackFastYesUnguided
71BlackFastYesGuided
82BlackFastYesGuided
91RedSlowNoUnguided
102RedSlowNoUnguided
111RedSlowNoGuided
122RedSlowNoGuided
131PurpleFastNoUnguided
142PurpleFastNoUnguided
151PurpleFastNoGuided
162PurpleFastNoGuided

START to begin game.

Bullets which are fired from near the sides of the playfield are only guidable towards the centre of the playfield. This is probably authentic.


"An improved version of space invaders has also been brought out. The original version, called Alien Invasion, was said by Database users to be too slow and too easy to master. The renamed game, Earth Invasion, is much faster. The waves of aliens increase their speed across the screen more quickly. Apart from the extra speed the game contains the same features. £14." - Computer & Video Games, issue #2, p. 25.
"If you were under attack from the Interton alien invaders you would not have a lot to worry about.
"In this Interton VC 4000 version of space invaders the creatures move so slowly that the game loses much of the addictive quality of the original.
The rows of invaders are spaced wide apart and their firing rate is fairly slow. Sometimes the shots come in short, sharp bursts from the same alien making them easy to dodge.
Instead of three shields you firing base can hide behind the Interton game has eight.
Graphically the invaders are quite creative. A spaceship worth bonus points appears randomly across the top of the screen as in the original game. But it doesn't move at the speed of light and is fairly easy to shoot.
Praise must go to the effort put into the packaging of the Interton games. Each one is beautifully presented in glossy professionally produced boxes. The cartridge costs £19.95." - Computer & Video Games, issue #9, p. 18.
The English scan and text of the manual of the Voltmace Alien Invaders are available for download.
Laser Attack SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-5.
START to begin game.
"You are in command of a space armada flying on a warlike mission to a planet in the outer galaxy.
Your mission is to lead a squadron of jet fighters in an attack on the planet's surface. Enemy fire comes from laser cannons placed strategically on the planet. These fire radar guided missiles which home in on your spacecraft.
There are only two enemy cannons to contend with in the first round of Laser Attack. These are only worth one point each.
You have an air fleet of four super-spaceships and can change planes if one is shot down.
After the first two laser bases have been destroyed more appear on the screen. These are worth more points the further you progress through the game. When the eighth cannon has been wiped out each one thereafter earns you 10 points.
To avoid the missiles you must fly your ship swiftly and accurately to confuse the projectile's computer guided system. Your ships are controlled with the handsets by moving the joystick to the left or right, and up and down.
To activate your own weapons push the red button on the hanset but take care to aim and fire at the right moment.
Several variations are included in the game with varying degrees of difficulty. Game four only gives you one chance to blast a laser cannon. If you miss a missile will automatically lock onto your craft's position and destroy it.
Laser Attack runs on the Acetronic MPU 2000 and costs £14.95 from stockists." - Computer & Video Games, issue #10, p. 18.
The English scan of the manual is available for download.
Math 1 This cartridge contains twice 84 programs, for calculation of addition and subtraction. Questions are set by the computer and can be answered by one person or two persons in competition.
An exciting way for youngsters to learn arithmetic. Many different combinations of addition and subtraction are set for just one player. When two players try this, they can compete against each other to see who can answer first - maybe you can even take on the computer to see who has the fastest reactions.
Firstly, press START (for 2-player mode) or SELECT (for 1-player mode).
Now, 'Cl' cycles through difficulty levels, as follows:
RowsDigits per row
21
22
23
31
32
33
41
42
43

...and '0' cycles through game options, as follows:
TaskBackground
AdditionRed
SubtractionRed
AdditionBlack
SubtractionBlack

In red mode, digits are always visible.
In black mode, digits are only visible intermittently.

'En' begins game.
Controls are as follows, for each player:
8 8
7 8 9
4 5 6
1 2 3
Cl 0 En

En = Enter (ie. finished)
Cl = Clear (ie. redo)

Numbers must be entered right-to-left (ie. reversed).

Math 2 This cartridge contains twice 52 programs, for calculation of addition and subtraction. Questions are set by the computer and can be answered by one person or two persons in competition.
Like Mathematics I, 1 or 2 players can tackle addition and subtraction of various standards. But this cartridge will go further and take on multiplication and division too. The Database Games-Computer makes learning interesting and entertaining so children will want to do their homework this way.
Usage is similar to Math 1 (except that multiplication and division are supported).
Metropolis/Hangman Save the man from the gallows. Guess the name of the city. You have six attempts for each city.
"Save a soul from transcending into the stratosphere simply by using your brain to unravel one word.
The game hangman which has long been a great favourite with schoolchildren has now been transferred to your video screen.
This game for the Interton VC 4000 follows that old guessing game popularised years ago. The computer selects a word which the player, or players, must try and guess.
Quick thinking is also important in this game, because you must guess the right word before the man on the screen is hung. Each time you place a letter of the word incorrectly a section of a hanging platform and its scaffolding is added. Before you know it the entire frame of the scaffold has been erected in front of your eyes. The next stage is the completion of the victim's body itself.
Whenever you make a mistake in the formation of the word one limb of the convict is added.
The game ends either when you have guessed the word correctly, in which case you emerge as the winner. Or, if you can't unravel the hidden word the poor unsuspecting victim meets a very untimely and unpleasant death.
Hangman is written in a 4K ROM cartridge and is produced by Hanimex for Interton. It is available through the firm's UK dealers ranging from Asda Supermarkets to high street specialist shops. Hangman's retail price is listed at £22.95." - Computer & Video Games, issue #6, p. 18.
Motocross Thrills and spills on the drag strip. Howling engines and smoking tyres. Here you have to do what you mustn't do in road traffic: put your foot down. It is not skill that counts, it is the player with nerves of steel who wins. For the race is won in the first few yards. Watch the rev counter. Overspeed or stall, and you haven't a chance. So, best put in a few training laps first by yourself before you face up to the competition.
Munch & Crunch "Having munched their way through numerous arcades and microcomputers, those ever greedy Pacman creatures have now munched their way into the Database TV games centre.
This new version of the popular arcade game introduces Munch and Crunch. Crunch is your little man, and Munch is the equivalent of the ghosts in the arcade game. Munch moves through the maze with an ungainly wobbling motion emitting a curious "boing, boing, boing" noise as he chases Crunch.
If he catches him the game offers the picture of Crunch being hastily consumed by Munch to the sound of loud chomping and slurping.
The game for two players which comes on the same cartridge - there are eight versions in all - is a considerable improvement on the usual Pacman.
In this version you take the part of ghosts and Pacman alternately. If you are controlling the Munchies you can move them using your joystick to any area of the maze, drop them there, and they will then move around randomly in pursuit of Crunch until they find him, or until you move them to another part of the maze.
Another interesting variation is that you are given an energy reading which varies according to the amount of food you can consume and which you will also need to get through the exit at the end of the maze.
Munch and Crunch costs £14.95 and is available from Hertfordshire- based Voltmace." - Computer & Video games, issue #11, p. 22.
Musical Games This cartridge contains eight entertaining teaching programs and game variations on the subject of music. In the first part of each program, notes can be learnt and your own compositions fed into the computer. In the second part, the idea is to memorize tunes and reproduce them correctly. (Two can play or it's you versus the computer.)
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-8.
START to begin game.

Game 1: Plays "When the Saints Go Marching In".
Game 2: Free play, as follows:

KeyNote
Left Enterlow C
Left 0low C#
Left Clearlow D
Left 7low Eb (D#)
Left 8low E
Left 9low F
Left 4low F#
Left 5low G
Left 6low G#
Left 1low A
Left 2low Bb (A#)
Left 3low B
Right Entermiddle C
Right 0middle C#
Right Clearmiddle D
Right 7middle Eb (D#)
Right 8middle E
Right 9middle F
Right 4middle F#
Right 5middle G
Right 6middle G#
Right 1middle A
Right 2rest?
Right 3rest?

Games 3-8: ?

Note that the pitches used by this program are transposed; eg. what the program considers to be middle C is actually middle F# in truth.


"Musical Memory will give carol lovers an extra bit of seasonal flavour this Christmas.
There are 36 different notes for the musically gifted to play with, to either invent your own tunes or recreate old favourites - already written into the game's memory is that well known ditty, When the Saints Go Marching In.
If the key of the melody doesn't sound quite right, it, and the speed, can be altered. The composer can see the music as he writes it on the five bar staves, making alterations and editing the tune as he goes along.
Adding an extra dimension to the game are a couple of variations including a version of the popular musical memory game, Simon, with both four and six colour options.
This new addition to the Database TV game centre's software range costs £14 and is obtainable directly from the manufacturers, Voltmace, or from the firm's distributors." - Computer & Video Games, issue #2, p. 25.
Olympics This cartridge contains 60 programs for paddle games for one or two players. All games can be played with different handicaps. So each player, amateur or professional, can choose according to their abilities.
A total of 60 games in this one Games-Cartridge with a variety of hockey games, ping-pong, basketball and volleyball games with varying levels of difficulty for amateurs or professionals. Plus a range of arcade games like Breakthrough and Knockout for one or two players.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-60.
START to begin game.
Pinball This cartridge contains eight exciting variations of the pinball game for either one or two to play. As in the case of the biggest versions in the amusement centres, the idea is to use the flippers to keep the ball in play for as long as possible and score a maximum in the way of points.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-8.
START to begin game.

Left '1' button controls left flipper.
Left '2' button to launch ball.
Left '3' button controls right flipper.

Planet Defender You are commander of an intergalactic warship, and your job is to protect eight energy stations on a planet from the attacks of 90 extraplanetary aggressors, the Zylons. It is a job that requires strong nerves, a steady hand and quick reactions.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-16.
START to begin game.

Your cursor flashes; this is presumably authentic.


"Pinball players can sharpen up their flipper skills at home before going out and impressing their local arcade users.
Database has just added this game to its list of cartridges available this Christmas. Pinball's rules are - faithful to most arcade games - the player striving to keep the ball in play for as long as possible to build up the highest score.
With eight different skill versions of Pinball on the cartridge it gives players of all capabilities a chance to have a go. In all variations you have five "balls" to play with but games can either be played with single or double flippers.
Four of the games are more difficult because they are faster and the difficulty increases when you pass the 200 points mark. Then the flippers get further and further apart leaving a larger gap for the ball to escape through.
No tilting and no cheating in this game! If you keep your finger constantly on the "fire" button so that the flippers are flying all the time, you will only decrease your score - quickly.
You can get hold of a Pinball cartridge directly from Hertfordshire-based Voltmace for £14." - Computer & Video Games, issue #2, p. 25.
The English scan of the manual is available for download.
Shooting Gallery Here are 32 shooting games for firing at small game of every kind running, flying and swimming across your screen. One or two players can try this exciting game which requires accuracy, concentration and fast reactions. The winner is the one to shoot the most animals in the fastest times.
"Shooting Gallery takes you back to the fairground - except that there is no goldfish to be won when you achieve a high score. It incorporates 32 versions of the aim-and-fire game to test your eye and timing.
These two games [Shooting Gallery and Super Knockout] are not so imaginative as some of those already in the Acetronic catalogue but will help fill in the range. The Acetronic cartridges retail at £14.95 each." - Computer & Video Games, issue #1, p. 71.
Hunting is covered separately.

SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-32:
GamePlayersTargetsShotsMovementFishes
11somenormalnoneno
22somenormalnoneno
31manynormalnoneright
42manynormalnoneright
51manynormalnoneright
62manynormalnoneright
71manyreflectivenoneright
82manyreflectivenoneright
91someguidednoneno
102someguidednoneno
111manyguidednoneleft + right
122manyguidednoneleft + right
131manyguidednoneleft + right
142manyguidednoneleft + right
151manyguided + reflectivenoneleft + right
162manyguided + reflectivenoneleft + right
171somenormalmoveno
182somenormalmoveno
191manynormalmoveleft + right
202manynormalmoveleft + right
211manynormalmoveleft + right
222manynormalmoveleft + right
231manyreflectivemoveleft + right
242manyreflectivemoveleft + right
251somenormalturnno
262somenormalturnno
271manynormalturnleft + right
282manynormalturnleft + right
291manynormalturnleft + right
302manynormalturnleft + right
311manyreflectiveturnleft + right
322manyreflectiveturnleft + right

"Fishes" indicates the movement direction of fishes.
Reflective shots can only kill after they have bounced.

START to begin game.

Targets are:
RowTargetsPointsColourAnimalBackgroundDirection
1stsome10redbirdcyanright
1stmany10bluebirdcyanright
2ndsome8yellowbirdcyanleft
2ndmany8greenbirdcyanleft
3rdsome7purplebirdcyanright
3rdmany7purplebirdcyanright
4thsome6yellowbirdcyanleft
4thmany6redbirdcyanleft
5thsome4blackswancyanright
5thmany4blackswancyanright
6thmany3redfishbluespecial
6thmany3greenfishbluespecial
7thsome2cyanduckblueright
7thsome2purpleduckblueright
8thsome1redrabbityellowleft
8thmany1purplerabbityellowleft

"Some" targets are used in all games. "Many" targets are used only in games where there are "many" targets.

Shoot Out The English scan of the manual is available for download.
"Perfect your marksmanship in a shoot out to the death in the desert sands of the wild west.
That's the theme of one of the new games for the Acetronic MPU 1000 home video games centre. Either play against the computer or take on a friend or foe in this captivating game called Shoot Out.
The tension and excitement of those lawless days of gunfights are all there for £14.95. You take the part of one the cowboys on the screen, who is in a gunfight and must save his skin by being quick off the draw." - Computer & Video Games, issue #2, p. 24.
Soccer This cartridge contains a computer program for soccer on the screen - played according to the rulebook with two teams of eleven players each. There are two halves of 4½ minutes each (with change of end), and the idea is to score as many goals as possible.
Left firebutton ('2') to begin game.

There are 11 players per side. Each player is assigned their own button, as follows:
Fi Fi
AA Fi BB
CC DD EE
FF GG HH
II JJ KK

Ki = Kick
AA-KK = players from the top to the bottom of the screen (ie. KK is the lowermost player).

To move a player, hold their button and move the paddle left or right.
To kick the ball, aim with the paddle and press fire (the player's button need not be pressed).

Solitaire Intelligence and constructive thinking are what you need for this game, which you can also play against the clock.
Space Battle "Space themes are still eye-catchers in the video games world - even though Space Invaders enjoyed its heyday in 1979. Each TV games centre manufacturer makes sure he has a few alien titles in his range.
Space Battle is one of the latest of these offerings, running on the Database video unit. It has a "Star Wars" theme to it with the player looking through the cockpit of his spaceship as a fleet of fast-flying alien spaceships approaches.
As the attackers home in on you, the skill is to dodge their fire while replying with your own lasers when an alien ship is within your sights.
Points are scored for each one destroyed, with three for a Starship; an Alien nets you five and seven for a Spacefighter. Only three lives are granted.
Database cartridges are somewhat cheaper than the rest of the market brands and Golf and Space Battle are £13 each." - Computer & Video Games, issue #1, p. 70.
Space War With this cartridge you become the captain of a space cruiser that combats enemy spaceships and docks at a space station. The program can be played alone or with one opponent.
"A 3D space shooter where 2 space ships zoom (only 3 size stages...) slowly towards the player. The game has a 99 seconds time limit and the player has to shoot them with a gunsight. When one ship is shot, the other one also disappears. (Obviously the programmer was too stupid to program sprite collisions detection for both ships separatedly, although the 2 ships have different colours.) After waiting too long, the ships crash into the frontpane (boom sound + red flicker), but it neither affects the timer, nor the score in any negative way. In the second game on this cart, one player controls a space ship on an empty background, and the second player a space station (white potato-like thing, 2D graphics). Player 1 must "dock" on it by crashing his ship against the space station and simultanously pressing the "brake rocket" button, which disables his joystick control as long as it is kept pressed (though only a bit of inertia works). If the button isn't pressed while touching, it goes boom. Player 2 player must try to hinder him from docking by moving the space station around with his joystick." - Christian Windler.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-8.
START to begin game.
Spider's Web A dark maze. With danger lurking round every corner. A creepy spider-like monster hunting anything that moves. But one that is itself the prey of weird horrors just waiting to gobble it up. This cartridge contains 12 program variations offering you lots of spinechilling thrills and excitement.
"Pac-Man variant, which has always only 1 single dot (an insect sprite) at each time in the maze. After the player collects it,the next one appears at a different location and so on. (But at least the 4 bonus pills exist.)" - Christian Windler.
Super Invaders Try to prevent landing by invaders from space with the aid of modern missiles. This cartridge contains 15 different programs which you can play on your own or in pairs.
"Wiping out alien invaders as they sweep down from the outer galaxies is a tougher job than ever in this souped-up version now on the streets.
Super Invader - running on the Interton VC 4000 - provides you with a more difficult challenge than the traditional VC 4000 invader game.
The basic concept remains the same. Your role as an intergalactic hero is to save your planet from the onslaught of a race of space warriors whose singular aim is to obliterate all life.
The aliens swarm down upon your firing base. They start off high in the sky but as the game progresses the invaders descend earthwards, firing missiles at your base.
On the right-hand side of the screen is a cloud which slowly but surely fills the action area - growing in regular blocks. That spells extra danger.
When the cloud form covers the aliens your missiles become useless. So the quicker you blast the invading creatures out of the sky the more chance you have of surviving.
To make the game more treacherous your firing base is stationary so you have to keep alert for alien missiles coming from all angles, shooting them before they get to you.
Super Invader is one of the latest batch of games cartridges brought out by Hanimex for the Interton TV games centre and costs about £17 from stockists." - Computer & Video Games, issue #5, p. 74.
Super Knockout SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-128:
GamePlayersPick-a-brickCatch-itInvisible wallObstaclesWipe-outBalls
11NoNoNoNoNo5
22NoNoNoNoNo5
31YesNoNoNoNo5
42YesNoNoNoNo5
51NoYesNoNoNo5
62NoYesNoNoNo5
71YesYesNoNoNo5
82YesYesNoNoNo5
91NoNoYesNoNo5
102NoNoYesNoNo5
111YesNoYesNoNo5
122YesNoYesNoNo5
131NoYesYesNoNo5
142NoYesYesNoNo5
151YesYesYesNoNo5
162YesYesYesNoNo5
171NoNoNoYesNo5
182NoNoNoYesNo5
191YesNoNoYesNo5
202YesNoNoYesNo5
211NoYesNoYesNo5
222NoYesNoYesNo5
231YesYesNoYesNo5
242YesYesNoYesNo5
251NoNoYesYesNo5
262NoNoYesYesNo5
271YesNoYesYesNo5
282YesNoYesYesNo5
291NoYesYesYesNo5
302NoYesYesYesNo5
311YesYesYesYesNo5
322YesYesYesYesNo5
331NoNoNoNoYes5
342NoNoNoNoYes5
351YesNoNoNoYes5
362YesNoNoNoYes5
371NoYesNoNoYes5
382NoYesNoNoYes5
391YesYesNoNoYes5
402YesYesNoNoYes5
411NoNoYesNoYes5
422NoNoYesNoYes5
431YesNoYesNoYes5
442YesNoYesNoYes5
451NoYesYesNoYes5
462NoYesYesNoYes5
471YesYesYesNoYes5
482YesYesYesNoYes5
491NoNoNoYesYes5
502NoNoNoYesYes5
511YesNoNoYesYes5
522YesNoNoYesYes5
531NoYesNoYesYes5
542NoYesNoYesYes5
551YesYesNoYesYes5
562YesYesNoYesYes5
571NoNoYesYesYes5
582NoNoYesYesYes5
591YesNoYesYesYes5
602YesNoYesYesYes5
611NoYesYesYesYes5
622NoYesYesYesYes5
631YesYesYesYesYes5
642YesYesYesYesYes5
651NoNoNoNoNo10
662NoNoNoNoNo10
671YesNoNoNoNo10
682YesNoNoNoNo10
691NoYesNoNoNo10
702NoYesNoNoNo10
711YesYesNoNoNo10
722YesYesNoNoNo10
731NoNoYesNoNo10
742NoNoYesNoNo10
751YesNoYesNoNo10
762YesNoYesNoNo10
771NoYesYesNoNo10
782NoYesYesNoNo10
791YesYesYesNoNo10
802YesYesYesNoNo10
811NoNoNoYesNo10
822NoNoNoYesNo10
831YesNoNoYesNo10
842YesNoNoYesNo10
851NoYesNoYesNo10
862NoYesNoYesNo10
871YesYesNoYesNo10
882YesYesNoYesNo10
891NoNoYesYesNo10
902NoNoYesYesNo10
911YesNoYesYesNo10
922YesNoYesYesNo10
931NoYesYesYesNo10
942NoYesYesYesNo10
951YesYesYesYesNo10
962YesYesYesYesNo10
971NoNoNoNoYes10
982NoNoNoNoYes10
991YesNoNoNoYes10
1002YesNoNoNoYes10
1011NoYesNoNoYes10
1022NoYesNoNoYes10
1031YesYesNoNoYes10
1042YesYesNoNoYes10
1051NoNoYesNoYes10
1062NoNoYesNoYes10
1071YesNoYesNoYes10
1082YesNoYesNoYes10
1091NoYesYesNoYes10
1102NoYesYesNoYes10
1111YesYesYesNoYes10
1122YesYesYesNoYes10
1131NoNoNoYesYes10
1142NoNoNoYesYes10
1151YesNoNoYesYes10
1162YesNoNoYesYes10
1171NoYesNoYesYes10
1182NoYesNoYesYes10
1191YesYesNoYesYes10
1202YesYesNoYesYes10
1211NoNoYesYesYes10
1222NoNoYesYesYes10
1231YesNoYesYesYes10
1242YesNoYesYesYes10
1251NoYesYesYesYes10
1262NoYesYesYesYes10
1271YesYesYesYesYes10
1282YesYesYesYesYes10

START to begin game.
"You can steal a march on the pinball wizards by practicing at home on Super Knockout.
This version of the old amusement arcade favourite game runs on the Acetronic MPU 1000 entertainment centre. This TV test of quick reactions and coordination is complete with flippers, bouncing balls and flashing lights - and you cannot tilt!
These two games [Super Knockout and Shooting Gallery] are not so imaginative as some of those already in the Acetronic catalogue but will help fill in the range. The Acetronic cartridges retail at £14.95 each." - Computer & Video Games, issue #1, p. 71.
Super Maze This cartridge contains 24 programs for intelligence games, for one or two players as desired.
24 terrific games requiring concentration and ingenuity. The Games-Computer will draw a maze for you to find your way through. Alternatively, you are given an invisible maze which only becomes visible as you pick the correct path. Time limits will be imposed and the Games-Computer will signal audibly when your time is up.
Treasure Hunt This cartridge contains 16 game variations for one or two players. Each program calls for concentration and retentive powers, but is entertaining as well. In the first group of programs, a paper chase is held across the screen: players have to locate a concealed flag and are given frequent hints in the course of their search. In the second group, various symbols are concealed on the screen in pairs, and these too have to be located in the memory card game.
SELECT to cycle through game variations, 1-16.
START to begin game.

You control a cursor. Each turn you choose a square and press fire to reveal what symbol is underneath. You can only choose from the four squares orthagonally adjacent to your last square.


"Treasure Hunt is a mind-bending game to test your memory and logic and stretch both to the limit.
For the Database TV games centre, the first version of the memory game comprises a matrix of blank squares displayed on the screen. This game is called "Flag Catcher" and you have to interrogate your own squares to discover where a flag has been hoisted.
The second game on the cartridge has you matching up pairs of coloured squares which appear on the screen, by trial, error and memory. Treasure Hunt will keep you deep in thought and can be obtained from Database suppliers for £14, or direct from Hertfordshire-based manufacturers Voltmace." - Computer & Video Games, issue #3, p. 78.
Winter Sports Ski jump or slalom. With this cartridge you can test your skill and your ability in these two events either on your own or in a contest with another player.

See also the "Help|Game information..." command of Ami/WinArcadia.

Controls

14 buttons per controller:
Fi Fi
1 Fi 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
Cl 0 En

Buttons on main console unit:
SELECT: "SELECT"
START: "START"
RESET: "RESET"

Fi: Fire/2
En: Enter
Cl: Clear

Each paddle:
..up...
..\|/..
lt-+-rt
../|\...
..dn...

Enhanced Binaries

Filename Game Size CRC32 Version Enhances...
4INAROW!.BIN 4 in a Row 2K 35C47832 1.0 Compatibility fixed for Ami/WinInterton.
CARRACE!.BIN Car Races 2K AC1FA66C 1.0 Compatibility fixed for Ami/WinInterton.
GRNDPRI!.BIN Grand Prix 2K 63CA6512 1.0 Compatibility fixed for Ami/WinInterton.

The following games seem to have problems under Ami/WinInterton, even with compatibility hacks enabled: 4 in a Row, Backgammon, Bowling, Boxing, Car Races, Cockpit, Codebreaker, Combat, Grand Prix, Hyperspace, Metropolis/Hangman, Motocross, Planet Defender, Solitaire, Super Knockout, Super Space, Winter Sports.

"Codebreaker: bottom row of pixels of text input is offset to the right. Invaders and Monster-Man seem great. 4 in a Row, Math 1, Olympics, Planet Defender, Shooting Gallery and Soccer are the other games I played and they seem fine, although I've hardly tested them." - David Elvin.

Archived Cartridges

Short Filename Long Filename Game Size CRC32 Platform
4INAROW.BIN - Four in a Row 2K A0F5320A Interton
AIRSEAAT.BIN AirSeaAttack.bin Air/Sea Attack 2K CB28B9FE Fountain
AIRSEABA.BIN - Air/Sea Battle 2K F3D37699 Interton
BACKGAMM.BIN - Backgammon 4K 08CD8135 Interton
BLACKJAC.BIN Blackjack.bin Blackjack 2K EC2A91B3 Fountain + Interton
BOWLING.BIN - Bowling/Ninepins 2K A47FE1BF Interton
BOXING.BIN - Prizefight (Fountain)/Boxing Match (Interton) 4K 922C9F0D Fountain + Interton
CAPTURE.BIN Capture.bin Capture (Fountain)/Reversi (Interton) 2K 619C07C9 Fountain + Interton
CARRACES.BIN - Car Races 2K 5C7F11E0 Interton
CASINO.BIN - Casino 2K 50FD6A18 Interton
CHALLEN-.BIN Challenge-.bin Challenge! (bad dump) 2K 8AB96827 Fountain
CHESS1.BIN - Chess 4K E9C53288 Interton
CHESS2.BIN - Chess 2 6K 1B948AEB Interton
CIRCUS.BIN Circus.bin Circus 2K 0AB80F3E Fountain + Interton
COCKPIT.BIN - Cockpit 4K 11DD7F0D Interton
CODEBREA.BIN Codebreaker.bin Codebreaker (Fountain)/Mastermind (Interton) 2K 52B8C6E7 Fountain + Interton
COMBATA.BIN Combat-A.bin Tank/Plane Battle 2K 5E8EE224 Fountain
COMBATB.BIN - Tank Battle/Air Battle 2K 468E4779 Interton
COMEFRUT.BIN Come-Frutas.bin Come-Frutas 4K 640AE5E2 TRQ
COWBOY.BIN - Cowboy 2K DE0D246C Rowtron
DRAUGHTS.BIN - Draughts 4K 7B868473 Interton
GOLF.BIN Golf.bin Golf 4K D399CE07 Fountain + Interton
GRNDPRIX.BIN GrandPrix.bin Grand Prix 2K 2C770DC3 Fountain
HEADON.BIN HeadOn.bin Head On 2K FF39521A Fountain
HIPPODRO.BIN - Hippodrome 2K AAEA290F Interton
HORSERAC.BIN HorseRacing.bin Horse Racing 2K 3DA31BC5 Fountain
HUNTING.BIN - Hunting 2K 31978AD4 Interton
HYPERSPA.BIN - Hyperspace 2K B3ED1129 Interton
INVADERA.BIN Invaders-A.bin Invaders 2K 6AE47072 Fountain
INVADERB.BIN - Invaders 2K 9497204A Interton
KNOCKOUT.BIN SuperKnockout.bin Super Knockout 2K 3467CF62 Fountain
LABYRINT.BIN - Labyrinth 2K 7B2B2B61 Interton
LASERATT.BIN LaserAttack.bin Laser Attack 2K C44FABB1 Fountain
MASTERMI.BIN - Mastermind 2K 52B8C6E7 Interton
MATHEMA1.BIN Math1.bin Basic Maths (Fountain)/Mathematics 1 (Interton) 2K E38E0C03 Fountain + Interton
MATHEMA2.BIN Math2.bin Math 2 (Fountain)/Mathematics 2 (Interton) 2K 66C5975E Fountain + Interton
METROPOL.BIN - Metropolis/Hangman 4K A640A330 Interton
MMAN.BIN - Spider's Web (Fountain)/Monster-Man (Interton) 4K 27CCE96F Fountain + Interton
MMUNCHER.BIN - Monster Munchers 2K DF923137 Rowtron
MOTOCROS.BIN - Motocross 4K 55011F0A Interton
MUSICALG.BIN MusicalGames.bin Musical Games (Fountain)/Melody/Simon (Interton) 2K D68DA80A Fountain + Interton
OLYMPICS.BIN Olympics.bin Olympics (Fountain)/Paddle Games (Interton) 2K 682B876A Fountain + Interton
PINBALLA.BIN ElectronicPinball-A.bin Electronic Pinball 2K C6B2CD9A Fountain
PINBALLB.BIN - Pinball 2K ADD99C6E Interton
PLANETDE.BIN PlanetDefender.bin Planet Defender 2K 2AEB516E Fountain
SHOOTGAL.BIN ShootingGallery.bin Shooting Gallery 2K 9C8E7DE6 Fountain
SHOOTOUT.BIN ShootOut.bin Shoot Out 2K B589F093 Fountain
SOCCERA.BIN Soccer-A.bin Soccer 2K 87977F92 Fountain
SOCCERB.BIN - Soccer 2K 05AF8228 Interton
SOLITAIR.BIN - Solitaire 2K 08209D98 Interton
SPACEWAR.BIN SpaceWar.bin Space War (Fountain)/Outer Space Combat (Interton)/Galactic Space Battles (Rowtron) 2K B1C31F9A Fountain + Interton + Rowtron
SUPERINV.BIN - Super Invaders 2K A46C2F9E Interton
SUPERMAZ.BIN SuperMaze.bin Super Maze 2K 683E02E1 Fountain
SUPERSPA.BIN - Super-Space 4K 306E37BB Interton
TREASURE.BIN TreasureHunt.bin Treasure Hunt (Fountain)/Memory 1/Flag Capture (Interton) 2K EA8F717F Fountain + Interton
WINTERSP.BIN - Winter Sports 4K BDD652B7 Interton

Unarchived Cartridges

Come Come (Pac-Man) Palson #16 (confirmed)
Crazy Crab Voltmace #29 (confirmed)
Galaxis Interton #? (unreleased?)
Hobby Module Acetronic #16 (confirmed) (almost certainly the same as Elektor TVGC BIOS)
Leap Frog Voltmace #25 (confirmed)
Munch & Crunch Voltmace #24 (confirmed)

Acetronic #34 (Sea Wolf), Interton #35 (Rodeo), Interton #39 (Basketball), Voltmace #27 (DazRAM) and Voltmace #28 (Starship Protector) were never released. Interton #34 (Space Laser) was never released, but Laser Attack is possibly the same game.

If you have any of these games, or information about them, please email us.

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