Acetronic MPU-1000 (1979 – early 1980s)

The Acetronic MPU-1000 Home Video Entertainment Center was a second-generation video game console introduced in the UK in 1979.

The console is a member of the 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System family, all of which are software compatible, but some of which use different shape or size cartridges. Cartridges for the Acetronic system would also work in the Prinztronic and Radofin consoles in the family.

There were two controllers composed of a 12 keys keypad, two red fire buttons and an analogue joystick. The control panel has the same buttons found on all systems of the 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System family: Start, Load Programme, Game Select and on/off switch.

There was also an Acetronic MPU-2000, which had a slightly different case design and built-in power supply.

At least 33 cartridges were released for the Acetronic system.

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