Hello, and welcome to the only (as far as I know) site for the Microvision. Released in 1979 by Milton Bradley Electronics, the Microvision is the first handheld video game system using cartridges, preceding Nintendo, Sega and Atari by 10 years. Unfortunately, since there weren't very many cartridges made for it, as well as the electronic troubles and malfunctions, the system was discontinued in 1981. Here I want to make a shrine page for the Microvision as well as all the stuff about it. The page opened 1/1/2012.
LAST UPDATED: April 11, 2019
January 16, 2022
My yearly update. The Microvision hombrew from the last update is still being worked on, but it sounds like it should be up for sale fairly soon. Apparently, there was also a homebrew Tetris game for the Microvision, but it doesn't look like it went up for sale ever.
December 21, 2020
Some weird (and lucky) guy has made a Microvision homebrew.. This marks the very first game since the Microvision ended in 1981. If it ever goes up for sale, I'll post about it here.
Apr. 11, 2019 - Font added
Wow! 5 years goes by really quickly! Anyway, I added an Alien Raiders font to the Alien Raiders page. Yay!
Jan. 29, 2014 - Microvision emulator!
The first (and perhaps) only Microvision emulator is now on this site. You can download it here. There's no read-me file yet, but to start a game, simply drag and drop the bin file into the MVEM file and press G.
Jan. 10, 2014 - Second birthday.
I missed it, but this is the site's second birthday. So happy belated birthday, site. I want to add more stuff, but have nothing at the moment. If you want to contribute anything I don't have, e-mail me.
Aug. 15, 2013 - Scans.
I have scans from a Game Informer issue 147 (July 2005) article about the history of handheld gaming mentioning Microvision. page 1 page 2 page 3
Aug. 15, 2013 - Store added
Hi. Now you can buy a little bit of my excess collection! Woo. Go to the store and see what I have for sale.
Apr. 11, 2013 - Microvision emulator?
David Haywood is working on it for MAME. Here's what he was able to come up with for Connect Four:
"I mentioned Microvision, and it's certainly a significant one. The driver was added in 0.148, and is still considered non-working and from my brief testing of Connect 4 it's easy to see why, the pieces rarely end up where you tell them to drop and, an it seems entirely random that the computer decides to drop a piece where it wants one." More info can be found by scrolling down until you reach the Microvision part about 3/16 the way down here.
Mar. 19, 2013 - No More Icky Lines
Deleted the lines at the corners of the buttons.
Jan 25, 2013 - Save Money
I've added an ad for a General Electric battery recharger that came with a Microvision game I have. You can see it here and here.
Oct. 20, 2012 - Sea Font
Added the Sea Duel font.
Click on a button for more about the game. More games will be added later.
The Microvision FAQ. (last updated in 1998, though.)
These folks have an extensive rarity guide, and the Microvision is included. Warning: Can be down at times, so check back often if at first you don't succeed.
Wikipedia's entry on the Microvision.
Handheld Video Game Museum
A nifty page on the Microvision with a lot of info.
My frequent internet hangout spot is in the forums here, where you can talk about Atari, Microvision, and other stuff from retro to recent.
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