Arcadia 2001/Home Arcade Clones

Console Name: Arcadia 2001/Home Arcade Clones
Release Date: 1982
Country of Origin: Hong-Kong

History
The history behind the Arcadia 2001 is not as simple as one might think. Although most still think that the Arcadia 2001 was created by Emerson Radio and then licensed across the world, the facts seems to point to a different story. First of all, all games (except 4 titles written specifically for the Japanese market by Bandai) were developed by Universal Appliances Limited (UAL) from Hong-Kong. Then UAL trademarked the name Home Arcade in the United States on March 31, 1982 while the trademark for the Arcadia 2001 was filled on May 06, 1982. In fact, other systems around the world were trademarked before the Emerson release. For example, the Leisure Vision by Leisure-Dynamics was trademarked in Canada on March 29, 1982.

At this point, it is clear that Emerson had nothing to do with the creation and licensing of this console except from being one of the licensees. It is still not clear whether the console was created by UAL or another unknown third party, but evidence seems to point toward UAL. It appears that UAL  started to license the consoles all across the world in March 1982. At this time, UAL had planned to release the console themselves in the U.S. under the name Home Arcade (or at least protect the name so it could be used by the licensee).

It’s to be noted that the Red, Green and Blue stripe from the Home Arcade logo, made it way on many licensed consoles.

 

Consoles List

Home Arcade by Advision
France
Compatibility: Emerson
Arcadia by Bandai Electronics
Japan, 1982
Compatibility: Emerson
Arcadia 2001 by Emerson Electronics
United States, May 1982, Australia
Compatibility: Emerson
Tele-Computer by Cosmos
Spain
Compatibility: Emerson
Dynavision by Morning-Sun Commerce
Japan, 1982
Compatibility: MPT-03 console
Educat
Israel
Compatibility: MPT-03
Ekusera by P.I.C
Japan, 1982
Compatibility: MPT-03
MPT-03 by Hanimex
France
Compatibility: MPT-03
Home Arcade Centre by Hanimex
United Kingdom
Compatibility: Emerson
 
HMG-2650 by Hanimex
Germany, Australia, Canada
Compatibility: Emerson
Ch-50 – Home Entertainment Centre by Inno-Hit
Italia
Compatibility: Emerson
Intelligent Game MPT-03
United States, Canada
Compatibility: MPT-03
Tele-Computer XL 2000 by Intercord 
Germany
Compatibility: Emerson
Intervision 2001
Switezwerland
Compatibility: Ormatu
Intervision 3001
Switezwerland
Compatibility: Ormatu
ITMC MPT-03
France
Compatibility: MPT-03 console
Leisure-Vision by Leisure-Dynamics
Canada, 1982
Compatibility: Emerson
Leonardo by GiG Electronics
Italia
Compatibility: Emerson
Mr. Altus – Video Computer Game by HGS Electronic
Germany
Compatibility: Palladium
Ormatu Video Spelcomputer – 2001 The Future Machine by Ormatu Electronics BV
Netherland
Compatibility: Ormatu
Palladium Video-Computer-Game by Neckermann
Germany
Compatibility: Palladium
Polybrain Video Computer Game by Polybrain
Germany
Compatibility: Palladium
Poppy MPT-03 Tele Computer Spiel by Poppy
Germany
Compatibility: MPT-03
Prestige Video Computer Game MPT-03 by Prestige
Germany
Compatibility: MPT-03
Robdajet MPT-03
Switezwerland
Compatibility: MPT-03
Rowtron 2000
United Kingdom
Compatibility: MPT-03
TVG-2000 by Schmid
Germany
Compatibility: MPT-03
2001 Home Video Centre by Sheen
Australia
Compatibility: Ormatu
Video Computer Game by Soundic
France, Finland
Compatibility: MPT-03
Tele-Fever by Tchibo (Eduscho??)
Germany
Compatibility: Emerson
MPT-03 by Tempest
Australia
Compatibility: MPT-03
Tobby MPT-03
Compatibility: MPT-03
Computer Video Game by Trakton
Australia
Compatibility: Palladium
Video Game Center by Tryom
United States
Compatibility: MPT-03
Tunix Home Arcade by Monaco Leisure
New Zealand (Australia?)
Compatibility: Emerson
UVI Compu-Game
New Zealand
Compatibility: Orbit
Video Master – Colour computer game by Grandstand
New Zealand
Compatibility: Orbit
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