Penultimate Cartridge for the VIC20 - v5.0x
What is it? Just like a Mega-Cart, It's a menu driven cartridge for your VIC20
3-35k selectable memory expansion & 40+ built in ROMS.
If thats not enough..
Press one key and boot to your SD2IEC and load 1000's more ;D
Reset button takes you back to VIC20's last configuation. Menu button launches the penultimate menu.
Check out ChinnyVisions Penultimate cart review for a round up of it's functions
Currently shipping in 2nd edition dark brown case. .
Now shipping from stock
Cart list includes (subject to change)
Attack of the Mutant Camels
Demon Attack (PAL NTSC Combo)
Ms Pac Man
Radar Rat Race
VIC Kit 4+5
TFW8b/TynemouthSoftware product - Tynemouth Software Linky
Designed by Dave Curran, produced and distributed by TFW8b
Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Must have for any Vic20
I've had one of these for a few months now and can honestly say it's been the best thing I ever got for my Vic 20. I now use the Vic far more than ever before due to the ease of access to more games this gives you, both with the games included onboard, and the ability to load other games easily from an SD2IEC. There's a whole world of memory expanded Vic games that this opens up to you also.
I'm using this in the States with an NTSC Vic. The vast majority of the built-in games work absolutely fine with this. There are a couple of the built-in games that glitch out on NTSC but that's simply the case with the original software. Some of those have dedicated NTSC versions available and with an SD2IEC it's simple to load from that so this is no big deal.
The build quality is excellent, you feel you got what you paid for when you hold it in your hand, and it fits perfectly and solidly into the Vic's cartridge port. No flexing when you press the buttons on the unit, and they have a satisfying click. If I had one suggestion it would be that the buttons be labeled somehow as I can just never remember which is which. The brown color complements the Vic nicely.
Put simply I've not unplugged this from my Vic since I got it, and I can't see any reason I would in the future.
- If you have a VIC you got to get this...
WOW... If you have a VIC20 then you need one of these. It just transforms the use of the computer. No longer do you need to fumble with different memory expansions or flicking dip switces or toggle switches to change the memory for the game you want to play. This truly has it all, all Memory modes at the press of a button.
It also has pre-baked games in the ROM set so you can get quick access to some absolute classics right from the cart directly and in true TFW8B fashion the case looks an absolute peach. I was lucky enough to oder mine and get it packed with some nice original Commodore Logo packing tape on the box. What a nice touch.
If you love your VIC20 and want to take it to the next level then you need one of these. It's a snip at the price to considering if you wanted to trawl through eBay to try and find all the expander carts to get games working, they woud be more than this cart alone.
It's as simple as, if you have a VIC you got to get this :)
- Simply awesome, the best thing I've ever bought.
- Having recently re-discovered my VIC20, I stumbled across this gem of a penultimate cartridge and thought I had to have one. The order was dispatched in time for a super 8 BIT Christmas or maybe it time traveled here from the good old 80's. When it arrived I gave it whirl on my VIC20, simply brilliant. Love all the old games, the menu system works a treat and it's very well designed.
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