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マイコンソフト



 
 
Micomsoft have firmly established themselves as one of the leading brands in gaming equipment technology. Their 'XRGB' range is the name of choice in the field of HD enhancement for old-school RGB and S-Video console signals.
A veteran name of the japanese computer industry, Micomsoft were publishers of the hugely popular 'Gekkan MyCon' and 'MyCon BASIC Magazine' throughout the 80s. Many special issues remain references to this day - least of all the excellent 'All About' series (listed on Studio Bent Stuff page).
Their software branch 'Dempa' was also prolific, excelling in the field of arcade conversions for Japanese PCs and forming a very strong partnership with arcade masters Namco.
Starting in 1983 with Galaxian, Pac-Man and Dig Dug for the NEC PC-8801, Dempa developed Moon Patrol and Burger Time for the MSX, and Space Harrier across all platforms.
Best of all has to be their phenomenal X68000 output. Each game is a bona fide milestone, and flawlessly ported. Their library remains one of the single best reasons why the X68000 was one of the best gaming machines of its time.
 

   
Their hardware range began as far back as 1985, with the old style XE-1, a clumsy left-handed joystick for the MSX.
Their second model (XE-1ST and XE-1PRO series) was a vast improvement. There were so few quality joysticks available at the time it filled a massive void, becoming a firm favourite on every format it was released on (MSX, X68000, Famicom, PC Engine, Mega Drive, Super Famicom).
The analog XE-1AP is infamous for being one of the earliest analog controllers for home consoles. Launched to tie-in with the X68000 and Mega Drive ports of After Burner, it is a truly unique design, and an obvious influence over the Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast controllers.
Sadly the MD After Burner was to be Micomsoft's only console release. They did continue their excellent X68000 range for few years, but it was clear where the company was moving: hardware. And it shows: their X68000 range is peppered with exclusive accessories:
- Cameltry (Sep 1991) includes a trackball mouse holster
- Chelnov (Jan 1993) 3-button MD pad adaptor
- Libble Rabble (June 1993) 'XPD-1LR' double-pad controller
- Pac-Land (Dec 1994) 3-button controller
The X68000 Baraduke (June 1995) would be their last game release - but the hardware and accessories just kept coming. By 2000 they were pioneering audiovisual gaming equipment.
 

 
 
Micomsoft do it well: their XRGB-3 is easily one of the best devices out there for running older consoles on a HD television. It introduced ease of use and extraordinary image quality from old 240p hardware.

The FRAMEMEISTER is their latest model, and we've already filled a lot of demand. So we got a load more of them in for everyone's benefit. Grab them while they last!
 



 
XRGB-mini Framemeister
フレームマイスター

COMPACT UP SCALER UNIT
DETAILS
Format ETC.
Released 2011
Publisher Micomsoft
Product ID XRGB-mini
Size (cm) 32 x 13.5 x 7.5
Weight (kg) 0.86
PRICE
STATUS
Professional 'Up Scaler Unit' for High Definition televisions.
Accepts RGB and S-Video input.
Includes remote.

Brand new item.

 










DP-3991
Pac-Man
パックマン
1984
ACT

DP-3301207

The Tower of Druaga
ドルアーガの塔
1986
ACT

DP-3301212

Dragon Buster
ドラゴンバスター
1987
ACT

-

Space Harrier
スペースハリアー
Dec 1987
SHT

DP-2200234

Space Harrier
スペースハリアー
25 July 1988
SHT

-

Galaxian
ギャラクシアン
?
SHT

DP-3101104

Space Harrier
スペースハリアー
25 July 1988
SHT

DP-3205002

Super Xevious
スーパーゼビウス
June 1987
SHT

DP-3205003

Sep 1987
SHT

DP-3205004

Genpei Tōmaden
源平討魔伝
April 1988
ACT

DP-3205006

Dragon Spirit
ドラゴンスピリット
23 Sep 1988
SHT

DP-3205009

Bosconian
ボスコニアン
Dec 1988
SHT

DP-3205010

26 Apr 1989
SHT

-

Namco Video Game Music Library Vol.1
ナムコビデオゲーム・ミュージックライブラリーVol.1
July 1989
ETC

Includes
240-page book

DP-3205012

4 Aug 1989
SHT

DP-3205013

Motos
モトス
24 Nov 1989
ACT

DP-3205015

Bubble Bobble
バブルボブル
9 Mar 1990
ACT

DP-3205016

30 June 1990
SHT

DP-3205017

Ys - X68000 Version
イース - X68000版
19 July 1991
RPG

-

Cameltry
キャメルトライ
25 Sep 1991
PUZ

-

Alien Syndrome
エイリアンシンドローム
25 Mar 1992
ACT

-

Quiz Torimonochō
苦胃頭捕物帳
25 Mar 1992
QUIZ

-

Terra Cresta / Moon Cresta
テラクレスタ/ムーンクレスタ

VIDEO GAME ANTHOLOGY VOL.1
20 Nov 1992
SHT

DP-3205024

29 Jan 1993
ACT

Includes
MD pad adaptor

-

Star Force
スターフォース

VIDEO GAME ANTHOLOGY VOL.3
26 Mar 1993
SHT

-

Libble Rabble
リブルラブル

VIDEO GAME ANTHOLOGY VOL.4
25 June 1993
ACT

Includes
Twin-pad controller

-

Crazy Climber / Crazy Climber 2
クレイジークライマー/クレイジークライマー2

VIDEO GAME ANTHOLOGY VOL.5
27 Aug 1993
ACT

-

Butasan
ぶたさん

VIDEO GAME ANTHOLOGY VOL.6
30 Oct 1993
ACT

DP-3205030

10 Dec 1993
ACT

-

Exciting Hour / Syusse Ozumo
エキサイティングアワー/出世大相撲

VIDEO GAME ANTHOLOGY VOL.8
25 Feb 1994
ACT

DP-3205033

28 Apr 1994
ACT

-

Mr. Do! / Mr. Do! vs Unicorns
ミスター・ドゥ! / ミスター・ドゥ! vs ユニコーンズ

VIDEO GAME ANTHOLOGY VOL.10
2 July 1994
ACT

DP-3205035

Star Luster
スターラスター
26 Aug 1994
SHT

-

Pac-Land
パックランド

VIDEO GAME ANTHOLOGY VOL.11
9 Dec 1994
ACT

Includes
3B controller

-

Dig Dug / Dig Dug II
ディグダグ/ディグダグII

VIDEO GAME ANTHOLOGY VOL.12
10 Mar 1995
ACT

DP-3205038

26 May 1995
SHT




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