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History of video games/Platforms/Micro Genius

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History[edit | edit source]

Heyday[edit | edit source]

Many international releases of the Micro Genius occurred in 1991.[1]

The Micro Genius series was a common clone of the Famicom.[2] This line of consoles was particularly notable, as consoles in the Micro Genius line were often introduced to international regions before the official launches of consoles they cloned, leading to relatively good market performance in many regions, and even market dominance in Malaysia.[2][3]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

As of 2008, Micro Genius consoles were known for remaining in use in North Korea.[3][4]

Technology[edit | edit source]

The Micro-Genius consoles have a number of quality of life improvements over the original Famicom as well, though there are some drawbacks.[5]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Consolevariations - Micro Genius IQ-501 Famiclone Console". Consolevariations. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  2. a b "Micro Genius IQ-501 - Game Console - Computing History". www.computinghistory.org.uk. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  3. a b "Micro Genius". Retro Gaming Museum. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  4. "Hardcore Gaming 101: A History of Korean Gaming". www.hardcoregaming101.net. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  5. "Micro Genius Family Computer « Famicom World". Retrieved 11 January 2022.