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Confirmed To be conf. MAME Emulated
Original Under License Bootleg

Videotron / Nuova V. / Playkit / Play Car / Romagnoli

  • Believe it or not, it seems to be only one company with five different names!
  • It was operational in Villanova di Castenaso (Bologna), for about five years from '78 to '83.
  • It produced a lot of electronic devices, not only in the amusement area.
  • It marketed hacked games only. At least until it became "Nuova (new) Videotron" ...
  • With this new identity it developed an original game
  • However, the history of this company is full of mysteries and no one knows anything about it now.
Name Orig. Year Emul. Info
Space World
1979
Copy of Ozma Wars (SNK), Playkit brand
Car 2
1979

Copy of Head-on (Sega), Play Car brand
Asterock
1979
Copy of Asteroids (Atari), Videotron b.
Astro Battle
1979

C. of Astro Fighter (Data East), Romagnoli b.
Polaris
1980
C. of original Taito, Videotron b.
Griffon
1980
C. of Phoenix (Amstar), Videotron b.
Missile Combat
1980
C. of Missile Command (Atari), Videotron b.
Magic Maggot
1981

C. of Centipede (Atari), Videotron b.
Struggle
1981

C. of Scramble (Konami), Videotron b.
Video Pool
1981
C. of Video Hustler (Konami), Videotron b.
Stunt Air
1983
Nuova Videotron brand

Car 2

Also produced by RZ. The RZ version is in MAME.

Astro Battle

Also produced by Sidam. The Sidam version is in MAME.

Griffon

A pirated version of Phoenix, emulated in MAME, is almost identical to Condor by Sidam.

Stunt Air


After thirty years, an unit of this New Videotron game was recovered and, after the dumping, emulated in MAME with good precision.
Despite the fact that the gameplay is similar to Star Jacker by Sega, and the hardware is similar (but not equal), it seems that this game is an original, hack-free product.

The site coinop.it has a picture of a board of a New Videotron coin-op that is classified as "Junior". It was perhaps a misunderstanding of the name, in fact it seems to be a Stunt Air PCB.