Monday Meme

Following on from last week’s post about the Jaguar shell, we have another Monday Meme on the same topic.

Love it or loathe it, the Atari Jaguar was not a successful console. It has its fans, as do all game consoles, but it had far more detractors.

The shell has a very distinctive look that divided opinions and its game library, perhaps the most important consideration after all, was not great.

Apart from a couple of well loved titles, it had some very poor games and was notoriously difficult to program. It claimed to be the first 64-bit console but it cheated slightly by using two 16-bit processors, something that made the programmers job a lot more difficult.

Still, Mike had the molds and he was going to use them for his console.

Mike had paid $6,000 for the molds which included the console, the game cartridge, and supposedly the additional CD unit too. When he got them shipped, at great expense, to a facility that could use them, he discovered that parts of the CD unit had been lost, but he had what he needed for either the Retro VGS or the Coleco Chameleon.

Like last week’s Monday Meme, this week’s questions the wisdom of using those molds.

For more background on the story, you can check out our Thursday Quotes.

You can read all about it in the book Smoke And Mirrors of course.

Our Monday Memes come from various places, but mainly from Atari Age.