Thread: Mattel Aquarius
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Old 27th Apr 2021, 9:08 pm   #10
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Default Re: Mattel Aquarius

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But its working not bad considering it was probably last powered in the Mid 1980's
A good result - I see a Microsoft prompt there - what was it that was so bad about the original BASIC (A subset of Microsoft Basic, or so I understand?).
Well with only 8KB ROM - Half that of the Spectrum etc. for OS + (Regular) BASIC, it seems there was an Extended BASIC Cartridge: https://www.vdsteenoven.com/aquarius/extended.php

And seems the MkII version of the Aquarius was never released:
http://justsolve.archiveteam.org/wik...tokenized_file

Although this says there was a MkII but not a MkIII: https://www.vdsteenoven.com/aquarius/

There are some discussions over its BASIC compared to Atari VCS expansion:
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/21...-the-aquarius/

And quite a few Youtube videos on the Aquarius, including a Trash to Treasure one like there was for the PET.
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