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The 'Byteware' 'Rev-16' Vintage Print Ad

BytewareShop

Peterborough, United Kingdom

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Released in April 1989 in Europe, the Byteware Rev-16 is a 8-bit console made for discerning high class gentleman. We have recently come across a cache of old adverts for the console and it’s games which we will be selling on this site.

The Rev-16 had an extensive library of 30 games (most of which were film/TV show tie-ins) and was highly priced to attract rich families to buy this for their children. Unfortunately the console itself had lots of problems, The cheap design and manufacture process meant more often than not, the cartridge port has a tenancy to jam games in there (because of the odd angle the carts are inserted) and the over-all quality of the product is poor, leading to very harsh reviews in the early 90’s. In the end, the ‘Rev-16’ was a sad casualty of the early 90’s console wars and was pulled from the market a little over a year after release. ultimately history forgot about the ‘Rev-16’ but we are here to honor it’s short lived memory by release it’s print ads.

This image that is part of a poster series about Inappropriately Film to Game tie-ins. This is a collaboration between Digital Artist Stefan Smith and Writer Jonny Griffin and is not intended to be taken seriously.

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