About the Mattel Aquarius Home Computer System

Well in 1982 Mattel decided to enter the already crowded home computer market with the Aquarius. The Aquarius was intended to be a home computer and gaming system. Mattel around the same time came out with a computer keyboard attachment for their successful home entertainment system the Intellivision. (I know very little of this keyboard attachment system).

The Aquarius features are the following:


Released Hardware and Software

Hardware Options:

Extra RAM Carts:

Software Available:

Game Cartridges:


Not Released or Unconfirmed

Extra RAM Carts:

Hardware Options:

Software:

Game Cartridges:


Is the Aquarius Public Domain?

Is the Aquarius equipment/software Public Domain like the Vectrex system? This I don't know yet. In 1984 Mattel was reported to have sold the marketing rights to Radofin Electronics the producer of the system. I am in the process of trying to find out the status of the Aquarius. If it is most software was on cartridges which means that they would have to be burned into Eproms to use the them. Unless someone was able to write a copy program and transfer cartridges to tape/disk and be run from that medium like the ADAM.


Help for this FAQ file

If you have any info or find something on this list to be in error please contact me via E-mail on the internet at [email protected] or by mail/phone:

Fred Horvat
P.O. Box 493
Chesterland, OH 44026
216-729-0761


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