The Max Machine was produced by Commodore Japan and was released along with the C64 in Japan. Unlike the C64GS, however, the Max Machine was actually *designed* as a game console. The C64 and C128 are both capable of emulating the Max Machine, producing an identical memory and address-map configuration by adjusting the EXROM and GAME lines on the expansion port.
Statistics, features, and Max Machine resources:
CPU: MOS Technology 6510
Video: MOS 6566 "VIC-II"
Ports: 6526 CIA
Keyboard: Full-sized QWERTY "Contact-Pad"
Personal Note: I've been on the hunt for this little puppy since about 1995, when I first heard about it on the internet. It was acquired because a fan of these pages (and a great guy) named Ray Castaldo turned me on to another fellow in Japan (also a collector) named "tomi T" who had access to this machine from the seller. When it was all said and done, I had purchased all the YEN I could get my hands on locally, and the result was this beautiful specimen on my doorstep.
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