Hanimex Game Console Copy - Dismantled for reference and curiosity
** See other listing on this site for a Hanimex TVG (SD) 070 Clone
Released in the late 70's, this is one of almost thirty variant consoles to use the same or similar General Instruments chipsets that all doing exactly the same thing. This one was produced by Hanimex and while the case lists it as a 070C, the PCB is stamped 070 SD as is the clone version.
These consoles run games from cartridges containing up to ten games or variations of games (eg. Pong variants) that are selectable with the buttons on the console's top. From the look of the main PCB it seems all of the smarts are in the cartridges themselves and the console is a dumb conduit for putting the images onto your TV. This is in contrast to consoles such as the Atari 2600 were the console holds the smarts and the cartridges are basically ROM chips holding the program data.
The consol features difficulty settings, auto or manual serve setting and a reset button. First release games were Pong and Pong-like clones then later on some shooting, tank, driving, etc. games were released. Sound is internally generated from an 8ohm speaker and is sub par to say the least. Mercifully, the console includes a volume control.
The consol can also be powered from batteries should you absolutely need pseudo pong with you at all times.