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    Question Sega Genesis Video Jukebox VJ multi-cartridge dock

    I got this ad from one of my mid 90's magazines...
    Does this thing really made it into the market?....It supposed to be a networked multi-cartridge dock(Rack&Stack,Jack),that allows you to switch between 1 and 6 cartridges...Advertised at only $49.99(1994)....According to the ad,they were also made for the SNES and Atari Jaguar,supposedly distributed by Babbages and EB software stores....In my long gamer years I've never seen one.

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    Looks a lot like the hotel systems that used to play Super NES and then N64 games. Name doesn't come to mind.

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    Seems like this is for the very lazy only. What's the point?

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    I remember seeing these advertised a long time ago. IIRC, there was a deluxe version with a remote and a basic version without. I also believe you could hook them into one another and choose from 6/12/18 games.

    That being said, whether these ever saw the light of day, I have no idea. I only saw a few ads.

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    According to the article,you can attach more than one of this things together to hold 12,18-up to 36 carts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ooXxXoo View Post
    According to the article,you can attach more than one of this things together to hold 12,18-up to 36 carts.
    I remember I wanted buy like 10 for all my genesis games

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    We've got a much better ad in our gallery here:
    http://www.videogamearchive.com/dpsi..._jukeboxvj.jpg

    For what it's worth, I don't believe this was ever released. As a serious Genesis collector (quick credentials: I own a complete boxed collection, Outback Joey, Blockbuster Competition Cart, Edge 16 modem prototype, XBand keyboard prototype, etc.) I've been hunting this thing down for nigh on 15 years without so much as a sniff of a real lead.

    I hope that I'm wrong because this would be a very nice Genesis surprise, haven't had one of those in awhile.

    Side note: I'm not the only one here who has a Genesis multi-game selector, however. It's not a retail piece, it's something that was used at trade shows and in store kiosks. I had this on display in the store's first year mini-museum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpress View Post
    We've got a much better ad in our gallery here:
    http://www.videogamearchive.com/dpsi..._jukeboxvj.jpg

    For what it's worth, I don't believe this was ever released. As a serious Genesis collector (quick credentials: I own a complete boxed collection, Outback Joey, Blockbuster Competition Cart, Edge 16 modem prototype, XBand keyboard prototype, etc.) I've been hunting this thing down for nigh on 15 years without so much as a sniff of a real lead.

    I hope that I'm wrong because this would be a very nice Genesis surprise, haven't had one of those in awhile.

    Side note: I'm not the only one here who has a Genesis multi-game selector, however. It's not a retail piece, it's something that was used at trade shows and in store kiosks. I had this on display in the store's first year mini-museum.
    Wow!...Great Info Man!....What a sense of relief,I have been looking for it myself for the longest time...But hopefully, if it happens to be out there somewhere,some can come forward and let us know for sure!
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    ive wanted one of these since i saw them in Electronic Gaming Monthly in 94 also
    just as much as i wanted NHL94 and Star Trek for the 3DO

    its not like i would use it on my genesis but it would be cool to own one, i dont even use the multigame selectors i have for my atari 2600
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    I remember seeing pictures of a similar device for the MD a long time ago. Although the one I saw sat on top of the Megadrive and held the carts vertically. I'm sure there was also one for the NES. You selected games via a red button under each cart. These were definitely consumer products, not store display units.

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