Probably one of greatest video game systems of the 8-bit generation ever made, the Creativision is one of the most sought after sytems now. Not many different games were available for this systems but most of them provide a very high level of graphic display for that time. Also the system provides a big catalog of accessory for example a keyboard, a printer interface, a memory extension module, a parallel interface, the cassette storage module and some other accessory therefore it could be compared with systems like Mattel´s Intelllivision or Coleco´s Adam that mark the transition from Home-Video-Game-System sto Home Computers.
The Creativision had it´s origin in Hong Kong and was sold under some different brands, for example Zanussi in Italy, Dick Smith (Wizzard) in Australia and New Zealand. Also a slightly modified version was sold in Australia as the Hanimex Rameses. And we know of another Creativision clone that was sold as Funvision.
Here is the Japanese "Variant" sold by Cheryco.
Pictures taken by kind permission from Luca Antignano´s wonderful CreatiVEmu Website - If you are into Creativision you must check this out!!
Luca Antignano (CreatiVEmu Italy) says:
one info on the cheryco creativision. it appears to be the ONLY cv which
is not 100% "made in hk". Well of course the console is made in HK, but the
power supply seems built in Japan. There's no carton code, this means that
carton is made in Japan too, not in HK (otherwise it would have a
progressive carton code as the other boxes). Also no code on the manual, so
it's made in Jap too.
The power supply outputs in DC, this means there's diodes inside, rectifying
signal from AC to DC. Console has no rectifier inside. *all* other
creativisions have AC power supply, and the console has the rectifier