QuickShot was a line of joysticks and other input devices produced by Spectravideo for video game machines including Atari, Commodore, MSX, Amiga, Nintendo and Sega.
SpectraVision was founded in 1981 by Harry Fox and Oscar Jutzeler as a distributor of computer games, contracting external developers to write the software. Their main products were gaming cartridges for the Atari 2600 VCS, Colecovision and Commodore VIC-20.
The world's first ergonomic joystick, the QuickShot, was developed and patented by Harry Fox and Peter Law in 1982 (U.S. Patent D271220). Relatively famous was its Quickshot Maverick joystick, compatible with multiple consoles and home computers. In the late 1990s they expanded their line of products to PC joysticks and mouse. During the 1990s the company marketed a handheld game console called the Quickshot Supervision, a UK version of an Asian console designed to compete with the Nintendo Game Boy.
It has Standard Atari format compatible with most 8-bit formats, like Atari VCS / 2600, Commodore 64 / Amiga, Atari ST, Spectrum with an interface and many more.
Manufacturer: Spectravideo (UK)
Original price: £16.95
Our Spectravision Quickshot 1 is in excellent condition fully boxed and complete with Protek Interface which was kindly donated by A P Norton who purchased the joystick on 30th March 1985
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH27261. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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