We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
Sadly re-opening has now been postponed. Read More >>>

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

There's over 36,000 exhibits here! That should keep you occupied for a bit - get searching!

Or come and get involved on our social media channels ...

      Twitch  Facebook          Online Gift Shop      

Thank you.

Spectravision Quick Shot 1 Joystick

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.

Year: 1983
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

Date : 1983

Manufacturer : Spectravision

Physical Description : Joystick Box Instruction Sheet Spectravision Catalogue Internal Cardboard Protector 4 Rubber Feet

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH49624. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

Scan of Document: Spectravision Quick Shot 1 Joystick

Click on the Image For Detail






Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum