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The Videoton TV-Computer is a home computer developed by the Hungarian company Videoton in the 1980s. The TV-Computer was released in 1983, it was one of the first home computers available in Eastern Europe and it was particularly popular in Hungary. The TV-Computer featured a Z80A CPU, and it came with 16 KB of RAM, expandable to 64 KB. The TV-Computer also featured a built-in keyboard, a composite video output and a tape drive for storage. The TV-Computer had a resolution of 256x192 pixels and could display 8 colors. The TV-Computer had a relatively small library of software available, most of it was developed in-house by Videoton or by hobbyists and enthusiasts. The software that was available for the TV-Computer was primarily educational and productivity software, with a few games and utilities. The TV-Computer was not a commercial success outside of Hungary, it was criticized for its high price and the lack of software available in other languages. The TV-Computer was produced until the late 1980s and it was replaced by the more advanced TV-Computer 2. The Videoton TV-Computer is now considered a collector's item and is highly sought after by enthusiasts and retro computing enthusiasts. Due to the limited release of the computer, the software and games for the TV-Computer are relatively scarce and hard to find. The Videoton TV-Computer had a relatively small library of games available, most of it was developed in-house by Videoton or by hobbyists and enthusiasts. The games that were available for the TV-Computer were primarily simple and basic, due to the limited hardware capabilities of the computer. Some examples of games for the Videoton TV-Computer include: Balogh's Maze: A simple maze game where the player has to navigate a maze and find the exit. Elektronikus Labirintus: A simple maze game where the player has to navigate a maze and find the exit. Galaxians: A simple space shooter game. Space Invaders: A port of the classic arcade game Pac-Man: A port of the classic arcade game Tetris: A port of the popular puzzle game These games were relatively basic compared to games for other home computers of the time, but they were still popular among TV-Computer users. Due to the limited release of the computer, the games and software for TV-Computer are relatively scarce and hard to find.