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Enterprise 64 & 128
1985 - No generation identified
The Enterprise 64 and 128 are 8-bit home computers that were manufactured by British company Computer Technology Limited (CTL) in the early 1980s. Both computers were based on the Commodore 64 architecture, but with a number of additional features and improvements. The Enterprise 64 was released in 1983, it featured 64KB of RAM, a Zilog Z80 CPU running at 4 MHz, and a built-in 1541-compatible floppy disk drive. It also featured a built-in real-time clock, an improved keyboard with additional keys, and an RS-232 serial port. The Enterprise 128 was released in 1985, it featured 128KB of RAM, a Zilog Z80 CPU running at 4 MHz and a built-in 1571 floppy disk drive. It also had a built-in real-time clock, an improved keyboard with additional keys, and an RS-232 serial port, and a built-in tape drive. Both computers were compatible with the Commodore 64 and could run most of its software, but also had its own software library, as well as advanced features such as the ability to run CP/M and a built-in assembler. The Enterprise 64 and 128 were not as successful as the Commodore 64, but still had a small but dedicated user base, especially in Europe. It is worth mentioning that CTL went bankrupt in 1987 and the rights to the Enterprise computers were acquired by the German company JVC, which continued to sell the Enterprise 128 for a few more years under the name of JVC X'Eye.The Enterprise 64 and 128 had a limited library of games, most of the games released for these computers were developed by independent developers and small studios. Here are some examples of games that were released for the Enterprise 64 and 128: 3D Ant Attack: This is an action-adventure game developed by Quicksilva. It features isometric graphics and the player controls a character who must rescue his/her siblings from giant ants. The Last V8: This is a racing game developed by Mastertronic. It features 3D graphics and the player controls a car in a post-apocalyptic world where the player competes in races to earn money and upgrade his vehicle. The Great Escape: This is an action-adventure game developed by Ocean Software. It is based on the 1963 film of the same name and the player controls a prisoner of war who must escape from a German POW camp. Elite: This is a space trading and combat simulation game developed by David Braben and Ian Bell. The player controls a spaceship and must trade goods, upgrade their ship and engage in combat with enemy ships to become the most successful and wealthy trader in the galaxy. The Hobbit: This is an action-adventure game developed by Melbourne House. It is based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novel of the same name and the player controls the hobbit Bilbo Baggins on a quest to defeat the dragon Smaug and reclaim the Lonely Mountain. Pang: This is a platformer/shooter game developed by Mitchell Corporation. The player controls a character who must use a harpoon to pop balloons and avoid falling debris. Keep in mind that those are just examples and that the Enterprise 64 and 128 had a limited library of games.