LGR – Commodore VIC-20 Computer System Review

LGR – Commodore VIC-20 Computer System Review

Is the Vic-20 worth purchasing? A review from the perspective of a cheap, casual collector of video games. A quick run-down of the history, pros and cons of the games and system and whether or not it’s worth your time.

Precursor to my Lazy Gamer reviews.

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  1. Tetsujin
    Tetsujin 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    ah, good old days when old computers and games were still relatively cheap and plentiful…

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  2. Sisyphe
    Sisyphe 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    I have no idea why this video is resurfacing but I'm not complaining 🙂

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  3. felixgraphx
    felixgraphx 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    As a 45+ old guy, yes, C64 was more popular overall, but the V20 was the first one we did ***actually-wrote-and-run-our-first-programs***. The first one we felt the 'parenthood' feeling of seeing your creation 'live'!

    if you know, you know…

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  4. d Livernoche
    d Livernoche 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    I laughed at fart.

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  5. Robert McAney
    Robert McAney 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    First learn to programming on the Vic 20 it was all peeks and poke (poke36879) screen commands lol

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  6. Pedro Roberto
    Pedro Roberto 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    $30 is an amazing low price for a VIC-20 in good shape, in the original box, and with all needed accessories! (power supply, cables, and RF modulator)

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  7. Mop Spear
    Mop Spear 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    It's kind of weird seeing a video from YouTuber I watch all the time from 12 years ago.

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  8. R.J Clark
    R.J Clark 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    William Shatner was the only reason those VIC 20 ads worked. God bless that man.

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  9. jeff1586er
    jeff1586er 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    When the keyboard on my C-64 started screwing up I took the keyboard out of the Vic and swapped them, it worked fine.

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  10. BlackTapeProductions
    BlackTapeProductions 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    I vote a re-ipload!

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  11. Those Weirdos
    Those Weirdos 25 November, 2021, 19:41
  12. Eric Sills
    Eric Sills 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    Dude, wind screen on your mic.

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  13. Eaton Blumenstein
    Eaton Blumenstein 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    I really think there is a time for an update. been watching you for some time now, I think it's time to go re-retro again.

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  14. IrishCarney
    IrishCarney 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    When I was a kid a friend had an Odyssey2 and a VIC-20. I still remember playing "Congo Bongo" on the VIC. Not too bad

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  15. Tony Oliveira
    Tony Oliveira 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    Who's watching in 2021?

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  16. Sean Cullen
    Sean Cullen 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    2:33 how did you get that for 30 bucks??? i got mine for $285!

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  17. CowFroggers
    CowFroggers 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    When I was a kid my parents bought me a vic-20 and big book of video games in BASIC that could type into the machine by hand and after hours of typing a games code into the machine and fixing typos SYNTAX ERROR after you hit run you would have some ok games with graphics but no way to save the code no floppy drive nothing and if turn the machine it would all be gone, it wasn't worth the effort just to play one of those games.

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  18. michail okeefe
    michail okeefe 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    I had a c16 great computer

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  19. Mitchell McCreath
    Mitchell McCreath 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    We had a VIC-20 controlling an Amateur television repeater (VK2RTS)did the job well.

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  20. Michael Schuchardt
    Michael Schuchardt 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    My 1st Computer!!! 3.5KB!!! WOW LOL

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  21. Ian Hay
    Ian Hay 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    Me and my mate used to spend hours typing out the lines of Basic copying from the computer magazines of the time to get a game but once finished and we pressed Run up would pop the first of many syntax errors to keep us busy for more hours all to chase a green dot around the screen with our amazing proton red dot.

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  22. Richard Frayo
    Richard Frayo 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    Was looking for Vic-20….found retro-era LGR instead :).

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  23. Retro Gadget Man
    Retro Gadget Man 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    Great review, I love your humour!

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  24. Aaron Haugh
    Aaron Haugh 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    Who’s watching this in 2020 and loves the retro YouTube production values

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  25. bobdole57
    bobdole57 25 November, 2021, 19:41
  26. DrunkenGuitarGuy
    DrunkenGuitarGuy 25 November, 2021, 19:41

    saved up my paper route money for one of these when i was a kid!

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