by Dark Watcher
Casio of Japan had crashed and burned in console gaming with the Casio PV-1000. However in October of 1995, they decided to
attack the market from a different angle. The marketing strategy focused on girls. Lousy marketing executives from other
companies have tried to interest females in the past by selling their consoles in more feminine shades of color. The
System, Zemmix, Twin Famicom, Lady Cassette Vision and a few others had pink colored versions of their consoles. Today's female
gamers would probably kick their arses for such stupidity.
The Casio My Seal Computer model SV-100 was the first video game console made exclusively girls. This console, also called the Casio Loopy, walked a gray line as to what is considered a console. The "Super Famicom like" cartridges contained interactive graphics which allowed the gamer to choose different fashion outfits for the onscreen anime characters. As an additional novelty, the Loopy allowed the gamer the ability to print the onscreen graphics onto sticker / label paper with its built in printer. As you can probably guess, this marketing strategy was not the least bit successful.
|FACT: The Casio Loopy also came with an adapter like device called the "Magical Shop Word Processor" (perhaps the most notable aspect of this console). This adapter plugged into the cartridge slot and contained A\V composite input jacks. These jacks could be used to plug in external video sources such as a VCR or DVD. The input can then be made into stickers or labels using the onscreen menu. It also allowed you the ability to add text to your stickers, although the text is in Kanji.|