I was looking for more detail on this ad from the 80s and came across this site:

It ran on a Z80, which was typical for the time

Apparently, this was a cartridge based game platform that actually used cassettes for storage. They seemed to operate like regular cassettes, but the tape wasn’t exposed

@cypnk Looks like Bally Home Library Computer later known as Astrocade 🤔

@cypnk from reading the description it looks more like the carts were ROMs as would be expected (magnetic tape would be slow and unreliable after prolonged use) but housings with a similar size/form factor to that of audio cassettes were used (there would be an advantage here as existing tooling in a plastic factory that produced audio cassettes could be quickly and simply deployed by just changing the moulds..

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