Panasonic M2 Game console

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Panasonic M2 Game console

Post by bitrate » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:32 am

Here is the M2 gaming console shown off by Panasonic at various gaming shows of the mid 1990's.




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Here is some software running on the console. This software came with the unit and control pad. I got extremely lucky on this lot.

Some of these demos were photographed and shown in various gaming magazines of the time.


I'll try to get some images of the other demo's as time permits.



Here is the BIOS screen.

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Here is an intro to one of several iterations of the Dolphin demo.


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Here is another system demo.



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Here is the "M2 Racer" demo.


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Here is a system performance demo.


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Post by Scarlettkitten » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:02 pm

OK now I'm jealous 8)
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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:34 pm

That is amazing. Thanks mate.

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Post by pitsunami » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:10 pm

Its soooo wonderful,i am speachless!!!

I am so glad the holy grail of 3DO collecting gone to the right hands...

Take care of that baby would you... :)

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Post by NikeX » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:29 pm

This is the real M2 logo! Like the Nuon. Nice!

Must bei 3.1, right bitrate? I could not run the apebot mech and M2 racer
on my M2 dev kit and 3.0 SDK, although a certain M2 developer tried
to help me. To see the apebot in motion was his dream, maybe you know
him, an make his wish come true. Then, we all want to see the M2 Racer
in Motion. apebot bsf / utf - I could not start it. Shame! Is it the same?
I think so.
Most beautiful console, along with the FZ-1. The temple of vision.

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Post by bitrate » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:17 pm

Thanks guys.


pitsunami wrote: I am so glad the holy grail of 3DO collecting gone to the right hands...

That is kind of you to say.
pitsunami wrote: Take care of that baby would you... :)

Will do. :wink:

NikeX wrote:Must bei 3.1, right bitrate? I could not run the apebot mech and M2 racer
on my M2 dev kit and 3.0 SDK, although a certain M2 developer tried
to help me. To see the apebot in motion was his dream, maybe you know
him, an make his wish come true. Then, we all want to see the M2 Racer
in Motion. apebot bsf / utf - I could not start it. Shame! Is it the same?
I think so.

It is version 3.11.

Hmm... there are a couple of guys that it could be, but I'm not sure. I'll see about getting some video of Apebot and M2 Racer up. It might take me a day or so (I always say this, and it always takes longer lol).
Is this person a member on the forum?

Yes, Apebot should be the same.
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Post by Trev » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:53 pm

Simply incredible! :D As always, thanks for sharing.
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Post by NikeX » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:36 am

You're right, 3.11. I've sent you the name. Someday, I'll get this ape running! It's lightwave.

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Post by bitrate » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:22 am

NikeX wrote:To see the apebot in motion was his dream, maybe you know
him, an make his wish come true.

This is long overdue, but I finally got an ApeBot video up:

ApeBot Video Link

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Post by Trev » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:47 am

I was the 5th viewer. 8)

Thanks for uploading the vid. :)
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Post by bitrate » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:34 pm

Trev wrote:I was the 5th viewer. 8) Thanks for uploading the vid. :)
No problem. :wink:



The next M2 video is up. This video showcases the dolphin introduction that was pictured in all kinds of video gaming magazines of the mid 1990's.
Here is the video link followed by some magazine scans from the time:


Dolphin Introduction Video


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Post by Trev » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:55 am

Sweet. :)
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Post by 3DOKid » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:16 am

That is awesome.

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Post by Austin » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:05 am

Haha, that was humorous. Thanks for posting, Bitrate!

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Post by bitrate » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:14 pm

Glad you enjoyed them guys.

More videos on the way.

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Post by MakillaGorilla » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:19 pm

SO amazing! This fastinates me. Its like a lost peice of hardware from the depths of obscurity
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Re: Panasonic M2 Game console

Post by Retrofanatic83 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:15 am

Wonder how many of these are out there. Not many for sure

Does look cool. Colour, logo. Wish it did come out

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Post by NikeX » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:50 pm

Sadly almost all M2 owners do not share anything, they just want attention. That's why there is almost nothing out there in the wild.
Windowskiller's new name is 3dodev, doing everything for attention: http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/sh ... e-released

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Re: Panasonic M2 Game console

Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:27 pm

I've never been able to join ASSEMblergames. I never get a e-mail to confirm my address.
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Post by NikeX » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:58 am

Look at at all the courting replies there.
one reason why I've turned my back to this club long time ago.
I have always understood knowledge as something that is shared.
And not what something you have to beg for. This is not civil society.
Many behave as if it was THEM who have created things that they show.
Don't get me started. I like this 3DO Forum and its special atmosphere.

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Post by Kyosho » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:53 am

I ran into something similar to this a few years ago. A guy had a copy of a thought-to-be-lost album of a band I'm a fan of. He just sort of lorded it over us. Even went so far as to do a cover of one of the songs on it, saying it sounded pretty close to the real thing. So we'd "get an idea." Eventually another copy surfaced and his claim to fame was gone. What a total twit.

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Re: Panasonic M2 Game console

Post by WindowsKiller » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:31 pm

NikeX wrote:Sadly almost all M2 owners do not share anything, they just want attention. That's why there is almost nothing out there in the wild.
Windowskiller's new name is 3dodev, doing everything for attention: http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/sh ... e-released
What the hell..? Who are you and what gives you the rights to claim such shit? Are you aware that the account you are referring to has been registered 3 years ago? Sure, it's my "new" account and I only waited three years to post that on assembler. What is wrong with you?

Some people apparently still can't accept that I left the 3do m2 scene 4 years ago without releasing my collection. But let me make a clear statement here: Whoever that f*cking guy on assember is, he's lying. I have NOT released my 3do m2 collection, nor have I any intentions to do so. I've stopped caring about that stuff long ago, and most of the things I own(ed) are already available thanks to other people anyway.

It would be nice if people would finally get over their jealousy and stop dragging my name through the mire.

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Post by NikeX » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:16 pm

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"has been registered 3 years ago"
exactly 3 years ago
http://www.3do.cdinteractive.co.uk/view ... 663#p16663

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Re: Panasonic M2 Game console

Post by sneth » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:27 pm

WindowsKiller wrote:
NikeX wrote:Sadly almost all M2 owners do not share anything, they just want attention. That's why there is almost nothing out there in the wild.
Windowskiller's new name is 3dodev, doing everything for attention: http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/sh ... e-released
What the hell..? Who are you and what gives you the rights to claim such shit? Are you aware that the account you are referring to has been registered 3 years ago? Sure, it's my "new" account and I only waited three years to post that on assembler. What is wrong with you?

Some people apparently still can't accept that I left the 3do m2 scene 4 years ago without releasing my collection. But let me make a clear statement here: Whoever that f*cking guy on assember is, he's lying. I have NOT released my 3do m2 collection, nor have I any intentions to do so. I've stopped caring about that stuff long ago, and most of the things I own(ed) are already available thanks to other people anyway.

It would be nice if people would finally get over their jealousy and stop dragging my name through the mire.

You care enough to make a big deal about having M2 stuff...that you dont care about...

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