P8X Game System

Development Environment
Portable Console

The P8X Game System is a retro-style open-source game console based on the Parallax Propeller microcontroller. The system is completely programmable for both video and audio outputs with default drivers for PAL, NTSC, VGA and sound chips emulation. The board design is completely through-hole to be easy to build for any hobbyists.


  • Up to 320x240 pixels, 64-colors resolution
  • 8x8 pixels tiles, 8x8 up to 32x32 pixels sprites
  • Multiple video modes: PAL, NTSC and VGA
  • Sound chips emulation: AY-3-8910, SN76489 and SID/MOS8580
  • Supports two 8-buttons controllers
  • Easy to use C-based development environment


  • GPU
    • 80MHz Parallax Propeller P8X32A
    • 32k RAM (internal)
    • RGB+sync video output
  • CPU
    • 80MHz Parallax Propeller P8X32A
    • 32k RAM (internal)
    • 128k RAM (external)
    • Stereo audio output
  • Game Cartridge
    • Up to 512k EEPROM for graphics
    • Up to 512k EEPROM for code
    • Expansion pins for additional features



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