HANDHELDS THAT USE CARTRIDGES FAQ aka "List of portable gaming devices that have 
multiple games, which are not built-in, available for them".

Version 3.0 - Last updated on the 4th of December 2003

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Updates :

04.12.2004 - Version 3.0 - Lots of updates and additions, GBA SP, B'Ngo, 
Zodiac, FreeOn, GameTrac, NGage, Gamefighter, Game Theory Admiral & co. Also 
decided to add couple of those kid's Leapfrog things.
10.07.2002 - Version 2.1 - Bunch of updates and fixes, added for example the 
CrystalSwan. Machine count went up from 127 to 131.
26.01.2002 - Version 2.0 - First update for a while, plenty of little fixes, 
changes and additions.
25.07.2001 - Version 1.8 - Lots added, especially Game Master stuff.
23.03.2001 - Version 1.7 - Lots of additions and corrections.
10.01.2001 - Version 1.61 - Added info about a yellow Hartung GameMaster - it 
turned out to be a self paint job, removed.
09.01.2001 - Version 1.6 - Added a few links, lots of Game Boy clones, lots of 
Game Boy variations, Camerica The Express, Game Park 32 (yeah I know it doesn't 
use cartridges, but still...), found out that Game Axe is manufactured by 
Redant.. some other updates here and there.
13.12.2000 - Version 1.5 - Added display types and some new machines.
27.10.2000 - Version 1.21 - Corrected the Bandai DigiCasse information.
25.10.2000 - Version 1.2 - Lots of additions and corrections.



I) Introduction - which games are listed here?
II) Handhelds that use cartridges in alphabetical order by manufacturer
III) Manufacturer unknown
IV) Links and thanks


I) Introduction

They have a display of their own, they can be used with a battery/batteries and 
they have cartridges or other interchangeable media. How much cooler can a 
machine be? We couldn't find a page listing all of the systems and having 
information on them, so.. here you go. If you have any additions, contact me. 

Picture archive of the machines can be found from 
An updated version (unless this is the latest) of this FAQ can be found at the 
same address.

There has been some discussion if the numerous handhelds that use overlays 
instead of actual cartridges should be listed here. They aren't listed anywhere 
else, so I'd think this is the most approriate place for them. Also, all the 
color variations are listed as separate machines for the Sega Game Gear and 
Atari Lynx, as they are not widely known, but for example the Tommy Hilfiger and 
Pikachu Nintendo Game Boy Colors haven't been listed as separate machines. This 
is my own decision, and you can complain if you really want to. I've also 
decided to list all the prototypes and not-released machines here, so the 
hardcore collectors would know what to look for :)


Display types

LED = Light Emitting Diode
LCD = Liquid Crystal Display
VFD = Vacuum Fluorescent Display
VCF = Umm Humm Humm? (Anyone?) (Voltage Control Filter?)


II) Handhelds that use cartridges in alphabetical order by manufacturer

About 140 machines listed at the moment.


Cosmos, introduced in 1981. LED. Partly holographic tabletop system that was 
never released. Following games were announced : Space Invaders, Asteroids, 
Dodge Em, Football, Outlaw, Basketball, Road Runner, Sea Battle and Superman. 
The 'cartridges' were just plastic frames that held the hologram. There were 
notches in them to tell the system what game to play. There was no way to write 
additional games for the system, only the 8 games programmed into it would ever 
be available.

Lynx, released in 1989. LCD. 6502 CPU, 16 MHz. Graphics zooming hardware. 
Designed by the Amiga team. Had about 70-80 games released, and new ones are 
published every now and then by Songbird Productions 

Lynx II, released in 1991. LCD. Same as above, smaller, lighter, some say it had 
a poorer speaker. The backlight can be turned off to save batteries.

Lynx His, not released. LCD. Light blue prototype 'for him'. Only one pair (blue 
& pink) exists?

Lynx Hers, not released. LCD. Pink prototype 'for her'. Only one pair (pink & 
blue) exists?

Lynx Marlboro, ??. LCD. Prototype Lynx sponsored by the cigarette company in 
question. About 50 of these were made (?), at least the one sold on eBay had a 
serial number 48. There was also a game called Marlboro Go! - a motorcycle 
racing game that only exists as a ROM as far as I know.



Mathemagician, released in ?. LCD. Calculator-like learning tool that has 
overlays. At least 6 games : Number Machine, Countin' On, Walk the Plank, Gooey 
Gumdrop, Football, and Lunar Lander. 



Supervision, released in ?. LCD. Same as the Watara Supervision. The first 
version, marketed in France and Italy.



Digi Casse, released in 1984. LCD. Japanese LCD system with at least 4 carts. 

HET, never released, but almost in 1994. LCD. Portable Super Famicon, shaped 
like a laptop. Called the "Home Entertainment Terminal" since you would've been 
able to connect a CD-ROM, video printer, fax and a modem into it as well. Had a 
4 inch color LCD with built-in TV-tuner. 

WonderSwan, released in 1999. LCD. Has different color variations : Gold, 
Camouflage, Pearl White, Skeleton Green, Silver Metallic, Skeleton Red, Blue 
Metallic, Soda Blue, Skeleton Black, Sherbet Melon, Skeleton Blue and Frozen 
Mint. In March 2000, 4 different special edition versions were released : 
Chocobo, Digimon, Zeon & Earth Federation. There's also another Digimon set, 
two Gundam sets and a Tare Panda set. 16-bit CPU at 3.072 MHz, Black & White 
224*144 pixel display, 8 shades of gray, carts can be up to 128 MB in size. Can 
be played horizontally or vertically. Last I heard there was >100 games 
available. http://www.chez.com/slydc/faq/ws-faq02.txt

WonderSwan Color, released in 2000. LCD. 5 color variations (crystal blue, 
crystal black, crystal orange, pearl blue and pearl pink), released only in 
Japan so far, fall 2001 for USA rumored. Has 241 colors on screen and a 
hypervoice sound system with headphones. An USB enables connecting the thingy 
to a Playstation 2. One of the first release games was Final Fantasy Trilogy. 
There's also a Final Fantasy Special Edition WSC and a very cool looking RX-78-2 
Gundam Version. http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/wscolor/index.html

WonderSwan Crystal aka SwanCrystal, released in 2002. LCD. The 2002 incarnation 
of Wonderswan color. Little bit smaller, better screen, easier to program. 
There's Clear Blue, Violet Blue, Clear Black and Wine Red versions. Backwards 
compatible. Japan only, I think. LCD Reflection (non-backlit) TFT Color Screen, 
size 2.1". Resolution 224x144 pixels. 



Colorvision, released in 1985. VFD. Tabletop, 5 carts released : Monster Chase, 
Jungle Boy, Submarine, Beasts Planet and Horoor House. Also manufactured by 
Romtec and some others. http://www.chez.com/slydc/weirdo/colorvsn/colorvsn.htm



Gamate, released in 1991. LCD. Made in Korea by Bit Corporation. Game list: 4-
in-1 (Mini Golf, Cube-up, Brick Master, and Vindicators), Boom, Monster Pitfall, 
Boy Forum, Devil Castle, Galaxy Invaders, Magic Jigsaw, Cosmic Fighter, Mighty 
Tank, Money Maze, Brick Blaster, Time Warrior, Myth of Anamia, Witty Apee, Kung 
Fu Fighter, Snowman Legend, Treasure Hunter... more (one cart has serial number 
29) ? Crappy screen, boring games and the power of the dark side got it out of 
the market faster than you can say "Nintendo Game Boy". Was marketed at least in 
England and South Africa. Just found a game brochure that proves Gamate was sold 
also in Finland in 1992 for the price of 295 FIM! Never seen them here though. 
Also manufactured or in co-operation with Bit Corporation by French company 
called Yeno.

Gamate color, never released. LCD. The color version of Gamate. Mentioned in a 
US videogame magazine. It was apparently shown at the CES some years ago, the 
same time with NEC Turbo Express system (1990?). The design of the system was 
mentioned to be similar to the NEC system. The article also mentioned that the 
system, together with the b/w version, was already on the market in the Far East 
and Mexico (anyone have one of these?). This info hasn't been confirmed. 



The Express, never released. Camerica announced a portable NES called The 
Express, but it never got published.



Game Baby, released in ?. LCD. At least 8 carts : Football, High Way, Lift Boat, 
Car Racing, Motor Cycle, Sheep Dog, Space Rescue & Frisbee.



Computer Game System, released in 1978. VCF. See Waddingtons 2001 The Game 



Total Control 4, released in 1981. LED. Coleco's attempt in making a 4-player 
tabletop with interchangeable games. 4 games were released. (Hockey, Soccer, 
Football and Basketball)

Quiz Wiz, released in 1980. LED. A trivia game, many different carts (question 
sets) (+books) with 1001 questions each.

Quiz Wiz Challanger, released in 1981. LED. Trivia game for four players with 
many different carts (question sets).



Electronic Multisport, released in 198?. LED. A handheld game that uses 3 
overlays for different games : Ice Hockey, Basketball and Soccer.



Cougar Boy, released in ?. LCD. Brazilian version of the MegaDuck, also sold in 
Paraguay and Argentina. http://www.pelikonepeijoonit.net/duckfaq1.txt



Mega Duck, released in 199?. LCD. At least 21-36 (?) carts. Is in fact a pirated 
Nintendo Gameboy, with some modifications in the I/O map. Also marketed by 
Timlex and Videojet. Check the FAQ that can be found from the internet. 



Game Plus, released in 199?. LCD. Same as Hartung Game Master, but white and 
looks like a Game Boy. Game Master's carts won't fit in this one.



Nu Pogodi, released in ?. LCD. A Russian handheld with at least 2 
interchangeable carts.



Adventure Vision, released in 1982. LED. Table-top, but way, way cool. The holy 
grail of many video game collectors. Used rows of leds and a spinning mirror. 
Four games released : Defender, Turtles, Super Cobra and Space Force.

Select-A-Game, released in 1982. VFD. A mini arcade for 1 or 2 players, used 
overlays as well as carts. 8 games were released : Baseball, Football, 
Basketball, Battleship, Turtles, Pinball, Space Invader (came with the system) 
and Pac-Man.



Game Pocket Computer, released in 1984. LCD. 6 carts made : Block Maze, Astro 
Bomber, Mah jong, Reversi, Store Keepers and a simple drawing/test cart that 
came with the system. It's possible that the drawing test is built in and the 
'cart' that comes with the system is just an empty shell to fit the cartridge 
hole. Display resolution 75x64, adjustable brightness.



Pixter Plus, released in 2003. LCD. Kid's game/art/coloring/learning system that 
has some games for it too, like Color Arcade, Arcade Deluxe, Software Sports, On 
the go Games etc. http://www.fisher-price.com/us/pixter/



Hand Game SY-3000B, released in 1998?. LCD. Taiwanese Nintendo Game Boy Clone. 
At least two different versions : white and gray-transparent. 



Game Park 32, released in 2001. LCD. The (minor) success story from Korea. 
Plenty of these have been sold during the last year or so, mainly because of 
developing fans and homebrewers. The dev stuff have been widely available since 
the beginning and the publisher, Gamepark, has nothing against it. This has 
resulted to versions and ports of dozens of emulators and other games on the 
system. Uses SmartMedia cards up to 128 MB. 32 Bit RISC CPU (ARM9) up to 133 MHz 
(that's the safe limit). 3.5" Reflective TFT LCD (65,536 colors). There's also a 
black limited edition version. http://www.gp32x.com and http://faq.gp32emu.com/



Supervision, released in ?. LCD. See "Watara Supervision".



GPi-1200M, released in ?. LCD. Portable CD-i with LCD display.



Game Player, released in ?. LCD. UK system, Microgames compatible? At least 3 
carts : Football, Invader, Minefield.

Game Wizard, released in?. LCD. Grey handheld with pink buttons. 3 doublesided 
cartridges that mostly have to do with changing the background of the game. The 
6 games are built-in (and a hole in the bottom of the carts chooses the game) : 
Shape Shifter, Soccer Shootout, Speed War, Pot Shot, Basketball Hoops and Air 
Hockey. http://users2.ev1.net/~rik1138/Grandstand/GameWizard.htm

Light Games, released in 1988. LCD. UK system, projects the games on a wall much 
like the Ludotronic Proscreen. At least three games: Auto Race, Baseball and 
Stealth Fighter. The box also lists Temple of Terror, Flaming Inferno, Combat 
Invasion, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Karate Master and Knock Out but we 
aren't sure if they were actually released. Also manufactured by Playtime 
Products (available in Australia) and Ideal Projector in France.



Game Master, released in 199?. LCD. Another failed attempt to challenge Game 
Boy. Has at least the following games : Falling Block, Hyper Space, Go Bang, 
Space Castle, Tennis, Soccer, Pin Ball, Car Racing, Bubble Boy, Kung Fu, Tank 
War, Invader, Dungeon Adventure, Continental Galaxy, Urban Challenge and Move 
It. Same as the "Super Game", "Gametronic" and "Delplay Game Plus" found from 
France . Also made by Impel, Videojet, Virella Electronics and Watara. SlyDC has 
made a good FAQ about this machine and it's clones. 

Supervision, released in ?. LCD. See Watara. A bit different design, with red 
line going around the screen etc.



Super Micro, released in ?. ?. At least 3 carts, see "Palmtex Super Micro"



Game Master, released in 199?. LCD. Same as Hartung.



Mega-Six, released in 199?. LCD. Has 6 games on 3 cartridges (1 on each side of 
a cartridge). Judging by the amount of buttons, I'd say it's possible to play 2-
player games with this machine. 



Multisport 7, released in 1980. LED. Pong type table top that has 7 different 
overlays (basketball, hockey, soccer, obstacle course, baseball, football and 



Pasogo, released in 1996. LCD. Japanese/Chinese handheld "Go"-game that uses 
cartridges to reproduce famous (?) Go -tournaments. 8 games released. 



Challenging Series, released in 198?. LCD. Much like the other Interchangeable 
or Challenging handhelds. 



iQuest, released in 2003?. LCD. A 'teen-PDA' with learning programs disguised as 
games. At least Math, Science and Social Studies cartridges. Has an optional 
MindStation-device and cartridge, which let you download more stuff for it.

Leapster, released in 2003?. LCD. A learning tool for kids. Comes with a 6-in-1 
game cartridge but more is available, like "Dora the Explorer", "Kindergarten" 
and "1st grade". Backlit screen.



Proscreen, released in 1984. VFD. A tabletop that can project the game on to a 
wall. At least one game : Alerte Rouge (pack-in).



Game Gear, released in 2000. LCD. Majesco bought the rights to Sega's Game Gear 
and re-released it in the year 2000. It's black instead of the old dark gray and 
we've heard that Master Gear Converter or at least the TV-tuner don't work right 
(or at all) with it.



Teach and Learn Computer, released in 1981?. A learning gadget for little kids. 
At least : Reading Readiness (2 different), Basic Learning (2 different), 
Learning About People & Animals (2 different), Stories & Rhymes, Learning About 
My World, Learning About Sounds, Games & Mazes (2 different), Fascinating Facts 
and Sesame Street Parade. 



Game Child, released in 199?. LCD. Gameboy look-a-like LCD game. Basicly same as 
MUTI Game Child and the like, but this one looks VERY similar to Nintendo 



Game Wizard, released in 1995. LCD. Different themes (for example Star Wars with 
2 carts (Darth Vader's Revenge & Princess Leia's Rescue), All Star Sports, 
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, The Mask, Universal Monsters, Fairy Tale Fun, 
Goosebumps, Saban's VR Troopers, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bible Stories, and 
Barbie For Girls (different design).



Microvision, released in 1978. LED. First handheld system with interchangeable 
carts. Had the following games : Alien Raiders, Baseball, Block Buster, Bowling, 
Connect Four, Cosmic Hunter, Mind Buster, Pinball, Sea Duel, Star Trek Phaser 
Strike and Vegas Slots. Two models : one that uses two 9V batteries (the 
original), and one that uses only one and has a bigger control knob. Designed by 
the same guy that designed the Vectrex (Jay Smith). 



Game Child, released in ?. LCD. At least 4 carts.

Game Kid, released in ?. LCD. 2nd version of the Game Child.



TurboExpress (PC-Engine GT), released in 1990. LCD. Handheld NEC Turbografx. Has 
an impressive (and expensive) active matrix LCD display.

PC-Engine LT, released in 1991. LCD. A cool, expensive and hard to find laptop-
a-like handheld NEC PC-Engine.



Game Boy, released in 1990. LCD. The king of handhelds (at least when it comes 
to sales figures). Hundreds of games (>1000?). There's at least blue, yellow, 
red, black, green and transparent versions available. Special editions: Swedish 
(yellow & blue), Manchester United (red, team logo).

Game Boy Advance, released in 2001. LCD. The first "next generation" handheld, 
with technical specs close to SNES. There's already several limited editions : 
Pokemon Center GBA Suicune (Japan only), Pokemon Center GBA Celebi (Japan only), 
Daiei Limited Edition Midnight Orange (Japan only), Giants Baseball Team Limited 
Edition(Japan only), Midnight Blue Birthday Toys'R'Us Limited Edition(Japan 
only), Hello Kitty Limited Edition(Japan only), King of Fighters Edition, 
Megaman Edition, Silver Edition. THere's also an 'E-Reader' device for GBA that 
could almost be counted as it's own system, since it uses a special media for 
the games, namely cards that you swipe through it. Most games are old NES games 
or extra stuff for Gamecube etc. games.

Game Boy Advance SP, released in 2003. LCD. After many complaints of the GBA 
screen, Nintendo finally decided to release a backlit-version with completely 
new design. Looks similar to the GBC and when folded, one of those foldable 
G&Ws. SP means Special. GBA SP also features a rechargeable battery. GBA SP 
versions : Mana-Blue & Legend of Seiken Edition, Pokemon Torchid Orange Edition, 
Bandai Red Char Edition, Boktai Edition, Famicom Anniversary Edition, Golden TRU 
Edition, Pearl Pink, Pearl Blue, Flame Red, Onyx Black, Azurite Blue, Platinum 
Silver, Pearl White FF Tactics Edition, probably more... 

Game Boy Pocket, released in 199?. LCD. Lighter, slimmer version of the 
original. At least black, transparent, green, blue, yellow and red versions 
available. Special editions : Pink Tamagotchi Edition, Pink Hello Kitty 
Edition, Purple Clear (Japan), Ice Blue (USA), Gold, White (prototype?), Extreme 
Green (Toys'R'Us only), Clear Famitsu Special Edition, Glow-in-the-dark. 

Game Boy Light, released in 199?. LCD. Japan only. Game Boy Pocket with a 
backlight. Silver and gold versions available. Also Yellow Pokemon Edition, 
Clear Astro Boy edition, Red clear Astro Boy edition, Famitsu Special Edition 
model with white buttons and Clear Yellow.

Game Boy Color, released in 1998. LCD. The colored Game Boy riding on the 
success of Pokémon. Released versions : Dandelion, Berry, Kiwi, Teal, Grape, 
Atomic Purple (transparent), Tommy Hilfiger special edition, Pokemon (Pikachu) 
special edition, Hello Kitty special edition and Mario Limited Edition.

Pokemon Mini, released in 2002?. LCD. A mini gamesystem with 4 games published 
in Europe (Pokemon Party Mini as a pack-in game, Pokemon Zany Cards, Pokemon 
Pinball Mini, Pokemon Puzzle Collection), a couple of more in Japan. Three color 
variations: Wooper Blue, Chikorita Green, Smoochum Purple.

Virtual Boy, released in 1995. ?. The 3-D headgear from Nintendo. 32-bit RISC 
Processor @ 20 MHz (18 MIPS), 1 MB of DRAM and 512 KB of P-SRAM, 16-bit Stereo 
sound, has about 20 games. 



N-Gage, released in 2003, LCD. The mobile phone company's first try at gaming 
market. Everything didn't go as smoothly as planned, mainly because of some 
design flaws, but they are really trying to make it work. Many big game 
publishers with many big titles are behind them, but we'll see what happens. 
Also works as a cell phone, naturally, and a pretty good one at that, though you 
look funny when talking into it (look for Sidetalkin' on the net). http://www.n-



FreeOn, to be released in 2004?. LCD. A handheld from Korea that has gone 
through many changes already, and it hasn't even been released. Apparently the 
technology might be used in many different devices, or their page just has 
pictures of several prototypes. Uses it's own ROM cartridges. 32bit ARM 7 Core 
CPU at 72 MHz, STN Color LCD 1.9", Bluetooth. This one, also, has a freely 
downloadable SDK. http://www.freeon.co.kr/kmain.htm and 



Etch-A-Sketch Animator 2000, released in ?. LCD. Apparently this thingy uses 
cartridges as well, more info needed. At least three cartridges : Putt-Nuts, 
Overdrive and Fly-By. A memory card to save your work was also available. 



Super Micro (PVS), released in 1983. At least three carts : React 
Attack,Aladdin's Adventures (pack-in) and Outflank. Also listed are Crystals of 
Morga, Mayday, Mine Field, Spellbound and Star Trooper, but we don't know if 
they were released or renamed. The 'cartridges' had layers of color filters. The 
player saw color graphics although hardwarewise it was all monochrome. Aladdin's 
Adventures game design and scenario by Dan Shafer. Programming by Chuck 
Blanchard. Published 1983 Palmtex Inc. Developed by Home-Computer Software Inc.



Superstar Lineup Talking Football, released in 198?. LED. Football game that 
uses carts.

Starting Line Talking Baseball, released in 1988. LED. Carts : AL: Cleveland, 
Detroit, Toronto & Milwaukee (1988, Parker Bros.) #4001, AL: Oakland, 
California & Seattle (1988, Parker Bros.) #4004, Baseball Hall of Fame (1988, 
Parker Bros.) No # - Packed with system NL: New York Mets, Philadelphia & 
Pittsburgh (1988, Parker Bros.) #4006, NL: San Diego, San Francisco & Los 
Angeles (1988, Parker Bros.) #4007.



CDi-350, released in 1993. LCD. Portable CD-i. Has bigger screen than the 370. 

CDi-350, released in 199?. LCD. Portable CD-i with a high quality (and 
expensive) display. http://www.icdia.org/players/portable.html

CDi-370, released in 199?. LCD. The smallest and coolest portable CD-i. 

in2it, 1996, but never released. LCD. A prototype, only about 100 were made for 
internal Philips testing. Manual was in Dutch and German.



Supervision, released in 1992. LCD. See 'Watara Supervision'. 



Game Axe, released in 1989. LCD. Released in Hong Kong / Taiwan. Handheld with 
4" color LCD accepting Famicom carts! Originally released in 1989, reborn in 
2000 for some reason. Also known as Super Game Axe.



Colorvision, released in ?. VFD. 5 carts. Same as Bazin, also by Bristol and 



Super Giant, released in ?. LCD. Gameboy clone. This looks exactly the same than 
the one by Fortune. Maybe it's the same thing?



?, released in ?. LCD. This Japanese company made at least 2 LCD games that have 
a slot on the top for cartridges (or at least that's what it looks like, it 
could also be just for hooking two systems though..)



7-in-1 Sports, released in ?. LED. Much like the Tiger Play Maker. Game uses 
overlays that can be stored in the base of the unit. 7 different games 
(basketball, hockey, maze, football...) 



Game Gear, released in 1991. LCD. Z80 CPU, colour display, basicly a portable 
Sega Master System (there is a converter to play SMS games). > 200 games. Dark 
gray machine. http://www.chez.com/slydc/faq/ggear.txt

Game Gear Blue, released in ?. LCD. Blue machine, came with Lion King. Also 
bundled in a sports package with a carrying case and football and baseball 
games. Different processor that prohibits the use of multi-carts.

Game Gear White, released in ?. LCD. White machine, came in a white hard 
suitcase with a white TV tuner. (Japanese release).

Game Gear Coca Cola, released in ?. LCD. Coca Cola themed machine (Japanese 

Game Gear Red, released in ?. LCD. Japanese release (also found in Australia)

Game Gear Light Blue, released in ?. LCD. Most likely a Japanese release, found 
from Canada, New Zealand and Australia (?).

Game Gear Magic Knight, released in ?. LCD. Most likely a Japanese release.

Game Gear Pink, released in ?. LCD. Japanese release. I need a picture!

Game Gear Purple, released in ?. LCD. To our knowledge only one prototype 

Game Gear Black, see Majesco.

Game Gear Yellow, released in ?. LCD. Japanese release.

Game Gear Virtua Fighter Mini, released in ?. LCD. Virtua Fighter themed 
machine, Japanese. Also called Kids Gear.

Game Gear Gold & Diamonds, released in ?. LCD. A special version of the Game 
Gear made by David Morris International. It was covered with gold and diamonds 
and sold for a very high price in few units only. Anyone have the magazine that 
had a picture of it (GamePro?)?

Nomad, released in 1995. LCD. Plays Genesis (and some MegaDrive) games. 
MC68000/8 MHz - 16/32-Bit and Z80/4 MHz - 8-Bit CPU, 136 KB RAM, integrated LCD 
display with 320*224 64 (out of 512) colours, 10 channel stereo sound. Battery 
life not worth mentioning.



NeoGeo Pocket, released in 1998. LCD. Same as below, but B&W display.

NeoGeo Pocket Color, released in 1999. LCD. Different color variations (Platinum 
Silver, Blue, Anthracite, Ocean Blue, Stone Blue, Clear, Solid Silver, Pearl 
Blue, Crystal, Crystal Yellow, Crystal Blue, Platinum Blue, Carbon Black, 
Camouflage Blue). There's two different versions of NGPC, the newer one being 
just a little bit smaller than the original. Has an impressive library of games. 
There's also a "Hanshin Tigers" version of NGPC.



Playstation Portable aka PSP, to be released in 2004. LCD. Sony's answer to 
Nintendo's pocket dominance. The hype machine is running already. There's rumors 
that the PSP would have phone capabilities and the performance would be 
somewhere between PSX and PS2. Has several processors, copule of them MIPS R4000 
32-bit core. 16:9-format widescreen TFT LCD (480x272 pixels, 24-bit full color), 
wireless LAN, USB 2.0, uses Memory Sticks and a new media format called UMD 
(Universal Media Disk, up to 1.8 GB) that's supposedly the follow-up to 
MiniDisc. http://pocket.ign.com/articles/430/430939p1.html?fromint=1



Game Theory Admiral, released in 2002?. LCD. A GBA-look-a-like portable 
famiclone. There's two versions, one PAL and one NTSC. You actually hook up your 
Famicom-cartridges or even NES-cartridges onto this (looks silly, but apparently 
works). Much smaller than the other portable Famicoms and a name that doesn't 
leave anyone cold. And, it's cheap! http://www.success-hk.com/review/gta/



Electronic Sports Arena, released in 197?. LED. Handheld system using overlays 
for soccer, basket ball and ice hockey.



Zodiac, released in 2003. LCD. A PDA turned into a portable gaming system. The 
most powerful of 'em all at the moment, but with a price to match. A high-
resolution (480 x 320) 3.8-inch, 16-bit color (65,536 colors) display. Motorola® 
i.MX1 ARM9 processor. ATI Imageon graphics accelerator. Analog controller. 
Bluetooth for 8-player gaming. Memory upgradable to 1GB. Uses SD cards. Palm OS 
compatible. Built-in applications. Has some big developers (like Activision and 
Sega) making games for it, as well as plenty of smaller ones. 



Speak and Spell, released in 1978. VFD. Learning toys for kids, used cartridges, 
VFD display.

Speak and Read, released in 1980. VFD.

Speak and Math, released in 1981. VFD.



Game.com, released in 1997. LCD. The CPU said to be running at 32 MHz. Touch 
screen LCD (160*200), built-in calendar, calculator, phonebook and solitaire, 
internet connection possible with an add-on and external modem, 2 slots for 
carts. Nice music/speech. At least the following games: Lights Out, Williams 
Arcade Classics, Tiger Casino, Centipede, Duke Nukem 3D, Frogger, Batman & 
Robin, Wheel of Fortune, Wheel of Fortune 2, Quiz Wiz, Nascar, Mulligan's 
Golf, Henry, Indy 500, Jeopardy!, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Fighters 
Megamix, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Monopoly, Resident Evil 2, Scrabble and Sonic 

Game.com Pocket Pro, released in 1998. LCD. Only 1 cartridge slot & smaller 
design. 4 different colors (purple, red, blue & green). 

Game.com Pocket Pro Light, released in 1998. LCD. Same as above with backlight.

Play Maker, released in 197?. LED. Old looking system from Tiger that uses 
overlays that actually have affect on the game play, so they can be called 
cartridges... anyone know anything more? Year? At least Soccer and Football 

R-Zone Headgear, released in 1995. LCD. R-Zone head gear unit straps on to your 
head and reflects red toned LCD games in front of your eyes. Has about 20-30 
games. http://www.chez.com/slydc/faq/rzonefaq.htm

R-Zone Super Screen, released in 1996. LCD. Same as the headgear, table-top 

R-Zone X.P.G., released in 1997. LCD. Same as the headgear, hand held version.

Numerous quiz games (Wheel of fortune, Jeopardy, Quiz Wiz, Name that tune, 
Trivial Pursuit..) that use carts.



GameTrac, to be released in 2004?. LCD. Another new contender on the busy 
handheld market. 2.8" screen, a built-in camera, uses Smart Media Carts up to 
256 MB, has SMS, Bluetooth, GPS, MP3 and MPEG4 capabilities, and is, apparently, 
"designed for gaming". Has nothing to do with Tiger Electronics. 



Mega Duck, released in ?. LCD. See "Creatronic Mega Duck".



B'ngo, to be released in 2003. LCD. This one also has phone capabilities, 
allowing 8-player multiplayer games. TFT LCD display with 176*220 resolution and 
16-bit color. Has a built-in camera, SMS, 6 built-in games, Bluetooth, WAP 
browser, etc. Their SDK (utilizing WGE graphics engine) is also free and they 
claim to have +100 games available. http://www.ttpcom.com/ttpcom/bngo/ and 



TripleQuest, released in 1989. LCD. A small gray circular machine that uses an 
LCD screen to play a word game. Expansion cartridge port is clearly visible in 
the battery compartment and the box says "TripleQuest is expandable! Modules 
containing more than 300 additional topics are available." 



Game Master, released in ?. LCD. Same as the Hartung Game Master, but with blue 

Mega Duck, released in ?. LCD. See "Creatronic Mega Duck".

Supervision, released in ?. LCD. See Watara. Somewhat similar design to Mega 
Duck, also similar to the Magnum version of Supervision. 



Game Master, released in ?. LCD. Same as the Hartung Game Master.



Supervision, released in ?. LCD. Same as Watara. The first version, marketed in 
Denmark (also by Vini Spil). Vini Spil also came out with a second version 
Supervision. http://www.pixelpower.on.ca/supervision/



Proscreen, released in 1984. LCD. Same as Ludotronic. 3 carts were released: 
Alerte Rouge (included), Évasion En Ballon and Formule France. Seems like a 
French release. 

Variety, released in ?. LCD. Kinda cool looking hand held with "plug-in LCD 
cartridges". The LCD carts have double layer screens, and there was supposedly 6 
of them available (Burglar Alarm as a pack-in game). 

Various 'learning computers' for children, some use carts, some let even hook up 
a printer and a mouse.. Pre Computer Power Pad Plus among others..



The Game Machine, VCF, released in 1978. Almost like a calculator (similar 
display and actually it functions as one as well), but uses overlays to play 
different games such as: Shooting Gallery, Black Jack 21, Code Hunter Game and 
Grand Prix. There's also a German version : Der Spiele-Computer. Was also 
released in Japan by Cheryco (presumably called Computer Game System there.) 
Another version with no manufacturer called Computer Game Machine. There's also 
a German version : Der Spiele-Computer.



Game Master, released in ?. LCD. At least 6 carts. Possibly the same as 'Impel 
Game Master'.

Supervision, released in 199?. LCD. There's at least 9-10 different versions. 
Tried to compete with Game Boy. Also made by Quickshot and Goldnation... 
Complete list of games and more info can be found from SlyDC's Supervision FAQ. 


III) Manufacturer unknown

?, released in 199?. LCD. Made in China.

Bitman 2000, released in 19??. LCD. Pirate Nintendo Game Boy clone.

Click & Play, released in ?. LCD. Another one of these thingies with 
interchangeable LCD screens. Found in Germany and has a built-in rumble 
function. 4 games : U-boot, Formula 1, Fussball, Super Fighter.

DigiCasse, released in ?. LCD. An European (Italian?) version of the Bandai 
DigiCasse. Doesn't have any logos (so don't really know who made it). The 
European games are called Pelican, Submarine, ? and ?.

Dr.Boy, released in 199?. LCD. Made in China. Plays Gameboy-like games (only 
crappier) on it's own screen and NES games when hooked to a TV. Comes with a 76-
in-1 multicart.

Gamefighter, released in ?. LCD. A Game Boy Clone, but laid out vertically (like 
GBA). Coloring, buttons etc. look like the original Gameboy. 

Gametronic, released in 198?. LCD. Same as the Impel Game Master, but purple 
instead of gray. Found in France.

Inter Change Able, released in ?. LCD. 

2 Games-in-1, released in ?. LCD. Looks almost exactly like the one above, but 
the carts aren't compatible..

Interchangeable Game Child QGH-78, released in ?. LCD. There's also another 
version (maybe more).

?, released in 197?. Football/Basketball/Soccer. LED. Has overlays for different 

Multi-Game, released in ?. LCD. France.. Has at least the following games : 
Helicoptere, Tortues, Enfant De La Jungle, Aventures De Tom and Football. 

Smart Player, released in ?. LCD. Found from Greece & Estonia. Another 
interchangebale LCD screens handheld. Has the following games : Car Racing, 
Motor Cycle, Highway, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, 
Challenger and Invader.

Sunny, released in 19??. LCD. Pirate Nintendo Game Boy clone. 

Super Beautiful, released in 19??. LCD. Pirate Nintendo Game Boy clone. 

Super Game, released in 199?. LCD. Same as Hartung Game Master and Gametronic. 
Found in France.

Top Guy, released in 1994?. LCD. Handheld Famicom. 

Wonderboy, released in 19??. LCD. Pirate Nintendo Game Boy clone. 


IV) Links and thanks

Thanks to all who have submitted information. Special thanks to Jaro, 
M.Thomasson, Helen, Andrew, Martin, Lawrence, Westpoint, DJ Rob-E, Jens-Vagnar, 
Marco, Nico, Clint, Rik, Mike, Fabrizio, Arnoud, Olivier, Fredrik, Florian, 
SlyDC, Tom, Brett, Eric, Beth, Mikko, Ville and all I forgot.

http://pelikonepeijoonit.net - The Arctic Computer & Console Museum
http://www.gamefaqs.com - THE source for FAQs
http://www.handheldmuseum.com - Handheld FAQ and lots of photos
http://www.handhelden.com/ - Electronic Plastic
http://members.tripod.com/faberp/HW.htm - The Strange (and Rare)...
http://haller.uz/ngpc/sys.html - Portable Game Systems [DOWN?]


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