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Encyclopedia > Swan Crystal
A purple Swan Crystal with Front Mission running
A purple Swan Crystal with Front Mission running

The Swan Crystal is the third (and likely final) version of Bandai's WonderSwan handheld gaming system brand, succeeding the WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color. It was released November 2002. Image File history File linksMetadata Swan_crystal. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Swan_crystal. ... Front Mission (Japanese: フロントミッション) is a series of turn-based tactical strategy video games produced by Squaresoft, now Square Enix. ... This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... A WonderSwan playing Gunpey. ... WonderSwan Color The WonderSwan Color is a handheld game console designed by Bandai. ...


It is essentially the same as the WonderSwan Color, except that the Swan Crystal uses a TFT LCD, superior in response time to the FSTN reflective LCD technology used previously. This gives the screen a much crisper look during gameplay, due to sharper contrast and significantly reduced ghosting. Due to this change, the Swan Crystal does not posess the contrast adjustment dial found on the other models. A TFT LCD 15 display TFT LCDs are a variant of liquid crystal display which use thin-film transistor technology to improve their image quality. ...


The Swan Crystal is compatible with games for both the WonderSwan Color and the original WonderSwan.


Technical specifications

  • CPU: SPGY-1002, a 3.072 MHz 16-bit NEC V30MZ Clone
  • Memory: 512Kbit VRAM/WRAM (shared)
  • Screen:
    • TFT reflective Liquid crystal display
    • 2.8 inch (71 mm) diagonal
    • no backlight
    • resolution: 224x144 pixels
    • colors: 241 out of 4096 colors
  • Sound: Built-in mono speaker or stereo with optional headphones adapter
  • Link: Two players (adapter needed)
  • Power: one AA battery (~15 hours of game play)
  • Size: 127.7 by 77.5 by 24.3 mm
  • Weight 95 g (3.35 oz) including battery

Reflective twisted nematic liquid crystal display. ...

See also

This is a list of games for the Bandai WonderSwan handheld video game system, organised alphabetically by name. ... A WonderSwan playing Gunpey. ... WonderSwan Color The WonderSwan Color is a handheld game console designed by Bandai. ... This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ...

External links

  • Official Web site (English)
  • Official Web site (Japanese)
  • Swan Crystal on vidgame.net
Major Handheld game consoles
Early units
see Microvision and Handheld electronic games
Nintendo handhelds
Game & Watch | Game Boy line | Game Boy Color | Game Boy Advance | Nintendo DS |
Bandai handhelds
WonderSwan | WonderSwan Color | Swan Crystal
SNK handhelds
Neo Geo Pocket | Neo-Geo Pocket Color
Sega handhelds
Game Gear | Nomad | Mega Jet
Sony handhelds
PocketStation | PlayStation Portable
Other handhelds
Atari Lynx | Game.com | Gizmondo | GP32 | GP2X | N-Gage | TurboExpress
Comparison

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Swan Crystal - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article (89 words)
The Swan Crystal is the sequel to Bandai's Wonderswan handheld gaming system brand.
The differences between Swan Crystal and Wonderswan is that the Swan Crystal uses a TFT LCD and WonderSwan Color is just made by DSTN LCD only, and the former implements a power button instead of a toggle switch.
Like the Gameboy Advance, the Swan Crystal is compatable with games for both the WonderSwan Color and the original WonderSwan
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