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Encyclopedia > Watara Supervision
The Watara Supervision and a cartridge.
The Watara Supervision and a cartridge.

The Watara Supervision was a non-color handheld game console which was introduced in 1992 as a cut-price competitor for the Nintendo Game Boy. It came packaged with a game called Crystball. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable, electronic machine for playing video games. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The original Game Boys design set the standard for handheld gaming consoles. ...


The console had a slightly larger screen and larger buttons, and its games sold for far less than the Game Boy's. The games were not of high quality, and the console did not sell well. The original design for the console changed significantly through several iterations, and the last Supervisions were sold in 1996. 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


The Supervision was marketed by several different companies around the world and under several different names, including Quickshot Supervision and Hartung SV-100.


Technical Specifications

  • CPU: 8-bit 65C02 processor, running at 4 MHz
  • Screen: 61 mm x 61 mm (2.37 inches x 2.37 inches), 160 x 160 pixels, 4 greys LCD
  • Sound: 4 Tonal and 1 Noise Channel plus additional audio DMA stereo output channel. Built-in speaker and headphone jack with stereo earphones included.
  • Power: 4 x AA batteries or 6V AC/DC adapter
  • Communication Port: Two Player Link using DE-9 connector.
  • Cartridge port
  • Controls for 1 Player
  • TV adapter (optional)

Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor in a ceramic PGA package A central processing unit (CPU), or sometimes simply processor, is the component in a digital computer that interprets instructions and processes data contained in software, like a brain in a human. ... A pixel (a contraction of picture element) is one of the many tiny dots that make up the representation of a picture in a computers memory. ... Four double-A (AA) rechargeable batteries In science and technology, a battery is a device that stores energy and makes it available in an electrical form. ... A male DE-9 connector. ...

Preservation

Like many consoles, the Watara Supervision has lived on through emulation. (See MESS) Cowering's Good Tools includes a tool called GoodSV which catalogues 47 Supervision Games in version 2.01. This article is about emulation in computer science. ... MESS is an acronym for Multiple Emulator Super System. ... The Good Tools are a set of ROM auditing tools written by Cowering for MS-DOS, which are capable of auditing and maintaining collections of ROMs for various video game consoles and home computer systems. ...


External links

  • Supervision FAQ
  • The Supervision Museum
  • Some pictures of Supervision consoles

  Results from FactBites:
 
Syd Bolton - SuperVision Home Page (355 words)
The SuperVision portable game system by Watara is similar to Nintendo’s GameBoy, only not quite as good (only due to the lack of good software).
Released in 1992, the Supervision is basically a lower priced GameBoy (the on/off, volume, contrast and headphone jacks are located exactly in the same places) but the cartridges are not physically compatible.
There is also an accessory available for the SuperVision, called the TV-Link that allows you to connect the SuperVision to your TV (see the systems section for more details).
Encyclopedia: Watara Supervision (639 words)
The Watara Supervision was a non-color handheld game console which was introduced in 1992 as a cut-price competitor for the Nintendo Game Boy.
The original design for the console changed significantly through several iterations, and the last Supervisions were sold in 1996 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty.
Like many consoles, the Watara Supervision has lived on through emulation, see MESS MESS is an acronym for Multiple Emulator Super System.
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