History of video games/Platforms/Watara Supervision

History edit

Not to be confused with the earlier, but unrelated Bandai Super Vision 8000.

The Watara Supervision launched in 1992 at a cost of $49.95.[1] Despite product placement on Nickelodeon shows, the system did not sell well.[2] Hartung also made a version of the Supervision.[3]

Technology edit

Compute edit

The Watara Supervision used a Western Design Center (WDC) 65C02 8 bit CPU clocked at four megahertz.[4][3]

The Watara Supervision has eight kilobytes of RAM.[5]

Hardware edit

The screen of the Watara Supervision has a resolution of 160 by 160 pixels, a size of 61 by 61 millimeters and could display four shades of grey.[3] The screen of the Watara Supervision is described as low quality.[1] A display cable allowed the Watara Supervision to use a television instead.[6]

The Watara Supervision has a communications port.[3]

The system is powered by four AA batteries.[3]

Notable games edit

68 games were released for the Watara Supervision.[1]

Gallery edit

External Resources edit

References edit

  1. a b c "TOSEC: Watara Supervision (2012-04-23)". 23 April 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  2. "Rise of the Wannabes: The Game Boy's Many Uninspired Knockoffs" (in en). www.vice.com. https://www.vice.com/en/article/kz3gjy/rise-of-the-wannabes-the-game-boys-many-uninspired-knockoffs. Retrieved 26 October 2020. 
  3. a b c d e "Watara SuperVision / Hartung SuperVision [BINARIUM]". binarium.de. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  4. "Watara Supervision: A Beginner's Guide". RetroGaming with Racketboy. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  5. "Watara Supervision Retro Domination". 19 June 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. "Feature: The Handheld Rivals Which Tried And Failed To Beat The Game Boy". Nintendo Life. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2020.