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The Wonderswan is a handheld system designed by the same person as the Gameboy. It has only ever been released in Japan and is unlikely to make it over here.

Wonderswan
1999
Monochrome Wonderswan
Monochrome Wonderswan
First released in a monochrome version.
The actually system itself runs from a single AA battery and features two sets of control buttons so it can be played either horizonatlly or vertically. Came in loads of different color cases such as Skelton Pink or Crystal Blue. Designed by the late Gumpei Yokoi who also desinged the Gameboy. Also comes with its own 'killer' puzzle game Gunpey. Its a bit like a cross between Pipemania and tetris.
Color Wonderswan
Color Wonderswan
The updated color version has a much nicer color screen which doesnt show as much lcd ghosting. It also comes in a range of striking clear crystal cases.
Wonderswan SwanCrystal
Wonderswan SwanCrystal
There is now a new version due out in July (2002) called the Swan Crystal, appears to be a all round upgrade with larger and clearer screen 2.8-inch reflective TFT LCD, better sound, battery life etc etc.
 
Wonderswan SPECS:
CPU
3.072 MHz 16-bit
Screen
Refective TFT LCD Screen Resolution: 224x144 pixels
Colours:
4096
Memory:
512K VRAM/WRAM
Power
1 AA Battery Est Battery Life: 20 hours
Size (cm)
12.80 x 7.43 x 24.3 Weight: 3.35 oz
Wonder Witch - This is a development kit for the wonderswan which allows you to write your own games for the system.
WonderBorg - A programmable robot bug with various sensors. Kind of like a small bug version of big track which is programmed remotely by a Wonderswan with a radio programming cart. Has the added benifit of being able to sense its surroundings.
Battery and Adapter / Link Cable. Allows two wonderswan systems to be linked together for 2 player games.
Wonderswan Games
There are loads of games apart from Gunpey such as Ghosts and Goblins available for the black and white version of the system.
There are only currently a few games available for the colour version such as Guilty Gear X shown. B&W games are compatiable with the colour version.
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Wonderswan is copyright Bandai 2000

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History

1950
Bandai Established by Naoharu Yamashina
1951
First Bandai metallic toy launched.
1963
Astroboy launched as Bandias first TV character.
1977
Hit the Mole game launched.
1978
LSI Baseball launched, one of there first electronic games.
1980
Gundam models released.
1985
First NES game released Muscleman-Muscle Tag Match
1996
Tamagotchi launched.
1999
Wonderswan Launched
2000
WonderSwan Color released
2002
New Bandai SwanCrystal due out in July.