Bit Corporation Gamate

Nickname: Super Boy, Super Child Prodigy
Predecessor: -
Successor: -
Release Date: 31/12/1989
Discontinued Date: 31/12/1993
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Display Palette: 4 shades of gray
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Gamate is another cartridge based handheld console that manufactured as an aftereffect of the commercial success of Nintento's Game Boy. In contrast with other similar consoles, this console from the Taiwanese Bit Corporation has better quality which is very close to Game Boy's. With an LCD screen (no backlit), a build-in speaker and a jack for headphones, four AA batteries or a 6V external power, Gamate released in 1990, distributed across many countries and discontinued in 1994 with a game library of more than 70 game titles.

A quite interesting fact about Gamate units is that they have a seven digit serial number at their back side. The first two digits are indicating the year that the specific unit manufactured and the other five the number of the unit that year. So a console with number "9001543" means that this unit was the 1543th unit that was manufactured in 1990. The newest know unit is from 1993, meaning that the unit number starts with 93 as the first two digits.