It was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, in North America on October 26, 2000, in Europe on November 24, 2000, and Australia on November 24, 2000.  Its LCD screen is 2.49 inches (6.3 cm) and displays at a resolution of 224 × 144. "...why are we shooting potatoes instead of real grenades?". This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for: Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other
Banpresto—part-owned by Bandai at the time—added support by way of anime licenses and licensed titles, while Namco and Capcom also developed titles for the handheld. Super Robot Wars Compact 2 Part 3: Galaxy Showdown, Trump Collection 2: Bottom Up Teki Sekai Isshuu no Tabi, Super Robot Wars Compact 2 Part 2: Cosmoquake.
Parish also goes on to hypothesize on the lack of a WonderSwan release in North America, stating, "given how hard it was to find Neo Geo Pocket systems and games at U.S. retail, it's hard to imagine they were clamoring for yet another niche portable from Japan. During its lifespan, no variation of the WonderSwan was released outside of Japan. They also have a forum dedicated to WonderSwan games and information: ( www.risingstuff.com/forums). Retrospective feedback praises the potential of the WonderSwan despite its low sales and its brief time holding its own against Nintendo in the marketplace. Other than that eBay often has them.  Though well-received, the WonderSwan line was unable to fend off competition from Nintendo's Game Boy Advance and was eventually discontinued in 2003. Writing for USgamer, Jeremy Parish considers the WonderSwan the ultimate expression of Gunpei Yokoi's design philosophy and notes its modest impact on the market, but blames Bandai for its lack of success, stating, "While WonderSwan ultimately will be remembered as a highly localized blip in the history of handheld games, as a platform it genuinely held its own... the system's obscurity resulted more from poor timing and Bandai's strangely meek strategy, not from any inherent flaws in the design of the machine itself."
 The SwanCrystal improves upon the design of the WonderSwan Color through the use of a TFT LCD monitor, which has a superior response time to the FSTN monitor used in the former system. Also, they also threw the Apple/Bandai Pippin logo on there for maximum easter egg weirdness. Powered by a 16-bit central processing unit, the WonderSwan took advantage of a low price point and long battery life in comparison to its competition, Nintendo's Game Boy Color and SNK's Neo Geo Pocket Color.
 To compete with Tetris, Gunpei Yokoi developed a puzzle game for the system ultimately named Gunpey in his honor.
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WonderSwan is a Strategy game, developed by SIMS and published by Bandai, which was released in Japan in 1999.  Despite plans for Bandai to merge with Sega to form Sega Bandai Ltd. in 1997, the merger was called off suddenly. Ep.
The WonderSwan is playable both vertically and horizontally, and features a unique library of games, including numerous first-party titles based on licensed anime properties, as well as significant third-party support from developers such as Squaresoft, Namco, Capcom and Banpresto. After the failure of the Virtual Boy, however, he left the company in 1996 in order to create his own engineering firm, Koto Laboratory.
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 Over 3.5 million units of the consoles were sold and over 10 million games were sold. Meitantei Conan: Nishi no Meitantei, Saidai no Kiki!? The screen on the WonderSwan Color can display up to 241 colors out of a palette of 4096, and up to 28 sprites per line. Please log in or register to continue. This helped to reduce motion blur in the handheld's graphics.  In all, the handheld sold 3.5 million units, of which 1.55 million were of the original WonderSwan and at least 1.1 million were of the WonderSwan Color. Prior to WonderSwan's release, Nintendo had a practical monopoly in the Japanese handheld market. The gameplay of Ver. Three limited edition two-tone models were also released in frozen mint, sherbet melon and soda blue. Giant Bomb users. © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY.  As a result, Bandai entered the market without outside support. To use this feature, you need to be logged in to GameFAQs. Release dates, publisher and developer information for this game listed by platform: Release dates and company information contributed by Opipeuter (17090), Product codes contributed by Opipeuter (17090). It was developed by Gunpei Yokoi's company Koto Laboratory and Bandai, and was the last piece of hardware Yokoi developed before his death in 1997. Release date: April 28th, 1999 General Information / Changes KONAMI's only title for the Bandai WonderSwan. , The WonderSwan was officially unveiled in Tokyo on October 8, 1998. Blue Flame Labs. Games for the original WonderSwan would not have color on a WonderSwan Color, and would display in its original grayscale.
Overall, the WonderSwan in all its variations combined to sell an estimated 3.5 million units and managed to obtain as much as 8% of the Japanese handheld video game console market before being marginalized by Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. Bandai president Makoto Yamashina took responsibility for failing to gain the support of his company for the merger. Rising Stuff ( www.risingstuff.com/store) is about the world's largest English-speaking distributor of WonderSwan games. Wild offers some praise for the handheld, however, stating "what [Bandai] managed with the WonderSwan was impressive given the competition. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll You can submit or update game data or submit game credits to help us keep our data up-to-date. In 1982, the company released the Intellivision in Japan, and in 1985 it became one of the first third-party licensees on the Family Computer. Founded in 1950 by Naoharu Yamashina, Bandai was originally a manufacturer of toy cars and plastic models, but became a major player in the toy industry through the licensing of popular anime characters beginning with Tetsuwan Atomu in 1963. Although some well known third-party developers supported the console, most publishers continued to exclusively support Nintendo's handhelds.
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