Game Master (console)

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Game Master
Also known as Systema 2000
Super Game
Game Tronic
Manufacturer Hartung(DE), Systema (UK), verella (US)
Type Handheld game console
Generation Fourth generation
Release date
Media ROM cartridge
CPU NEC upd7810
Display 64 × 64 monochrome LCD
Sound Built-in speaker
Headphone jack
1 bit dac
Power 6-volt DC external power supply or 4 × AA batteries
Dimensions 170 × 97 × 33mm

The Game Master is a handheld game console manufactured by Hartung, and designed to compete with the Nintendo Game Boy. In Germany it was marketed by Hartung itself, while in the UK it was released as the Systema 2000 by already well established maker of cheap LCD games Systema, and in the US via mail order by verella. It was also sold under alternate names in other countries, including Super Game and Game Tronic.[1] Commercials in the US featured the voice of Andy Geller, who later became a continuity announcer for ABC in the 2000s, and later, for This TV in 2015. The Game Master has a 64 x 64 monochrome LCD screen capable of displaying graphics on par with the Atari 2600.

The design was much like the Sega Game Gear with a D-Pad and two action buttons, although another variation, the Game Plus, features a more Game Boy-like design.[1] The cartridges resemble those used by the Watara Supervision, with the card edge of the cartridge jutted out past the plastic of the cartridge. The Game Master utilizes a 40-pin cartridge port like the Supervision but is not compatible with Supervision games.[1]

Technical specifications[edit]

  • Color: monochrome black/white tones
  • Power switch
  • Contrast adjustment
  • 4-way directional pad
  • Headphone jack (unit includes small stereo headphones)
  • A and B buttons
  • Select button
  • Start button
  • Volume controller

Games[edit]

  • Bomb Disposer
  • Bubble Boy
  • Car Racing [a.k.a. Super F-1 on title screen]
  • Continental Galaxy [a.k.a. Continental Galaxy 2020 on title screen]
  • Dungeon Advanture [a.k.a. Dungeon Adventure on title screen]
  • Falling Block [a.k.a. Falling Block! on title screen]
  • Go Bang! (Go Bang Game) [a.k.a. GO Bang.. on title screen]
  • Hyper Space
  • Invader
  • Kung Fu [a.k.a. Kung Fu Challenge on title screen]
  • Move It
  • Pin Ball
  • S-Race
  • Soccer (Fuss-Ball) [a.k.a. 3on3 Soccer on title screen]
  • Space Castle
  • Tank War
  • Tennis [a.k.a. Tennis Master... on title screen]
  • Urban Champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sylvain De Chantal (July 2001). "Hartung Game Master Faq". Retrieved 2013-09-07.

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