VTech 3D Gamate

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VTech 3D Gamate
TypeHandheld game console
GenerationSecond generation
Release date1983
InputOn-Off/Select/Shoot buttons, 8-directional D-pad, contrast dial
Power2 x AA batteries
SuccessorVTech Variety

The 3D Gamate, is a handheld video game console developed and manufactured by VTech, released in 1983.[1]

It is the first video game console to incorporate 3D effects in game-play to some capacity, predating the Vectrex 3D Imager.


Only three games are known to exist for the system, all of which were released for the ProScreen a year later:[2]

  • Escape (80-0857)
  • Formula 500 (80-0551)
  • Death Corridor (80-0550)

The box advertised three other games that seem to never have been released:

  • Viking Invasion (80-0558)
  • Flying Saucers (80-0560)
  • Bonk (80-0559)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "The www.HandheldMuseum.com Forum #️⃣ View topic - Vtech 3D Gamate (1983)". Handheldmuseum.com. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. ^ "3D GAMATE". 3dgamate.tumblr.com. Retrieved 11 February 2019.