GamePark, a Korean company, releases the GP32. This 32-bit handheld console differs from the GameBoy and other handheld systems because of its open architecture. Rather than using proprietary ROM cartridges for games, the GP32 uses re-writable Smart Media cards. This makes the system very appealing to amateur programmers and developers. In fact, many emulators are ported to the system because of its architecture. The original unit uses a reflective screen like the GameBoy Advance. Eventually, a front-lit unit (FLU) is released and finally a back-lit unit (BLU) is made available.
Smartmedia Cards are used for storage
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