Game.com


History

In 1997, Tiger Electronics, Ltd. diverged from their traditional line of pocket sized LCD games and made a programmable system. What they came up with was the Game.Com. The original Game.Com as shown above featured two cartridge slots on the right side for placing games. Both could be utilized at start up, as the system asked the user which cartridge they would like to play. The system came with a limited speach function. The unit also used a stylus pen with a touch based screen for their system functions. Functions programmed in the system included a calender, calculator, address book, and solitaire. The system could also keep and manage the user's high scores. The Game.Com came with pack in cartridges sometimes, they varied from Wheel of Fortune, Henry, Batman & Robin, Mortal Kombat Triology and Lights Out.

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The Game.com (pronounced "game com") was released by Tiger Electronics in September 1997. It was the first system to use a touchscreen and stylus, first to provide internet access, and it was squarely aimed at an older audience with its PDA-style features. The touch screen lacked precision, however, due to its low sensor resolution and lack of a backlight. Furthermore, Game.com suffered from some of the worst game advertising in history; an insulting midget spokesman claimed "It plays more games than you idiots have brain cells," referring to the very gamers he was trying to sell to. Ironically, it only had a total of 20 games.

       
Handheld Console
Cartridge

Technical Specs

CPU Sharp SM8521 8-Bit CPU
RAM ??
ROM ??
VIDEO 192 x 160 with 4 grayscales
AUDIO Monoaural, with 8-bit PCM and FM-synthesis, through a single speaker
located in the upper left corner
EXTERNAL STORAGE Cartridges
 

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Resident Evil 2




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