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Title: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Mr. Sound-About on November 18, 2018, 03:28:35 AM
Hello, all. I figure there may be two or three people here interested in this. So let's just jump right into it...

"Many years ago, a beautiful country lost all the money suddenly. It could be the poisonous spider's doing."

Holy Sssnake, it's finally here! The website that nobody demanded!

Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
www.diskman.com/presents/supervision (http://www.diskman.com/presents/supervision/)


If you're familiar with the Supervision, you're probably laughing right now.

If you're not familiar with the Supervision... oh boy, are you in for disappointment.

This website is the result of 15 years [!] of research and collecting, and October 4th marked its world debut.

I'm sorry.  :'(

There's also lots of other nifty, geeky, classic gaming stuffs on the main site, which you may enjoy a lot more than this Supervision nonsense...

www.diskman.com (http://www.diskman.com/)

Thanks for your interest, y'all.
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: KingPepe on November 18, 2018, 11:14:06 PM
That's a pretty impressive site right there. I'm kinda glad to see the Supervision's library getting some proper documentation and scans well!
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Mr. Sound-About on November 19, 2018, 01:31:25 AM
Thanks, I'm glad you dig it. There's always "new" info waiting to be discovered & shared, so expect updates as I uncover more.
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Ninjinister on November 20, 2018, 11:15:18 PM
This is beautiful.

EDIT: Oh snap Brandon Cobb!? YOU LEGEND
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Sink Penol on November 21, 2018, 05:14:15 AM
It's been a long time I logged in here.

Well, it's good too see Watara Supervision related data, especially <Galactic Crusader>. The butterfly is really a spacecraft in Supervision version! :D
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Mr. Sound-About on November 21, 2018, 08:36:35 PM
Thanks, y'all. I'm not much of a collector, if you can believe that. But "research collecting" is something I find interesting and fun. Just a shame I chose the Supervision. :o

BTW: Today I confirmed that Cross High was indeed released by itself, separate from the 2-in-1 package, on cartridge. Just when I thought I'd had a "complete" collection, I had to go and buy this thing. So... *sigh*... guess I'll have to add a new entry to the game list on my website. Supervision = tedium.
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Ninjinister on November 25, 2018, 04:38:15 AM
Ooohh that is good to know. I saw it on a SuperVision box listed by itself, but never saw it myself!

So uh... we gettin' a Super Fighter port for SV?  ;)
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Mr. Sound-About on November 27, 2018, 03:57:22 AM
Yep. And while it would be nice to see some of the other "vaporware" titles surface, I'm tired of spending $$$ on Supervision stuff.

Ha! Super Fighter port, very funny. The way the Supervision's designed, it practically breaks a sweat just trying to scroll its own logo at startup. A fighting game would give it a heart attack.
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Ninjinister on December 03, 2018, 12:27:35 AM
Eh! I tried. Those characters sure could use more exposure!
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Mr. Sound-About on December 21, 2018, 12:19:18 AM
Yo!

Today there's been some cool [?] updates to the site:

* Confirmation of "Cross High" existing as a standalone cartridge
* Scans of Chinese-language instructions for six games + the Supervision itself
* Scans of a damn near perfect TV-Link box, + instructions in six languages
* Scans of Watary Italia advertisements, featuring the "Supervision ninja" <-- just ridiculous

www.diskman.com/presents/supervision (http://www.diskman.com/presents/supervision/)

Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Ninjinister on December 24, 2018, 12:16:26 AM
I am very glad you were able to confirm a solo release for Cross High! Thanks so much!

Merry Christmas to you too!
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Mr. Sound-About on December 27, 2018, 07:14:53 AM
Today I've added blister pack insert scans for 2-in-1 Hash Block / Eagle Plan, Alien, and Dream World. The game instructions archive has also been added to: Especially take note of the Italian version of the Honey Bee instructions, which feature hand-written corrections that were simply xeroxed into the finished product! Amazing!! Finally, the ridiculous “Supervision ninja” makes his second appearance, courtesy Watary Italia's fabulous stickers.

(http://www.superfighter.com/mbgfx/svninja.jpg)

^ - You just can't make this stuff up. :o
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Ninjinister on January 01, 2019, 10:38:13 PM
Could you imagine a Supervision tabletop console that size?
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Mr. Sound-About on January 11, 2019, 03:12:23 AM
Today's tantalizing website update...

I finally picked up a sort-of-like-new, boxed Magnum Supervision. I've been wanting one of those for a while, don'cha know. I've added scans of the box and instructions now, just for you. I also managed to get the kinda elusive Sonny X'Press complete in blister pack. So in case any of you were “going ape” over the insert & instructions not being available on the website, they're here now.

What else, what else... OH! There's a scan of a Sonny sticker! Yep. It was adhered to the Sonny X'Press blister package, but I carefully removed it. No more monkey business with this last update: a rather uninteresting Hartung Supervision sticker. That's it for today.
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Mr. Sound-About on May 10, 2019, 05:48:32 AM
Most recent updates:

Holy schnikes! I was finally able to make high-quality scans of all the Supervision cartridge label variations that I own. Are you ready for a heaping helping of bad artwork? Then you've come to the right place.

Special thanks to Frank Cifaldi for suggesting an effective way to scan the uniquely shaped inconveniently humped cartridges: by laying them over the edge of a .093 inch thick sheet of acrylic. I had to use a Canon 5600F scanner to get sharp, clear images, as my Epson Perfection V39 has a severe case of nearsightedness.

Bought a blister pack version of the QuickShot Supervision online, kindly asked the seller to please protect the cardstock insert against potential shipping damage. So of course, the guy crams the thing into a box an inch too short, and the insert gets bent. Well, whatever. I could still get a scan. And now, that scan is online. I also updated the grey box scans to include the Block Buster & Cross High 2-in-1. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: MLX on May 12, 2019, 10:39:35 AM
I see it's not mentionned anywhere on the site but the SuperVision was released by Tiger Electronics in Taiwan as well. (Taike, not the Tiger we know in America, they seem to have copied Tiger's old logo).

Photo credit: Blip - Retro gaming blogger in Taiwan (https://blipretro.com/).

(https://i.imgur.com/jDKOgQE.jpg)

Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Mr. Sound-About on September 10, 2019, 06:01:26 AM
All righty then! The page for the single-game cartridge version of Cross High actually has some content on it now, but don't get excited 'cuz it's just some screenshots and a note about the (non-)ending.

While preparing this stuff, I've been listening to the soundtrack of the far superior Motocross Maniacs for the Game Boy: the game Cross High poorly ripped off. Irony? Or just common sense? Maybe a little bit of both.

www.diskman.com/presents/supervision (http://www.diskman.com/presents/supervision/crossh.htm)
Title: Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
Post by: Awesome Panda on September 13, 2019, 07:42:34 PM
Hello, I'd like to say thanks for setting up this website as it's good to have a site that documents all of the games, hardware specs and such. I was always curious why several of the games have a copyright date of 1991 when the system wasn't released until 1992 though. I'm also suspicious that Bon Treasure and GTC were just pseudonyms for Watara to try and make it look like there were more companies developing games for it,  though I haven't seen any confirmation of that. ???