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Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2020, 08:54:48 PM »
This is awsome i actually have the Supervision multicart for NES, sadly its just bootleg nes rom hacks. But this Supervision has its own original games. I wish someone could get the rom's and convert them to gameboy rom's to play on an actual game boy.  ;)

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Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2021, 08:08:28 AM »
Howdy! Here's the first update for 2021, and boy is it a doozy! New content has been piling up for nearly a year now, but somehow I kept letting everything (and anything) get in the way of properly processing it all. Imagine that!! *wink*

Anyway! Let's itemize all the rad new scans that were added today:

- An Eagle Plan cartridge label variant.
- A better quality TV-Link Adaptor cartridge label.
- A complete TV-Link (NTSC) product set.
- An update to the TV-Link (PAL-B) product set.
- Chinese language instructions for 2-in-1 - Hash Block & Eagle Plan.
- English and Chinese language instructions for Treasure Hunter.
- English and Spanish language instructions for Crystball.
- A “new game cartridges” catalog from AudioSonic France (courtesy of Morgane Dumont).

Now if you'll excuse me, all this Supervision overindulgence has left me exhausted. I'd better go lie down.

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Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2021, 07:46:14 PM »
Hope you had a good nap, you deserve it!

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Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2021, 09:11:04 AM »
Did somebody say Tiger? Oh yeah!! The primary focus of today's update is the “Taike Boy” from Taiwan, a Supervision variant I have been on the lookout for since the dawn of the millennium. Naturally, I am pleased as Christmas punch to now have high-quality scans of its box, instructions, and game cartridge order form. And if you mosey on over to the scans page, you can have 'em, too!

Of hilarious note is the fact that both Street Fighter II and “Mortal Komba” are advertised on the front of the box, suggesting that these two high-profile game titles were on their way to the Supervision. Hogwash! Utter tripe! They were never on their way to the Supervision. (But then again maybe they were, it's difficult to say.) What a shameless way to try'n sell a doomed game system.

Also featured on the box is everyone's (other) favorite Supervision vaporware title, Devil Paradise. Good show, gentlemen: 3 out of 5 (or 60%) of the games shown on your packaging DON'T EXIST!

But, wait! There's more. I've also added:

- A set of Soccer Champion instructions in English, Dutch, and French.
- Scans of some French language product attention & warning labels.
- A better quality scan of the Sonny sticker.

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Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2022, 11:58:57 PM »
Today I endured the drudgery of scanning a Supervision advertisement from our good ol' bosom chums at Goldnation, as well as, of all things, an official Supervision™ “Authorized Dealer” decal: unused, of course, because who would've cursed their business by actually displaying one of these in their shop window?!

Also, please note that the acronym for Supervision Authorized Dealer is, very appropriately, SAD.

Noticing the trademark symbol on the decal, I wondered, “Did they even file a trademark, or was that just another bunch of BS?” Well, slogging through the United States Patent and Trademark database, I discovered that yes! Indeed, the trademark was legitimately registered. The filing document downloaded from said database has also been added to the scans page.

Lastly for today: Do you remember all the way back to 2009 when I used the Super Fighter Team website design as a template for... this? No, you don't. Regardless, there's irony here! Because just last month, I redesigned the Super Fighter Team website using – wait for it – this website's design to inspire me. I've come full circle, and I am finally home.
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Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2022, 03:15:46 AM »
I've been putting off an update because I didn't wanna do it, but by now y'all should know that's kinda par for the course with this website. *yawn*

So what super-de-duper stuffs were added this time round? An alternate set of Treasure Hunter instructions, for one. Those instructions, by the way, accompanied a cartridge that held an alternate version of the game. (Joy!!) It boots with the same energetic female voice crying out, “Shupavishun!” as featured in Classic Casino. It also displays a different copyright year (1993) on the title screen. Furthermore, the music is different. What (sadly) hasn't changed, however, is the fact that the game is still unwinnable: level 6 appears to be impossible to complete, and hacking the game to progress to level 7 instead gives you a glitchy mess. Excellent job as always, Bon Treasure (should be bon voyage). I've added a pic of said mess to the Treasure Hunter page, for your bewilderment.

As was already stated on the Hero Kid page, this game is also unwinnable. Though a congratulations graphic is printed on the game's instruction page, the game crashes after a certain amount of levels are played. Thus the player never sees this graphic in all its “glory.” But, never fear! The infamous congratulations graphic is indeed stored in the game binary and I've plucked it out, adding it to the website.

Ooh!! I hope you're ready for this last one, 'cuz you'll be pounding your chest in primal excitement over it for sure: a crinkled, full color advertisement... showcasing SONNY X'PRESS! Hooray!!
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Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2022, 05:55:13 AM »
Whoa, Nelly! With the selfless assistance of Dante López, I've recently acquired a crapload of previously unpreserved Supervision stuffs. This was especially helpful as I grow tired of seeking out all this junk on my own. (Hint, hint.)

So without further a-doo-doo, let's break down what's been added to the website...

* New box scans:

- Small boxes for Block Buster, Brain Power, Chimera, Final Combat, Hero Kid, Penguin Hideout, Super Block.
- Small box top featuring an early, “Game & Watch-esque” Travellmate screen simulation.
- Game Prince Supervision protective case
- Vini-Spil Supervision box and instructions, direct from Denmark! Det er fedt!
- Vini-Spil game boxes for Happy Race, John Adventure, Juggler, Pacboy & Mouse, Penguin Hideout.

The protective case is from Taiwan. The traditional Chinese reads “Game Prince,” despite the fact that even a beggar prince would turn up his nose at the Supervision.

* New cartridge label scans:

- Alien (alternate artwork)
- 4-in-1: Happy Race, Jacky Lucky, Space Fighter, Majong
- Hash Blocks (earliest known label)

Weirdly, the 4-in-1 cart's label doesn't come close to accurately reflecting which games are actually included. This may have been a generic design created for use with a variety of different game compilations. Who knows?

The Hash Blocks label is the one depicted on the Travellmate box. It features an enthusiastic little fellow who reminds me of Krillin from Dragon Ball Z. I've been after this label for A LONG TIME, and am very relieved to have finally found it.

* Improved cartridge label scans:

- Crystball (earliest known label)

The Crystball cartridge contained an alternate game binary with an early Travellmate logo, and pathetic attempt at an accompanying beep sound. Naturally, the binary has been properly archived, and an update has been made to the Crystball game page.

* New instructions scans:

- Brain Power, Chimera, Final Combat, Pacboy & Mouse, Penguin Hideout, Sssnake (Spanish)
- Happy Race, Juggler, Pacboy & Mouse, Penguin Hideout (English, Danish)
- Hero Kid (English, Dutch, French, German)

In addition, I also got my mitts on the earliest known model of the Travellmate, whose outer casing is a total ripoff of the original (DMG) Game Boy. And, much to my surprise (and confusion!), the previous owner installed a backlight in it. Seems he doesn't value his spare time. But who am I to talk?

Whew, what a whale of an update! And what a wail I let out whilst preparing it!

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Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2022, 07:39:37 PM »
Nice. It's a bit strange that the protective case doesn't say Taike Boy on it

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Re: Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2022, 12:33:20 AM »
Back in the 90's my friends and I would drive to indoor flea markets in New Jersey every weekend. There was one big one and one sort of smaller.. they both eventually closed. A third one opened and we went there. There was a guy who sold some stuff, I forget what, but he had a few video games.. hidden in a cabinet (you had to know / ask) he had Atari 2600 adult games brand new in a box. I should have bought them all.

One day he got in the Supervision and what seemed like an endless amount of different games. My friends got me a system for my birthday. I forget what the price was, not that expensive. Around $50 or $60. Man, that screen sucked and was blurry and I couldn't really play it. :( I had the cooler one that had the tilting screen.

I had Crystball that came with it, and maybe one or two other games I bought. I regret not buying EVERY darn game. They were only $10 or $20 each I forget.

If the system could be upgraded with a better non blurry screen, even though the games probably suck I'd probably give it some plays. I'd buy another one if that non blurry screen could be a reality today.

There's a Supervision with box on eBay right now and 37 games most NIB and a watch and pn for $1999. I'd love to make him an offer if I had an excess of money, which I never will.