Bit Corp.'s logo.
|Consoles||Atari 2600, Famicom/NES, Gamate, SG-1000|
|Sounds used||Bit Corp. custom, Guo Qiyong|
|Games published by||HES Interactive (Australia)|
|Related companies||Young Toys, Bit Argentina.|
Bit Corp. (普澤) was a developer and publisher from Taiwan which developed numerous games for the Atari 2600, Famicom/NES and Gamate. Bit was one of the first Taiwanese console manufacturers and game developers.
Overview[edit | edit source]
During their lifetime, they made numerous unlicensed games and consoles. Their games were unlicensed (although this was standard for Atari 2600 games) and their Atari 2600 games were released in Europe with both English and German titles.
Their Famicom/NES games were published by various companies in PAL regions, especially Australia and Brazil, and all were published by themselves in Taiwan. Bit Corp. went out of business in 1992 officially due to competition from Hong Kong and Chinese clone manufacturers.. The real reason for their closure might actually be related to the Gamate.
International Activities[edit | edit source]
In the early 90's, Bit Corp. created a subsidiary in Argentina called Bit Argentina. They were importing all kind of Famicom games from Taiwan and sold them in South America. Bit Argentina outlived Bit Corp. For example, they had the time to import and release non original copies of Street Fighter II.
In 1992, Nintendo entered Argentina thanks to H.Briones Argentina SA, which became the representative of this company. Looking at the huge wave of piracy in the form of the many famiclones, Nintendo got along with Bit and the company became an official distributor of Nintendo products in Argentina.
In 1994 Bit Argentina distributed consoles through Bitgame Club. 
Games Developed by Bit Corp.[edit | edit source]
Atari 2600[edit | edit source]
|Name||Released ||Description||Cartridge No.|
|32 in 1||Sold with Bit Corp Creator 30, clone with a Famicom style design.||R-320|
|4 Game in One (C432)||With Cat Trax, unreleased game of UA Limited.||C-432|
|Bobby is Going Home||1983||PG-206|
|Hockey, Hockey||1982||PAL version of Hockey, Hockey (Activision)||PG-210|
|Mission 3,000 A.D.||1982||PG-207|
|Phantom Tank||1982||Published by ZIMAG as Tanks But No Tanks.||PG-203|
|Phantom UFO||Hack of Spider Fighter (Activision)||PG-212|
|Snail against Squirrel||1983||AKA Snail on Squirrel||PG-208|
ColecoVision[edit | edit source]
|Name ||Region||Released||Description / Notes||Cartridge No.|
|Cosmic Crisis||Europe||1983||Published later by Telegames in 1986.|
|Strike It!||Europe||1983||Published later by Telegames in 1986.|
|Tank Wars||Europe||1983||Published later by Telegames in 1986.|
Famicom / NES[edit | edit source]
|Crime Busters||Famicom / NES||1989||Published in Brazil (NES) by Dismac and Gradiente.||7300|
|Famicom / NES
NES PAL (AUS)
|1987||First Taiwanese commercial unlicensed port.
Published in Brazil (NES NTSC) by Dismac.
Shui Guo Li
|1989||Published by HES in Australia as Jackpot.||7100|
|1988||Published by HES in Australia.||7103|
|Sheng Hen Pao||Famicom||1989||AKA Twin Loud Cannon (cartridge)||7102|
Gamate (incompleted):[edit | edit source]
|Name ||Release||Description ||Cartridge No. |
|4 in 1||1991||Cube-Up / Minigolf / Vindicators / Brick Blaster||C1-401|
|Baseball||1992||AKA Super Baseball||C1-048|
|Bomb Blaster||1990||AKA Bomb Blast||C1-031|
|Box Forum||1991||Sokoban clone.||C1-003|
|Enchanted Bricks||1990||Arkanoid Clone.||C1-005|
|Fist of Thunder||1991||C1-033|
|Fortune 'n Luck||1992||AKA Fortune and Luck||C1-047|
|Legend of Dragon Knight|
|Mighty Tank||1990||Battle City clone.||C1-004|
|Myth of Asamia|
|Nightmare of Santa Claus|
|Witty Apee||1991||Lode Runner clone.||C1-002|
Hardware[edit | edit source]
Clones[edit | edit source]
- Amigo/賓果遊樂器 (Bingo Game Console) - Atari 2600 clone
- 創造者30 (Creator 30) - Atari 2600 clone
- 創造者50 (Creator 50) (aka Dina 2-in-1, Telegames Personal Arcade) - Combined SG-1000 and Colecovision clone
- 創造者70 (Creator 70) - Famicom clone
- 創造者100 (Creator 100) - Famicom clone
Computers[edit | edit source]
- Bit-60 - Compatible with Atari 2600 games
- Bit-90 - Compatible with ColecoVision games, has built in BASIC
- Bit-79 - Compatible with Famicom games, has built in BASIC
Gamate[edit | edit source]
The Gamate is a handheld console similar to the Game Boy (although not an exact clone) released by Bit Corp in 1990. Released as Super Child Prodigy in China and Super Boy in Taiwan. Around 50 games were published by Bit Corp, but after they went out of business in 1992, UMC continued to produce consoles and games, releasing about 20 further games for the system. Many of its games were developed by Gamtec.
Mascot[edit | edit source]
The NES and Famicom releases of Bit Corp.'s cartridges often featured a seal with a drawing of a small, white bearded, old man wearing a red shirt and glasses. It's kind of similar to Pascar which seemed to have some ties to Bit Corp..
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Asian sources gifts & home products, Volume 11, Issue 12
- Action Games n° 12, Argentina,1993
- Action Games n° 26, Argentina, 1994.