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{{Infobox company
|name = Bit Corp.
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|name = Bit Corp.
|image = File:bitlogoatari.png
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|image = File:bitlogoatari.png
|caption = Bit Corp.'s logo
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|caption = Bit Corp.'s logo
|location = Taiwan
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|location = Taiwan
|years = 1982-1992
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|years = 1982-1992
|consoles = Atari 2600, Famicom/NES, Gamate, SG-1000
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|consoles = Atari 2600, Famicom/NES, Gamate, SG-1000
|sounds = Bit Corp. custom, Guo Qiyong
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|sounds = Bit Corp. custom, Guo Qiyong
|aliases=Puzzy
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|aliases = Puzzy
|publishedby = [[HES Interactive]] (Australia), [[Fiver Firm]]}}'''''Bit Corp.''''' (普澤) is 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<ref name="asian"/> and game developers.
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|publishedby = [[Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.|HES Interactive]] (Australia), [[Fiver Firm]]
==Overview==
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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.
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'''''Bit Corp.''''' (普澤) is 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<ref name="asian"/> and game developers.
   
Their Famicom/NES games were published by various companies in PAL regions, especially Australia and Brazil, and all with the exception of [[Dian Shi Ma Li]] (and possibly [[Duck]]) were published by themselves in Taiwan. Bit Corp. went out of business in 1992 due to competition from Hong Kong and Chinese clone manufacturers.<ref name="asian">[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2caZAAAAIAAJ Asian sources gifts & home products, Volume 11, Issue 12]</ref>
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== Overview ==
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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.
   
==International Activities==
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Their Famicom/NES games were published by various companies in PAL regions, especially Australia and Brazil, and all with the exception of ''[[Dian Shi Ma Li]]'' (and possibly ''[[Duck]]'') were published by themselves in Taiwan. Bit Corp. went out of business in 1992 due to competition from Hong Kong and Chinese clone manufacturers.<ref name="asian">[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2caZAAAAIAAJ Asian sources gifts & home products, Volume 11, Issue 12]</ref>
   
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== International Activities ==
 
[[File:BITArgentina.jpg|thumb|Back label advertising Bit Argentina]]
 
[[File:BITArgentina.jpg|thumb|Back label advertising Bit Argentina]]
   
In the early 90s, Bit Corp created a subsidiary in Argentina. They imported various games from Taiwan and sold them in South America. It seems Bit Argentina lived a bit longer than Bit Corp. For example, they had the time to import and release a mapper hacked [[Street_Fighter_II:_The_World_Warrior|Street Fighter II]].
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In the early 90s, Bit Corp created a subsidiary in Argentina. They imported various games from Taiwan and sold them in South America. It seems Bit Argentina lived a bit longer than Bit Corp. For example, they had the time to import and release a mapper hacked ''[[Street_Fighter_II:_The_World_Warrior|Street Fighter II]]''.
==Games Developed by Bit Corp.==
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===Atari 2600===
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== Games Developed by Bit Corp. ==
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=== Atari 2600 ===
 
*Bobby is Going Home
 
*Bobby is Going Home
 
*Dancing Plate
 
*Dancing Plate
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*Space Tunnel
 
*Space Tunnel
   
===Famicom/NES===
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=== Famicom/NES ===
 
*Crime Busters
 
*Crime Busters
 
*[[Dian Shi Ma Li]] (published by [[Fiver Firm]], credited as "Namco Corporation")
 
*[[Dian Shi Ma Li]] (published by [[Fiver Firm]], credited as "Namco Corporation")
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*Othello
 
*Othello
 
*Sheng Hen Pao
 
*Sheng Hen Pao
*Shui Guo Li (published by [[HES Interactive|HES]] as Jackpot)
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*Shui Guo Li (published by [[Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.|HES]] as Jackpot)
==Hardware==
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===Clones===
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== Hardware ==
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=== Clones ===
 
*Amigo/賓果遊樂器 (Bingo Game Console) - Atari 2600 clone
 
*Amigo/賓果遊樂器 (Bingo Game Console) - Atari 2600 clone
 
*創造者30 (Creator 30) - Atari 2600 clone
 
*創造者30 (Creator 30) - Atari 2600 clone
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*創造者70 (Creator 70) - Famicom clone
 
*創造者70 (Creator 70) - Famicom clone
 
*創造者100 (Creator 100) - Famicom clone
 
*創造者100 (Creator 100) - Famicom clone
===Computers===
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=== Computers ===
 
*Bit-60 - Compatible with Atari 2600 games
 
*Bit-60 - Compatible with Atari 2600 games
 
*Bit-90 - Compatible with ColecoVision games
 
*Bit-90 - Compatible with ColecoVision games
 
*Bit-79 - Compatible with Famicom games, has built in BASIC<ref>http://www.kupazlomu.ovh.org/kolekcja/bit79.htm</ref>
 
*Bit-79 - Compatible with Famicom games, has built in BASIC<ref>http://www.kupazlomu.ovh.org/kolekcja/bit79.htm</ref>
 
[[File:Gamate.jpg|thumb|A Gamate]]
 
[[File:Gamate.jpg|thumb|A Gamate]]
===Gamate===
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=== Gamate ===
 
The Gamate is a handheld console similar to the Game Boy (although not an exact clone) released by Bit Corp. in 1990. Around 50 games were published by Bit, 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]].
 
The Gamate is a handheld console similar to the Game Boy (although not an exact clone) released by Bit Corp. in 1990. Around 50 games were published by Bit, 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]].
   

Revision as of 20:18, April 14, 2017

Bit Corp.
Bitlogoatari
Bit Corp.'s logo
Origin Taiwan
Years 1982-1992
Consoles Atari 2600, Famicom/NES, Gamate, SG-1000
Sounds used Bit Corp. custom, Guo Qiyong
Aliases Puzzy
Games published by HES Interactive (Australia), Fiver Firm

Bit Corp. (普澤) is 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[1] and game developers.

Overview

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 with the exception of Dian Shi Ma Li (and possibly Duck) were published by themselves in Taiwan. Bit Corp. went out of business in 1992 due to competition from Hong Kong and Chinese clone manufacturers.[1]

International Activities

BITArgentina

Back label advertising Bit Argentina

In the early 90s, Bit Corp created a subsidiary in Argentina. They imported various games from Taiwan and sold them in South America. It seems Bit Argentina lived a bit longer than Bit Corp. For example, they had the time to import and release a mapper hacked Street Fighter II.

Games Developed by Bit Corp.

Atari 2600

  • Bobby is Going Home
  • Dancing Plate
  • Mission 3000 A.D.
  • Mr. Postman
  • Open! Sesame
  • Phantom Tank (Hack of Tanks But No Tanks)
  • Sea Monster
  • Snail Against Squirrel
  • Space Robot
  • Space Tunnel

Famicom/NES

  • Crime Busters
  • Dian Shi Ma Li (published by Fiver Firm, credited as "Namco Corporation")
  • Duck
  • Othello
  • Sheng Hen Pao
  • Shui Guo Li (published by HES as Jackpot)

Hardware

Clones

  • 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

  • Bit-60 - Compatible with Atari 2600 games
  • Bit-90 - Compatible with ColecoVision games
  • Bit-79 - Compatible with Famicom games, has built in BASIC[2]
Gamate

A Gamate

Gamate

The Gamate is a handheld console similar to the Game Boy (although not an exact clone) released by Bit Corp. in 1990. Around 50 games were published by Bit, 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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Asian sources gifts & home products, Volume 11, Issue 12
  2. http://www.kupazlomu.ovh.org/kolekcja/bit79.htm

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