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{{Infobox company
 
{{Infobox company
|name = Bit Corp.
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|name = Bit Corp.
|image = File:bitlogoatari.png
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|image = File:bitlogoatari.png
|imagewidth = 250
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|imagewidth = 250px
|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 = [[Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.|HES Interactive]] (Australia)
 
|publishedby = [[Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.|HES Interactive]] (Australia)
|connected = [[Young Toys]]
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|connected = [[Young Toys]]
}}'''''Bit Corp.''''' (Traditionnal: 普澤, ''Pǔ zé'') 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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'''''Bit Corp.''''' ({{Mousetext|普澤|Pǔ zé}}) 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.
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
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== International Activities ==
 
== International Activities ==
[[File:BITArgentina.jpg|right|thumb|Back label advertising Bit Argentina]]
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[[File:BITArgentina.jpg|right|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. ==
 
== Games Developed by Bit Corp. ==
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{|class="wikitable sortable"
 
!width=150|Name
 
!width=150|Name
!width=100|Console
 
 
!width=150|Released
 
!width=150|Released
 
!width=200|Description
 
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|align="center"|''Bobby is Going Home''
 
|align="center"|''Bobby is Going Home''
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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|align="center"|''Dancing Plate''
 
|align="center"|''Dancing Plate''
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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|align="center"|''Mission 3000 A.D.''
 
|align="center"|''Mission 3000 A.D.''
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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|align="center"|''Mr. Postman''
 
|align="center"|''Mr. Postman''
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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|align="center"|''Open! Sesame''
 
|align="center"|''Open! Sesame''
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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|align="center"|Phantom Tank
 
|align="center"|Phantom Tank
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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|Hack of ''Tanks But No Tanks''.
 
|Hack of ''Tanks But No Tanks''.
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|align="center"|''Sea Monster''
 
|align="center"|''Sea Monster''
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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|align="center"|''Snail Against Squirrel''
 
|align="center"|''Snail Against Squirrel''
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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|align="center"|''Space Robot''
 
|align="center"|''Space Robot''
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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|align="center"|''Space Tunnel''
 
|align="center"|''Space Tunnel''
|align="center"|Atari 2600
 
 
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{|class="wikitable sortable"
 
{|class="wikitable sortable"
 
!width=150|Name
 
!width=150|Name
!width=100|Console
 
 
!width=150|Released
 
!width=150|Released
 
!width=200|Description
 
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|align="center"|''Crime Busters''
 
|align="center"|''Crime Busters''
|align="center"|Famicom
 
 
|align="center"|1989
 
|align="center"|1989
 
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|align="center"|''[[Duck]]''
 
|align="center"|''[[Duck]]''
|align="center"|Famicom
 
 
|align="center"|1987
 
|align="center"|1987
 
|First Taiwanese commercial unlicensed port.
 
|First Taiwanese commercial unlicensed port.
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|align="center"|''Othello''
 
|align="center"|''Othello''
|align="center"|Famicom
 
 
|align="center"|1988
 
|align="center"|1988
 
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|align="center"|''Sheng Hen Pao''
 
|align="center"|''Sheng Hen Pao''
|align="center"|Famicom
 
 
|align="center"|1989
 
|align="center"|1989
 
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|align="center"|''Shui Guo Li''
 
|align="center"|''Shui Guo Li''
|align="center"|Famicom
 
 
|align="center"|1989
 
|align="center"|1989
 
|Published by [[Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.|HES]] as Jackpot.
 
|Published by [[Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.|HES]] as Jackpot.
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*Bit-90 - Compatible with ColecoVision games
 
*Bit-90 - Compatible with ColecoVision games
 
*Bit-79 - Compatible with Famicom games, has built in BASIC
 
*Bit-79 - Compatible with Famicom games, has built in BASIC
[[File:Gamate.jpg|thumb|A Gamate]]
 
   
 
=== Gamate ===
 
=== Gamate ===
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[[File:Gamate.jpg|right|thumb|A 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]].
   
==Mascot==
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== Mascot ==
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 [[Young Toys|Pascar]] which seemed to have some ties to Bit Corp.
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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 [[Young Toys|Pascar]] which seemed to have some ties to Bit Corp..
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
<references />
 
<references />
   
== External links ==
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== External link ==
 
*[http://fuji.drillspirits.net/gamate Gamate info]
 
*[http://fuji.drillspirits.net/gamate Gamate info]
   

Revision as of 23:42, August 16, 2018

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)
Related companies Young Toys

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 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.[1]. The real reason for their closure might actually be related to the Gamate.

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

Name Released Description Cartridge No.
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

Name Released Description Cartridge No.
Crime Busters 1989 7300
Duck 1987 First Taiwanese commercial unlicensed port. 7002
Othello 1988 7100
Sheng Hen Pao 1989 7103
Shui Guo Li 1989 Published by HES as Jackpot. 7102

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

Gamate

Gamate

A 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.

Mascot

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..

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Asian sources gifts & home products, Volume 11, Issue 12

External link

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