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'''Bit Corp.''' ({{Mousetext|普澤|Pǔ zé}}) 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<ref name="asian"/> and game developers.
 
'''Bit Corp.''' ({{Mousetext|普澤|Pǔ zé}}) 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<ref name="asian"/> and game developers.
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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.
 
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.<ref name="asian">[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2caZAAAAIAAJ Asian sources gifts & home products, Volume 11, Issue 12]</ref>. The real reason for their closure might actually be related to the Gamate.
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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.<ref name="asian">Asian sources gifts & home products, Volume 11, Issue 12</ref>. The real reason for their closure might actually be related to the Gamate.
   
 
== International Activities ==
 
== International Activities ==
 
[[File:BITArgentina.jpg|right|thumb|Back label advertising Bit Argentina.]]
 
[[File:BITArgentina.jpg|right|thumb|Back label advertising Bit Argentina.]]
In the early 90's, 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 90's, Bit Corp created a subsidiary in Argentina called Bit 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 1994 Bit Argentina distributed consoles through Bitgame Club. <ref>Action Games n° 26, Argentina, 1994. </ref>
   
 
== Games Developed by Bit Corp. ==
 
== Games Developed by Bit Corp. ==
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=== Famicom/NES ===
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|align="center"|''Crime Busters''
 
|align="center"|''Crime Busters''
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|Famicom
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NES
 
|align="center"|1989
 
|align="center"|1989
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|Published in Brazil (NES) by Dismac and Gradiente.
 
|align="center"|7300
 
|align="center"|7300
 
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|align="center"|''[[Duck]]''
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|align="center"|''[[Duck]]''[[Duck|/ Duck Maze]]
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|Famicom
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NES /
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NES PAL
 
|align="center"|1987
 
|align="center"|1987
|First Taiwanese commercial unlicensed port.
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|First Taiwanese commercial unlicensed port.
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Published in Brazil (NES NTSC) by Dismac.
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In Australia by HES (NES PAL).
 
|align="center"|7002
 
|align="center"|7002
 
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|align="center"|''Othello''
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| align="center" |Jackpot
|align="center"|1988
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/ Shui Guo Li
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|NES PAL
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Famicom
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| align="center" |1989
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|Published by [[Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.|HES]] in Australia as Jackpot.
 
| align="center" |7100
 
| align="center" |7100
 
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|align="center"|''Sheng Hen Pao''
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| align="center" |''Othello''
|align="center"|1989
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|Famicom
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NES PAL
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| align="center" |1988
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|Published by HES in Australia.
 
|align="center"|7103
 
|align="center"|7103
 
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|align="center"|''Shui Guo Li''
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| align="center" |''Sheng Hen Pao''
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|Famicom
 
|align="center"|1989
 
|align="center"|1989
|Published by [[Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty. Ltd.|HES]] as Jackpot.
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|AKA Twin Loud Cannon (cartridge)
 
|align="center"|7102
 
|align="center"|7102
 
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== Mascot ==
 
== Mascot ==
 
The NES and Famicom releases of Bit Corp.'s cartridges often featu[[File:Bitcorpseal.png|thumb|79px|Bit's seal]]red 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..
 
The NES and Famicom releases of Bit Corp.'s cartridges often featu[[File:Bitcorpseal.png|thumb|79px|Bit's seal]]red 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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== Gallery ==
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[[File:BitArgentinaPublicidadAG261994.jpg|none|thumb|301x301px|Bit Argentina, Action Games n° 26, 1994. ]]
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 08:22, August 3, 2019

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 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[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 90's, Bit Corp created a subsidiary in Argentina called Bit 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.

In 1994 Bit Argentina distributed consoles through Bitgame Club. [2]

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 System Released Description Cartridge No.
Crime Busters Famicom

NES

1989 Published in Brazil (NES) by Dismac and Gradiente. 7300
Duck/ Duck Maze Famicom

NES /

NES PAL

1987 First Taiwanese commercial unlicensed port.

Published in Brazil (NES NTSC) by Dismac.

In Australia by HES (NES PAL).

7002
Jackpot

/ Shui Guo Li

NES PAL

Famicom

1989 Published by HES in Australia as Jackpot. 7100
Othello Famicom

NES PAL

1988 Published by HES in Australia. 7103
Sheng Hen Pao Famicom 1989 AKA Twin Loud Cannon (cartridge) 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 featu
Bitcorpseal

Bit's seal

red 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

BitArgentinaPublicidadAG261994

Bit Argentina, Action Games n° 26, 1994.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Asian sources gifts & home products, Volume 11, Issue 12
  2. Action Games n° 26, Argentina, 1994.

External link

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