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Play Vision Portable, commonly abbreviated as the PVP or PVP Station, is the name of a series of handheld consoles that resemble Sony's PlayStation Portable system. Many models exist, which are based on either Famiclone or Mega Drive/Genesis hardware depending on the unit. It is possibly based on the Europe-exclusive PSP-E1000 revision.

Many (though possibly not all) of the handheld's models were produced by Touch Game Player, and were often tailored for other clients and distributors. As such, numerous alternate revisions of the PVP console exist, including releases under slightly altered names (e.g. "PXP" or "PVE") and varying game lists.

Background[]

The first revision of the PVP was released around 2011. The console was an NES clone with built-in games, some of which were contained on a proprietary cartridge (which was designed to resemble a Game Boy Advance game). PVP carts only trigger a switch for their original console (similar to the fake "discs" of the N-Joypad), and when they are placed in other revisions, they will not run the intended menu; however, some models intentionally do not include a cartridge they are capable of running, so they can be re-branded as different units later. If a cartridge containing the necessary pins is put inside, another list can potentially run. It has a rechargeable battery and, depending on the unit, uses either a "Game Boy Advance SP" charger or a "Mini USB" charger.

Many different models of the PVP exist, and they are somewhat hard to distinguish from each other. Even systems that share the same name and box art can have a different game list, or potentially be based on an entirely different console platform. Quality can also vary between models, with several featuring problems such as incorrect screen sizes (leading to the graphics looking squashed or stretched), charger malfunctions (which worsen over time, which is why many PVPs rarely last longer than one year) and some cartridges can be tilted just right to reveal a menu from a different cartridge (this was only known to work on one model)

Several Southeast Asian and Latin American versions have popular characters from many series on the boxes and the system. Some examples include characters from video games like Mario, Sonic, Pikachu, Angry Birds, etc to some anime characters like Goku and Naruto to various cartoon characters like Boboiboy, Mickey Mouse, Masha, to some movie characters like Mr Peabody and Sherman, Minions and the Avengers. VCOM also features Upin & Ipin branded versions of the system, with them claiming to have license for the series.

A later model, the PVP 2, is a Mega Drive/Sega Genesis clone. They are based on Firecore architecture, a cheap and somewhat poor clone hardware popularized by AtGames. This hardware was reused in the PVP 3 (more commonly known as the PXP3). Some alternate models use a different form of Mega Drive clone hardware, which has considerably more accurate sound emulation.

A system called the PVP Crash 9 is based on VT03 hardware (although this is menu only, the included games are standard NES) and uses different cartridges. This variation is sometimes referred to as the PVP Station Light.

Another variation is known as simply the PVP Game. This variation is in a differently shaped shell that somewhat resembles a Game Boy Advance. This console is the only version of the PVP to feature a truthful game list of 168 games, as all other models feature exaggerated menu items.

An educational device known as the PVP Wish Game features a completely different design - it is flat and resembles a school bus, and features a keyboard. Most of its contents are unknown, but it seems to feature mostly Nice Code games.

NES-based systems will often feature animated intro sequences, often based on media unrelated to the unit in question. These include infamous internet songs such as Gangnam Style, What Does the Fox Say, and Pen Pineapple Apple Pen; other systems have featured intros based on Angry Birds, and one combining both Super Mario Bros. and Felix the Cat. Genesis-based units do not feature these, presumably to save space; though some versions feature a single splash screen image. The menus will often feature preview images for each game, although earlier units do not have this feature.

List of included games[]

Due to the many PVP models, not every title can be documented; the following list(s) detail some of the more notable and/or interesting titles.

Custom hacks[]

The following hacks appear to originate from the PVP line, to some extent. The titles also appear on other consoles seemingly produced by Touch Game Player (e.g. the GB Station Light II); though it is unknown if the company was the developer of the hacks.

  • Crash - hack of The Jungle Book that replaces Mowgli with a naked Crash Bandicoot. Most versions leave the Walt Disney copyrights intact (leading to the title screen humorously reading "Walt Disney's Crash"), although there are versions that replace this with "www.touchgameplayer.com".
  • Crash 2 - hack of Monsters in my Pocket which changes the characters' sprites into red and blue Crashes. The copyrights read "Crash 2" and the title screen has been removed. a video of the hack can be seen here.
  • Crash III - hack of Mitsume ga Tooru that swaps out Hosuke's head with Crash's. All other graphics, including the title screen, are intact.
  • Crash IV - hack of Little Nemo - The Dream Master that replaces Nemo's main sprites with Crash - however, all transformation and story graphics are intact.
  • Angry Birds 2 (1) - hack of Flipull featuring an Angry Bird. The bird's colors often revert to the blob creature's, and the title screen says "An Exciting Cube Game". This game is completely impossible to beat as in level 3, a giant wall of pipes prevent you from clearing many of the blocks.
  • Shaun the Sheep - another Little Nemo hack starring Shaun the Sheep. The story graphics have been altered, but it is unknown if the power-ups have, due to the only system the game is known to be included on lacking a Select button.
  • Khresna - a hack of Donald Land based on the cartoon Little Krishna, which changes Ronald McDonald's sprites. Like Crash 2, the title has been removed and the copyrights read "2010 Etta Khresna".
  • RA.ONE - a rather poor hack of Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain based on a 2011 action film, that only alters one graphic, that being the cutscene graphic of the character before he is transformed.
  • Gangnam Style - another low-quality Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain hack replacing the cutscene character sprite with Psy, the musical artist who released Gangnam Style.
  • Pokoyo Pokoyo - a hack of Bubble Bobble Part 2 seemingly based on the children's TV series Pocoyo.
  • Bernat - Another Little Nemo hack featuring a character resembling Yogi Bear.

Other hacks[]

Similar hacks which originate from other sources, though are common to find on PVP releases.

  • Angry Birds - hack of Moai-kun that changes nearly all of the sprites to be Angry Birds themed. Some consoles alter the title screen to say "Anger Bird".
  • Angry Birds 2 (2) - hack of The New Zealand Story that replaces Tiki with a red Angry Bird and some of the enemies with helmet-wearing pigs. The title sometimes reads "Anger Birds" and is occasionally listed as the fourth installment.
  • Lively Boy - A hack of Super Arabian with altered graphics. Appears to be an Inventor hack, but has not been seen in other plug & plays.
  • UFO Tennis - A hack of Tennis with altered graphics. Appears to be an Inventor hack, but has not been seen in other plug & plays.
  • Bounce - An Inventor ROM hack of Mappy, with some graphical and music changes. Unlike the prior two titles, this hack is common in other plug & play consoles.

Other games[]

  • Super Mario Bros. trilogy (In a lot of cases, SMB1 is the PAL version forced into NTSC, meaning the game runs faster than it should.)
  • Donkey Kong trilogy
  • "Numbered" Mario Hacks (6, 9, 10, 14 and 16)
  • Adventure Island 1 and 2
  • Angry Birds (usually listed as "Angry Bird 3" to go in line with their Angry Birds hacks numerically)
  • Super Angry Birds (seems to sometimes be hacked into an "Angry Birds Space" graphics style; further details about this version are unknown)
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Contra
  • Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (cut-down "mapper hack" version with removed graphics)
  • Super Contra (often leads to a cheat list)
  • Contra Force (either that, or the Super Contra 6 hack)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Magic Jewelry
  • Karateka (sometimes listed as "Tekken", an incorrect name originating from the Super Joy III)
  • Felix the Cat
  • The King of Fighters '97
  • Street Fighter VI:12 Peoples
  • Tom & Jerry 3
  • Tetris (Tengen) and Poke Tetris
  • Choujinrou Senki Warwolf (featured on early units under the name "Crash"; seemingly used as a psuedo-Crash Bandicoot game before the hacks were created. On some versions, the copyrights simply say "A A A".)
  • Upin & Ipin hacks (somewhat uncommon on standard models; they appear more often on VCOM's releases)
  • A wide variety of Nice Code and/or Inventor games
  • Soccer
  • 10 Yard Fight
  • Baseball
  • Sky Destroyer
  • Bomberman
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (JP version)

Mega Drive/Genesis[]

  • Sonic The Hedgehog trilogy and Sonic & Knuckles (typically limited to one game per system, which is most commonly Sonic 1)
    • For unknown reasons, some earlier units use the "Simon Wai" beta of Sonic 2 instead of the final version. Additionally, some consoles mistakenly (?) use Sonic ROMs that merely load a Sonic & Knuckles "Blue Spheres" minigame, starting on the "NO WAY!" error screen.
  • Sonic Spinball
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic Eraser (originally available through Sega's Meganet services for Mega Modem owners in Japan; ROM based on Sega B-Club release whose ROM was extracted by Sonic CulT)
  • Super Mario Bros./Super Mario World (Squirrel King hack)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (Sonic Jam 6 may also be included, but usually as a repeat and not standalone on a system)
  • Pac-Mania
  • SNK Games (mainly Fatal Fury 2, Art of Fighting and/or Samurai Shodown)
  • Streets of Rage trilogy (most commonly Streets of Rage 3)
  • Earthworm Jim 2
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Double Dragon series (usually 2, 3 and/or V)
  • Angry Birds
  • Bubbles Master (Shenzhen Niutai; typically listed as "Zuma Bubbles", it seems to have been ported over from the AtGames plug and plays)
  • Super Street Fighter II (at least in the more recent ones)
  • Shinobi 3
  • Columns 3
  • Alex Kidd in The Enchanted Castle
  • Tetris (prototype)
  • Sunset Riders
  • Tekken Special (specifically the Tekken Special 3 title hack)
  • Crash Bandicoot (Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel title hack)

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