Play Vision Portable (PVP) is the name of a series an NES-On-a-Chip (NOAC) Famiclones and other clone consoles that resemble a PlayStation Portable (PSP), made by a company called Touch Game Player.
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 N-Joypad, and when they are placed in other revisions they will not run correctly. It has a rechargeable battery and uses a Game Boy Advance SP charger, though it has been reported that the charger sometimes can't charge the rechargeable battery.
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.
A later model, the PVP 2, is a Mega Drive/Sega Genesis clone. They are likely based on AtGames systems, as the sound is off-pitch. This can further be pointed to by the included version of Sonic the Hedgehog, which starts on Scrap Brain Zone Act 2, as does a repeat on an AtGames Plug 'N Play.
There is also a PVP 3, which is another Genesis-based console. This system is more commonly known as the PXP, as it says on the main unit, and only the outer packaging refers to it under the PVP name.
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.
NES-based systems will often feature intro sequences, often based on media unrelated to the unit in question. These include Gangnam Style, What Does the Fox Say, Angry Birds, and one combining both Super Mario Bros. and Felix the Cat. Genesis-based units do not feature these, presumably to save space. 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, but here's a list of some more common and/or interesting titles:
Hacks made by Touch Game Player
- Crash - hack of The Jungle Book that replaces Mowgli with a naked Crash Bandicoot. Most versions leave the Walt Disney copyrights intact, 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.
- Crash 4 - 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 - 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 - 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.
- 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 a unknown license, which changes Ronald McDonald's sprites. Like Crash 2, the title has been removed and the copyrights read "2010 Etta Khresna".
- Super Mario Bros. trilogy
- Donkey Kong trilogy
- "Numbered" Mario Hacks (6, 9, 10, 14 and 16)
- Angry Birds (usually listed as "Angry Bird 3" to go in line with their Angry Birds hacks numerically)
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Magic Jewelry
- Karateka (usually listed as "Tekken", an incorrect name originating from the Super Joy III)
- Felix the Cat
- Tom & Jerry 3
- Sonic The Hedgehog trilogy (typically limited to one game per system, which is most commonly Sonic 1)
- Sonic Spinball
- Sonic Eraser (prototype that was only originally released through Sega's Meganet service)
- Super Mario Bros. (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)
- Alex Kidd in Miracle World
- Tetris (prototype)
- Sunset Riders
- Crash Bandicoot