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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Watara Supervision

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The Watara Supervision (also known as the QuickShot Supervision in the UK) is a monochrome handheld game console, originating from Asia, and introduced in 1992 as a cut-price competitor for Nintendo's Game Boy. It came packaged with a game called Crystball, which is similar to Breakout. One unique feature of the Supervision was that it could be linked up to a television via a link cable. Games played in this way would display in four colors, much like Nintendo's Super Game Boy add-on for the SNES. A full color TV link was also in the works, but because of the Supervision's failure to make a major impression among gamers it was cancelled, along with the games which were in development for it.

Though the machine garnered some attention at launch (mainly due to the low price point for the machine and its games, which many felt might enable it to make inroads into Nintendo's market share) it was ultimately unsuccessful in unseating the Game Boy from its position as the world's most popular handheld. Reasons commonly cited are the poor quality screen which was prone to blurring and made following the action difficult, a general lack of games and the simplistic nature of those that were released.

Yet another problem was that most of the games that were available were developed in Taiwan or Hong Kong, meaning that fans of big-name Western and Japanese developers were underwhelmed by the apparent lack of support from these companies. Only a tiny handful of games were developed by third parties, including Sachen and the British developer B.I.T.S.. Up against Nintendo's list of popular franchises (Zelda, Mario, Metroid) and those of its third parties (Castlevania, Mega Man) - all of which eventually surfaced on the Game Boy - the Supervision's games were of little interest to most.

2 in 1: Block Buster/Cross High 2 in 1: Hash Blocks/Eagle Plan Alien Supervision Balloon Fight
Block Buster Brain Power Carrier Cave Wonder
Challenger Tank Chimera Crystball Delta Hero
Eagle Plan Earth Defender Fatal Craft Final Combat
Galactic Crusader Galaxy Fighter Grand Prix Happy Pairs
Hash Block Hero Kid Honey Bee Jacky Lucky
Jaguar Bomber John Adventure Juggler Kabi Island
Linear Racing Magincross Matta Blatta Olympic Trials
P-52 Sea Battle Pacboy and Mouse Penguin Hideout Police Bust
Pyramid SSSnake Soccer Champion Super Block
Super Kong Tasac 2010 Tennis Pro '92 Treasure Hunter

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Super Kong 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Block Buster Supervision
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Earth Defender 1992 Bon Treasure
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Balloon Fight 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Alien Supervision
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Kabi Island 1992 Sachen
2 in 1 - Block Buster and Cross High Supervision
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Galactic Crusader 1992 Sachen
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Police Bust Bon Treasure
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Galaxy Fighter 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Crystball 1991 Travellmate
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Hero Kid 1992 Hartung
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Chimera Supervision
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SSSnake 1992 BITS
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Fatal Craft 1992 Bon Treasure
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Grand Prix 1992 Bon Treasure
2 in 1 - Hash Blocks and Eagle Plan 1992 Bon Treasure
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Watara Supervision
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Brain Power Supervision
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Watara Supervision
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Pacboy and Mouse Watara
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Treasure Hunter 1992 Bon Treasure
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Pyramid 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Challenger Tank Watara
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P-52 Sea Battle Watara
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Tasac 2010 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Olympic Trials 1992 Watara
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Eagle Plan 1992 GTC
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John Adventure 1992 Sachen
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Linear Racing Watara
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Jaguar Bomber 1992 Bon Treasure
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Tennis Pro 92 1992 BITS
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Honey Bee 1992 Bon Treasure
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Final Combat 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Super Block 1992 Bon Treasure
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Soccer Champion Hartung
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Matta Blatta Watara
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Carrier Travellmate
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Happy Pairs 1992 Sachen
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Cave Wonder 1992 Bon Treasure
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Juggler 1992 Bon Treasure
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Magincross 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Delta Hero 1992 Bon Treasure
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Penguin Hideout 1992 Thin Chen Enterprise
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Hash Block 1991 GTC
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Jacky Lucky 1992 Bon Treasure