Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate

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  1. Mr. Sound-About

    Mr. Sound-About Never let dreams die!

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    "Many years ago, a beautiful country lost all the money suddenly. It could be the poisonous spider's doing."

    Holy Sssnake, it's finally here! The website that nobody demanded!

    Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate
    www.diskman.com/presents/supervision


    If you're familiar with the Supervision, you're probably laughing right now.
    If you're not familiar with the Supervision... oh boy, are you in for disappointment.

    This website is the result of 15 years [!] of research and collecting, and today (Oct. 4th, 2018) is its world debut.

    I'm sorry. :(

    There's also lots of other nifty, geeky, classic gaming stuffs on the main site, which you may enjoy a lot more than this Supervision nonsense...

    www.diskman.com
     
  2. n1nty

    n1nty Active Member

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    Nice read , keep up the good work.
     
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    Segafreak_NL v2.0 New and improved. Site supporter 2012-15

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    Nice. I remember lending it from a friend. Hero Hawk's a great game.
     
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  4. 8bitplus

    8bitplus Gutsy Member

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    Very good site. I like the consistent layout for each game page.
    Do you want photos of the GB-2000 dismantled? I was thinking of taking mine apart for cleaning.
     
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  5. Arcadia

    Arcadia Robust Member

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    Pretty cool, and I like the rest of the site too, very obscure.
     
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  6. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Excelent site. Really enjoyed taking a look at it. All you need to finish it off are a few gameplay videos.
     
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  7. dyer60

    dyer60 Site Supporter 2013,2014,2015,2016

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    Great to see a site dedicated to such an obscure hand held. I owned one as a kid and actually really enjoyed it despite being laughed at by my mates.

    Good work on the site, very informative and insightful.

    Thanks
     
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  8. MisterEnthusiast

    MisterEnthusiast Robust Member

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    Out of all the Supervision models, I think the 9205 looks the best
     
  9. Conte Zero

    Conte Zero Rapidly Rising Member

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    Nice site, I love the "retro" stiling. Maybe in the future you can add images of the internal of supervisions, TV link and the cartridges.

    It had some distribution in Italy. On Ebay.it you can still find some NOS games and photos of official accessories (power supply, car adapter and a bag).
     
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  10. Mr. Sound-About

    Mr. Sound-About Never let dreams die!

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    Thanks for your feedback y'all. I'm glad people are enjoying the site & finding it useful.

    From an aesthetic standpoint I prefer the GB-2000. I do not care for its take on the d-pad though.

    Thanks, I like to give each of my websites a unique flair. The goal is for the code to be simple and light, and for the design to be pleasant and consistent. And I still remember the dark days of dial-up, so I like to challenge myself to design quick loading websites, graphics included: even if that benefit is only truly helpful to a scant view visitors.

    I am considering adding photos of the system internals.
     
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    Do you need scans of the TV-link box?
     
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    Mr. Sound-About Never let dreams die!

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    Yes, please. Both TV-Link boxes I had were in dreadful shape; I don't even know why the previous owner kept them. I'll be in touch by PM.
     
  13. DarkKobold

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    How did you get emulator shots of Journey to the West? My guess is you had to dump the ROM yourself, and also code an emulator yourself?

    Also, this thread needs more attention. This is a crap ton of work for an obscure console!
     
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  14. Mr. Sound-About

    Mr. Sound-About Never let dreams die!

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    The best Supervision emulator is Wataroo, dev'd by Osman Celimli of Zaku "fame." :D (Please don't ask he nor I for game binaries.)

    I'm glad you dig on the website. It was indeed a quest of epic proportions to get the whole thing done. If y'all want a few good chuckles, I invite you to read the updates page to see some of what I went through.
     
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    Mr. Sound-About Never let dreams die!

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    So, the long-rumored version of Cross High on a cart by itself has finally surfaced.

    [​IMG]

    Next time I update the website there'll be some info about it.
     
  16. Arcadia

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    Finally! :D
     
  17. Mr. Sound-About

    Mr. Sound-About Never let dreams die!

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    Yo!

    Today there's been some cool [?] updates to the site:

    * Confirmation of "Cross High" existing as a standalone cartridge
    * Scans of Chinese-language instructions for six games + the Supervision itself
    * Scans of a damn near perfect TV-Link box, + instructions in six languages
    * Scans of Watary Italia advertisements, featuring the "Supervision ninja" <-- just ridiculous

    www.diskman.com/presents/supervision

    Merry Christmas!
     
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    Mr. Sound-About Never let dreams die!

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    Today I've added blister pack insert scans for 2-in-1 Hash Block / Eagle Plan, Alien, and Dream World. The game instructions archive has also been added to: Especially take note of the Italian version of the Honey Bee instructions, which feature hand-written corrections that were simply xeroxed into the finished product! Amazing!! Finally, the ridiculous “Supervision ninja” makes his second appearance, courtesy Watary Italia's fabulous stickers.

    [​IMG]

    ^ - You just can't make this stuff up. o_O
     
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    Mr. Sound-About Never let dreams die!

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    Today's tantalizing website update...

    I finally picked up a sort-of-like-new, boxed Magnum Supervision. I've been wanting one of those for a while, don'cha know. I've added scans of the box and instructions now, just for you. I also managed to get the kinda elusive Sonny X'Press complete in blister pack. So in case any of you were “going ape” over the insert & instructions not being available on the website, they're here now.

    What else, what else... OH! There's a scan of a Sonny sticker! Yep. It was adhered to the Sonny X'Press blister package, but I carefully removed it. No more monkey business with this last update: a rather uninteresting Hartung Supervision sticker. That's it for today.
     
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