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Oh, the Wonder Swan. Bandai's entrant into the handheld console market that never received a release in the United States. In style it looks like somebody crossed an iMac of the era (Bondi Blue!) with a Game Boy. It came in a multitude of colors, and eventually got an upgrade with the Wonder Swan Color, and another upgrade with the SwanCrystal. It was the brainchild of Gunpei Yokoi, father of the Game Boy, who was unhappy with being Kicked Upstairs at the Big N after the failure of Virtual Boy and accordingly left for their main competitor. Unfortunately, after Yokoi's untimely death in a car crash, the project kind of lost momentum -- and it was when Nintendo was releasing its hugely successful Game Boy Advance, which eclipsed it quite quickly, and in the end it never reached western shores. Notable for having quite a few popular Final Fantasy games ported to it.


Games for the WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color

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