[GAMATE] Witty Apee C1-002 (Taiwanese Variant)

Loose carts of “Witty Apee” turns up quite frequently since it was included in some console bundles, but finding a complete copy like this, is indeed not easy.

The box has English text and a sticker on the lid containing Chinese letters. Some Taiwanese variants came with double manuals and “Witty Apee” is one of them, so except for the standard Chinese instruction booklet, there is also an English manual included.

[PS1] Playstation PSone SCPH-102C + Sector Playstation Watch Bundle

This is a very rare limited edition console pack. I suspect that it is an Italian exclusive, as the watch manufacturer Sector is located there.

The thin outer cardboard box, which has a small plastic window where the watch is displayed, contains the standard silver box variant of the Playstation “PSone SCPH-102C” console bundle and a Playstation watch from Sector. The watch comes in a nice looking display case, which also contains a “World Service Centers” booklet and some kind of certification card from Sector. The console box contains the usual stuff (a console, a white “Dual Shock” controller, power and AV cords, a scart adapter and printed materials).

This is an amazing addition to the collection!

[GAMATE] The Golden Pyramid C1-068 (Taiwanese Variant)

Here we have a complete copy of “The Golden Pyramid”. It is one of the very last games developed for the Gamate system, which at this time was completely taken over by UMC (United Microelectronics Corp). The Gamate games from this period are often written entirely in Chinese and have very good graphics in comparision with the games from the Bit Corp era.

The box, game, instruction booklet and the registration card for “The Golden Pyrmaid” are all in Chinese.

UMC releases are unbelievable hard to find these days, especially complete copies.

[PS1] Playstation SCPH-5502 A (Box Variant)

Here we have a quite odd box variant of the Playstation “SCPH-5502 A” console bundle. This unit normally comes in a box with yellow as background colour even in New Zealand/Australia, but somehow, they also had this strange red variant for the same model. It looks very similar to the NTSC box for “SCPH-5501”, except for a couple of minor difference.

The bundle contains a Playstation “SCPH-5502” console, an original controller, AV and power cords and a region specific instruction booklet. A “Demo 1” disc is supossed to be included as well, but since I have no idea about which version it should be, I have chosen not to include one in the photos.

It could be quite hard to get one of these packs, especially if you are not living in Australia or New Zealand.

[PS1] Playstation SCPH-1002 (Box Variant)

Here we have a very uncommon variant of the Playstation “SCPH-1002” bundle. The box looks similar to the one that belongs to the model “SCPH-5502”, but has a few differences. For example; there are no stripes over the yellow background, different games are displayed on the backside and there is a sticker on the front instead of a print, declaring that a demo disc is included.

The bundle contains a “SCPH-1002” console, an original controller, power and AV cords, instruction manuals and a guarantee paper. With the valuable information from JP in the comment section, I now know that the demo that should be included in this pack is SCED-00456. Many thanks for that.

[PS1] Playstation SCPH-1002 C

Here we have a Playstation “SCPH-1002 C” console bundle. The “C” means that the contents of this pack are adapted to European countries, others than U.K. British bundles have instead the letter “B” after the model number while Australian/New Zealand packs have an “A”.

The box contains a Playstation “SCPH-1002” unit, power and AV cords, an original controller, instruction manuals for the console and a guarantee paper. A “Demo 1” is supossed to be in this bundle as well, but since I am not 100% sure of which version it should be, I have chosen not to include one in the pictures.

You can find this pack quite often on ebay, but expect it to be a little bit more expensive than later Playstation models.

[GAMATE] Bomb Blaster C1-031 (Swedish Variant)

This is a quite funny Swedish variant of the Gamate game “Bomb Blaster”.

The original box art is covered by a sticker, which actually much better illustrates how the game really looks like, compared to the original one.

I have no idea why PlayMix, the company that was importing Gamate to Sweden, decided to make a new front cover for the game. Anyway, they created an extremely rare variant, by doing so.

What makes this copy even more uncommon, is that the game cartridge has the rare Gamate variant console depicted on its back, as you can see on the image.

Except for the English manual, a Swedish instruction paper is also included.

[GAMATE] Gamate Console (International Variant)

Collecting Gamate is a really hard task, especially if you, just like me, are trying to find all the different variants of the games and the console. There are the Italian GIG-versions, which are much more common than the international variants with English boxes and manuals. Then we have the later UMC releases, most of them only released in Asia, which are even more difficult to find. There also exists a lot of other very rare country variants. If you are interested in collecting Gamate, I highly recommend these two sites for detailed information about the system: http://s4.zetaboards.com/PGC_Forums/topic/9731388/1/ and http://fuji.drillspirits.net/gamate/

Here we have a new and complete (except for the batteries) copy of the Gamate console. The pack contains a Gamate unit, the game “Cube-Up” in a plastic folder, stereo headphones and English instructions for the console and the game.

This item is very hard to find. There are almost always some GIG-versions out on ebay, but the international versions rarely turns up for sale.