Here we have a complete copy of the rare Gamate title “Volcano Panic”. The box has English text with a sticker on the lid containing the games title in Chinese. The instruction manual is in Chinese.
“Nightmare of Santa Claus” is a real classic for the Gamate. This is the Italian variant so the artwork on the box and the instruction manual are slightly different from the other known variants of the game. The most notable distinction has to be the appearance of Santa Claus, who looks a little bit more respectable on this version.
Here we have the very common Italian variant of the Gamate game “Flipuzzle”. The box and the instruction manual are completely in Italian and have a different artwork than the other known variants of this game.
This is a complete copy of “Galaxy Invaders” for the Gamate. It has English text on the box and in the instruction manual.
There are always some Italian GIG-editions out on ebay, but finding the international one could be quite tricky.
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.
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!
This is a complete copy of the Gamate game “Kung-Fu Fighter”. It has English text on the box and in the instruction booklet. A sticker on the backside of the box, that covers the Bit Corp logo, reveals that this is a UMC re-release of the game.
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.
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.
This is a new and complete copy of the Playstation “PSone SCPH-102B” bundle.
The pack contains the console, a white “Dual Shock” controller, a RFU adaptor, an AC adaptor and printed materials.
This is a very common item that you will find on ebay at any time.
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.
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.
Here we have a complete copy of the Gamate game “Snowman Legend”. It is the version with English box text and instructions.
Like always, it is hard to find complete Gamate games that are not Italian GIG-editions. However, “Snowman Legend” seems to turn up quite frequently on ebay. Maybe two or three times a year.
Normally, “Enchanted Bricks” is one of the less uncommon games for the Gamate. However, this copy comes with the game cartridge that has the rare Gamate variant console depicted on its back. This makes it much more uncommon.
Here we have it with the box, cartridge, dust cover, English manual and a Swedish instruction paper.
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.
This is a complete copy of the game “Boom!” for Gamate. The box text and manual are in English.
Finding complete Gamate games is always hard, especially variants that are not Italian GIG-versions.
“Boom!” is one of the more common titles out there, but when talking Gamate, common still means it is rare.
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.