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.
“Legend of Dragon Knight” is a very rare Gamate game. This variant has English text on the box with a sticker on the lid containing the title in Chinese. Since this is a re-release from UMC, the Bit Corp releated material on the box is covered by various stickers. The instruction booklet is in Chinese.
I had never seen this variant of “Fist of Thunder” before I found this copy on ebay. The box has the title of the game in Chinese only, while the game description on the back is in English. Both the box and the card has the UMC design and the instruction booklet is in Chinese with English text on the back.
The other known Taiwanese variant does not have the UMC design on the box. I have never seen the game card for it, but I suspect that it is not having the UMC design either.
This is a complete copy of the super rare game “Famous”. The box (which has the UMC design) has a mixture of English and Chinese text and there is a sticker with the Chinese title on the lid. Except for the Chinese instruction booklet, a set of stickers with characters from the game is also included.
I suspect that there might be another Taiwanese variant of this game, that not has the UMC box design and UMC design on the card, but I have never seen it.
“Punk Boy” is another really rare game for the Gamate system. The box and the card has the UMC design and the text on the box has a mixture of English and Chinese text. The instruction manual is in Chinese.
Finding a complete copy of “Robin Hood” for the Gamate system is indeed not easy. The box, the instruction manual and the game itself are entirely in Chinese. Included is also a cool Robin Hood sticker.
Here we have a complete copy of the super rare Gamate game “Bao Qing Tian”. Like most of the later UMC titles this game is entirely in Chinese and so are the box and the instruction booklet. A sheet with stickers containing different characters from the game is also included.
Finding a complete copy of the Gamate game “Kiki Inland” is extremely hard. The box has English text, a sticker on the lid containing Chinese letters (probably the title of the game) and a sticker with trademark information from UMC that covers the Bit Corp text on the back. The instruction booklet is in Chinese.
Here we have the rare French/German Yeno-variant of the game “Galaxy Invaders”. The English text on the back of the box is concealed by stickers, containing French and German text instead. A fold-out instruction manual is included, with French on one side and German on the other.
This is the uncommon variant of the Gamate game “Myth of Asamia” from Yeno, the company that imported and sold Gamate in France and Germany. Yeno has used the box from the international variant and covered the English text on the back with stickers that contains French and German text instead. Yeno-variants usually have the game description in both French and German on the box, but “Myth of Asamia” has it in French only.
Two separate fold-out paper manuals are included, one in French and one in German. Yeno never included the English instruction booklets in their editions.
Here we have a complete copy of the Italian GIG-variant of the game “Treasure Hunter”. It has a different artwork on the box and the instruction booklet than the other known variants of this game. The box and the instructions are completely in Italian.
This is the Italian variant of “Pipemania”. It is very common and has Italian text on the box and in the instructions.
“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.
The Italian GIG-variant of the Gamate game “Myth of Asamia” has a different artwork on the box and the instruction manual than the other known variants of this game. The box and the instructions are in Italian.
This is the Italian variant of “Mini Golf”. It has Italian text on the box and in the instruction booklet.
Here we have the Italian GIG-variant of the Gamate game “Magic Jigsaw”. The box and the instruction manual are both completely in Italian.
This is a complete copy of the very common Italian variant of “Kung-Fu Fighter”. It has Italian text on the box and in the instruction booklet.
The Italian GIG-variant of “Kill Shot” is common and should not be very hard to find. The box and the instruction booklet are in Italian.
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 Italian GIG-variant of “Dino Ball” comes with an instruction booklet in Italian and the international box variant which has English text. There also exists another Italian variant of this game where the box is in Italian instead.
This is the Italian variant of the Gamate game “Box Forum”. It is quite common, just like most of the Italian GIG-versions and has Italian text printed on the box and in the instruction booklet.
Here we have the Italian variant of “Boom!”. GIG, the company that distributed Gamate in Italy, in some cases created totally new artwork for their game boxes and instruction booklets. At a first glance it might seems like that Italian “Boom!” has the same artwork as the international variant, but with a more closely look you can see that it has quite many differences.
The box and the instructions are both completely in Italian.
The Italian GIG-variant of “Bomb Blaster” has to be one of the most common games for the Gamate. Instead of “Bomb Blaster” it is called “Bomb Blast” and has this alternate title printed on the box, instruction booklet and the cartridge. “Bomb Blast” might actually be a more correct name for this game since that is what it is called according to the title screen. The instructions and the box are both completely in Italian.
The Taiwanese variant of “Flipuzzle” is very hard to find compared to the much more common Italian GIG-edition of the game. The box has English text and the instruction booklet is in Chinese.
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.
“Dinosaur Park” is a super rare fighting game for the Gamate system. It is entirely in Chinese, but offers the possibility to switch into English text in the game through the options menu.
This copy is complete with the cartridge, dust cover, instruction booklet and a sheet with stickers of characters from the game.
“Tekken Dark Resurrection” press kit is a quite common and good looking collectors item.
The red soft case contains a pre-production copy of the game, a CD-ROM with press information, an information booklet and a couple of combat survival cards. The cards displays screenshots from the game with a humorous element.
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.
This copy of the Gamate game “Tennis” has English text on the box and in the instruction manual. It is a re-release of the game, which originates from the time when UMC had taken over the Gamate brand from Bit Corp. You can see this on the back of the box, where UMC has covered the Bit Corp text with a UMC sticker.
What is really odd with this copy is the cartridge, which is a variant I have never seen before. On a black border, below the graphics (which has green as background colour, instead of the usual yellow), is the text “UNISYN CORP.” printed. I can not find any information about this company on the internet and have never seen it mentioned in any Gamate context before.
I have recently discovered a copy of a “Bomb Blaster” cartridge that also has the exact same “UNISYN CORP.” print. Another thing I have noticed is that there are several Gamate games on Ruten, that has a small sticker on the back of their boxes containing the following information: “UNISYN ELECTRONICS CORP 1F, NO.21, LANE 13, KUANG FU S RD., TAIPEI, TAIWAN, R. O. C. TEL: (02)7620692”
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 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.