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Supervision: handheld of the less fortunate

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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...

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I remember playing this handheld back in my trip to San Diego when my cousins had one of these. First game I played on it was that snake game.
 

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I had no idea there were so many games for it.
 

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My mother got it for me one summer with "Carrier", I remember thinking it was a cheap Game Boy and didn't play much with it.
 

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I remember thinking it was a cheap Game Boy


Cheap wannabe Game Boy.

and didn't play much with it.

Smart guy. (y)

I was weird. For a while I actually tried to convince myself it wasn't a terrible system with terrible games, even though I knew it was the whole time. Then, one day it was just like, "OKAAAAAY, it sucks!!!" The truth hurts. And so does playing the Supervision.
 
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Indeed. Plus, there were no shop in my town selling games for this system...
 

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All righty then! The page for the single-game cartridge version of Cross High actually has some content on it now, but don't get excited 'cuz it's just some screenshots and a note about the (non-)ending.

While preparing this stuff, I've been listening to the soundtrack of the far superior Motocross Maniacs for the Game Boy: the game Cross High poorly ripped off. Irony? Or just common sense? Maybe a little bit of both.

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Recent site updates...

• November 30, 2019:
The game instructions archive on the scans page was updated to include Italian language instructions for 2-in-1: Block Buster / Cross High, Delta Hero, Space Fighter, and Super Block. Not exciting enough for ya? Well, keep your eyes peeled 'cuz I've got a few blister pack insert scans coming along shortly.

• December 5, 2019:
Surprise!! I'm back with more blister pack inserts, as promised. So... it's not really a surprise. Anyway! You get 2-in-1: Block Buster / Cross High, and Soccer Champion. Soccer Champion's instructions have also been added, in English and Italian. Urrà! Soccer Champion had proven a tough one to find complete. And 2-in-1: Block Buster / Cross High, I noticed, was imported by a firm named Cammarota S.R.L., instead of the more familiar Watary Italia. Curious!
 

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Most recent update:

Merry 2020, guys 'n' gals! Our first update of the year is, like the two updates that preceded it, all about scans. For one, I busted Block Buster out of its tight, repressive blister pack to get scans of the insert + English & Italian language instructions. And, two-hoo! There's scans of the Golden Free Trade Supervision box and instructions, from down Mexico way. Fab stuff, amirite?
 

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This is my brand new Supervision; still has the screen film on it and it looks really new. The screen matrix is probably rotten inside but for some strange reason, I'm not interested in testing it:sneaky:

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Howdy! Here's the first update for 2021, and boy is it a doozy! New content has been piling up for nearly a year now, but somehow I kept letting everything (and anything) get in the way of properly processing it all. Imagine that!! wink

Anyway! Let's itemize all the rad new scans that were added today:
  • An Eagle Plan cartridge label variant.
  • A better quality TV-Link Adaptor cartridge label.
  • A complete TV-Link (NTSC) product set.
  • An update to the TV-Link (PAL-B) product set.
  • Chinese language instructions for 2-in-1 - Hash Block & Eagle Plan.
  • English and Chinese language instructions for Treasure Hunter.
  • English and Spanish language instructions for Crystball.
  • A “new game cartridges” catalog from AudioSonic France (courtesy of Morgane Dumont).
Now if you'll excuse me, all this Supervision overindulgence has left me exhausted. I'd better go lie down.

www.diskman.com/presents/supervision

 
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Did somebody say Tiger? Oh yeah!! The primary focus of today's update is the “Taike Boy” from Taiwan, a Supervision variant I had been on the lookout for since the dawn of the millennium. Naturally, I am pleased as Christmas punch to now have high-quality scans of its box, instructions, and game cartridge order form. And if you mosey on over to the scans page, you can have 'em, too!

Of hilarious note is the fact that both Street Fighter II and “Mortal Komba” are advertised on the front of the box, suggesting that these two high-profile game titles were on their way to the Supervision. Hogwash! Utter tripe! They were never on their way to the Supervision. (But then again maybe they were, it's difficult to say.) What a shameless way to try'n sell a doomed game system.

Also featured on the box is everyone's (other) favorite Supervision vaporware title, Devil Paradise. Good show, gentlemen: 3 out of 5 (or 60%) of the games shown on your packaging DON'T EXIST!

But, wait! There's more. I've also added:

  • A set of Soccer Champion instructions in English, Dutch, and French.
  • Scans of some French language product attention & warning labels.
  • A better quality scan of the Sonny sticker.

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Today I endured the drudgery of scanning a Supervision advertisement from our good ol' bosom chums at Goldnation, as well as, of all things, an official Supervision™ “Authorized Dealer” decal: unused, of course, because who would've cursed their business by actually displaying one of these in their shop window?!

Also, please note that the acronym for Supervision Authorized Dealer is, very appropriately, SAD.

Noticing the trademark symbol on the decal, I wondered, “Did they even file a trademark, or was that just another bunch of BS?” Well, slogging through the United States Patent and Trademark database, I discovered that yes! Indeed, the trademark was legitimately registered. The filing document downloaded from said database has also been added to the scans page.

Lastly for today: Do you remember all the way back to 2009 when I used the Super Fighter Team website design as a template for... this? No, you don't. Regardless, there's irony here! Because just last month, I redesigned the Super Fighter Team website using – wait for it – this website's design to inspire me. I've come full circle, and I am finally home.
 
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In 5th grade back in 95-96 school year one of the girls in my class had one of these here in Texas and played it in class. That was the first time I ever saw these and then only one time again in some thrift store packaged with some games. I was always intrigued by it and really don't care that people consider it such a inferior shit knockoff of the Gameboy, it had some interesting looking games on it. I played an emulator on the OG Xbox and it was funny to see the system's games in person for the first time.
 

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I've been putting off an update because I didn't wanna do it, but by now y'all should know that's kinda par for the course with this website. yawn

So what super-de-duper stuffs were added this time round? An alternate set of Treasure Hunter instructions, for one. Those instructions, by the way, accompanied a cartridge that held an alternate version of the game. (Joy!!) It boots with the same energetic female voice crying out, “Shupavishun!” as featured in Classic Casino. It also displays a different copyright year (1993) on the title screen. Furthermore, the music is different. What (sadly) hasn't changed, however, is the fact that the game is still unwinnable: level 6 appears to be impossible to complete, and hacking the game to progress to level 7 instead gives you a glitchy mess. Excellent job as always, Bon Treasure (should be bon voyage). I've added a pic of said mess to the Treasure Hunter page, for your bewilderment.

As was already stated on the Hero Kid page, this game is also unwinnable. Though a congratulations graphic is printed on the game's instruction page, the game crashes after a certain amount of levels are played. Thus the player never sees this graphic in all its “glory.” But, never fear! The infamous congratulations graphic is indeed stored in the game binary and I've plucked it out, adding it to the website.

Ooh!! I hope you're ready for this last one, 'cuz you'll be pounding your chest in primal excitement over it for sure: a crinkled, full color advertisement... showcasing SONNY X'PRESS! Hooray!!
 

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