Video Game History: WonderSwan

WonderSwan original

The WonderSwan was a handheld created by Bandai in 1999 to compete with Nintendo’s Gameboy. It never took off outside Japan, but was a decent hit there.

Gunpei Yokoi holding Nintendo Game Boy

It was actually designed by Gunpei Yokoi, the creator of the GameBoy.

Mega Man WonderSwan

It sported mostly a bunch of ports and some original Japanese games. Some notable games included Megaman and Bass.

WonderSwan Color

A year later they put out the WonderSwan Color.

Final Fantasy WonderSwan Color

It didn’t look half bad. They even got ports of Final Fantasy before any other handheld.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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