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I was involved with hardware remakes / clones of a few machines and we did reverse engineer one G&W game; I think it was Green House, if I remember well. The games are build around a custom ASIC and the rest of the circuitry is essentially support for it. As a side note, if you've ever opened a G&W game double screen game, you'll have noticed that ...


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It seems that they used the same circuitry (and processor) that were used for some calculators at the time. There was a limitation on the number of objects that could be displayed imposed by the hardware, that is related to the number of different digits that the original design could display (when used as a calculator). It seems to be also that G&W ...


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Given that the clock part in the Электроника ИМ series, according to the wiki page, was not modified to support the customary in the USSR 24-hour mode, it is likely that there was no electronic design whatsoever, and the only thing that was designed anew were the new game scenarios and the new LCD panels that could be supported by the existing underlying ...


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The character of Mr Game and Watch was created by Makato Kano. In an "Iwata Asks" interview from April 2010, Satoru Iwata describes him as being ... involved with every aspect of design, from the character known as Mr. Game & Watch to the exterior box. A later section discussed the design of the LCD graphics: Iwata: After an idea came together, ...


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The processors used by Nintendo Game & Watch, are Sharp SM510 or SM511 microcontroller with embedded ROM, that are indeed used also in some calculator. MAME emulates all the Game & Watch (a lot of them) of which ROM program has been extracted. Further reference: Emulation General or MAME emulator handheld source code


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Your assumptions are reasonable, TN is most likely. DSM appears never to have been mainstream. TN LCDs provided better visual quality at lower power and took over pretty much as soon as they were on the market. STN's advantage over TN is in LCD matrices — that is, big arrays of pixels like a laptop screen where individual wires for each pixel would be ...


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