Bandai Digi Casse

The Digi Casse is a handheld console developed by Bandai, released mainly in Japan, although it did get launched in Europe for a brief period in 1986. The name is a shortening of Digital Cassette.

It is a small unit that took interchangeable cartridges, of which only 8 were released. They plugged onto the top of the console. All the gameplay, visuals and the sound are on the cart, the base unit is just the controls.

Two carts were supplied in the box. There were two different boxes in Japan, and several variations in Europe. Some of the units ran on two LR-44 batteries, though this variant is powered by just one.

This is one of the European packs, it has carts for football and tennis titles. They play much like the LCD Game and Watch machines, or the Tiger handheld games

The main unit contains the power and the controls, of which there were two versions one had a simple joystick, a fire button and two select buttons, this version has four directional buttons, and two other select buttons on the front.

The Japanese versions have Bandai's name on the box, and on the carts themselves, the European version has no indication that Bandai had anything to do with it.

 

 

Manufacturer: Bandai
Date: 1984

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH62892. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 
Bandai Digi Casse


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