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The Monon Color - A new video game console from China
« on: April 16, 2017, 04:36:24 am »
I was browsing the Aliexpress video game console section the other day and found this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Quality-2-0-Monon-Video-Game-Player-Console-with-100-Games-and-4-Game-Cards/32768266847.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.hKCqEv



I thought nothing of it, thinking that it was just another emulation machine like other pvp machines, until today when I decided (because I was bored) to look into it.

I only managed to find one website about it: https://tieba.baidu.com/p/3501829953

From what I found out, it is made by a company called M&D.

It has a 320x240 TFT screen and 3-5 hours of battery life. I think it uses AA batteries, but I don't know for sure as neither the post above nor the listing say.

The post above says that the quality is good and that it doesn't feel like a knock-off console. Also, the graphics are apparently on par with the GBC/GBA but the gameplay feels like an old java phone game. The cartridges are slightly thicker than a GBA cartridge and slightly shorter.

The company (M&D) supposedly has said they will publish a new game every month.

The baidu post above is dated 2015, but the picture in the listing says copyright 2016 (could the listing be a more powerful version?)

It gives a whole bunch of games on the back:



I bought one and it should be here within twenty days. There are currently over 9,000 left if you want to get one yourself ;)  (Also, I hope that guy's hands are tiny otherwise it's going to be a huge box)

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Re: The Monon Color - A new video game console from China
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 10:17:15 pm »
Nice find!! I'm thinking of getting one.

The two games at the top right look really cool. Almost like Mega Man but I wouldn't want to get my hopes up.   :P

zhongtiao1 (OP)

Re: The Monon Color - A new video game console from China
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 11:39:32 pm »
Nice find!! I'm thinking of getting one.

The two games at the top right look really cool. Almost like Mega Man but I wouldn't want to get my hopes up.   :P

Yeah, I'm not expecting much. One of them (bottom left) almost looks like a pokemon type game. I wonder what the 4 game cartridges are? Also, will there be 100+ games included? the baidu post doesn't mention that

zhongtiao1 (OP)

Re: The Monon Color - A new video game console from China
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 05:21:03 am »
@Pardue

I found out that there is an IR port for multiplayer

I also found some videos of the device. Its Chinese name is: 梦龙彩色掌机

This one looks like it is bundled in the 4 game packaging, a card battler type game:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDy8d-oveYg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDy8d-oveYg</a>

It uses 3 AA batteries (Check at 2:30):

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTQ0ODAxMDE4OA==.html

In this video it looks like the volume and brightness controls are all virtual (2:10):

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XODcyOTQzNTcy.html

You can find more videos here: http://www.soku.com/search_video/q_梦龙彩色掌机

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Re: The Monon Color - A new video game console from China
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 06:32:07 am »
ah! So that's why one cartridge was bigger than the others! It's a card reader.

I'm worried that if I get this I wouldn't be able to use it, it seems purely for the Chinese domestic market. Do you know if it has a language select?

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Re: The Monon Color - A new video game console from China
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 05:45:32 pm »
ah! So that's why one cartridge was bigger than the others! It's a card reader.

I'm worried that if I get this I wouldn't be able to use it, it seems purely for the Chinese domestic market. Do you know if it has a language select?

I have no idea. Honestly though the games don't look too hard to figure out. I'll post a translation of the menus when I get mine.

I managed to order another game from a taobao buying agent, so we'll see how that goes.

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zhongtiao1 (OP)

Re: The Monon Color - A new video game console from China
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2017, 01:00:17 am »
@Pardue

Did you manage to get one? Apparently they are out now.

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Re: The Monon Color - A new video game console from China
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2017, 08:04:17 am »
I didn't. I'm in the middle of a move so I couldn't order yet.

Sucks they ran out. I'll keep my eye on this for a possible review in the future. But that's if I can find out about language select. I've reviewed other untranslated stuff before and it usually turns out boring because it's just endless confusion with little explanation.
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Re: The Monon Color - A new video game console from China
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2017, 06:14:31 pm »
I didn't. I'm in the middle of a move so I couldn't order yet.

Sucks they ran out. I'll keep my eye on this for a possible review in the future. But that's if I can find out about language select. I've reviewed other untranslated stuff before and it usually turns out boring because it's just endless confusion with little explanation.

Mine will arrive sometime next week. I'll see if there is any translation select and if there isn't I'll translate some. Most chinese electronics now have english so it wouldn't surprise me if the ui and some of the games have english.

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