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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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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.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2017, 08:08:36 am by Pardue »

 

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