History of video games/Platforms/GP32
History[edit | edit source]
Launch[edit | edit source]
The GP32 had a niche in it's domestic South Korean government, as imports of Japanese electronics were banned by the government until 2002. A planned European release for March 2003 was announced by GamePark's partner Mitsui to be canceled due to financial issues in October 2003.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
The GP32 managed to sell 32,000 units worldwide.
Following the Game Park split, the GP32 had multiple successor consoles, of which only one would survive to market. GamePark Holdings, a splinter of GamePark, managed to launch the GP2X as an indirect successor which emphasized the open nature of the GP32. The original GamePark would attempt to bring the XGP to market as a direct successor that emphasized the commercial titles of the GP32, though GamePark would go bankrupt before the console could be finished. GamBros, yet another splinter company from GamePark, would attempt to salvage the XGP line as the GamBros handhelds, though they too would fail to launch a console.
Technology[edit | edit source]
Compute[edit | edit source]
Hardware[edit | edit source]
The system sported a radio for multiplayer.
There was official support for loading downloaded games to the system over USB from an internet connected Windows PC.
Commercial Game Library[edit | edit source]
The following is a condensed version of the list of commercial GP32 games on Wikipedia.
2001[edit | edit source]
- Dungeon & Guarder
- Dyhard Infinity
- Little Wizard
- Rally Pop
- Tanggle's Magic Square
2002[edit | edit source]
- Astonishia Story R
- Treasure Island
- Tomak: Save the Earth, Again!
- Her Knights
- Dooly Soccer 2002
- Hany Party Game
- Princess Maker 2
- Oneshot Voca
- Pinball Dreams
- Wizard Slayer
- Super Plusha
- Funny Soccer
2003[edit | edit source]
- Tears: Contact
- GP Fight
- Winter Is...
- Story of Bug Eyed Monster
- Gloop Deluxe
2004[edit | edit source]
- Blue Angelo
- Wanna Be Wizard
Gallery[edit | edit source]
External Resources[edit | edit source]
- Video Game Kraken - GP32 page
References[edit | edit source]
| Parts of this page are based on materials from:
Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia.
- "Hands-on with the GP32 - IGN" (in en). https://www.ign.com/articles/2002/03/08/hands-on-with-the-gp32. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
- "About - Gamepark GP32 - Games Database". https://www.gamesdatabase.org/system-gamepark_gp32. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
- "A competitor falls: the end of Game Park [Update 1"] (in en). Engadget. https://www.engadget.com/2007-03-19-a-competitor-falls-the-end-of-game-park.html. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
- Jenkins, David. "Gamasutra - The Art & Business of Making Games" (in en). www.gamasutra.com. https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/93240/GP32_Euro_Release_Canned.php. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
- Jenkins, David. "Gamasutra - The Art & Business of Making Games" (in en). www.gamasutra.com. https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/100315/GP2X_Gaming_Handheld_Officially_Released_In_UK.php. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
- "Game Park GP32 Handheld Game Device Review". https://static.the-gadgeteer.com/gamepark-gp32-review.html. Retrieved 5 November 2020.