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The Mattel HyperScan with Controller attached.

History[edit]

Mattel previously released the Intellivision in 1980.

The HyperScan was released in 2006 and cost $69.99 with an X-Men game and six associated cards as a pack in.[1][2][3] A two player value pack was also available, which contained two controllers.[4]

The HyperScan was discontinued in 2007.[2]

Technology[edit]

Compute[edit]

The HyperScan is powered by a 32-Bit Sunplus SPG290 system on a chip[5][6] clocked at 108MHz.[7]

The HyperScan had 16MB of DDR DRAM.[7]

Storage[edit]

Games were stored on UDF CD-ROMS, with 96 Byte 13.56MHz RFID cards serving as save devices.[5]

Game library[edit]

  • X-Men[3]
  • Ben 10[3]
  • Interstellar Wrestling League
  • Marvel Heroes
  • Spider-Man

Gallery[edit]

HyperScan Console[edit]

HyperScan Controller[edit]

HyperScan Internals[edit]

Trivia[edit]

The HyperScan processor belongs to the same family of SunPlus processors commonly used in plug n play and clone consoles such as the Vii.[8]

External Resources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "The Most Unusual Video Game Consoles" (in en). PCMAG. https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-most-unusual-video-game-consoles. Retrieved 24 October 2020. 
  2. a b "Hyperscan™ Video Game System". https://m.service.mattel.com/us/Technical/productDetail?prodno=K4386&siteid=27. Retrieved 25 October 2020. 
  3. a b c "Industry First Hybrid Video Gaming System Launches for Tweens -- New HyperScan(TM) Game System Combines Card Collecting and Video Gaming to Create All New Category of Play" (in en). www.businesswire.com. 20 July 2006. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20060720005749/en/Industry-First-Hybrid-Video-Gaming-System-Launches-for-Tweens----New-HyperScan-TM-Game-System-Combines-Card-Collecting-and-Video-Gaming-to-Create-All-New-Category-of-Play. Retrieved 25 October 2020. 
  4. "Card Games - Mattel HyperScan". 31 December 2012. https://retrostuff.org/2012/12/31/card-games-mattel-hyperscan/. Retrieved 17 November 2020. 
  5. a b "Mattel Hyper Scan - Game Console - Computing History". https://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/46006/Mattel-Hyper-Scan/. Retrieved 25 October 2020. 
  6. "SunPlus: The biggest chip company you’ve never heard of". https://hackmii.com/2010/04/sunplus-the-biggest-chip-company-youve-never-heard-of/. Retrieved 1 November 2020. 
  7. a b "HYPERSCAN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT". https://www.oocities.org/hyperscansoftware/developer.html. Retrieved 25 October 2020. 
  8. "SunPlus: The biggest chip company you’ve never heard of". https://hackmii.com/2010/04/sunplus-the-biggest-chip-company-youve-never-heard-of/. Retrieved 1 November 2020.