David Butleradded February 6, 2021

So, here we have a Bit Corporation Gamate, a very rare handheld that tried to bank on the popularity of the Nintendo Gameboy. Apparently, it sold pretty poorly, especially in the west. It was apparently released in the UK, the USA, and China. I have seen photos of the Chinese version, called the "Super Child Prodigy" with Chinese characters for the Gamate logo.
My unit came from Argentina. It is beaten up. Its also missing the battery covers for the four AA batteries. When i originally got it, there was some brown gunk in the bottom right. That turned out to be rust, as the whole frame around the screen was rusty. I had to carefully scratch it off before scraping the metal frame.
It also has some weird orange spots on the LCD. Not sure if that is sunlight damage, water damage, or a factory defect.
One odd thing is a weird screen effect. It looks like the rolling shutter effect that you get when you are aiming a camera at a monitor and the shutter is out of sync with the monitor refresh. However, this is just viewed with my eyes. I haven't seen this on other people's units, so maybe mine has electronic issues.
However, it does seem to work just fine with all of my games. Given how rare these are, and that i got this one for under $100, i am alright with that.
Its not clear how many games were released. Many of them were exclusives to Eastern Asia. MAME claims that there were probably 72 games in all. The cards were numbered, though not all of those numbers are confirmed to have a released game. Some game titles may have been unreleased as well.
One obscure bit of trivia is that some games had alternate light grey cartridges alongside the regular black. The grey version of "Monster Pitfall" had a different intro demo from thr black card. It is speculated that these were pre-release samples. They are by far the rarest games.
There were apoarently plans for a second generation Gamate, as well as a Gamate Color, but no one has found proof that those were released.