The Mega Duck/Cougar Boy 
Frequently Asked Questions 
Version MD.01 - July 2001 

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Welcome to the Mega Duck/Cougar Boy F.A.Q. 


1.0) The Mega Duck
1.5) The Cougar Boy
2.0) Specifications
3.0) Cartridges List
4.0) The Mega Duck Lerncomputer
4.5) Accessories
5.0) Credits


1.0) The Mega Duck

The Mega Duck was released by Creatronic, Videojet and Timlex in 1993 
mainly in Germany and France. Looks alike a Game Boy with the mono-
chrome green screen, it's "start", "Select", "A" and "B" buttons and 
directional pad but that's were the similiraties ends.

The carts are about 2 1/8 inchs by 2 1/2 inchs with 36 pins to connect
with the cartridge slot of the Mega Duck (unlike the 32-pins of the
Game Boy or the 40-pins of the Supervision).

I know that Creatronic did some Pong Systems in the late 70's like
the Creatronic Bi.Bip 4 but that's the only information i have found
regarding the manufacturer.


1.5) The Cougar Boy

The Cougar Boy was released by Cougar, an electronic manufacturer
of device and accessories, had mainly distributed it in Brasil in
1993. Cougar brought the rights from Creatronics to manufactured
it under it's own name. The Cougar Boy is the exact replica of the
Creatronic/Videojet Mega Duck, which has the style of the Nintendo
Game Boy, but a bit bigger.

One gives credit that the Cougar Boy has been available only in 
Brazil, being also sold in Paraguay and Argentina. The number of games 
that were distributed doesn't go over the 30 titles.


2.0) Specifications

* CPU : 8-bit VLSI 
* Screen: 49mm x 46mm (maybe 160 x 144 pixels?)
* Color: 4 colors (monochrome green tones)
* Power Switch
* External Power Supply Jack (DC6V and YES, Atari Lynx AC adapter works!)
* Contrast Adjustment
* Direction buttons (similar to the GameBoy)
* 4 "AA" Batteries 
* Headphone Jack 
* Speaker built-in
* A & B buttons
* Select button
* Start button
* Volume controller
* Two Player Link (6-pin communications port). 
* 36-pin Cartridge Slot


3.0) Cartridges List

Name CougarBoy MegaDuck Year 
* 2nd Space CB028 MD028 1993
* Ant-Soldiers CB026 MD026 1993
* Armoured Force CB014 MD014 1993
* Artic Zone CB006 MD006 1993
* Black Forest Tale CB013 MD013 1993
* Bomb Disposer CB003 MD003 1993
* Five in One CB036 MD036 1993
* Four in One (see "A") CB035 MD035 1993
* Magic Maze CB007 MD007 1993
* Magic Tower CB029 MD029 1993
* Pile Wonder CB010 MD010 1993
* Puppet Knight CB008 MD008 1993
* Railway CB019 MD019 1993
* Snake Roy CB018 MD018 1993
* Street Rider CB002 MD002 1993
* Suleuman's Treasure CB005 MD005 1993
* Tip & Tap (???)
* The Brick Wall CB001 MD001 1993
* Trap and Turn CB009 MD009 1993
* Vex CB004 MD004 1993
* Worm Visitor CB030 MD030 1993

"A" = Electron World, Dice Block, Trouble Zone, Virus Attack(?)


4.0) The Mega Duck Lerncomputer

Made by Hartung, also known as the Super Junior Computer. The Hartung
Mega Duck Lerncomputer is a typically a learning computer for young 
kids with a Mega Duck game system incorporated. 

The "Maus" (Mouse) that comes with it is not rally a mouse but rather
a control pad (it's just design to look like a mouse). The Lerncomputer
has a green monochrome of a size of 57mm X 52mm, which is a bit bigger
than the Mega Duck handheld screen. Also, it has a piano keyboard and has
a 87 button keyboard all in Deutch and even speaks in Deutch.

Futher more, it has a volume and contrast knob on the right side of the
screen, has a power and batterie leer (life) LED indicators, has x2 
cartridge ports: one for the Speichermodul (Memory Cartridge) and the 
second one is for the Ergänzungsmodul (Additional Cartridges) like game
cartridges or learning/drawing, etc.. cartridges. Also has a Kopfhörer
input (Earphone Jack), Maus Anschlub (Mouse Port), Drucker Anschlub 
(Printer Port), Serial Connector and a Netzadapter (Voltage Jack Input)
of 9 Volts DC / 1 Amp or can be powered by x4 "C" batteries.

Onced powered, you have 12 icons appearing on the screen. The first one 
(upper-left), is the icon for setting the internal clock and alarm clock.
The second one, is for the built-in calender, the third one is for the
built-in calculator, the forth one is the Notepad. Secon row: first on the 
left is the orthograph, the second one is for some mathematical games, the 
third one is for making drawings and the forth one is the icon for doing
some Basic Programming. Now for the third row, first one one the left is
for the piano keyboard (composing, playing...), the second one is a write
program (?), the third one is for writing and printing words and the last 
one is for selecting the game cartridge or additional cartridge modules.

Known Cartridges List:
* JC 501/01 Speicher-Modul (Save Module) [comes with the Lerncomputer]
* JC 501/05 Zeichnen (Drawing Module)
* JC 501/06 Data Bank 

Hartung Spiele Berlin Handels GmbH
Bundesallee 126
D 12161 Berlin
12 D39


4.5) Accessories

Accesories are only known for the Mega Duck Lerncomputer to date.
See chapter 4.0 to know about them.


5.0) Credits

* Roel N. <>
* Patrice Le Bihan <>
* Video-Games History <>


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