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                       The R-Zone F.A.Q.
 		  Frequently Asked Questions			 
		Version RZ.01 - September 1999	 

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                 Welcome to the R-Zone F.A.Q. 

                      TABLE OF CONTENTS
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              1.0) The R-Zone Headgear
              1.5) The R-Zone Super Screen
              2.0) The R-Zone XPG 
              3.0) Technical Specifications
              3.5) CARTRIDGES LIST & Never Released
              4.0) More Inputs
              5.0) Credits

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1.0) The R-Zone Headgear  
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The R-Zone Headgear made it's appearence in 1995. Released by Tiger 
Electronics (the well-known makers of a multitude of handhelds). This 
"weird" looking piece of hardware is pretty unique for it's kind. 
This "Virtual-Reality" (yeah, right !) straps on your head, it has an 
adjustable eye-piece made of polycarbonate (shatter-proof) in which 
the screen gameplay is displayed.

The Headgear is composed of a cartridge slot were you put your game 
cartridge that you want to play, a speaker (adjustable volume), the
display screen and the headband. The multi-button controller is attached
to the head piece and regrettablely, it cannot be detached.

As for the controller, it has a 4/8 directional pad, 4 "action"
buttons and 6 funtional buttons: On, Off, Start, Select, Sound and
Pause. And it has a a cartridge storage for carrying another of your 
favorate game.  


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1.5) The R-Zone Super Screen 
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The R-Zone Super Screen was released in 1996. This system is another 
"weird" one, looks like a..."viewer" with it's magnifying screen.
The screen itself is retractable so you can ajust the position of the 
screen as you like it or depending of the light source.

It has a special feature that the two others system doesn't have, 
overlays that you can attach on any cart to add color in the back-
ground. You can play with these overlays or not. The cartridge port
is placed at the bottom of the system, as well as the focus button
for the screen. I don't how manys ovelays exist for the Super Screen,
i only have one that goes well with fighting games.


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2.0) The R-Zone XPG 
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The R-Zone XPG was released in 1997. The abbreviation XPG stands for:
"X-treme Pocket Game". I personnally don't have this portable console
so i'll try my best to describ it as i can.

This portable game system is kinda like a TV Boy with a flipping
(LED or Mirror ?) screen. The cartrige is front-inserted and has 
built-in sound. Basically the same hardware as the Super 
Screen and the Headgear but was meant to play everywhere (except
underwater that is). 

If someone has one and want to make a better description and/or
wants to make a review, i would greatly appreciate it.


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3.0) Technical Specifications
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R-Zone: 
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# of Model: 71-212
Batteries: 2 "AAA"
1 Player Only 
CPU: ???
Screen: Polycarbonite Screen
Color: 2 (Red & Black) 

R-Zone Super Screen:  
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# of Model: 71-???
Batteries: 4 "D" 
1 Player Only
CPU: ???
Screen: Magnifying Len Display
Color: 1 (Black)

R-Zone XPG: 
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# of Model: 71-331
Batteries:  4 "AAA"
1 player Only
CPU: ???
Screen: LCD ???
Color: 2 (Red & Black)


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3.5) CARTRIDGES LIST (all released by Tiger)
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    Name:                                    Year:   #Model:
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01. Apollo 13                               (1996)   #71-237
02. Area 51                                 (1996)   #71-248
03. Batman & Robin                          (19  )   #71-254
04. Batman Forever                          (1996)   #71-231
05. Battle Arena Toshinden                  (1996)   #71-241
06. Daytona Racing                          (1995)   #71-236
07. Independence Day                        (19  )   #71-318
08. Indy 500                                (1996)   #71-???  
09. Judge Dredd                             (19  )   #71-??? 
10. Lost World, the                         (19  )   #71-315
11. Men in Black                            (19  )   #71-249
12. Mortal Kombat 3                         (1996)   #71-232
13. Mortal Kombat Trilogy                   (19  )   #71-322
14. Nascar Racing                           (19  )   #71-???
15. Panzer Dragoon                          (1995)   #71-238
16. Primal Rage                             (1996)   #71-239
17. Road Rash 3                             (1996)   #71-242
18. Star Trek                               (1996)   #71-247
19. Star Wars:Imperial Assault              (19  )   #71-321
20. Star Wars:Jedi Adventure                (19  )   #71-317
21. Star Wars:Millennium Falcon Challenge   (1997)   #71-316
22. Star Wars:Rebel Forces                  (19  )   #71-319
23. Virtua Cop                              (1996)   #71-244
24. Virtua Fighter                          (1995)   #71-???  
25. Virtua Fighter 2                        (1996)   #71-311
26. VR Troopers                             (1995)   #71-???  
27. Waterworld   -- Never Released ?? --    (19  )   #71-???  

Packed with a System:
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Batman Forever                              (1995) #71-212  
Indy 500                                    (1996) #71-312  
Mortal Kombat 3                             (1995) #71-???  
Virtua Fighter                              (1995) #71-??? 
VR Troopers                                 (1995) #71-??? 


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4.0) More Inputs
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I think that you will laugh at some parts of the instructions that comes 
with the R-Zone Headgear. About 60% of the text wasn't necessary to be told
to people since it's to damn logical...(or stupid). But some of you may 
find a R-Zone without the manual and here's the chance to read it.

Instructions of the R-Zone Headgear:
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CAUTION/DEFECT & DAMAGE

CAUTION:
In case of difficulty in operationg:
- Be sure to use new Alkaline batteries.
- Turn intensity control to the maximum.
- Remove the cartridge, clean the connector with a cotton swab and 
  re-insert into the head gear, and turn the unit back on.

Never play when walking, driving or in any situation when your attention
is on the game and not on your surroundings.

You have purchased a state of the art optical instrument. Treat it
gently for long playing hours. Treat your Visor with special care. Do not 
scratch it or use abrasive cleaning materials such as paper. If you need 
to clean oily finger marks, use soapy water or window cleaning solvent.

Your lens is made from polycarbonate which is shatter resistant material. 
The lens may dislodge itself from the hinges when you drop your R-Zone.
TO STORE YOUR R-ZONE, TURN OFF THE UNIT AND FOLD THE LENS TO THE FOLDED
POSITION FOR PROTECTION.	

Avoid playing in sunny areas as you may have unsufficient contrast/
intensity. The images are created about 8-10 feet ahead of you. Position 
yourself in front of a wall and look at the wall. This will help you to 
focus correctly. After you do this a few times you should be comfortable
focusing on the images correctly.
NOW YOU ARE READY TO ENTER THE R-ZONE! USE THE CONTROL GUIDE IN THE ACCOM-
PANYING MANUAL TO LEARN HOW TO OPERATE EACH CONTROL BUTTON.
BE SURE TO TURN OFF YOUR GAME UNIT BEFORE REMOVING THE GAME CARTRIDGE.

1.INSERTING THE CARTRIDGE

Removing the temporary insert. Insert the actual game cartridge into the 
slot of your head gear. Be sure that the game cartridge is pushed all the 
way in. To replace a game cartridge, turn the unit off and pull out the 
cartridge and replace with a new one. 

2. SETTING UP YOUR R-ZONE

Adjust the head gear so it is confortable on your head by tightening the
band buckle. Position the headband just above your right eyebrow. Pull 
the game visor down.

3. STARTING YOUR GAME

Turn on the game by pressing the ON button on your hand control. Adjust the
game visor by slightly turning it inward until the game image is seen. If 
your game image is not clear or hard to see, adjust the intensity using the
knob indicated  below until the red character images are seen clearly on the 
transparent background by turning the button left or right.
NOW YOU CAN START PLAYING YOUR R-ZONE GAME!

We have provided you with an extra cartridge storage space in your R-ZONE
hand control. Use this extra space to store another R-Zone game cartridge
or use it to store your temporary insert.

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Tiger Electronics is owned by Hasbro. To check upon the R-Zone for any 
news, go see at this site: "http://www.game.com/tigertoys/"

Or want to purchase a new game cartridge on the web? Then go see: 
"http://www.hasbro.com/"

You may still find R-Zone stuff (mostly in liquidation) in these stores:
Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Toys 'R' Us, K*B Toys and Target. Or in some flea 
markets and thrift stores if you are lucky.

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Adresses:

CANADA: Grand Toys Ltd.
        1710, TransCanada Highway,
        Dorval, Quebec, Canada
        H9P-1H7

ENGLAND: Tiger Electronics UK L.C.C.
         Belvedere House, Victoria Avenue,
         Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1-1EL,
         England

GERMANY: Tiger Toys GMBH
         Hauptstr, 98-90562 Heroldberg,
         Germany

FRANCE: Tiger S.R.S.
        4 Avenue de la Marne, 59290
        Wasquehal (Lille), France

UNITED-STATES: Tiger Electronics, Inc.
               980 Woodlands Parkway
               Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
               U.S.A.
               Phone: 1-888-844-7767
               Fax: 1-847-913-8118
   

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5.0) Credits
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* Clint Dyer Handheld FAQ
* EGM Magazine
* Tiger Electronics 


Thanks and see you in the next version !!!
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