Sega Graphic Board

From Sega Retro

Jump to: navigation, search

SegaGraphicBoard.jpg

Fast Facts on the Sega Graphic Board

Made By: Sega
Made For: SG-1000

Release Date RRP Code
SG-1000 JP 1985 ¥8,800 [1] GB-800

{{#ifeq: 1 | 3 |


The Sega Graphic Board is a peripheral for the SG-1000, acting as a basic tablet. It was released in 1985 for a Japanese audience.

The Sega Graphic Board's only real function is to allow Terebi Oekaki to work properly. Unlike other controllers, it is permanently attached to the Terebi Oekaki cartridge. The peripheral is limited for a number of reasons - the drawing area is small (10.8cm x 8cm) and the short lead means it can only be used if the player is very close to the console. As the SG-1000 can only output 16 colours on screen, the Terebi Oekaki software is also quite limited.

In order to use the Sega Graphic Board, the player requires a stylus (a black Sega-branded one was bundled with the unit). It requires more pressure than normal tablets in order for the console to receive a signal, however offers a thin and transparent drawing area to allow users to trace images.

Contents

Redesigned versions

Though it was never released in the west, the Sega Graphic Board made several appearances in western media and plans were made to bring improved versions to newer Sega consoles.

A slightly redesigned Graphic Board was set to be released in Europe as an accessory for the Sega Master System early in the console's lifespan. The original design was axed and replaced with a more appropriate black version, sporting an extra two buttons and most importantly, a DE-9 connector meaning it was not tied directly to a cartridge. Again, this black version was never released, however prototype versions have been spotted and seem to work.

Towards the end of the 1980s, a version of the Graphic Board for the Sega Mega Drive was planned. It is seen in photographs of early pre-production Mega Drive consoles, along with a Mega Drive Floppy Disk Drive and Mega Drive Keyboard.

Gallery

Physical Scans

SG-1000, JP
SegaGraphicBoard SG1000 JP Box Front.jpg

Cover

Terebi Oekaki SG1000 JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Terebi Oekaki SG1000 JP Rego.pdf
Registration Card

External Links

Sega SG-1000 Hardware
 SG-1000 Variations   SG-1000 | SG-1000 II | SC-3000 | SC-5000 | Othello Multivision | SD-G5
Add-ons   Super Control Station SF-7000 | 4 Color Plotter Printer | Data Recorder SR-1000 | Sega Keyboard
Game Controllers   Joystick (SJ-200) | Joystick (SJ-300) | Joypad (SJ-150) | SJ-151 | Handle Controller | Bike Handle | Sega Graphic Board
Misc. Hardware   Card Catcher | JC-100 | Sega Compact Floppy Disk
Unlicensed Clones   Dina 2 in one | Fullwis Video Game FR-II‎