SM microcontrollers

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SM microcontrollers
Designer Sharp
Manufacturer Sharp
CPU 16,384Hz
Graphics N/A
Memory 16 bytes
Media Built-in ROM
Released WW: 1975
Added to Museum Not yet

SM (Sharp Microcomputer) 4-bit microcontrollers by Sharp were first introduced in 1975.

They were used in LCD handhelds such as the Game & Watch series by Nintendo.


There were several variations available.

Soviet clone

The Soviet Union produced several handheld LCD games under the Elektronika label that were based on Nintendo's Game & Watch systems. These included a clone of the Sharp SM microcontroller known as the KB1013VK1-2.

Types of Sharp SM microcontrollers

Name Systems
SM5a Ball, Chef, Egg, Fire, Flagman, Helmet, Judge, Lion, Manhole, Mickey Mouse (1981), Octopus, Parachute, Popeye, Vermin
SM510 Crab Grab, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong II, Fire Attack, Green House, Lifeboat, Manhole (New Wide Screen), Mario Bros., Mario's Cement Factory, Mickey & Donald, Oil Panic, Rain Shower, Squish, Spitball Sparky, Snoopy Tennis, Tropical Fish, Turtle Badge,
SM511 Balloon Fight, Boxing, Climber, Donkey Kong Circus, Donkey Kong Hockey, Donkey Kong Jr. (Panarama Screen), Donkey Kong 3, Mario's Cement Factory (Table Top), Mario the Juggler, Mario's Bombs Away, Mickey Mouse (1984), Pinball, Popeye (Panarama Screen), Safe Buster, Super Mario Bros., Snoopy
SM512 Black Jack, Bomb Sweeper, Gold Cliff, Zelda