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|Type||Educational home video game console|
|Release date||September 2006|
|CPU||ARM9 from LSI Logic|
The V.Flash (also known as V.Smile Pro in Europe) is an educational home video game console and spinoff from the V.Smile series of video game consoles manufactured and released by VTech. Unlike the V.Smile, this game console uses 3D graphics and is designed for kids aged 5+.
It was revealed at the 2006 London Toy Fair,and released in September 2006.
Since the console didn't sell as well as the V.Smile, not many games were made for it. All Games were released in both the US and Europe, with the exception of Muiltisports, which was exclusive to Europe.
There were 10 titles known to have been released;
|#||US/UK Title||Overseas title(s)||Age range||Developer|
|1||Bratz Fashion Pixiez: The Secret Necklace|
|2||Cars: In the Fast Lane|
|3||Disney Princess: The Crystal Ball Adventure|
|4||The Incredibles: Mission Incredible|
|6||Scooby-Doo!: Ancient Adventure|
|7||Shrek the Third: The Search for Arthur|
|8||The Amazing Spider-Man: Countdown to Doom|
|9||SpongeBob SquarePants: Idea Sponge|
|10||Wacky Race on Jumpin' Bean Island|
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The processor is an ARM9 processor from LSI Logic. Files are stored in 3 main formats: .mjp, .ptx, and .snd. The latter have been determined to be PCM WAV files.
Rated at 1.5 million polygons per second and with a 32 bit CPU, this system is directly comparable to the fifth generation game consoles, such as the PlayStation, which also sports 128MBit SDRAM.
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