I didn’t have a Game Boy until much later, but I did have a shoebox full of these gems! Some were pretty great, like Baseball, Karate King, and the handful of pinball variants that various companies manufactured, but many of the licensed properties were complete trash! The worst, I think, was Sonic The Hedgehog which had an impassible section of water that effectively ended the game. Suffice it to say: the later the release date of the game unit, the worse it was–up to the R Zone and Game.Com platforms which signaled the impending end of the LCD gaming era. Over twenty years later, I can still here those little beeps in my mind’s ear–oh the hours I whiled away!
Tiger Electronics’ LCD-based games shouldn’t have been as successful as they were against the Game Boy. But the company was anything but a failure. Why?
Source: Tiger Electronics Took on the Game Boy with Devices as Powerful as Calculators | Motherboard
Replica cases for classic console cartridges
Source: Replica cases for classic console cartridges
Yuengling? More like Yeung-Link!
Source: Yuengling? More like Yeung-Link! | It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This | Know Your Meme
I always wanted one of these tabletop pinball games when I was a kid, but they were “too expensive” in the 1980s and early 1990s. I’ve been obsessed with the silver ball since I was a young boy–even going so far as to put “Pinball Wizard” on my high school letter jacket. A few years back, when she was living in New Orleans, my Mom sent this to me as a Christmas gift, combining two of my adolescent obsessions–pinball and Star Wars–into one magnificent gift that I have treasured.
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Y’all, Nickelodeon is making a Legends of the Hidden Temple movie, and it actually looks delightfully stupid. Like, it looks charmingly silly, completely tongue-in-cheek, and full of nostalgic fan service. I’m cautiously optimistic.