80sCartoons.net Forum Index
Log in Register FAQ Memberlist Search 80sCartoons.net Forum Index

Hand-held LCD games

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    80sCartoons.net Forum Index » 80's Video Games
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
HeadOfNight82
Radical


Joined: 02 May 2011
Posts: 8
Location: NE, USA

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Hand-held LCD games Reply with quote

I'm sure some of you guys remember those hand-held games with the LCD screen? I was really into them before I got an original Nintendo. I had Gauntlet, Karnov, Road Race, Castlevania 2:Simon's Quest, Double Dragon, Donkey Kong 2, and TMNT. Primitive, but totally nostalgic!


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LepricahnsGold
Totally Bitchin'


Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 1920
Location: here

PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had football: ,
Space Invaders: ,
and a Coleco Pac-Man:



_________________


"Oh, those kids are after me Lucky Charms!" - Lucky
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MacGyver
Cowabunga!


Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 4609

PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have this handheld game and it still ROCKS!

Very Happy Cool



_________________
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by me." - Jesus (John 14:6)

"You can do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it."- MacGyver

"Thunder...Thunder....Thunder...ThunderCats...HOOOO!!!!!!"- Lion-O
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
jodyjones
Radical


Joined: 12 Nov 2014
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:48 am    Post subject: Re: Hand-held LCD games Reply with quote

HeadOfNight82 wrote:
I'm sure some of you guys remember those hand-held games with the LCD screen? I was really into them before I got an original Nintendo. I had Gauntlet, Karnov, Road Race, Castlevania 2:Simon's Quest, Double Dragon, Donkey Kong 2, and TMNT. Primitive, but totally nostalgic!


Yes! Would never forget this one! I used to have a yellow one and there was such competition between me and my sis to get it! Now that I see my kid playing the latest http://www.jumpstart.com/penguins-of-madagascar/ in the iPad, I feel how rapidly days and trends have changed. To them that handheld LCD gameing gadget would appear to be a museum-worthy item only!!! Very Happy


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
MacGyver
Cowabunga!


Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 4609

PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep- video games have changed a lot since their earliest years....but it's nice to see the classics are still remembered. I think even to this day you can still find some of those LCD video games at stores though. And lately at Walgreens stores and discount places like Dollar General, I've seen retro video game systems for sale with tons of video games for the system- they have sets for Intellivision and Colecovision. That's pretty classic and cool! Smile Cool



_________________
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by me." - Jesus (John 14:6)

"You can do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it."- MacGyver

"Thunder...Thunder....Thunder...ThunderCats...HOOOO!!!!!!"- Lion-O
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
thinice
Tubular


Joined: 11 Jan 2015
Posts: 106
Location: Ohio

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Some really nice hand-held games.

I still have a few from my childhood.


I know the same table in every picture. Laughing


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
IceDragon
Totally Bitchin'


Joined: 03 Apr 2014
Posts: 672
Location: Argentina

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a Batman LCD game while searching thru my stuff. It was made by Tiger! I didn't know that their stuff had made it this far.



_________________
Intelligent life is all around us!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
MacGyver
Cowabunga!


Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 4609

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh- cool! I remember some of those Batman LCD games- especially in the late '80s and early '90s when the Micheal Keaton movies were so huge!



_________________
"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by me." - Jesus (John 14:6)

"You can do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it."- MacGyver

"Thunder...Thunder....Thunder...ThunderCats...HOOOO!!!!!!"- Lion-O
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
thinice
Tubular


Joined: 11 Jan 2015
Posts: 106
Location: Ohio

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiger hand-helds games were big back then. I collect old GamePro magazines and it unbelievable the amount of games that Tiger released. Seems like every magazine had several Tiger game reviews.


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
IceDragon
Totally Bitchin'


Joined: 03 Apr 2014
Posts: 672
Location: Argentina

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thinice wrote:
Tiger hand-helds games were big back then. I collect old GamePro magazines and it unbelievable the amount of games that Tiger released. Seems like every magazine had several Tiger game reviews.


Yeah, they were huge in the 'states. But keep in mind that I live in the other side of the world, so it is quite interesting to see a specimen here (just to give you the complete picture, consoles like the Saturn and the Sega-CD were extremely rare here).



_________________
Intelligent life is all around us!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
thinice
Tubular


Joined: 11 Jan 2015
Posts: 106
Location: Ohio

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never had any Tiger hand-helds that were new. Were they any good? Was the Sega Master System big in your area?


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
IceDragon
Totally Bitchin'


Joined: 03 Apr 2014
Posts: 672
Location: Argentina

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thinice wrote:
I never had any Tiger hand-helds that were new. Were they any good? Was the Sega Master System big in your area?


To be honest... no.

Playing in one of those it's like watching the making of a cartoon or a bad-rendered movie. Quite amusing in a way, but mostly a painful experience. The games are a mess in which you simply mash buttons and hope for the best. It's hard to tell what you are doing and the games don't seem to change despite of how long you actually play them. To make it worse... the sound it's ungodly: "A high-pitched yap of pedigree dogs whose mouths will not be shut" (extra points if you can name that quote Razz).

It's not like you couldn't make a good game with that kind of technology, I have played very good games made from the same bases (here there were a series called "Brick Games" that were nothing short than awesome, if something repetitive). But these games were all butcher ports and/or bad ideas. Don't get them for the playing value, get them for the nostalgic value.

As for the Master System... I think that it was quite popular here, but nothing compared to the Famicom.

BTW: It is my pleasure to discuss these topics with ya Smile



_________________
Intelligent life is all around us!


Last edited by IceDragon on Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:48 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
thinice
Tubular


Joined: 11 Jan 2015
Posts: 106
Location: Ohio

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, IceDragon! Usually stumbling across these at yard sales the batteries are gone or just not working.

I appreciate you sharing your knowledge.


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    80sCartoons.net Forum Index » 80's Video Games All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001- 2004 phpBB Group
Theme created by phpBBStyles.com | Themes Database