Few years ago Hasbro revived their line of Tamagotchi virtual pets. The new versions of the toys were smaller than the 90’s originals which also had fewer features. They must’ve sold pretty well, since the company followed up on those with full sized reissues of both first and second generation of the Tamagotchis.
But, according the The Verge, Hasbro is banking on even more of the 90’s nostalgia with the reintroduction of the ubiquitous Tiger Electronics LCD handhelds. The affordable games took cues from Nintendo’s game and watch portables. Featuring one title per device and a simple form of gameplay.
Hasbro plan to release four LCD games this fall; The Little Mermaid, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Transformers: Generation 2, and X-Mes Project X. The company says that the games are inspired by their original counterparts so there may be some changes in their design and functionality. Sadly, a rechargeable battery isn’t one of them, even though each of them will still need two AAs to run and they are NOT included with the games.
Because of their poorly aged graphics and simple gameplay, these most likely won’t appeal to the kids nowadays, especially if they already have the Switch or an iPad to play on. But, it is more likely that 80’s babies will get a kick out of seeing them once again and will either purchase them on impulse or as a gift for like-minded friends. They will cost $14.99 each.
If you’re a 80’s or early 90’s baby are you excited to see these handheld games make a comeback?