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Pokemon Mini: A Beginner’s Guide

Pokemon Mini: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Alienjesus See the other entries in the Retro Gaming 101 Series When you think of Nintendo handhelds, chances are you think of the Game Boy, which defined portable gaming for the masses. Or maybe you think of one of its follow ups, the Game Boy Color, or the Game Boy Advance. Maybe it’s the ever popular DS line that comes to mind first, or its latest handheld system, the 3DS. Chances are however, that there is one portable [...]

Watara Supervision: A Beginner’s Guide

Watara Supervision: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack By 1992, Nintendo was crushing the competition in the handheld market with a piece of handheld hardware that was technically out of date when compared to its main sources of competition.  But with a little ingenuity, great battery life, and some serious gameplay, the Game Boy continued to hold its own against the likes of the Sega Game Gear and Atari Lynx.  The amount of success was enough to get many companies to take notice, and while [...]

Tiger Game.com 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Tiger Game.com 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Ack Part of the Retro Gaming 101 Series  USA, 1997.  Nintendo had just proven with the Japanese Pokemon craze that its nearly 10-year-old Game Boy still had the ability to dominate the handheld market without even trying, keeping themselves afloat despite problems with their two most recent console releases, the Nintendo 64 and Virtual Boy.  Tiger Electronics, makers of hundreds of LCD handheld toys, wanted access to that market share so bad it could taste it.  It had [...]