Hasbro is bringing back the classic Tiger Electronics line of handheld game systems.
Hearkening back to a time when you could buy a handheld gaming device that only ran a single game, the new systems are coming this fall in four flavors, all of which are up for pre-order from GameStop:
Each is priced at $14.99… batteries not included. You’ll have to supply your own set of AA batteries.
The new Tiger Electronics systems are inspired by a classic line of handheld game systems released in the 1990s, each with a small monochrome LCD display and a handful of game control buttons including Jump, Move, up, down, left and right keys.
And… that’s about it.
Odds are you’ve already got a smartphone capable of playing games that are much more interesting than these titles… and which aren’t single-purpose gadgets that will collect dust or take up space in a landfill once you inevitably get bored of playing the game. But at $15 each, these are… still kind of hard to justify.
Then again, the $25 Oregon Trail handheld that came out a few years ago was surprisingly popular.