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Hasbro Is Relaunching The Classic Handheld Gaming Devices

Hasbro Is Relaunching The Classic Handheld Gaming Devices

Depending on when you grew up, chances are you played on a Tiger LCD video game.

Hasbro released a bunch of these little handheld devices that had epic games installed on them. We say 'epic' in the sense that, at the time, these were awesome. In the context of today's gaming world, they're a little, well, basic.

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But that isn't stopped the toy juggernaut from relaunching them into the market for a bit of nostalgia.

Yep - that's right, you'll soon be able to get your hands on a few old school games that you can place in your bathroom for some easy fun.

Credit: Hasbro/Tiger
Credit: Hasbro/Tiger

The company has revealed that it will kick off its trip down memory lane with the likes of The Little Mermaid, Transformers: Generation 2, X-Men Project X, and Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

A pretty decent line-up of games if you ask us.

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But Hasbro isn't just recycling old stock and repurposing it for a newer audience; these machines will get the 2020 treatment.

According to The Verge, each game will be 'inspired' by its 1990s predecessor and will sport 'a familiar control setup, with monochromatic graphics displayed on top of a static, colourful backdrop'.

The company unveiled the devices at the 2020 Toy Fair in New York, where Hasbro said: "The design and technology were created with the original handheld game unit in mind. "

In the original The Little Mermaid, game, you play as Ariel (duh), where you have to pick up human-made objects while avoiding Ursula. In Transformers, you get to command Optimus Prime as you battle the Decepticons and eventually Starscream.

Credit: Hasbro/Tiger
Credit: Hasbro/Tiger

The Sonic game was a little more basic, which saw you try to defeat Dr. Eggman in six stages. While the X-Men game lets you play as Cyclops, where you and Wolverine face off against Juggernaut and Apocalypse over five different levels.

You can pre-order these games now and they're expected to drop later this year. But of course, it wouldn't be the 1990s if batteries were't included so make sure you have a couple of AA's up your sleeve.

It follows a similar nostalgic revival in the form of the humble Tamagotchi.

The small, handheld device was released back into the public three years ago to much fanfare. The aim of the game was to hatch, raise and try not to kill a little animal. Kids used to be absolutely obsessed with these things and were devastated when their pet died.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.