Mike Matei / September 6th, 2013
Episode 113. This time the Nerd looks back at the various handheld games made by Tiger Electronics.
September 6, 2013 at 9:28 am
OMG AM I FIRST!???!?!?!?
September 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm
There’s nothing like a valuable contribution or interesting opinion right at the first position… oh wait, your post isn’t valuable, it just takes up space
September 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm
Well Said. Anyone who can Read and Reason can clearly see that you’ve made the 1st, 2nd or 3rd comment. Making those types of inane comments on a website such as this denotes one of two things. You’re between the ages of three to eleven, or very immature and/or looking for attention.
September 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm
you do know they don’t respond to your comments, as far as they are concern, they got first.
September 6, 2013 at 11:16 pm
So, who cares if they type First! or Second! Does it matter? Why get offended?
September 7, 2013 at 5:41 am
You all are simply jealous and have some anger problems. Its good to be first and be happy of it
September 7, 2013 at 11:30 am
Jesus fucking christ, why are you so pissy about his comment.
September 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm
I’m not pissy or angered, I just rolled my eyes at all this uncalled-for first-post-pointing-out that people on the internet do all the time. It’s fine if you mention it while also saying something valuable. But just writing for the sake of being the first one to write – that’s like standing in a queue at a shop without buying anything.
September 15, 2013 at 12:04 am
Rats in a cage.
September 8, 2013 at 10:56 am
hi it’s me again tri playing mother 1
September 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm
it’s me zachary and im 11 try playing mother 1 2 and 3 if you can do mother 4
September 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Yes, and you’re also an idiot.
November 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm
no your just gay
January 20, 2014 at 10:14 pm
This video just smashed the last three to pieces, amazing work!!
September 15, 2014 at 12:17 am
September 6, 2013 at 9:30 am
Second at least Keep up your great work James, can’t wait to check out the new video now
September 6, 2013 at 9:37 am
HELL YES I have a few of these mannnn did they suck dick but I digressed
September 6, 2013 at 9:41 am
I have 6 Tiger Handhelds, Simons Quest (the best), Heavy Barrel, Gauntlet, American Gladiators, Wrestling, Bowling. My wife has two Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid so together we have 8. I plan on getting more. I like these things. Would like to get the Double Dragons, Ninja Gaiden, Marble Madness and some others for sure…of topic…I noticed in a vid you have a Vectrex James. I love my Vectrex and play it every day. Vectrex for life !
November 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm
vectrex was also my first gaming system, before i could afford the NES. before that i used to play game and watch handhelds (“fire”) in 1986 or so. vectrex r0x0rz j00r b0x0rz!
September 6, 2013 at 9:42 am
Lol, god, I hated those “games”. Glad even I was smart enough to realize during my childhood how dumb Tiger games were.
September 6, 2013 at 9:51 am
Great Episode! I didn’t know i had one of these, but when I saw the episode I remered playing with it. Alhtough I have to say they were ok, like you said it was better than nothing
September 6, 2013 at 9:55 am
Awesome video as always nerd! I had some of these when I was younger, and they sucked!!! lol.
September 6, 2013 at 9:57 am
All I had was an game & watch of Zelda but my friend had one of those and yea it sucked ^^
September 6, 2013 at 9:58 am
I had a handful of these games as a kid. The only one that got allot of play was the Bowling. We used to pass it around between the family to see who could get the highest score. Once you learned a trick you could get a strike every time. Anyway very enjoyable video.
September 6, 2013 at 10:05 am
get in! this has made my day.
I think I remember playing some of those handheld games
September 6, 2013 at 10:09 am
YES! I know you said you were working on a new one, but I didn’t expect it within’ two days Keep up the good work, James! Can’t WAIT for October!
September 6, 2013 at 10:12 am
Another great episode! I have a few games like that. They’re from McDonald’s however, some Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon games. They’re not great, but I can understand why you don’t like those kind of games. To me, those were the things I play when I get really bored.
By the way, I remember the Baby Dinosaur song and I’m 20 years old. Also that does sound a lot better than the sounds on that Dinosaurs game. It was really hurting my ears.
September 6, 2013 at 10:25 am
Original MK3 didnt have Scorpion in it!
September 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm
but that was the Trilogy version, where really should have a Scorpion (and every MK character to the date).
September 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm
Raiden is spelled Rayden in the Game Com version. Thats some bullshit
September 6, 2013 at 10:28 am
Oh man! How nostalgic! I remember those. I only had one, though. I got it back in like 1990 or something when I was about 8 or 9. The Little Mermaid. lol I used to play it ALL the time. lol I thought nothing of it graphic wise…at the time. lol
Glad you’re talking about this. ^_^
September 6, 2013 at 10:43 am
Man, what a trip. I can’t remember all of the ones I owned, but I remember having the Jurassic Park one for sure. I also remember having a Street Fighter, but it came with cards that had the characters on them, and you, if memory serves, slid the cards in the game, and I think it allowed you to play as whatever character was on the card you used. I remember not being able to get it to work correctly. I also unfortunately had the Rzone. Me and my brother both did. I had the one like in the video, and my brother had one that was like a small arcade machine. But it was still bulky for a portable device.
Tiger really was the pinnacle of penile infection.
September 6, 2013 at 10:45 am
I love you avgn!!!!
September 6, 2013 at 10:47 am
Wow…a crappier version of the Virtual Boy! Didn’t think that was possible. lol When you brought that out, the first thing that popped into mind was Virtual Boy. Didn’t think that there would be anything worse than Virtual Boy. lol
September 6, 2013 at 10:58 am
Wow, this was one of the best episodes ever.
Basic and straight.
Thank you for taking me back to 2009
Keep up the good work James!
September 6, 2013 at 11:00 am
Hahahaha, finally the wait is over! I waited so long to see an episode as good as the old ones and now its here! This is definitely one of the best episodes ever. Back to the basics.
September 6, 2013 at 11:11 am
Great episode! It has that same quality from the first videos that made the AVGN character so awesome.
September 6, 2013 at 11:15 am
I remember playing Tiger’s version of Shinobi/Ninja Gaiden: Ninja Fighter! Every time I played, my ninja gets hit and dies. Hit and dies. Hit and dies. That was a fun game, wasn’t it? Oh wait, it’s not! What was I thinking playing that again and again as a kid? BTW, I’m glad I never got game.com and R-Zone despite seeing their promotional commercials!
September 6, 2013 at 11:17 am
I think this is the first time in a long while I’ve seen the nerd actually drink on camera. I used to have all those games, in fact I still have my R-zone in a box in my storage building.
September 6, 2013 at 11:31 am
That’s the new hot ticket see! Best line of the episode. Also not all tiger games sucked. Dennis the Menace was fun, also Home alone 2 was a thousand times better than the NES equivalent! How that is possible… I don’t know. I actually liked street fighter 2 though, so maybe my opinions are flawed. One more thing, don’t go bashing POGs!
September 6, 2013 at 11:33 am
I had the Aladdin Tiger Game. I loved it.
September 6, 2013 at 11:37 am
When are we gonna see volume 7? <3
September 6, 2013 at 11:43 am
You have really outdone yourself, James. Loved the cameo. Loved the review. It felt like an early episode, which is great because those were so awesome! Thanks for making my Friday great! : )
VR, eh? Have you heard of the Oculus Rift, James?
September 6, 2013 at 11:45 am
“It’s proof that Jesus died in vain and legally changed his middle name to ‘Fucking’!” This is one of the best lines I’ve ever heard.
September 6, 2013 at 11:47 am
I think your bowling game is defective….my cousin and I had that one and it worked perfectly….he figured out how to to get a perfect score every time….on another note, i love retro games…and even though these are considered retro…i’d rather play Zelda on CD-I than play thru those things again….and I know how bad Zelda is on CD-I…I have one of them….:/
September 6, 2013 at 11:48 am
I live in Sweden and I´ve got three of these things! A handheld Tiger Jurassic Park like seen in this video, A Spider-Man one and A Lights Out with rubber buttons + Real lights! These are funny nostalgic trips.. but the ones that are not that I also have a lot of are the ones STILL being made today by other companies! Yes, they are worse than the Tiger versions and Stuart Ashens reviews them on Youtube! (He´s also on TGWTG.com). He is a hilarious British comedian so if any of you have not seen his videos I implore you to do so.
September 6, 2013 at 11:53 am
I had a few of them. I had the Power Ranger one and Batman. They where fun when I was a kid but we didn’t have the money to buy a Gameboy. Heck my first Gameboy was the advance.
September 6, 2013 at 11:56 am
This is one of the reasons Nintendo won the console wars wasn’t it? Hahaha that was a fun episode as well
September 6, 2013 at 11:57 am
hahahaha batman sounds like a porn movie
September 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm
Loved the episode. I don’t know why, but I kept expecting you to start mentioning the Gameboy Bubble Bath games! Those were shittier than Tiger games. Trust me.
September 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm
I once had a soccer game with the same technology as the tiger games
I played the Xmen one alot. I didn’t absolutely hate it. That and the Konami TMNT one. I didn’t have anything better at the time though. I think I could still enjoy the TMNT one.
September 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm
Oh man, you don’t know how I waited to see this episode coming out. Since the first time ever I saw a AVGN episode I was waiting for it. And man, it worth it! Hahahaha
I saw back there a few master system games that I’ve never paid attention before. I wonder if we’ll see something related to it in a near future (it’d rock!).
I remember buying and owning the R-Zone. I had erased it from my memory until this episode…
September 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm
really awesome video. but i was totally not expecting Bullshit Man to return. I freaked out when that happened. it was hilarious as always. Great job Nerd
September 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Oh, and I almost forgot to say: I played a lot of Mortal Kombat and Pit Fighter in one of these. Back in 1993 here in Brazil these games were the bomb! And for us Game Boy was an “out of this world” thing. A thing from Tiger in what I actually had a lot of fun was the robot 2XL, THAT was fun and learning!
September 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm
That was simply awesome. I really loved the short bit of the Bullshit man. Great work James. And one more thing, bring us some more bullshit.
September 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm
Wow my parents wisely protected me from this stuff by giving in and getting me a gameboy. Now 22 years later the bulky grey thing is still working as are the original games.
But now that im thinking back I also owned some of these crappy tiger-games thingies for whatever reason, probably because as a child I didnt care and wanted every colorful, heavily advertised product on the theme that interested me at the time They are still sold in some form or another I think, mainly coming from Asia I think.
September 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm
This is out of context but are we getting a Monster Madness this October? I look forward to that every year!
September 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm
These “games” were never exported to my country, thankfully, but what we saw were a bunch of CASIO handhelds and others made in China. The CASIO ones were OK, but the other ones… snorting crap through your nose was more healthy.
September 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm
James, I think I know what your problem is with Bowling.
Know those arrows on the left side of the game? They’re used to help guide your throw. You press the down arrow to initiate the throw of the bowling ball. As the arm is wound back, press the ‘Up’ arrow to guide the ball into the pins.
September 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm
I remember these think I used to have a few back in the day. That’s how shit they are I can’t even remember if I had one and if I did I didn’t play it for longer than a minute or 2. Loved the AVGN BULLSHIT MAN collaboration I have seen all the BULLSHIT MAN’S video’s and wondered for ages when you were going to talk about that shitty plastic packaging.
September 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm
Great video as always, but still no title card from Mike Matei? Why is that so taboo? Those were as great as the episodes themselves!
September 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm
I’m italian and if I will ever had to chose between having the daily coffee or watching new episodes of avgn, I would definitely drop coffee. Please James, never, ever stop doing these. The day shitty games will be over, I’ll program some more for you.
September 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm
Yes! The R-Zone! I had one of those and I still have the Virtua-Fighter cartridge!
September 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm
I had a Sonic Tiger game.
September 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm
The Tiger Bowling Game was the first and only one I have left today. I almost bowled a perfect game on it once! Yours looks a little messed up, James.
September 6, 2013 at 1:33 pm
US games like this looks very normal and good next to soviet “similar” “consoles”. Trust me, they were super wierd. Wolf in ocean fighting octupuss to collct gold etc.
September 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm
He should have closed it with the Gizmondo and the death of Tiger
September 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm
Absolutely hilarious! Great idea having a “You know what’s bullshit?” episode within the AVGN-episode. The part with the scissors to open a pack of scissor brought tears of joy to my eyes. Hate these fucking packages, too.
September 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm
I never had one of systems, per se, but I do remember when SEGA cut a deal with McDonald’s and had these portable gaming systems that used the same technology come with Happy Meals. Needless to say, they’re just a catastrophe of ass.
September 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm
I had the Ninja Gaiden one has a kid.
September 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm
I had all those things. After having practically begged my dad to get me the R-Zone, once I recieved it I played it for about a minute or two then was like, “Fuck this piece of shit”, lol! It was aweful. Quite possibly the worst. In fact, yes, it was the worst thing ever imagined. I never even bothered with keeping it around for memories sake. I junked it instantly, lol! Fucking piece of shit. I hope the people that created these monstrocities is proud of themselves having ripped off all those poor little kids, myself included.
September 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm
I remember one of my habits as a kid was removing the door to the battery compartment and losing it. My dad always scolded me for not taking care of my belongings. Hope you upload this to youtube too!
September 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm
great AND FUNNY VIDEO
The scissors to open scissors line! When you screamed WRIST WATCH! I actually laughed my head off and then had to applaud – this whole video was genius.
September 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm
LOL the full house tiger game is awesome for just existing!
September 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm
The Bullshitman cameo was very welcome. Incorperatng your family of characters into a single work is an excellent idea. You are very talented and I wish you further success.
September 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm
I’ll always remember the Street Fighter 2 handheld game commercial! “You say you wanna be a street fighter?? You’re no street fighter! Not until you master the six world warriors of the Street Fighter 2 hand held game. Hundred hand slaps and rolling attacks, fireballs and hurricane kicks are your weapons! Beat 3 in a row: Zangief, Honda, Blanca, THEN we’ll talk!”
September 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Those handheld games had the same problem as the Atari, there were all these developers trying to make it do things that it just couldn’t, except it was mostly just Tiger. Like almost every Tiger game tried to emulate scrolling, even though there are tons of games that don’t scroll and are kickass, like Punch-Out or Zelda or Donkey Kong. I had a handheld Donkey Kong ripoff and it was really fun, a great time-killer: and guess what, it wasn’t made by Tiger. The watch ones are probably the best, because they kept those games as simple as possible and didn’t try anything weird, they were so portable that it was kind of insane, and they actually were watches that told time, and even had alarm and stopwatch functions sometimes. Before cellphones, in a boring waiting room or waiting for someone at a bus stop or whatever, they were the shit.
September 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm
great episode. this is one of the episodes where literally all the game and hardware just suck. funny bullshit man cameo.
after the wierd toxic avenger episode this one is back on track.
September 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm
Did you miss the Bill & Ted episode?
September 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm
This was so unexpected and terrific. Thank you, you’ve made my day!
September 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm
Is this going to come to Youtube soon?
September 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm
Wow! And I thought the Gizmondo was bad
September 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm
Finally a new avgn!
September 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm
I think I sent you one or two of those,…I’m happy you used em!
September 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm
Another great video, especially the internet part that was hilarious.
September 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm
One thing I gotta give to Tiger, the Pokédex it launched was 100% translated to spanish for us at Latin America. Not even the Pokémon games did that (except for the upcoming Pokémon X and Y and some rare Red and Blue versions)
They did it because Ninten-Did it
September 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm
i hate those packages, they even have them nowdays. THEY SUCK!
aaaaawesome shit man! Funny as ever!
September 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm
This episode is full of win!
Great Job! Keep them coming… when you have the time for it.
September 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm
13:14 Did it just say “Game Com, f**k you”??
September 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm
I liked Pogs.
September 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm
I also had that shitty torture device known as the R Zone. The little plastic piece broke off and it got extremely uncomfortable wearing it. I agree James, The R Zone is the worst video game console I ever played. Great episode by the way. It’s been a while!
September 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm
Holy crap, I had one of those. Headache city.
September 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm
“You buy the scissors then you need the scissors to get the scissors out” That made my day!
September 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm
16:15 Does Batman’s suit have… balls? :O
September 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Why isn`t this video on his youtube channel?
September 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm
I was 9 and had the Virtual Boy and the R-Zone and I loved them both when I was a kid. I still like Teleroboxer but the rest of the games suck major ass!!!
September 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm
A bullshit episode inside an AVGN episode?! I THINK IM IN HEAVEN!
September 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm
so much nostalgia in this episode. i owned like half of those games you featured. and i thought they were alright at the time. poor man’s handhelds indeed. they do suck though. one kid i was associated with had a zelda wristwatch. i always wanted that one. never got to play it though. i continue to imagine it was cooler than it probably was.
September 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm
what an awesome way to spend my break, thanks for the entertainment
September 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEucOprkHBA Scary Furby, Tiger Electronics….
September 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm
Great episode James. Hell…that was awesome! Thanks for that man! You’re doing a great job! Keep it up!
September 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm
Great and funny video, James! Good ol’ running gags as well as unexpected jokes. Even the most forgettable parts of video game history have been adequately commemorated now.
September 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm
I used to play a lot of Tiger Handheld games when I was a kid. Before I owned a Sega it’s all I had. And once I owned a Sega I would only be able to get a new game once in a while, and I would play the fuck out of it, until I had beaten it 10 times over and wanted something different. So I would get a Tiger game. I guess they were kind of like my fix in between getting real video games. Also I had a really shitty Robocop wrist game. Ugh.
September 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm
At first I was like “damn, I must have been one of the only kids who was smart enough not to bug their parents for one of these shitty games” then I was like… Oh… I had that bowling game.
GREAT Video!! definitely one my favorite! it’s was really fun to watch!!! i remember having one of those, when i was a kid. xD
September 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm
I remember this crap when I was a kid. Geez. At least with the Game and Watch games, they were sorta fun and upped the speed and difficulty as you play through. And you could play updated versions of them on the Game Boy/Color/Advance.
September 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm
Can anyone help, because the peisode isn’t loading for me. The video says it’s loading episode, but i’ve been here for five minutes and it hasn’t done a dam thing. This is like torture to e, that I can’t wtach this new episode that i’m really wanting to see right now, but I can’t, because the dam video won’t load for me. Does ayone know what’s happening to it for me?
September 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm
Nerd, I’ve always had mad respect for you ever since I saw you call out some of the egregious typos that plague these shitty games. So in that vein, I’m going to let “revolutionalized” (8:03) slide. But I’ve got my eye on you …
September 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm
lol i used to have that shinobi handheld. I had a sudden flashback of playing it in elementary school as soon as I saw it in this vid. They suck ass, but w/o any alternative at the time, these tiger games were a decent little diversion for me.
I had two, a Tom and Jerry and a Toy Story one.
At the time, i liked the Toy Story one. I mean a whole lot, i did amazing high scores on that.
Why? Because i was a dumb fucking kid.
I had a SNES, why i wasted my time on this, even when i got my Gameboy Color i was still into the Toy Story one, beating the high score on monthly basis. Again, why?
Thanks to something, i noticed out bad the Wristwatch ones were at the time. The other shat, i didn’t even knew they existed and i’m cool like that.
Great video, James! This hit right in the childhood and made me laugh and cry (at myself as a kid) for all the video.
Now i even remember when i bought some kind of shoes that made special sound effects when you made some kinda bullshit step that i don’t know.
Was like i called the 900-Bullies-On-Me, stupid kid-myself…
September 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm
Does the Game.com say “Fuck You” when you turn it on, it sounds like it.
September 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm
I remember the tiger portable game things…i had a few of those..don’t know why i played them..they were like a cancer .. a cancer that you were brainwashed into liking..i think i have a spider-man one hanging around somewhere still.. better find it and dispose of it.. in a vat of acid.
September 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm
Ah, good times… I think I had 1 or 2. Yes, my family was kinda poor and couldn’t get Nintendo. Instead my father got me Spectrums, Atari ST and Falcons. I also had a little console that had square blocks, 6 games in one, one of them was tetris. I also had a Tamaguchi.