Handheld Video Games In The 80s
by Wyatt Bloom
But without fail, any one of us can remember at least a couple of these games that we’ll touch on as we journey to rediscover 80s handheld games!
Much like a story book fable, as time and success marched on so did the handheld game console. Technology and innovation gave way to other manufacturers such as Parker Brothers, Coleco, Entex, Bandai, and Milton Bradley who developed or marketed the games.
Tiger GamesAs entertaining and adventurous as these games were, the technological advancements in this realm stalled into the late 80s before revealing the next generation of boredom defenders. Some remained rather primitive in their graphics yet they were advanced in their controls such as the Tiger handheld games we fondly remember. These games were great and had multiple games available that were transferred from home game systems such as Outrun, Afterburner, and Double Dragon.
Though it seems that we only glossed over the handheld gaming consoles, I think you’ll agree that this was a great time remembering one of our cherished childhood memories.
Wyatt Bloom is a child of the 80s and lifelong friend of RD80s creator Jason Gross. He is also the co-writer of a M.A.S.K. Movie script (with Jason) and hosts Clearfield-County.Com, a resource site for his home county in PA. He has served in the United States Air Force for over 15 years and enjoys being a party DJ on the side.