Tiger Electronics' triumphant(?) return

Do you remember those cheap little handheld games back in the 80s that had a single background image and calculator-like graphics? Do you remember how they took existing "real" videogames, and made them, well, crappy LCD inkblots? I do, and they were actually pretty cool for a tech-deprived 8-year-old.

Now, the company likely responsible for the majority of those three-button wonders is back, and making just as questionable a product (for the serious gamer, at least). Tiger Electronics has released the Net Jet, a "game system" that connects to a PC via the USB interface. It is essentially an SNES controller with a cartridge slot, and plays "software" like Puzzle Bobble (clone) and other rudimentary games.

The Net Jet is clearly aimed at the youth audience, however, so any quality-related criticisms from me or other "hardcore" gamers are meaningless. $25 for the unit and a game, then $15 for each additional game may seem outrageous to us, but for your average mom of two, it may end up being a valuable purchase.



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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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