Despite Tiger Handheld games being considered video games, they often did not sit in the electronics section where one would expect to find a Game Boy and its games. Instead, Tiger’s LCD games would sit in the toy aisles at stores. Having Tiger games next to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, Barbie dolls, and other prominent young boy and girl toy brands was genius for several reasons. While you can’t deny that Nintendo and Sega were extremely popular, parents making a trip to the electronic section with their kids meant spending $50 to $60 on whatever the latest video game release was. Really savvy parents knew the big cost savings alter-native was taking their kids for a stroll down the toy aisles instead.

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Mike Mertes Mike Mertes (84 Posts)

From the moment he touched an Intellivision controller in 1985, Mike knew that he had experienced something incredible in the world of video games that would shape him for the rest of his life. From that point forward, he would make it his mission to experience video games from every console generation going forward. Eventually, he would become obsessed with magazines that wrote about the games he loved, and it would inspire him to start writing about games himself in 1998 for various local media outlets. Always looking for an opportunity to branch out, Mike eventually coded the foundation of a website that would ultimately morph into Gamer Logic Dot Net, an independent video game site that continues to cover modern and classic video game today. Additional, Mike composes music for indie games under his other alias "Unleaded Logic"