Tiger LCD Handhelds

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A series of self-contained handheld LCD games which Tiger pumped out from 1985 through to 2000 (Or the 2000's). Their large lineup of handheld LCD games spanned from generic themed games, to games featuring characters from well known franchises such as MC Hammer, Beverly Hills 90210, or Sonic the Hedgehog.

Despite their simplicity, these games were completely unemulated for a very long time due to a lack of information about their hardware and difficulties with dumping ROMs and accurately recreating graphics. After an extensive reverse engineering effort by several MAME developers, MAME became the first emulator to support many retro handheld electronic games.

Note that this page probably only focuses on Tiger Electronics' LCD handheld games only; and therefore any emulation information below for now excludes Tiger Electronics' latter handheld console releases including the Quiz Wiz (1993), R-Zone (1995), and Game.com (1997).

Tiger games were released under the Orlitronic label in France (and possibly other countries).

Emulators[edit]

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Active Recommended
MAME Multi-platform 0.216b

Notes[edit]

By the time MAME 0.204 was packaged up and released on 28 November, 2018, all Tiger LCD handheld games were made fully compatible and playable on the emulator.

See Also[edit]

  • Game & Watch series (Another brand by Nintendo using the same Sharp SM5xx family of CPUs these Tiger handhelds used)

Resources[edit]

  • The Complete History and List (January 14, 2016. Covers all Tiger's handheld games including their LCD games, Quiz Wiz, R-Zone, and Game.com; and each game's links to well-known web stores.)
  • Handheld History Collection (By the Internet Archive. Covers many standalone LCD handheld game by many companies including Tiger Electronics for in-browser play with an integrated MAME emulator.)

Early LCD games (Late 1980's-1990's)

Game.com (1997)

External Links[edit]

  • Eye Of The Tiger (Tedium.co. By Ernie Smith on Aug 23, 2016. Also includes a look at 5 other strange Tiger's 1990's products.)

Early LCD games (Late 1980's-1990's)

Game.com (1997)