The Game Wizard | Nostalgia Nerd

15 nov 2019
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Thanks to my sponsor; Get Surfshark VPN at, Enter promo code NERD for 83% off and one extra month free!.... MGA Entertainment, otherwise known as Micro Games of America, produced a lot of electronic devices over the years, some were imported, some were not. But its devices like the Game Wizard, masquerading as something better, something bolder, which really grab my attention. These cartridge taking machines look like a Gameboy, but the question is, are they anything like a Gameboy?
Thank you to THE INCREDIBLE Quang (Kwang in some circles) for gathering footage on the games I did not have: Bow to him, for Quang is awesome.
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  • There is your problem right There ....u guys got a soccer game when clearly said football on the title...must have been a mess up .

    DEKUtheKIDDEKUtheKIDMånad sedan
  • @Nostalgia Nerd - hahaha 1970s very cheap hand held technology released in 1995 to beat an underpowered 1989 hand held that was grafically still nothing compared to the 1991 sega Game Gear which was a defacto Sega Master system that was already superceded by the MegaDrive / Genesis , while the Playstation 1 was aready in start positioon

    Killerspieler0815Killerspieler0815Månad sedan
  • Car Wizard wants to know your location.

    Saab 9-3 AeroSaab 9-3 AeroMånad sedan
  • there was one that i have that was the vr troopers and jebs rescue

    Kyle Gamer64Kyle Gamer642 månader sedan
  • The Mask comes with a (Jim) Carrey case :)

    SuperVpowerSuperVpower2 månader sedan
  • Pritty neat.. I really like♡obscure🙃handhelds

    magicVAMPIRE løver13magicVAMPIRE løver132 månader sedan
  • Idk what y'all are talking about..I absolutely love 1 frame per second gaming.

    Christopher BrasherChristopher Brasher2 månader sedan
  • Pitting logic against logic.... That would be the dumbest battle of wits the universe has ever seen.

    Angel BunnyAngel Bunny4 månader sedan
  • Dang, they had a VR Troopers tie in? How much does that go for on eBay? ... $35? $45 with the carrying case? I might have to consider that.

    OtakuUnitedStudioOtakuUnitedStudio4 månader sedan
  • I would not have liked this as a kid, but now that I collect older games, I really do like these for display purposes. I have 2 complete All Star Sports sets, each with the blue consoles and vinyl cases (they were all included in one lot), along with the complete Star Wars collection, console and vinyl case. For whatever reason, the vinyl cases only hold the console and two cartridges. You can stick a third cart in the console, but then you can't close the case, lol.

    Jason TurnerJason Turner4 månader sedan
  • Might be similar but can't possibly be worse than tiger handhelds

    Deft MotionDeft Motion4 månader sedan
  • At 5 years of age I had a Game Wizard and thought it was awesome.

    sc0tt0musprimesc0tt0musprime4 månader sedan
  • It's no retrieval mankind's batman that's for sure.

    DC FlakeDC Flake5 månader sedan
  • No offense, but you assumptions and logic are or is incorrect: if parents bought a Gamewizard plus a Gameboy then your whole argument falls apart... at least so far as to say one unit/device is technically inferior than the Bandai Wonderswan and or the Neo Geo Pocket Pro (both of the last items being monochrome and not their respective coloured fancy shmancy versions ! Why do we have to like or fancy one item instead of another different item; logic dictates that one can like or fancy two or more items at the same time ?! ☯️🤔 I , for example, like and fancy/adore/adopt everything ... I don't discriminate or bigot towards one form of archaic piece or hardware or something familiar/similar in form or substance. 🤷🏻‍♂️💯💪👍

    Dmitriy K.Dmitriy K.5 månader sedan
  • I have a Star Wars one

    dude86264dude862646 månader sedan
  • I got power rangers with carrying case and I love it and works great and looks new

    The RC GamerThe RC Gamer8 månader sedan
  • Hi AVGN i mean AVGN i mean AVGN god why cant i pronounce ure name correctly

    PSHPSH9 månader sedan
  • bit naughty blatantly copying the ashens sofa theme.

    ʀᴇᴛʀᴏᴀᴄᴛɪᴠᴇʀᴇᴛʀᴏᴀᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ9 månader sedan
  • I had one like this that was a DBZ game

    Ana VargasAna Vargas9 månader sedan
  • I actually got the Star Wars Game Wizard from the relative as a kid for Christmas or some such. I still own it, and I think I've played it for maybe five minutes total in the last two decades and some change. As a side note, these were my first exposure to the Star Wars franchise

    Micaiah the Otaku Gamer [HybridAngelZero]Micaiah the Otaku Gamer [HybridAngelZero]9 månader sedan
  • Hey you bought hat goosebumps game I viewed on ebay!

    Holy Balls Wapp FallsHoly Balls Wapp Falls10 månader sedan
  • I had Tiger handheld games growing up but they really only served to be a periodic distraction on long car rides like with most children. I was one of the weirder kids who actually liked to observe the passing scenery, especially if it was a trip to somewhere when we'd go on vacation/holiday. I was easy to entertain, heh.

    Alan RizkallahAlan Rizkallah10 månader sedan
  • I enjoyed handhelds from Tiger, RadioShack, and one or two other lesser knowns. When you were lucky to have a little bit of money in your pocket, it was affordable entertainment.

    Christopher NoelChristopher Noel10 månader sedan
  • How lucky I was that in my country Brock Games were popular, they are not masterpiece but it is way better than this

    Good Stuff From ChinaGood Stuff From China10 månader sedan
  • Amazing what sort of crap got sold.

    Peter SwinkelsPeter Swinkels10 månader sedan
  • Blame Toys R Us, we gave MGA their start.

    Mark HendersonMark Henderson10 månader sedan
  • I remember having the Star Wars one

    Juan Pablo Castillo LópezJuan Pablo Castillo López10 månader sedan
  • Me: mom, I want a gameboy Mom: we have gameboy at home. Gameboy at home:

    I'm Okay ,I'm Okay ,10 månader sedan
  • You need to do a collaboration with The Retro Future to see if he can fix that Mask version.

    GreyHulk2GreyHulk210 månader sedan
  • You need to do a collaboration with The Retro Future to see if he can fix that Mask version.

    GreyHulk2GreyHulk210 månader sedan
  • When you enter hell satan will give you one of these...and that's it for eternity

    Robert FeatherstoneRobert Featherstone10 månader sedan
  • i had one and i hated myself for having one

    ThunderCrackerThunderCracker10 månader sedan
  • LOL so it’s a console range called the Game Wizard, eh? It’s cool to find out the name! I have two variations - one Goosebumps and one of The Mask. You can say my mind was blown once I found out you could play a Goosebumps cartridge on the Mask console 😂 Really happy to see a video on this :)

    Jake KussmaulJake Kussmaul10 månader sedan
  • Popstation 0.1B .

    TheParkerizingTheParkerizing10 månader sedan
  • Basically, this was a Tiger LCD machine with changable games.

    Jennifer PruittJennifer Pruitt10 månader sedan
  • I cannot believe this was released in the 90's. It looks ancient, 70's at the most recent.

    Connor CoulsonConnor Coulson10 månader sedan
  • Tiger electronics disliked it

    Jonathan EtcJonathan Etc10 månader sedan
  • Avgn must review it

    Jono ZygorodimosJono Zygorodimos10 månader sedan
  • I love your content but I hate your intro. The intro is just ear piercing.

    Momin HamidMomin Hamid10 månader sedan
  • when I think of mga entertainment I think of the Bratz franchise ah I miss those days

    miss purple tigermiss purple tiger10 månader sedan
  • Even in the 80s LCD games were shit.

    DickBurnsDickBurns10 månader sedan
  • Spokey Dokeys!

    mCKENICmCKENIC10 månader sedan
  • We need a new Christmas Calender! 🎄🎄🎄

    MuchosDkMuchosDk10 månader sedan
  • Basically, it’s Ancient pop stations. Somebody call Dr. Ashens!

    Epic BoomshineEpic Boomshine10 månader sedan
  • I had one of these weird LCD screen cart machines in the early 90's , and I chose it myself which is a bit embarrassing.

    Matt WilloughbyMatt Willoughby10 månader sedan
  • Looks like a tiger handheld

    connor staceyconnor stacey10 månader sedan
  • cant remember which one, but one of the starwars games also got a dedicated-LCD handheld version released by MGA (probably a bunch of others of these did also)

    Mr. Vidja GamezMr. Vidja Gamez10 månader sedan
  • This is literally the crappier version of an R-Zone, which I didn't think was possible.

    NKVDNKVD10 månader sedan
  • Was that The Key to the Kingdom board game at the begining? I've been looking for that for many years

    Terry CarrilloTerry Carrillo10 månader sedan
  • Yeah, my family owned the 3-in-1 Star Wars Game Wizard for a few years before we got proper Game Boy Colors. The Star Wars games weren't that bad, although there was no point to playing them for longer than a few minutes.

    GreyWolfLeaderTWGreyWolfLeaderTW10 månader sedan
  • Tiger electronics

    Brutal GodBrutal God10 månader sedan
  • I used to have one of these before I got a Gameboy Pocket

    Orson ZeddOrson Zedd10 månader sedan
  • worst is the R-Zone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Funnyguy4321Funnyguy432110 månader sedan
  • Always wanted one. Later Chinese units had up to 9 cartridges. You would have to purchase many game wizard consoles to get a good range of cartridges to slightly imitat e cartridge consoles?

    Klaus SpergerKlaus Sperger10 månader sedan

    RareSoxRareSox10 månader sedan
  • I'm so glad my parents got me an actual Game Boy

    Luke BeauchampLuke Beauchamp11 månader sedan
  • I had the 3 game variant of the Star Wars one! I got it for Christmas one year (not instead of a gameboy thank god) and my brother had the Goosebumps one. I remember thinking it was cool that each cartridge had a screen, but the games were essentially the same as tiger electronic games

    brite boybrite boy11 månader sedan
  • Dude why are you biting ashens game

    Matthew AldrovandiMatthew Aldrovandi11 månader sedan
  • I've had these as a kid but there were good for a few hours tops. I'd move to the bit pricier handhelds that had tetris, cars, shooters and all other 999 programs made up to work with square pixels.

    Ross ScarletRoss Scarlet11 månader sedan
  • I had one of these! An original release :( it was indeed a poor man's Gameboy and that's why I had it... Until I got a GB a year later or two

    matteusbeusmatteusbeus11 månader sedan
  • I had a very cool looking LCD flight simulator game that involved taking off from an aircraft carrier and either taking a peaceful flight or a flight where you had to dogfight other planes. The only problem was it was next to impossible to land, so most flights ended when I ran out of fuel. The game would have been awesome if it had worked all the time, but instead it sucked

    ProductBasementProductBasement11 månader sedan
  • Hey nerd can you please do a review of the radio shack trs-80 color computer 1

    Conrad GreenConrad Green11 månader sedan
  • What the helk is an aye aye battery

    Tyler AdamsTyler Adams11 månader sedan
  • That Luke/Vader game is exactly like the MGA Robocop 2 game. In that one Lewis brings you guns which you have to grab, then move forward to shoot them at Cain. I thought that was a fine LCD game too, but now.. what a ripoff.

    sphinx3rsphinx3r11 månader sedan
  • Some of your animated characters seem to visit the tanning shop too often. That's not healthy. ;)

    Jack DanielsJack Daniels11 månader sedan
  • I didn't know PopStation technology had its roots in the 90s or featured properly licensed games.

    joemck85joemck8511 månader sedan
  • I'm sick of hearing people shill commercial VPNs.

    Erdrick The HeroErdrick The Hero11 månader sedan
  • Definitely reminds me of the Popstations!

    RetroTrash ProductionsRetroTrash Productions11 månader sedan
  • I had the Game Player for Xmas as a kid, really enjoyed it, any portable LCD game was great to take on trips.

    Magic PumpkinMagic Pumpkin11 månader sedan
  • What if Gameboy but Tiger Electronics?

    Drakkenmensch SilverflareDrakkenmensch Silverflare11 månader sedan
  • I had a (I think soccer?) One of these, or something similar, and a real gameboy, with pokemon. I played the gameboy a lot more, lol.

    Kaitlyn *Luna* KlineKaitlyn *Luna* Kline11 månader sedan
  • Is this worse than Tiger Electronics????

    Claudia SolomonClaudia Solomon11 månader sedan
  • i love your videos please .....neo geo and turbocrafx story

    Manuel RodriguezManuel Rodriguez11 månader sedan
  • Double A.

    Alice Von-SchottAlice Von-Schott11 månader sedan
  • You know that is one thing we are better at then our parents we are more discerning about the specs and capabilities of electronics we buy for our kids.

    Patrick RadcliffePatrick Radcliffe11 månader sedan
  • Those subtitles :D

    Pills _Pills _11 månader sedan
  • I watch this video while grinding on my Gameboy color :)

    Reverend Tom UlrickReverend Tom Ulrick11 månader sedan
  • I always thought the worst handheld was any of the Tiger LCD games. Oh, there was a knockoff? Wow.

    5Rounds Rapid5Rounds Rapid11 månader sedan
  • Wait, they were region locked?

    AetheralMeowsticAetheralMeowstic11 månader sedan
  • Oh geez, I had one of these, a power rangers themed one

    doomcupdoomcup11 månader sedan
  • I'd never heard of this - nice review! I had a couple of LCD games, and a "console" would have good for the time!

    Peteman ReviewsPeteman Reviews11 månader sedan
  • i had a few game and watch lcd games when i was a kid but that was the 80s when it wasnt competing against a game boy. tney were a lot of fun.

    DeaconTaylorDeaconTaylor11 månader sedan
  • I had the star wars one!!!!

    tommy guntommy gun11 månader sedan
  • I loves these as a kid. I had those and the tiger electronics games 😃 we lived down the street from radio shack 😎

    beha8tinbeha8tin11 månader sedan
  • Regardless of which is worse between this and the Tiger Electronic Handhelds, I believe many can agree that the R-Zone trumps them both in suckage.

    Gunchap RedGunchap Red11 månader sedan
  • This was something your grandma or aunt would buy you. I can't imagine any kid actually asking for it.

    FyberOpticFyberOptic11 månader sedan
  • Sometimes I think your ashens becuase you do the sofa review

    Amir AliAmir Ali11 månader sedan
  • Nice title crawl! :D 6:16

    Lee AnthonyLee Anthony11 månader sedan
  • I would have called it the Lame Boy

    Bill DBill D11 månader sedan
  • Game Wizard-meet Game Genie. Game wizard? Keep it. I got a Pittbull now!

    Black SunshineBlack Sunshine11 månader sedan
  • So this thing is basically a popstation, but with officially licensed games.

    Michael TurnerMichael Turner11 månader sedan
  • Imagine if someone was able to make a game system similar to this or one of those tiger handhelds but the game on the system was Minesweeper.

    First Name Last NameFirst Name Last Name11 månader sedan
    • @First Name Last Name "similar to this" should have clarified what system you were talking about then.

      Nathan UrieNathan Urie11 månader sedan
    • @Nathan Urie the is correct because most of these don't have a removable screen look at the tiger hand helds as well as the game n watch

      First Name Last NameFirst Name Last Name11 månader sedan
    • The=a

      Nathan UrieNathan Urie11 månader sedan
  • If your parents bought you a Game Boy that sucks for you because good luck trying to see the screen when you could have had a Game Gear and actually seen the goddamn screen lol

    First Name Last NameFirst Name Last Name11 månader sedan
  • I have a device where you can remove the screen but all it really does is just changes the graphics of the game and determines whether or not you can fire your weapon

    First Name Last NameFirst Name Last Name11 månader sedan
  • Still better than tiger wrist game

    ConCon11 månader sedan
  • Had that purple "The Mask" one as a kid and hadn't thought about that piece of trash again til this haha.

    CooeCooe11 månader sedan
  • I remember seeing these in the store. Never had one, but recently I was actually trying to remember what they were. The idea of combining one of those Tiger LCD style games with interchangeable cartridges to make a cheap portable wasn't a horrible idea in the early 90's. Would have been a much bigger deal if it had released 10 years earlier though.

    AntiBunny StudioAntiBunny Studio11 månader sedan
  • Reminds me of the R-Zone lol or those cheap ass tiger games.

    Shifty BeefShifty Beef11 månader sedan
  • I still remember the reaction of a kid who owned one against seeing a gameboy. He was so angry, he never reacted to other handheld games like that and we had many lcd games in our playground. PS, Grandstand made some great lcd games, their double dragon, batman and Pac-Man were great. My match of the day 2000, a pong based console still works.

    GunzeeGunzee11 månader sedan
  • it sort of reminds me of the Dreamcast VMD. Great video :-)

    old style gamingold style gaming11 månader sedan