Tiger's Most Ridiculous LCD Games | Nostalgia Nerd

24 jul 2020
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Go to www.brilliant.org/NostalgiaNerd/ to sign up for free. The first 200 people will get 20% off their annual premium membership.... Tiger LCD games; we're all familiar with those. Handheld games which offer brief moments of distraction, but did you know that Tiger actually made deluxe versions of these games in tabletop format. The outcome is, as you'd expect, ridiculous and absurd, so I felt like it was time to look a the 3 main culprits. Afterburner, Outrun and Batman.
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  • You sound so cynical but these all look super cool to me! You can't blame them for trying to innovate. I'm sure these provided tons of fun for the lucky kids who were able to convince their parents to buy it for them. You want to see something truly ridiculous and absurd? Go review the Game Gear Micro (newly created and releasing in 2020).

    vanillacokejunkyvanillacokejunky22 timmar sedan
  • I used to have a similar one when I was a kid.

    Arben QazimiArben QazimiDag sedan
  • pfft. my 23 inches didn’t get ME an exclusive piece on the best YT channel eva.... humph 😤

    NightRogueNightRogue2 dagar sedan
  • £45! WTF!? Thats most of my giro!

    Smacksalad ProductionsSmacksalad Productions6 dagar sedan
  • You can simulate WHAT in your browser?

    Micah SuessMicah Suess15 dagar sedan
  • I used to run through batteries on the jordan vs bird one 🤣

    Dr. Mike WoodDr. Mike Wood15 dagar sedan
  • How are you supposed to drive at 5 frames/second?

    𖥠 ꧁Æ♱ℍᴲᮄℜᴲⅅ꧂𖥠𖥠 ꧁Æ♱ℍᴲᮄℜᴲⅅ꧂𖥠15 dagar sedan
  • ofc they are ridiculous for an adult... But in the time i would kill for one of those. And would never even put batteries on...

    BoyWithKnifeBoyWithKnife15 dagar sedan
  • These 80s mechanical racing cockpits look way cooler than the LCD one.

    Some PotatoSome Potato20 dagar sedan
  • Tiger games were always minutes of fun

    Joe GilbertJoe Gilbert21 dag sedan
  • 8:08 - showing it next to Tomytronic 3D games is rather tragic because they were superb and proved you could make a good game with LCD/VFD technology with some thought - the 3D effect was actually worthwhile unlike the plastic monstrosity that was Afterburner.

    Daz555DazDaz555Daz21 dag sedan
  • Wow I remember that when I was maybe 3-4 years old and when I saw the video I got the flashbacks how I wanted that so much, and really felt that it's like real car with all those colours and stickers thanks man for showing this kind of 📹

    Jindrich SpivakJindrich Spivak27 dagar sedan
  • Ahhhhhh yes. Tiger Electronics. When your parents were too cheap to get you a gameboy.

    Mr Red FoxMr Red Fox27 dagar sedan
  • 3:33 i noticed those "guauges" are also in the saab9000 and 9-3 9-5 except what look as revcounter thats 9-5 cool yeah

    pollisoongpollisoongMånad sedan
  • 35 years ago it was only a dream for some of us to have a portable game whit a full color screen, and now they cost 10 dollars from china 🤯

    Amos DominguezAmos DominguezMånad sedan
  • Mi hijo me preguntó... Cuál es la "consola de videojuegos" que más quisiste cuando niño??? Le contesté.... Un Batimóvil de "tiger electronics" que costaba buen dinero, pero era de esas piezas de plástico que todo niño deseaba tener... Yo tuve una, y era cuando la imaginación, era lo que se usaba para jugar.... Nostalgia NERD....

    Juan ArellanoJuan ArellanoMånad sedan
  • I remember this. My friend had it but never had batteries in it. We just played around with the controls, I had to be around 5 or so around then. I remember thinking how cool the red car on the front was and played well with my imagination in pretending to drive it. I’m almost 30 now and totally forgot about that memory until watching this. Thank you for giving me the memory back lol

    crazyeye1crazyeye1Månad sedan
  • How much was a tiger handheld back then

    Omar GuerreroOmar GuerreroMånad sedan
  • They are awome. You negative lowlife loser

    ty kingty kingMånad sedan
  • I kinda like the look of these games. They have a certain charm.

    RamgladoreRamgladoreMånad sedan
  • Anyone her sandstorm style music from the first game he's playing?

    Rob FerrellRob FerrellMånad sedan
  • "Super sound" aka tinnitus wrapped in plastic

    Edje CollinsEdje CollinsMånad sedan
  • I want to convert that Outrun 'cabinet' into a switch controller for playing, well, Outrun

    eins2001eins2001Månad sedan
  • I don't understand why anyone bought these.. They were so expensive and they blew! Sure, a console had the up front cost, but if I had to save up an extra couple weeks to get something good for my kid, you better believe I would have. Jesus.On the upside, these tabletop models at least seem to be selling a better "experience", even if a lot of it is artificial. Nowadays, they're cool conversation pieces for sure. My main question is how the crappy handhelds sold so well.

    XtremeConditionsXtremeConditionsMånad sedan
  • Sounds like a classic ringtone....

    Forever ComputingForever ComputingMånad sedan
  • That Outrun game's stickers contain 3 separate tachometers (each showing different redline) and 2 speedometers

    DerMetzgerDerMetzgerMånad sedan
  • The controller says sega

    I feel StupidI feel StupidMånad sedan
  • I actually had that afterburner one as a kid. I remember playing it quite a bit

    Green neonGreen neonMånad sedan
  • I was born in the mid 80's and was a kid in the 90's so I remember these

    Nate The greatNate The greatMånad sedan
  • Laughing until the end credit

    Pp LimePp LimeMånad sedan
  • I love how old game ads always show kids screaming and thrashing about like they're riding a bull....whooooaaa, waaayheeey, woooohooooo, whooooa!

    Fist FingerFist FingerMånad sedan
  • LMAO the subtitles

    ElgoogElgoogMånad sedan
  • I find it absolutely fascinating how the UK techtubers always compare the cash-grab tat games to Sega's products. In the US, this immediate comparisons would be to the Game Boy and the NES.

    Alex SnitzerAlex SnitzerMånad sedan
  • My brother and I had after burner, when the power went out it was better than going out into our local area.

    DeathDontWait4NoOneDeathDontWait4NoOneMånad sedan
  • Had one those cars that just overlayed a image into a set backgrounds but I thought was Soo cool I was 5 but still

    C _foldC _foldMånad sedan
  • Actually OutRun is pretty decent for what it is.

    Opa-OpaOpa-OpaMånad sedan
  • The supersound made this one of your hardest videos to watch. My ears are bleeding 😭

    ControlAllDa1337ControlAllDa1337Månad sedan
  • Am I terrible if I said I'd totally turn one of these into an emulation station or something?

    Brandon PetroskiBrandon PetroskiMånad sedan
  • I loved and still do my original nes, my sega genesis, n64, ps2, and so on, but I did enjoy these little lcd games as well, when I just wanted something simple and quiet, for a bit of down time...I even enjoyed some of the more complex games radica made similar but near as monstrous as these big devices mind you, but if you let you imagination take over these things can be quite fun

    buttons&gadgetsdr1buttons&gadgetsdr1Månad sedan
  • Why are the subtitles so far off?

    Robo BlueRobo BlueMånad sedan
  • Just to be pedantic, the quotes around "tabletop" are the type of quotes used to indicate that the word therein isn't an officially real word or term, but is a term other people are using, so you're quoting other people's usage of the term. So, it's a neologism striving for vocabulary status. Like once upon a time, people used to talk about the "internet" and "worldwide web". [/pedant]

    jaxtrawjaxtrawMånad sedan
  • I had bo jackson baseball and football i loved it lol

    Ryan SchunkRyan SchunkMånad sedan
  • this looks like midget version home cockpit entertainment center.

    Screen AppleScreen AppleMånad sedan
  • I'd rather watch paint dry then play that thing.

    SSMånad sedan
    • Or spend real money getting a Game Boy, home console or at an arcade machine. Spend most of my time at an arcade machine back in the 90's when no home consoles or hand-held were available anyway. 😄

      WhyteLis21WhyteLis21Månad sedan
  • I don’t think I ever owned a tyger lcd game. I always seen them growing up, but never wanted one.

    Original TabooOriginal TabooMånad sedan
    • Got some of them off second or third hand for free from people I know. The X-Men ones were pretty cool though. 😁

      WhyteLis21WhyteLis21Månad sedan
  • I had that Batman game one Christmas. I loved it. Got it the same time as my Master System, but still played that Batman game for hours. It was simple, yes. But that was it's strength. Probably the best LCD game I played.

    Martin Shearman-BrettleMartin Shearman-BrettleMånad sedan
  • Wow, all of these icons from the first "game" come from Saab 9000 clocks. They are just rearranged. Even those turbo APC, everything.

    miszcz310miszcz310Månad sedan
  • Can't help from wonder how cheep the Tiger internals would be to make today with just two to four times the functionality using things like systems on a single chip. If they could do that and cut out all those silly screws they might have made it even more profitable.

    Z BottZ BottMånad sedan
  • I've fond memories of the Handhelds and wish I could find mine, I remember being disappointed by the 'VR' ones from the mid 90's though, ads showed screaming Nascars and what got was a LCD game that would have been crap 10 years earlier let alone then given then what Tomy had managed with thiers.

    SegafishySegafishyMånad sedan
  • Why do you sound like you could be LGR's distant cousin

    Ivan CastroIvan CastroMånad sedan
    • 😄 One lives in the US and the other in the UK. 👍

      WhyteLis21WhyteLis21Månad sedan
  • if i remember correctly didnt tiger also sell the net jet? sure its manufacturer was hasbro but it was under their name

    Sentrie GunSentrie GunMånad sedan
  • You have my condolences for having to play these plastic turds...

    Desert Punk75Desert Punk75Månad sedan
  • I envy you having all of those in the boxes minus After Burner. Which is funny, that is the only one of the 3 I have and it is the Tiger version boxed. lol I didn't even know they made a Batman one. I have always wanted the Out Run version. I can also see that Out Run is similar to Hang-On and the Batman is similar to Super Sprint on the Tiger handhelds.

    atranfanaticatranfanaticMånad sedan
  • The AfterBurner one didn't seem that bad TBH.

    Jack RowanJack RowanMånad sedan
  • This brings back good memories... I had the After Burner one for my birthday when I was 5, God I loved that... Thanks for the nostalgia!

    Alan FullerAlan FullerMånad sedan
  • I'd love to see one of these modded into something functional, with, like a Raspberry Pi, LED screen, gaming steering controller, and the fake sticker instruments replaced by some real arduino-controlled ones. So it would basically be exactly what a 9-year old me imagined it would be like, as I drooled over the catalogues.

    darkfalzxdarkfalzxMånad sedan
  • I remember those abominations from the early 1990s. I already considered them ripoffs back then, and when I saw those commercial I wondered if someone at Tiger actually assumed viewers would fall for that.

    DevilMasterDevilMasterMånad sedan
  • *Deranged cat sound*

    Vasya 2008CatVasya 2008CatMånad sedan
  • that batman kicking from the side i think refers to the grappling hook when going around tight corners from the film possibly

    AndrewAndrewMånad sedan
  • Inverted commas? Do you guys not have the word quotations?

    Linkovich ChomofskyLinkovich ChomofskyMånad sedan
  • They look nice. It sort of invites some clever techie to take apart and load the fuselage with a raspberry pi or some such and a modern LCD display.

    BanazirGalpsi1968BanazirGalpsi1968Månad sedan
    • AfterBurner Reborn!

      Jack RowanJack RowanMånad sedan
    • Put back together after bionic meaning it and rig it to run a better game

      BanazirGalpsi1968BanazirGalpsi1968Månad sedan
  • the afterburner one is a copy for the arcade one i played in the USA. just fyi...you seemed to not know that.

    Scott ReserScott ReserMånad sedan
    • They had at least three versions of AfterBurner in the arcade. The best one is one you'd climb into, and not only would it go forward and back (like the one in T2), but it would basically rotate in any direction. Loved the crap out of that one.

      Jack RowanJack RowanMånad sedan
  • Yes he said the “dogs bollocks”

    lou gevlou gevMånad sedan
  • I think you miss the point of those product, they intended to fire the imagination and not to render images modern games do...

    Marc SmithsonianMarc SmithsonianMånad sedan
  • I remember wanting this outrun game when I was 10...my grandma got me something with a wheel and the car was a sticker on the screen and there was a road and it lit up and when you moved the wheel the road would curve...but...the car was a friggin sticker it wasn't even a video game. It was basically a light show. I was so friggin disappointed. It was something for a 3 year old. This tiger game still looks cool to the inner 10 yr old me.

    J ArmstrongJ ArmstrongMånad sedan
  • These are demons straight from Hell.

    EriumEriumMånad sedan
  • I had the after burner one, that one was fun lol

    The Mad ModderThe Mad ModderMånad sedan
  • Any chance of a Tomytronic 3D video?

    Bloody Pommel StudiosBloody Pommel Studios2 månader sedan
  • The PhatRAT thinks this is the most disgusting thing he has ever seen :(

    PhatRATTYPhatRATTY2 månader sedan
  • Must admit I love the After Burner one. Would be cool to gut it and put something modern and use the controls.

    Cipher TheDemonLordCipher TheDemonLord2 månader sedan
  • I live in a poor country with rich cousins abroad. One day. They sent a bunch of these tiger games to us as "fancy hand me downs". Even as a brainlet child, I thought these sucked hard. I ignored them because a broken PS1 with Blues Clues on it was a more fun experience.

    Caspian ChanCaspian Chan2 månader sedan
  • I loved mine

    BiG AlBiG Al2 månader sedan
  • I mean, I'm probably the minority here but I absolutely LOVED the LCD Tiger games. Lol. I actually had the Outrun model. Amazing video - thank you ❤️

    The High PineappleThe High Pineapple2 månader sedan
  • My uncle got me the OutRun monstrosity for my 5th birthday, it was my first "console" and I thought it was awesome lol.

    Richard BRichard B2 månader sedan
  • Good lord. The kind of junk they make for kids, terrible.

    ThorhamThorham2 månader sedan
  • Reminds me of those video driver games I think Sega released back in the 80s.

    Mr DorfMr Dorf2 månader sedan
  • I Want That After Burner Game It's The Best Ye' Olden LCD Game - Torture Device - Thingy.

    Seamus QuainSeamus Quain2 månader sedan
  • Believe it or not I had the Sega version of afterburner and like it shows you it has to stick and boy that thing was noisy. My parents bought it for me Christmas of '89 .

    P.J.P.J.2 månader sedan
  • my ears are bleeding after watching this video...

    DarkfiberkeDarkfiberke2 månader sedan
  • The batmobile was great. Hours of imagination fuel. That's really what these were good for.

    MattGarZeroMattGarZero2 månader sedan
  • I'm pretty sure I had all three of those in the beginning, I know I owned two for sure and definitely try that grey piece of crap and I know I played that crappy Orange racing game, just not sure of I owned it.

    Stephen FisherStephen Fisher2 månader sedan
  • I like your almost FFIX music. Real good tune.

    HelladamnleetHelladamnleet2 månader sedan
  • Was going for MSFS2020 and a hotas setup, but I'll skip that and try to source an "after burner" instead.

    GaspedaleksGaspedaleks2 månader sedan
  • i loved my LCD after burner and played it all the time

    Daniell CruikshankDaniell Cruikshank2 månader sedan
  • Great vid! FUN and well-presented. I enjoy your humor. By the way: is "The dog's bollocks" a good thing?

    Anton NymAnton Nym2 månader sedan
  • I still have my After Burner. It works, but it's still a terrible game. lol

    Band TreeBand Tree2 månader sedan
  • I don't see how these things could've possibly been sold in the 90's. This is 1970's LCD technology.

    StormsparkStormspark2 månader sedan
  • bro i remember a submarine game that had you holding the game to your FACE to see the screen through its "goggles" while the buttons were on top to fire torpedos.

    Zachary ReidZachary Reid2 månader sedan
  • 64 bits! 32 bits! 16 bits! 8 bits! 4 bits! 2 bits! 1 bit! Half bit! Quarter bit! THE WRIST GAMES!!!

    scottydu81scottydu812 månader sedan
  • Probably the coolest tiger video game that I owned in the 80’s was the “Tank Attack” game. It’s literally just a big gun on a tripod that was controlled by you moving the gun left or right. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here it is on sale on eBay for $60 www.ebay.com/i/153899450361?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=153899450361&targetid=930952841482&device=m&mktype=pla&googleloc=9003962&poi=&campaignid=10459990476&mkgroupid=100467643141&rlsatarget=pla-930952841482&abcId=2146000&merchantid=101683883&gclid=CjwKCAjw4MP5BRBtEiwASfwAL8g05yCDuX1dKAYXfuqx_JFCmPB0AzD-bOx7GJ4XaSpI0mF7gWUrhhoCVnQQAvD_BwE The game is as basic as it gets for a tiger handheld, but the gun looked so cool that I would play with it as a gun rather than play the actual game itself. It reminded me of Han Solos blaster but on crack, lol.

    𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐑𝐞𝐝𝐑𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐑𝐞𝐝𝐑𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧2 månader sedan
  • They weren't ridiculous. They were fun

    Friendly JuncoFriendly Junco2 månader sedan
  • Batmobile was Awesome. It would look great with my other Batman Arcade collection.

    Mark PhillipsMark Phillips2 månader sedan
  • I lusted after the Afterburner LCD game for ages before finally getting it and being thorough unimpressed...it was just like every other LCD game just with more plastic...

    Wisty BoyWisty Boy2 månader sedan
  • 3:24 At least the little Pegasus is cute.

    Real life Bambi: Deer at the FarmReal life Bambi: Deer at the Farm2 månader sedan
  • Was there any LCD Game that wasn't garbage? I can't imagine what one could do beyond a tamagotchi.

    0MoTheG0MoTheG2 månader sedan
  • They should have just shipped these directly to the landfill.

    Gloomy BlackfurGloomy Blackfur2 månader sedan
  • You're hating man, these look awesome

    Rocky RodriguezRocky Rodriguez2 månader sedan
  • 1:21 Anybody notice that the wheel’s rim sticker is peeling off in the promo picture?

    sara rosariosara rosario2 månader sedan
  • I had an LCD F1 racing game once and quickly went back to our ancient pong console which didn't even have an AI opponent. Told me a lot about marketing at a young age. In total I only played it like 5 times and then it just vanished. Literally a room full of toys and the only thing missing was this piece of crap. I'm glad it's gone, but I still wonder where it ended up.

    EenDik SchaapEenDik Schaap2 månader sedan