But let's be frank -- these aren't actually as fun as virtually all competent console games. But at least a bad LCD game tended to cost quite a bit less than a bad console game.
Licensed titles available in this little series appear to include not just TMNT but Gradius, Super C, Double Dribble, Top Gun and ... well heck, they actually appear to have made quite a lot of these. I guess there was money in it -- they were Tiger Electronics' bread and butter for gawd knows how long, at least until the Furby came along.
THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE BORED,Pop your knuckles and fire up your fingers, because Konami's coming at you with six awesome new hand held video games.
TWIDDLE YOUR THUMBS.
Based on your favorite arcade and home video hits, these boredom busters are packed with action.
And they're portable, so you can slam dunk a basketball in the car, take the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles out to lunch, or launch a heat seeking missile from Grandma's condo.
In conclusion -- video games? Well, maybe, maybe not -- but as far as their ads in comics books are concerned, they sure were marketed as video games!