Through successive generations of Nintendo handheld and the various also-rans, portable gaming's gotten brighter, better and more colorful. But all along, traditional Tiger-style LCD games, despite slipping into dollar-store senescence, continued to lurk in the background.
They are with us still, even now. Does their shabby design and unspeakable cheesiness, in 2009, make them interesting? Just how far, ladies and gentlemen, can the crow-call "Retro" take us?