Sonic 3 LCD Game

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Tags: Sonic 3 LCD Game Tiger Electronics United States

Whoa retro!
Riding upon a wave of (apparent) nostalgia, Tiger Electronics is somehow back, and, in 2020 makes the decision to re-release their Sonic 3 LCD game. If you scroll up the page, you can see the original one that was released right around the time of Sonic 3 and was supposedly an improvement in game-play over their previous selections.
And...one would hope it is, because this is a TRUE "retro-re-release", meaning that absolutely nothing has changed about the game, and no improvements were made. So it will sound, look & play just like the original to be true to the nostalgia factor. This is a positive for posterity, but is it an over-all good move? 

Whoa retro!
Riding upon a wave of (apparent) nostalgia, Tiger Electronics is somehow back, and, in 2020 makes the decision to re-release their Sonic 3 LCD game. If you scroll up the page, you can see the original one that was released right around the time of Sonic 3 and was supposedly an improvement in game-play over their previous selections.
And...one would hope it is, because this is a TRUE "retro-re-release", meaning that absolutely nothing has changed about the game, and no improvements were made. So it will sound, look & play just like the original to be true to the nostalgia factor. This is a positive for posterity, but is it an over-all good move? Photo discovered by Taaron
Opinion Zone:
No idea if it's a good move. It's neat to see, either way. However, if they're looking to snag "kids today", they'll probably miss because even the most junk game in a mobile phone is going to be 10x better than whatever is inside here. Being alive when Sonic 3 was actually first out, and at an age to be able to play it....maybe you'll get a few, but LCD is reeeeeely out-dated in 2020 so this feels more like a collectible gimmick.
Update it or not? How about a side-by-side release of the original packed in with or mode-switched to an updated version of the game? That might also be pointless--phone games are just so slick, quick to make, and can be actual decent fun if someone's making them properly. Staying 'true to form' to re-create an exact copy of something that's nearly extinct/most are probably old/broken/whatever by now is probably the best bet.


Additional Info

  • Year: 2020
  • Region: USA
  • Brand: Tiger Electronics

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