Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index was a handheld console released by Tiger Electronics in 1997 with the hopes of overcoming Nintendo's Game Boy. Its target audience was more mature (it had licenses for video games such as Duke Nukem 3D and Resident Evil), and it sported functions similar to electronic organizers, a touch screen, and online capabilities. Launch titles included such titles as Sega Indy 500, Duke Nukem 3D, and Mortal Kombat Trilogy. The system died in 2000. Most of its problems were due to a small lineup (only 20 games), poor distribution, and poor marketing.

Original System Size7.5”L x 4.25”W x .75"D
Processor ChipSharp 8-Bit CPU
Screen Specs3.9 square inches, 13 x 10 grid based touch screen. 200 x 160 resolution
Color SystemBlack and White, with 4 gray levels
Sound/Music Mono, single speaker, located in the upper left corner
Power Source4 AA Batteries or AC Adapter
PortsSerial Comm Port for the cable; In Jack for headphones; DC9V in (AC Adapter); 2 Cartridge Slots (1 on the Pocket)
ButtonsPower (On/Off); Action (A, B, C, D); 3 Function (Menu, Sound, Pause); 1 Eight-way Directional Pad; Volume; Contrast; Reset (On system’s underside)