Belle of Beauty and the Beast

Have you heard that Emma Watson will be cast in a new Beauty and the Beast movie? I know, I don’t really care either. I am not interested in Hollywood modernizing or darkening my childhood.

In fact, I’m feeling reminiscent for a part of my childhood because of this news. Unfortunately, my Beauty and the Beast handheld game doesn’t seem to work anymore. Maybe it just needs new batteries. Regardless, I have no idea where it’s packed up right now, so I couldn’t play it even if I wanted to.

I played that thing like it was going out of style as a kid, and I sucked at it. It’s three freaking buttons (Dodge left, Dodge right, and Magic), and I couldn’t hide from Beast well enough to progress very often. I still remember getting mad and shutting it off in frustration. Some things never change, right?

Sometimes I wonder if kids would be as excited about something so simple nowadays. With the Wii being so family friendly, and the DS being such a more advanced handheld while still being family friendly, would kids roll their eyes at a Toy Story 3 handheld, or would they eat it up like we did?

I feel like the Tiger handhelds wouldn’t stand the test of time; they just have strong nostalgic value and are a neat sidestep in gaming’s evolution. The handheld itself had the game’s background image printed on it. They just had to “animate” some black characters. Hysterical.

Tell me about your Tiger handheld memories or about how jealous you were of your friend’s Tiger handheld. Because, you know you were.


About Amanda

Amanda is a 20-something flailing gamer. While she loves MMORPGs, the company in them often triggers flare-ups of her social anxiety. Her all-time favorite games include Everquest Online Adventures, Eternal Sonata, the Animal Crossing series, Katamari Damacy, and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. She lives on junk food, and her favorite books are equally trashy. She doesn't believe in putting two spaces after a period, but she does strongly believe in the serial comma. Unfortunately, she has a penchant for starting sentences with "and" and "but;" hopefully you won't hold that, or her excessive use of semicolons, against her.

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