In Pictures: 3 decades of hand-held game systems

Three decades after the debut of Milton Bradley's Microvision, here's a look at how handheld video game systems evolved, from early flops like the Atari Lynx to the gaming innovations of the iPhone.

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Tiger (1997)

In 1997, Tiger Electronics was a well-established force in handheld LCD game devices, so it made sense for the company to compete with the Nintendo Game Boy juggernaut. The challenger it sent into the fray was the, the first handheld game console to feature a touchscreen and Internet connectivity. The device's extremely primitive Internet features fell flat, though, and almost all of the's games were terrible. It received a bargain-bin redesign under the name "Pocket Pro" a year later, and soon sold for no more than $30 before quietly dropping off the map.

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