These handhelds definitely have more of a 'You-had-to-be-there' appeal to us retro gamers who started out with these mobile games back when electronics was turning out to be a kid's best friend.
Portability, multi-player ops, brief time-efficient rounds, basic strategy - all-in-all some incredibly-tight fun in a small package.
Battery turnover was the biggest setback, and even that didn't affect us as much as it did when larger sets came about (looking at you, Coleco Pac-Man...aww c'mere, gimme a hug old pal!).
I dunno what they expected out of a big screen port. NoSwear's vid pretty much sums it up. Just a terrible idea.
But those original handheld re-issues I see popping around? Pure gold!
Get those instead. Impress your friends, family and co-workers.
Amaze the dog!
Bore the cat!
Get some batteries!
Still have my Battlestar Galactica: Space Alert.
Had so much fun with it, it earned a spot in the family and I gave it a name.
uh...I named it Battlestar Galactica: Space Alert, to avoid confusion.