Showing posts with label (1989). Show all posts
Showing posts with label (1989). Show all posts

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Konami portable video game devices (1989)

Konami portable video game devices advertisement
Ad published in the May 1989 issue of EGM (no. 1)

Historical Background

I never owned or played one of Konami's hand held gaming devices, but even at the end of the 80's they did not seemed that impressive. I did own Tiger's portable version of Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and found the experience atrocious.

I doubt Konami's set was better, though it is interesting that they offered a varied experience, at least, with Double Dribble, Top Gun, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Gradius, Skate or Die and Contra. All of the were very popular and most of them good NES game, save for Skate or Die.

Nintendo's Game Boy would be released in July of 1989, the same year these systems were being sold, and of course would destroy their product for decades to come, totaling and impressive 118 million units shipped up until to 2003. 

Original Copy:

The Next Time You're Bored
Twiddle Your Thumbs 
Put your knuckles and fire up your fingers, because Konami's coming at you with six awesome new hand held video games. 
Based on your favorite arcade and home video hits, these boredom busters are packed with action. And they're portable, so you can take Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles out to lunch, or launch a heat seeking missile from your grandma's condo!