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This YouTuber Made A Tiger Electronics Handheld of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom



In the sphere of YouTube creativity, one name that stands out is Russ Lyman, many know him for his unique Super Mario Bros. Kart made out of a real Scion car. His most recent endeavor, however, is bound to strike a powerful chord with fans of classic handheld gaming and The Legend of Zelda franchise. Russ has meticulously crafted his own DIY version of a Tiger Electronics Handheld, themed around the latest Zelda installment, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.



Once upon a time, in the era before smartphones and powerful handheld consoles, Tiger Electronics Handheld games were a significant part of a child's gaming arsenal. These simple, LCD-based games offered a more affordable alternative to the comparatively expensive Game Boy, making them accessible to a wide range of players. Despite their lack of sophistication compared to the Game Boy, Tiger Electronics Handhelds held a charm of their own, often tied to cherished franchises that instilled a sense of adventure in their youthful audience. The idea of Russ Lyman recreating this nostalgic gaming artifact, aligned with the newest Zelda game, resonates deeply with those who remember squinting at the pixelated adventures on these devices.


Tiger Electronics Zelda
It's so beautiful!

Russ Lyman's DIY project serves as a testament to his creative spirit and keen understanding of gaming nostalgia. While the Tiger Electronics Handheld of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom doesn't play an actual game — let alone any version of Zelda — it nonetheless makes a stunning piece of shelf eye-candy that is sure to captivate the attention of visitors and YouTube viewers alike. The meticulous attention to detail and the fusion of old and new gaming themes into this single project demonstrate an extraordinary level of thoughtfulness and ingenuity.



For those entranced by this nostalgia-infused creation, there's exciting news. Russ Lyman has announced that he will be making a limited run of 10 more of these custom Tiger Electronics Handhelds. Although specific price details have not yet been released, enthusiasts who are interested in owning a piece of this unique blend of retro and modern gaming memorabilia can reach out to Russ directly. He's inviting potential buyers to send him a direct message on Twitter for more information. This is a rare opportunity for collectors and Zelda fans alike to acquire a uniquely crafted piece that embodies a love for the evolution of gaming.



The recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch has garnered widespread acclaim. This raised an intriguing question: What if this game had been launched back in the 90s, specifically on a Tiger Handheld system? Through this project, Russ Lyman ingeniously brings this 'what-if' scenario to life, offering a delightful piece of memorabilia that blends retro charm with modern gaming enthusiasm. Russ Lyman's work serves as a wonderful reminder of gaming's evolution while offering a nostalgic nod to simpler times.


This is what makes YouTube so great.


~Smash

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