Pica Pic: Retro Electronic LCD Handheld Games Preserved Online

If there is one part of retro gaming which lacks the preservation the consoles have, it's Handheld LCD games. Unlike ROM dumping, there is no other way to preserve these electronic games other than to recreate them. Something Pica Pic has set out to do...

Games from the likes of the Tomy, Tiger and Nintendo Game & Watch ranges have longed for digital preservation. With hundreds of units slowly fading into ruin due to leaky batteries and poor connections, it's about time someone stepped forward to archive these memories.

Taking a closer look at the games, Pica Pic has managed to almost perfectly translate each one of the handheld games into direct replicas using Adobe Flash. One click to their newly launched website will give you access to the selection of games currently preserved online which you can play in your web browser.

Currently on offer are the likes of the Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong Jr., Terminator by Tiger, Acclaim's Bartman: Avenger of Evil and even the more obscure games such as Casio's Castle Adventure. Many more are currently teasing us in the backend of the selection such as Nintendo's Game & Watch: Zelda which is currently sporting a 'Coming soon' notice.

So should you find soem spare time to dive into some liquid crystal display nostalgia, Pica Pic is where you want to be heading. Our fingers are crossed hoping many more games receive similar digital treatment.

Link: Pica Pic's Digitalised Collection of Handheld LCD Games

Last Updated ( 24 March 2011 )  


Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

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(Link to this comment) TwoHeadedBoy 2011-03-25 12:27
Just been having a go at Bartman: Avenger of Evil. This is a great idea, saving people's high scores too! It's just controlling them with a laptop's touch-pad thing is a bit weird.

Should the selection be expanded massively, this is a good opportunity to "test" the games before I spend ridiculous amounts on eBay.
(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2011-03-28 07:54
This is an awesome idea! I've a few Game and Watches but my favorite of these is my Mighty Max game from Tiger. Pretty challenging toward the end, too.
(Link to this comment) TwoHeadedBoy 2011-03-28 10:35
Egad! That Skull Dungeon one? It's top of my "wants" list at the moment, looks amazing!

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