We live in an age where, if you want to play the original Crash Bandicoot or an exclusive Resident Evil over the course of a road trip, you can. But handheld gaming wasn’t always so magnificent. Back in the day, developers had to account for the handheld market, and were forced to port many of their console-based games even if it made no sense. Sometimes, it worked out just fine--games like Bionic Commando and Castlevania easily made the jump. If done right, the handheld versions could be even more fun than their console counterpart (like Mario Golf or Tetris).
Then you have the games that were shoved out the door to make a quick Game Boy buck--and believe us, it shows. The games you’re about to see may disturb you, because they take whatever fond memories you have of a classic console game and mutilate them into 8-bit monstrosities. Try not to scream when you see PlayStation and N64-era visuals attempted on the small screen, no matter how hideously ugly they look or feel.