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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/r_zone.jpg]]˛[[caption-width-right:350:The original R-Zone Headgear]]˛[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/r_zone_xpg.jpg]]˛[[caption-width-right:350:The R-Zone XPG]]˛˛->''"Just when you thought the most sorry, pathetic excuse for a video game was the Tiger Wrist Games; Oh, no! Imagine playing one of [them]... up close to your eye... in red-and-black."''˛-->--'''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'''˛˛The '''Creator/TigerElectronics R-Zone''' is a mostly-forgotten portable game console released in 1995. It is best described as a ShoddyKnockoffProduct of Nintendo's UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy, with absolutely ''everything'' that entails.˛˛The original system, as seen on the page image, consisted of a controller with ten buttons ([[SomeDexterityRequired many of which were difficult to reach while playing]]) connected to a headpiece that showed the games' graphics directly in front of your eye. The problems started with the hardware itself; the R-Zone used LCD graphics that worked by projecting light ''through'' a screen in the game cartridges, which created a severe limitation on what sort of games could be made, turning it into a glorified UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch, only with inferior, almost indistinguishable graphics using the [[SarcasmMode beautiful]] color scheme of red-and-darker-red. As a result, while the system had several different licensed titles, including ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Franchise/StarWars'', and ports of ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'', ''VideoGame/PanzerDragoon'', and ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', there was virtually ''no'' variation in gameplay from game to game.˛˛Later versions of the system were released, including the [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xtreme Pocket Game]], or XPG (which didn't require the headpiece) and the Superscreen, which gave limited color graphics, while sacrificing almost any form of portability. Neither of these sold well enough to redeem the R-Zone, and it ended up dying an undistinguished death.˛˛WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd is on the record as saying the R-Zone is the [[MedalOfDishonor absolute worst video game console he's ever played]] (at least until he reviewed the Creator/{{LJN|Toys}} UsefulNotes/VideoArt machine, depending on whether a ShoddyKnockoffProduct of UsefulNotes/MSPaint can be considered a console). So it has that going for it, at least.˛----

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