G is for Games.
There were handheld games that I have enjoyed in the past, but are now either obsolete or included in annual game shows. I'm referring to Tamagotchis, Game & Watches, and pinball machines (I know pinballs aren't really carried by hand, but you flip it by hand--hahaha).
For Tamagotchis, they were the pocket-palm-sized, egg-shaped key chains that has a small digital screen. The screen shows you the digital pet. It starts with an egg and it cracks. You get notified when you need to feed it, play with it or cure it. It was fun at start, but it gets annoying at the end because it ends up bothering you all the time. Very demanding toy! Cellphone app makers created an app for Tamagotchis. It's playable today, but it's still annoying. I just miss the egg-shaped key chains. *giggles*
For Game & Watches, I've played the Popeye and Brutus, the Octopus, and the Chef versions. I miss them all. I tried searching online thinking I'd be able to buy it for cheap, but I was disappointed. Not only they're really rare, but if you try to buy it from someone who collected it, it's very expensive, and they might not be working. Booo!
For pinball machines, I guess I'm happy to say that I still can play them at this age. However, they're not available everywhere unlike before. (i.e. roller skate rinks, movie theaters, bowling alleys, etc.) There are only a very few places where they are located. Fortunately, I go to California Extreme, Pacific Pinball Museum, and Pin-a-Go-Go. They all have the pinball machines I love! They do manufacture new machines today, but they're the hi-tech ones with fancy lights and sounds. It would probably cost a fortune when I play with it. At least, during the expo shows, one flat fee for free play all day.
How about you, do you have a vintage game that you miss at this age?