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Retro handheld relives ancient games

Play them discreetly without embarrassing yourself


With all these ultra-violent games everywhere, do you ever pine for the more innocent days of Frogger and Q-bert? OK, maybe not. But if you do have other favorites from an old Sega or Nintendo console, South Korea's Plezo says you can play them on the new PMG-250 handheld and its 2.5-inch color LCD.

This gadget may not have all the bells and whistles of its better-known counterparts, but it will let you pretend to be a real gamer as long as people can't see what you're playing. And it's an MP3 player too, so you can rock out to Duran Duran at the same time for the full after-school arcade experience.

As Technabob says, it's unclear whether there will be any new games sold with the $180 Plezo device, so you'll have to rely on emulation of your own stash. If you can remember how to play them, that is.