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Game.com is a portable game console made by Tiger Electronics. The Game.com was developed to compete directly against Nintendo's portable Game Boy console.
This console was notable for sporting many ambitious features, including a touch screen, PDA functions (phone book, calendar, and calculator), and internet connection functionality—functions that would later be implemented into the vastly more successful Nintendo DS. Tiger had previously created handheld LCD games for Sega franchises (such as Sonic the Hedgehog), so Sega granted Tiger permission to use some game licenses for their system. Sega did not actually make the games themselves, but left the development to Tiger. In all, only about twenty games were released for the system, and it was discontinued in 2000, having been deemed a commercial failure.
A single Sonic game was released for this system: the handheld version of Sonic Jam, the only official, licensed Sonic game presented in black and white.