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Health & Safety Tips

Hello, awesome gamer! Before you leap into the retro world with our mini handheld 8-bit game consoles, we've got some friendly health and safety tips to share. Whether you're playing handheld or on the big screen, we want your gaming journey to be as enjoyable and safe as possible. So, here's the lowdown:

A Little Note on Photosensitive Epilepsy: For those with epilepsy or a history of seizures, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor before you start playing on these nifty gadgets or if you're planning to plug them into your TV. Some games might have flashing lights or patterns that can trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

Keep an Eye Out For: It's possible to not realize you're sensitive to flashing lights or specific patterns until you're deep into gaming. Should you experience anything unusual like:

  • Eye discomfort or changes in vision
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Muscle twitches
  • Unintended movements
  • Blackouts, loss of awareness
  • Feelings of confusion or disorientation

Or, while enjoying your game:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Unusual tiredness or motion sickness symptoms
  • Any kind of discomfort or pain, be it your eyes, ears, hands, arms, or feet

Please take a break immediately. If these sensations linger, a healthcare professional should be your next call.

Maximizing Your Gaming Fun (Safely):

  • Brighten up your gaming area to keep it well-lit.
  • Maintain a comfortable distance from the screen, especially when hooked up to your TV.
  • Regular breaks are your friend! Aim for a 15-minute breather after each hour of game time.
  • Tune in to how you're feeling. If you're tired or sleepy, give yourself permission to rest.
  • Notice any discomfort, especially when playing handheld or with a controller? It's time to pause. Persistent discomfort means it might be wise to consult a medical professional.

Gaming, especially with our charming mini handheld 8-bit game consoles, is all about having a blast and making those nostalgic connections. By keeping these tips in mind, you're all set for a safe and fantastic gaming experience. Ready? Set. Game on!