Restoring a Broken $2 Tetris Handheld. 9999999 Games in 1

I bought this old broken Tetris style brick game hand held console for restoration for $2. You can also buy similar devices new for the same price, but sometimes it's about the journey, not the destination. I don't know what math they used to calculate the promised 9999999 games, but I think the real number is a bit under 3000, mostly different variation of Tetris. The console is badly yellowed and dirty, the audio doesn't work, some screws are missing, and there is a lot of rust on the contacts.
I started by disassembling the console. Somehow I was surprised how cheap it was on the inside. Not sure what I expected... I found the audio was missing because one of the wire was loose. I suspect some parent may have done that to make the device silent because the sounds were really loud and irritating. The wire was easy to solder back on.
Second issue with the device was the corroded terminal for battery. This happens when a battery is left on the device and it leaks. This can sometimes ruin the motherboard but in this case everything was fine. I desoldered the terminals and put them in rust remover to get rid of the rust. After this I re-plated the terminals with nickel. Here's a tutorial to DIY nickel plating I made:
It was necessary to prevent them from rusting again. If I wanted to do an upgrade I could have fitted new terminals from a Gameboy because those are made of copper which is far better conducting.
I also removed the yellowing from the plastic shell which was supposed to be colorless. For this I used the same retrobrighting method as always. H2O2 and UV-light. Full tutorial here:
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  • Anthony Vargas
    Anthony VargasVor Tag

    Sales price in 1998. 5$ after restoring 10.000$

  • Henri Heimonen
    Henri HeimonenVor 3 Tage

    I played this 3 years ago

  • Damir Mahmutovic
    Damir MahmutovicVor 4 Tage

    Odd terking:! 99999999Game:My Battries is 0% Dead

  • Romina Ruiz
    Romina RuizVor 4 Tage

    I'm pretty sure that the "glittery thing" is some girly nail polish, woulda been easier to remove with acetone but prolly that ruins plastic, idk.

  • That Filthy Weeaboo
    That Filthy WeeabooVor 6 Tage

    One of my older brothers gave me one of these one year as a Christmas stocking stuffer. In light of how he gave it, it wasn't too bad. Wasn't too good, either, but worth spending a few minutes with if everything else got boring.

  • Seelenschnitter
    SeelenschnitterVor 6 Tage

    Ready to get a bitcoin in Tarkov

  • Ashish Purohit
    Ashish PurohitVor 7 Tage

    My entire childhood in a nutshell, or a console.


    Brick game's a nostalgia for me.

  • Joseph Joestar
    Joseph JoestarVor 9 Tage

    ain't worth the money to restore something too cheap...

  • Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime

    Vor 3 Tage

    It's like restoring one of those junky tiger handheld games. Unless you really have some misguided nostalgia for something like this.

  • Snipars Sniff
    Snipars SniffVor 11 Tage

    This is the comment about Escape From Tarkov you've been searching for

  • Poob nation
    Poob nationVor 11 Tage

    My mom loves Nintendo she was born in 1984

  • James Netherian
    James NetherianVor 13 Tage

    OMG I had one of these Tetris Handheld!

  • Patata Boom
    Patata BoomVor 14 Tage

    My controller has the same problem with a button that this gameboy used to have. Is it wise to try to fix it myself? I was curious how did you repaired it but turns out you just take it off and put it back in lol.

  • Speedy Paul
    Speedy PaulVor 15 Tage

    Tetris....its so crap its good :) LOL

  • TMLtech
    TMLtechVor 16 Tage

    You are too slow bro...

  • Zink Wis
    Zink WisVor 18 Tage

    On Brazil he's only came with tetris I would never know that there's a original version and he came with more than this

    CHRᎾMEVor 21 Tag

    I owned one 🤗

  • johneygd
    johneygdVor 21 Tag

    I own the black version of it😁

  • Bruno _ Oliveira _ Rosa _ 78
    Bruno _ Oliveira _ Rosa _ 78Vor 23 Tage

    i have one, when i was children, Good Times😪

  • NovenTV
    NovenTVVor 23 Tage

    Mais barato comprar outro!

  • boyfriend
    boyfriendVor 23 Tage

    Next: restored a bootleg console that claimed have 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 games in 1

  • Albert Jaro Hong
    Albert Jaro HongVor 23 Tage

    where's ducktor?

    THYPERVor 23 Tage

    I used to have one of these before I got a GBA SP. Happy memories

  • Nix
    NixVor 25 Tage

    LOL, I remember those games. "10 Million games!" and all of them Tetris

  • Karbry Ramirez
    Karbry RamirezVor 27 Tage

    When life gives you digital bricks make over a thousand Tetris games lol

  • Nathaniel Jones
    Nathaniel JonesVor 28 Tage

    Omg I had one and my parents wouldn't get me a nintendo

  • debbalt
    debbaltVor Monat

    I had this handheld as a kid, but mine was actually bright yellow lol

  • shadothezombie
    shadothezombieVor Monat

    I had this shit as a kid. It felt awesome when we werent so spolied. Now kids have access to smartphones since toddlers and this console can never catch their attention. Great video as always!

  • Yuleica Gonzalez
    Yuleica GonzalezVor Monat

    Jugando tetris en serrados no sirve

  • doritojesus
    doritojesusVor Monat

    the missing screws suggest that someone else opened that thing up but i cant imagine why if it looks like that when you get your hands on it

  • Nayim Pelaez
    Nayim PelaezVor Monat

    Where's the Ducktor?

  • Gerhard Stolz
    Gerhard StolzVor Monat

    12:29, ooo, the sound of my childhood)))

  • krrezba_almost
    krrezba_almostVor Monat

    I used to have same

  • Donny
    DonnyVor Monat

    Instead of watery soap, does one get same result when using soapy water?


    All latinoamerica they have that thing at least once in your life

  • Deutsches Dodecahedron
    Deutsches DodecahedronVor Monat

    I had one of these when I was 5, and i think i still have it.

  • Bo
    BoVor Monat

    0:45 That's the moment I decided to subscribe

  • Cake is yummy
    Cake is yummyVor Monat

    The 2 times speed option is a Blessing! :D

  • GD with shourya
    GD with shouryaVor Monat

    i have this same one but its red

  • Malin Ljungkvist
    Malin LjungkvistVor Monat

    I remember my mom had something like this when I was younger, I used to love playing on it!

  • Camila
    CamilaVor Monat

    Ah yes. 9999999 games, but actually is just tetris, all of them

  • Emrehan E
    Emrehan EVor Monat


  • Christofer A. Gomez Baez
    Christofer A. Gomez BaezVor Monat

    9999999 Games In One Thanos:Impossible Xd

  • DandiFire Productions
    DandiFire ProductionsVor Monat

    ninety-nine million nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine games in 1 brick game console? That's impossible!

  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce LeeVor Monat

    I remember having one in Orange

  • Ad Yan
    Ad YanVor Monat

    Wow I literally bought one of these not too long ago and then found this video

  • PH10 Silva
    PH10 SilvaVor Monat

    The LEGENDARY kkkkkk

  • Lucy Ricardo
    Lucy RicardoVor Monat

    Does anyone know where the programming information for all those games is stored? The circuit just seemed so simple. I don't know much of anything about how tech is made but the simplicity of this one really messed with my mind. Where is all the information stored? Behind the screen?

  • Ярослав
    ЯрославVor 2 Monate

    Очень круто 🆒

  • Alex Oliveira
    Alex OliveiraVor 2 Monate

    Tenho um transparente

  • NellyOnly
    NellyOnlyVor 2 Monate

    oh wow, this is such nostalgia!! I still have the device and... 20+years later it still works like a charm to this day (or so mum claims as she's the one who has it...) I remember getting this and I played on it all the time. Super Mario? Nah. Boring. Tetris?? YASS. So fun to see this again, I had almost forgotten it. I wonder if I can get it back from her... Hm Anyway, watching these videos are pretty calming and I love reading the captions you make as well as including the small infoboxes of screws and such

  • rom ret
    rom retVor 2 Monate

    русских завести охота

  • mięsny
    mięsnyVor 2 Monate

    but it costs 2-4 dollars but working and new

  • NSA
    NSAVor 2 Monate

    I had the same one :)

  • Vivia Waag
    Vivia WaagVor 2 Monate

    To be honest, I actually had one of these when I was a kid. But it said Tetris, in cube text and didn’t have that emojicon on there.

  • JoseGamerYT 123
    JoseGamerYT 123Vor 2 Monate

    I actually had a very similar model a few years ago, however I can't find it. I had quite a bit of fun with it, I wish I could find it.

  • Diego541
    Diego541Vor 2 Monate

    Do you ever have to make decals when the labels are gone or damaged in the cleaning process?

  • MC Chase
    MC ChaseVor 2 Monate

    What's with the layout of the handheld? What's the point of the bump?

  • Kyle
    KyleVor 2 Monate

    Sell it to the mechanic for a bit coin

  • Valeria F. Soto
    Valeria F. SotoVor 2 Monate

    I have the same and it still works!

  • shaista nabee
    shaista nabeeVor 2 Monate

    Me to

  • lordjpp
    lordjppVor 2 Monate

    the classic real-life clickbait

  • Millie Allen
    Millie AllenVor 2 Monate

    Now you can trade it for a Bitcoin!

  • Fabrício Santos
    Fabrício SantosVor 2 Monate

    I had one of these miss you lol

  • Hannah Pua XW
    Hannah Pua XWVor 2 Monate

    Where is duckster ?

  • tirkdiamond
    tirkdiamondVor 2 Monate

    18:18 lol!!!!

  • Armin
    ArminVor 2 Monate

    Ah yes, ex soviet childhood memories. 99 999 999 games in one for 2 bucks from a stand next to a green market on a saturday? Hell yeah!

  • Riki Iskandar
    Riki IskandarVor 2 Monate

    Only 2 dollar?i just buy 1 follar abd still work

  • cesar7peru cesar7peru
    cesar7peru cesar7peruVor 2 Monate

    The soldering is my favorite part So pleasant to see

  • tirkdiamond
    tirkdiamondVor 2 Monate

    Oh, I had this!

  • Lorenzo Hemulgada
    Lorenzo HemulgadaVor 2 Monate

    Alexey Pajitnov (the creator of Tetris) would be really proud.. Keep up the good work, sir!

  • Kokichi Oma
    Kokichi OmaVor 2 Monate

    Tetris *Chiaki is that you?*

  • Ryo Miki
    Ryo MikiVor 2 Monate

    I miss this game console 😘❤️💖

  • titioh roger
    titioh rogerVor 2 Monate

    This vídeo is Very VERY HIPER VERY GOOD

  • Christopher Bennett
    Christopher BennettVor 2 Monate

    I had this EXACT game years ago!! My sister had one too! It was so amazing!

  • OfTheFuture IntoThePast
    OfTheFuture IntoThePastVor 2 Monate

    Yeahh right it's cheap, that thing is still working!

  • Robert 91XD
    Robert 91XDVor 2 Monate

    It still works wow now it's new again

  • Yanyan Candaza
    Yanyan CandazaVor 2 Monate


  • konzolhungary
    konzolhungaryVor 2 Monate

    "You can polish a turd"

  • TDC
    TDCVor 2 Monate

    That plastic noise mentally hurts me

  • NastyKhan
    NastyKhanVor 2 Monate

    Ad: Here are 9999999 games in one device! Reality: Here is 1 game on 9999999+ devices on entire planet.

  • Insert Name
    Insert NameVor 2 Monate

    I used to play on those, but they would brake so easily..

  • AngelDRose
    AngelDRoseVor 3 Monate

    I want to know what he does with all the electronics he restores. Does he have a room set up like a massive collection of older electronics? Does he sell them on eBay or in a pawn shop? Does he save them and give them away at Christmas to kids who couldn’t afford one? I need answers!

  • Hotsuma
    HotsumaVor 3 Monate

    Do you sell the things you fix?

  • TheMGMjr
    TheMGMjrVor 3 Monate

    i feel like this is really inefficient. please speed up ok?

  • Comrade101
    Comrade101Vor 3 Monate

    I have one, these are garbage

  • Anderson Cunha Santos
    Anderson Cunha SantosVor 3 Monate

    Do youself electroplating 👍 Somehow watching your videos is satisfying.😌

  • Lazar Đurić
    Lazar ĐurićVor 3 Monate

    My mom had this

  • J Nease
    J NeaseVor 3 Monate

    This might be a dumb question, but why do you always put bolts on the things you are retro-brighting? Is it to weigh it down or does it help in the process?

  • G4 System
    G4 SystemVor 3 Monate

    Wow, This game is not just Tetris if you remember correctly But I used to play some kind of airplane if I remember correctly

  • RiTheJammyBrit
    RiTheJammyBritVor 3 Monate

    Omg I remember these. I had so many cuz they kept breaking lmao

  • Deniz Gözen Ama Kedili Olan
    Deniz Gözen Ama Kedili OlanVor 3 Monate

    this brick game is 3 dollars

  • Gentleman Turkish
    Gentleman TurkishVor 3 Monate

    My computer is getting too hot, if I'm playing games, it shuts down, the fan is broken. I don't understand if the video card is broken. I will send my computer to you 😂😂😂😂

  • mohamed aly
    mohamed alyVor 3 Monate

    4:46 I was trying to restore my Tetris handheld game. unfortunately I cut one of those pink straps behind the screen. is there any way to put it together again or connect the screen without it??!!!

  • ʍaċaʀօռ MТ
    ʍaċaʀօռ MТVor 3 Monate

    Mine is kinda..uhm..the inside is broken and I don't know to fix it.

  • Krisztian Veres
    Krisztian VeresVor 3 Monate


  • Krisztian Veres
    Krisztian VeresVor 3 Monate

    Aszota mar anyi midenen keresztul metem most a nyakedo asz uj divat

  • Krisztian Veres
    Krisztian VeresVor 3 Monate

    Jo kis jatek volt 8 evesen

  • tecrubio
    tecrubioVor 3 Monate

    Goodbye childhood

  • Jorge Bautista
    Jorge BautistaVor 3 Monate

    you're a hero!