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More Game Gear titles headed to 3DS eShop

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More Game Gear titles headed to 3DS eShop

Game Gear emulation on 3DS earned high marks from us when it launched, but its output since launch has been notably low. So low, in fact, that the three initial launch titles are still the only ones available. Nintendo has plans to change that, with a veritable flood of Game Gear titles making their way to the 3DS Virtual Console.

Read more: Lots and lots of Sonic »

"I need to bust my Game Gear and TV Tuner out now...thanks. >:("
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Field Report: Game Gear on 3DS

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Field Report: Game Gear on 3DS

Despite offering a full color screen against Nintendo's green dot-matrix, Sega's Game Gear hasn't been so lovingly remembered. The handheld didn't have the library of its competitor, the GameBoy. It's legacy largely consists of slowdown, blur, and poor battery life. So as Virtual Console offerings go, Game Gear is probably the least revered. That's why it's such a pleasant surprise that, despite a weaker stable of games, the emulation itself puts others to shame.

Read more: 'A loving tribute' that is the 3DS' best »

"yay!! i really really want a game gear. it is one of the coolest pieces of game hardware. I ..."
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3DS Game Gear titles coming March 15

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3DS Game Gear titles coming March 15

March 15 will mark the first appearance of Game Gear on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, Nintendo has announced. The first set will include Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi, and Dragon Crystal, as we saw in the Japanese line-up. Nintendo also dropped word of a another classic title on the way.

Read more: Eye of the tiger »

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Game Gear on 3DS shown off

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Game Gear on 3DS shown off

The first batch of Game Gear games are set to hit the 3DS eShop in Japan and Europe soon, and Sega has teased a look at the presentation we can expect. Like the Game Boy titles, Game Gear packs a nifty easter egg that imitates a system border (above).

Read more: Ghosting and system performance options »

"game gear??? who gives a crap! can we get some 16bit games, already!!!"
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Game Gear games rated for 3DS by ESRB

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Game Gear games rated for 3DS by ESRB

Last year, Nintendo promised that Game Gear games would be available on the 3DS Virtual Console. Sega pledged five games would be available for the launch of the eShop and unfortunately, that has yet to come to fruition. It appears the (game) gears are finally in motion. The ESRB has rated two Game Gear games for release on the 3DS.

Read more: Shinobi and Sonic Triple Trouble »

"I don't know if anyone else remembers those games, but they were waaaaay harder than any Genesis ..."
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