Game Gear games rated for 3DS by ESRB

It appears the (game) gears are finally in motion. The ESRB has rated two Game Gear games for release on the 3DS.


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.

According to Tiny Cartridge, both Shinobi and Sonic Triple Trouble have been re-rated for Nintendo's 3D handheld. Finally! We can replay games from our favorite vision-destroying handheld on... a new vision-destroying handheld.

In addition to offering Game Gear games, Nintendo also promised that the 3DS eShop will be home to TurboGrafx-16 titles.

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    February 1, 2012 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Game Gear games rated for 3DS by ESRB.

    It appears the (game) gears are finally in motion. The ESRB has rated two Game Gear games for release on the 3DS.

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      February 1, 2012 10:08 AM

      Haha game gear, I remember that thing

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        February 1, 2012 10:23 AM

        I got one for Christmas one year. Within two hours, the batteries were dead.

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          February 1, 2012 10:28 AM

          Yeah now I have a new device with shit battery life and sonic games - my iphone

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          February 1, 2012 10:37 AM

          my neighbor had one, and it was more expensive to keep it running than to buy games for it. this was before the day of 97% rayovacs. i dont remember, but we probably just sat on the couch and played it while plugged in more than we actually took out "out".

          it was a great little machine though, basically a master system in the palm of your hand.

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          February 1, 2012 10:38 AM

          But at least there were six of them to have to replace.

          I remember I got the blue one. It was like a sports tie-in or something. I still have it in my closet at the house.

          The funniest thing is, to a one, everyone in school that I told about it said "cool, now you can get that TV thing for it and watch TV!"

          They were referring to the Game Gear TV Tuner:

          Basically it turned your Game Gear into a Sony Watchman.

          Thing is, the model of Game Gear I had wouldn't work with it. The box actually said so. They removed the hardware needed to do it from later models to save costs. And as near as I can tell the TV Tuner was a limited run accessory that they didn't make that many of.

          I had actually always in the back of my mind figured I'd get one some day just for shits but today it wouldn't do anything of course thanks to the DTV changeover.

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          February 2, 2012 3:29 PM

          I ran mine off the AC adapter exclusively. Considering how big and heavy the thing was, losing the portability wasn't a big loss.

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        February 1, 2012 10:51 AM

        Oh man, I still have mine! I always kind of had mixed feelings about it. I wanted one so badly because it was color and when I got it the battery life was stupid short. But the Star Wars game, Sonic, Shinobi, and Samurai Showdown entertained me greatly.

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          February 1, 2012 11:11 AM

          I never actually had my own handheld until the gameboy colour. Pokemon kind of lured me in

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      February 2, 2012 3:44 PM

      I don't know if anyone else remembers those games, but they were waaaaay harder than any Genesis game counterpart. I don't know if it was because the controls were worse, or that the developers made it that way, but bloody hell were some of those games frustrating.

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      February 2, 2012 4:10 PM

      I wonder if we'll get Axe Battler.

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