Category Archives: Game Gear

Phantasy Star Complete Collection (PS2 / PS3)

The Phantasy Star Complete Collection (developed by emulation masters M2) was originally released on the Playstation 2 in 2008 as a celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary, but unfortunately only saw release in Japan. On December 19th, 2012, almost exactly … Continue reading

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Horror Business: Pre-Saturn Horror-inspired Games

Games have been inspired by horror for as long as they’ve been based on war and sports. From Haunted House on the Atari 2600 to Ghosts’n Goblins in the arcade, horror-inspired games began emerging in the 80s and instantly found … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

While a younger generation may find this hard to believe, there was once a time a time when vampires were completely badass. Vampires didn’t exude sparkles, they exuded class. Vampires didn’t gaze longingly into the eyes of human females, they … Continue reading

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Game Gear Game Battle: Ninja Gaiden vs. Shinobi

Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja With original titles from two beloved franchises released on the system, 1991 was a good year for Game Gear-owning ninja fans. Although the system was pretty much completely ginormous in size, there simply wasn’t room for … Continue reading

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Funny Game Gear Ad in Judge Dredd Megazine

Dredd is kind of a dick, but he definitely has good taste in handhelds! From a 1991 issue of Judge Dredd Megazine. Found by SEGAotaku, who you should totally follow on Twitter.  

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Virtua Fighter Animation

Released: 1996 / Game Gear (JP, NA, EU), Master System (Brazil) Extreme down-ports don’t get much more fascinating than Virtua Fighter Animation.  A 2D fighter based on the anime based on the game that essential started the 3D fighting genre, … Continue reading

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Game Gear Games on the 3DS Virtual Console

In March of this year, Sega released the first batch of Game Gear games on the 3DS eshop. The initial three games (Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi, and Dragon Crystal) were a great sampling of the Game Gear’s library.

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