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A Game Gear Baker's Dozen Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

by Aaron Kaluszka - May 17, 2013, 8:39 am EDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo Direct

Nintendo's partnership with Sega includes their classics too.

Thirteen Sega Game Gear games are coming to Nintendo 3DS. Joining Sonic: Triple Trouble, Shinobi, and Dragon Crystal on the platform's Virtual Console service in North America, the upcoming games include:

  • Columns
  • Crystal Warriors
  • Defenders of Oasis
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • G-LOC: Air Battles
  • Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
  • Sonic Blast
  • Sonic Drift 2
  • Sonic Labyrinth
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Tails Adventure
  • Vampire: Master of Darkness

No specific release dates were given, but Satoru Iwata promised that the games will be releasing "soon." Prices in the past have ranged from $2.99 to $4.99.


Fatty The HuttMay 17, 2013

I'm in. I've never played any of these and I'm loving the retro hadheld games on 3DS. Even the crap ones are at least interesting.

ejamerMay 17, 2013

I don't feel like most of the Game Gear library holds up well these days, but portable Shining Force does sound quite appealing.  Did anyone play that game back in the day?

Rubber Band AIMay 17, 2013

I'm with Fatty. GB games have been a pleasant surprise on the 3DS. Probably because I grew up during that era but never had a GameBoy. It's cool to go back and play games I missed out on. Hopefully there are some Game Gear gems in there. 

RPG_FAN128May 17, 2013

Sword of Hajya.  FINALLY!!!!  Back in the day I was close to the end ... and tragically the (considerably) worn-out game malfunctioned and my save data was lost.  I sold my Game Gear shortly thereafter.  Playing it again will sure be a trip down memory lane. 

I had a Game Gear back in the day but I sure as hell didn't have a lot of games. Actually, I only ever owned two games - Sonic 2 and NBA Jam Tournament Edition. They were pretty fun and all, but I was totally oblivious to what other games were out there at the time. I was just to focused on trying to save my money for that damn TV tuner!

ZOMG! TV Tuner to be released as a game on the 3DS VC! Like the physical version of yesteryear, it will retail for around $120! GET!

Does this thing still work on 3DS?

Disco StuMay 18, 2013

I'm particularly interested in trying out Tails Adventure.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMay 18, 2013


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