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Game Gear classics to return on 3DS

by Steven Williamson on 3 March 2011, 10:21

Tags: Sega (TYO:6460)

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Sega's first handheld game console, the Sega Game Gear, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To commerate the launch of the console, the developer has confirmed it will be resurrecting some of the classic titles of the era and will make them available on Nintendo 3DS when it launches later this month.

Confirmed at GDC this week, Sega said that five unnamed "classics" will be available to download from the new Nintendo eShop service and will be among the first titles to be offered exclusively for download on the new platform.

At GDC, Nintendo also confirmed the inevtiable - a new Super Mario game for 3DS that will feature traditional Mario mechanics. The Nintendo eShop will also host games made famous on the TurboGrafx-16 console and Game Boy, as well as all current DSiWare titles.

The Nintendo 3DS will launch in the UK on March 25. Meanwhile, if you can think of five "classic" Game Gear titles let us know.

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I used to own a Gamegear and loved it. I actually enjoyed Sonic on it more than the Megadrive.

The Shinobi game was awesome also, could never finish the freeway level though! Chakan : The Forever Man was a really good title, managed to finish that one, bought it because Chakan looked like Eddie from Iron Maiden at the time. Earthworm Jim was always a decent platformer as was Chuck Rock 1 & 2. Then for puzzle type games Krustys Fun House & Lemmings are always memorable, not forgetting the classic Prince of Persia. Only other games I had that I vaguely remember are Zool, Terminator, Taz - Mania & Mortal Kombat.

I used to have the adapter that allowed you to play the master system games on it, also had the TV antenna module for it, worked quite well.