Game Gear Games Coming To The 3DS

When I was young I had a Game Boy. An older boy on my street had the Game Gear. I was jealous. Games on the Game Gear always felt like they came from some distant, technologically advanced future. I begged and pleaded, but my parents never bought me one! Now, Nintendo has announced it's bringing Game Gear games to the 3DS as part of the virtual console: the Game Boy and the Game Gear, together at last!

According to Andriasang, Game Gear titles will begin appearing on the 3DS virtual console from March 14, and will launch with three titles: Shinobi, Sonic and Tails 2 and Dragon Crystal Shirani's Maze.

It's probably worth noting that, at this stage, there have been no announcements for how this will be rolled out in the US, let alone Australia, where we tend to get a pretty gimped version of the online store as it is.

Still, they would be crazy to not release Game Gear games in the Australian region, considering how relatively popular the handheld was here.

I don't know whether the 10 year old version of me would be happy or disgusted, but the 30 year old version of me thinks it's a brilliant idea!

3DS Game Gear Virtual Console Begins in March [Andriasang]


    Please tell me the VITA is getting Atari Lynx games now!

      I hate myself for selling my Lynx when I was 15. I saw one in GameTraders a few weeks ago for $80. I had to resist the urge to buy it.

        SOOOOO glad i kept mine, and all the games.
        Such a great brick of a system :D

          RoadBlasters and Rampage FTW. :D

            Rampage is possibly the best game I've ever played! I have so much <3 for that game.

      I hope that's sarcasm.

    This is awesome given i was only talking the other day about pulling my game gear out of retirement. The bonus of still having a game gear is the simple fact that i have a converter to play my master system games as well. When the DS can do THAT i'll consider upgrading.

      Yeah, don't get too excited, we'll probably get one game every few months like the current 3ds store :P

        yeah thats more than likely. I just wish that the people who owned rights to these classic games would be more forthright in releasing them in current gen. I mean, seriously, handhelds and mobile phones are a MASSIVE market place for these old games, people will pay for them, and well, personal opinion, there are few app on any platform that meet the quality of some retro games. I miss them :(

          I got my gg out a month or two ago. Screen not looking to good these days. I urge you to unretire your system

    I will pay many moneys for Shining Force Sword Of Hajya.

    I had one of these as a kid but for some reason, I don't remember;

    - Asking for one?
    - How exactly I got it (Think Dad bought it in Asia)?
    - Why I still ignored it for the most part in comparison to my Game Boy?

    It was a forgettable handheld for me as a child.

    I think this is fantastic. I'll probably download a few of the titles 9assuming the price isn't horrible)

    It'll be like when they had NeoGeo on PSN, but they cost a fortune each, often $30 for a retro game...

    Knowing Nintendo, if it does come out in Australia then they will seriously rip us off and make us pay 50% more than the US...

    I remember my next door neighbour had one of these... I think because it defs wasnt a gameboy. Anyway there was this awesome Jurassic park game on it where at the very end the Trex had its head out of the wall and you had to get pasted it. DO WANT! fond memories of playing it. Or have aliens been implanting other peoples memories in my brain again...Puts of tin foil hat

    PS VITA OUT TODAY! I don't have any money so maybe at lunch I will see if any retailsers have any on display to test.

    Game Gear early adopters are getting a raw deal because that TV tuner attachment doesn't work any more. Outrageous!

    i'd much rather Megadrive titles honestly. Give me Aladdin, Sonic 2, Streets Of Rage, The Lion King, etc. I'd be all over these!

    common Dragon's Trap!

    Given that they are colour games and Game boy Colour games are $9 you can expect them to be the same price. You can count me out. I almost threw up at their prices, they are over a decade old for christ sake!

    Aren't they pretty much all Master System ports anyway?

    So can we get more than 1 game every 3 weeks on the VC? That'd be great...

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