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]