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  • Semir - April 11, 2014 12:04 a.m.

    Great pick for number 1.
  • Relayer71 - March 6, 2014 5:25 p.m.

    I remember being so damn impressed with this system when it came out...THAT was what portable gaming should have been about, not that hideous monochrome screen on Nintendo's machine. The Gameboy had no fighting chance! It would be gone tomorrow... or so I thought. But in retrospect, it didn't have a great library (though I'm shocked you found this many games, it felt much smaller at the time). Don't see Chakan The Forever Man on the list, had a lot of fun with that one. So after a couple of months of spending an insane amount of money on batteries, I sold it to a co-worker, got a Gameboy, and ate my words. But I saved a whole lot of money on batteries!
  • supergiraffe - March 6, 2014 1:05 p.m.

    I just bought a Game Gear today, so I'm glad to have a resource that lets me know what's worth buying. (This is not a joke)
  • heelstarkiller - March 6, 2014 11:46 a.m.

    WHERE'S THE LION KING
  • punishment - March 6, 2014 10:53 a.m.

    Game Gear was the first console I ended up getting after the NES, and I played the living hell out of it. Surprisingly enough, the Surf Ninjas game got a ton of playtime from me, and how Power Rangers didn't make this list blows my mind. That game was tremendous! I also used to go to the soundtest of Streets of Rage 2, play the ending theme, and just chill out to that for a long time.
  • AzNoLiMiT - March 6, 2014 7:18 p.m.

    Game Gear was also the first console I ended up getting after the NES. My parents let me choose between a Gameboy and Game Gear, so 6 year old me went for GameGear of course. I played a ton of Surf Ninjas (I think this was a pack-in right? I remember this and Sonic 2) as well. Probably my most played Game Gear Game. I played the hell out of it as well, but mostly plugged in and i sat near the outlet. Damn this brings back memories. And amen to Power Rangers belonging on this list!
  • punishment - March 6, 2014 10:11 p.m.

    Lol I did the same thing. Between the AC Adapter and the car charger, I don't think I ever ran it on batteries. My pack ins were Sonic 2, Surf Ninjas and Little Mermaid. Little mermaid wasn't good, but the level 1 music was so damn catchy… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q912TLJKCM
  • KingDavid73 - April 18, 2012 10:40 a.m.

    GG Aleste is a good game. It's basically M.U.S.H.A. I think it had a PAL release as something else, but idk if there was an American release. Sonic Chaos was always my favorite as a kid, but I went back and played through it recently and it sucks. I never had too many games for it when I was younger, just the Sonics and like PacMan and some arcade classics collection.
  • mothbanquet - April 18, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    Woo glad to see you included Shinobi at the end there. Fiendishly difficult but the levels were superbly thematic and atmospheric, and the music! Oh, the music!
  • Cyberninja - April 17, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    where is shaq fu, its the best game ever.
  • hatinsince87 - April 17, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    I STILL have my Game gear in working order & have to say I'm a bit disappointed that Mortal Kombat & The Majors Pro Baseball didn't make the list. I could've sworn there were a couple of Batman games that were pretty solid, too.
  • iHateFatPeople - April 17, 2012 1:10 p.m.

    Hell and Yes to MK, MPB and Batman Return...
  • punishment - March 6, 2014 10:54 a.m.

    Forgot about the Majors. Played that one a ton too. Loved it. Oakland was unstoppable.
  • iHateFatPeople - April 17, 2012 1:04 p.m.

    Jurassic Park and Streets of Rage 2 FTW
  • n00b - April 17, 2012 12:57 p.m.

    also gunstar heroes was not on this list and i am sad
  • TanookiMan - April 17, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    Is the Game Gear Star Wars the same as Star Wars on the original NES? The screen shot made it look like it.
  • n00b - April 17, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    ok, im finally gona say it. i really don't like this gallery browser being used for articles were literaly going back to when top 7s were one page each. really anoying (guess i should have saved this complaint for week of hate)
  • babyface - April 17, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    The gamegear was my first system, and I remember just sitting there playing Sonic and Streets of Rage. Good times

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