Game Gear, TurboGrafx games coming to 3DS Virtual Console

The 3DS made news when it was confirmed vintage Game Boy games would be available as digital downloads, and now it's poised to bring back even more handheld gaming classics. Sega has just announced it will revive part of its Game Gear library for the new device, and Nintendo has also revealed TurboGrafx-16 games are planned as well.

The timing works out nicely for Sega, as 2011 happens to mark two decades of Game Gear's battery-sapping existence.

"This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Game Gear system, and we believe that releasing these titles on the groundbreaking Nintendo 3DS is a great way to commemorate the occasion," said Sega VP of digital business Haruki Satomi in a statement. He added, "Both new fans and those with fond memories of time spent playing their Game Gear will surely find something to love in our upcoming lineup of Nintendo eShop titles."

Above: Ten bucks says Sonic the Hedgehog is the first game announced

Sega plans to release five Game Gear titles over the new digital storefront. However, this news is not quite as huge as the presence of Game Boy games on the 3DS, because several potential Game Gear releases are essentially ports from the Sega Master System, which already has a large presence on Wii's Virtual Console. The same goes for TG-16 games - we've already had access to these things for years, so it's not too huge of a draw.

[Source: Gaming-Age]

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Mar 2, 2011




  • Letter11 - March 3, 2011 7:44 a.m.

    @Spybreak8 LOL Columns is the only other games I could come up with. Baku Baku Animal maybe? Wait that was Sega CD I think...
  • Spybreak8 - March 3, 2011 5:10 a.m.

    Hehe Columns, I can play Columns again! Ah nah I've got Tetris DS.
  • Japanaman - March 3, 2011 1:44 a.m.

    Game Gears Games on the successor to the GameBoy? This is blasphemy! This is madness! This is SEGA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, Genesis doesn't what Nintendon't. Put their games on another game maker's handheld.
  • bobbybroccoli - March 3, 2011 12:42 a.m.

    I'm a bit annoyed at nintendo. If the regualar ds could do n64 games, this could totaly snes games. I'd be more likely to play 16 bit games on a handheld, than my wii. I also don't see why we're not getting gameboy advance games either.
  • badgraphix1 - March 3, 2011 12:08 a.m.

    Kind of expected this at one point or another. Would rather they had GBA games from the start though so I can play me some Fire Emblem.
  • SirCheesedip - March 2, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    I know Sonic Labyrinth! Everyone wants a game where you can barely move!
  • StrayGator - March 2, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    Game Gear games on a Nintendo handheld? This is blasphemy! This is madness!
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - March 2, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    Because who could forget all those classic Game Gear games?! You know like... uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh ... ... ... I got nothin'
  • claytonmiller - March 2, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    Hey, the more the merrier, right?
  • icedoesnthelp - March 2, 2011 10:40 p.m.

    Lets see some Virtual Boy games!
  • chrisat928 - March 2, 2011 10:36 p.m.

    I have a Game Gear, and I can't think of any games that would be worth downloading...

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