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UPDATED: Game Gear Titles To Hit Nintendo 3DS Store

UPDATE: We now know the first five Game Gear games that will launch with the 3DS’ shop service in May by way of a Sega press release. Those are Columns, Shinobi, Dragon Crystal, Sonic Drift 2 and Sonic Triple Trouble. No prices were disclosed. Thanks to TimmiT for the heads up!

ORIGINAL STORY: Game Boy and Game Boy Color games were obviously going to hit the download service to Nintendo’s latest handheld, but now SEGA will be plonking Game Gear titles on the service.  I would say that I’m surprised, but given SEGA’s track record of re-releasing everything on anything, I’m not.  Also, Turbografx and 3D-ified NES games will make their way to the service.

The first game they should release is Sonic: Triple Trouble.  That is not a request.  That game rules.

[via Kotaku]

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    Sonic 2 Game Gear will return and introduce a new generation to the hatred of being destroyed by the first boss. This ain’t no Master System version, people.

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      *gets incredible amounts of childhood trauma by reading GeneHF’s post*
      ….the horror! THE HORROR!

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      DAMN THAT CRAB-THINGY

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    Playing them emulated on the DS is so fun, recreates the original experience more faithfully than I expected, but without the Game Gear’s hideous battery life >_>
    This is a good think imo.

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    haha Sonic Triple Trouble was the first one on my mind as well

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    Triple Trouble. DAT SUNSET PARK ACT 3 MUSIC.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dot0iGpUL5I

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    As long as they dont release that sonic 1 port where the camera zooms right into his face and you can’t see where your going I’m FACKIN EXTATIC!!!

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    OH SNAP, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS ON MY 3DS? MAKE IT HAPPEN SEGA… MAKE IT HAPPEN.
    Serious, MMPP on the Game Gear was the best version. Ever.

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    Quite similar how they decided to release Super Mario Land onto the system, good to see some Game Gear games making it on.

    But if they include Sonic Labyrinth, I’ll start giving myself very sufficient brain damage by banging my head against the wall.

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      Here’s a way to avoid that trauma: don’t buy it.

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        Labyrinth is awesome.

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          I disagree it was one of the worst 2D Sonic Games 😐 but its your opinion so no complaints

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    i was disappointed Triple Trouble wasn’t released on Wiiware considering Game Gear wasn’t emulated on Wiiware, this is truly good news especially since i like the Game Gear games more than their Master System clones, i just hope they allow multiplayer!

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    Sega announced the first 5 Game Gear games to hit the 3DS Virtual Console, and Triple Trouble is included! http://3ds.nintendolife.com/news/2011/03/sega_names_first_game_gear_games_for_3ds_virtual_console

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    Game Boy games to the 3DS? No matter what, playing Sonic Advance 2 on my Game Boy SP is always better than some port or rom.

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      Um…WAT?

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      I agree with Jax. What?

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      I agree with Demise! Theres nothing better than Sonic Advance 2 on an SP. I love that fuckin game. =D%Pr

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      >.> You missed the point that the 3DS won’t have Virtual Console GBA.

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      Wait, apparently they are (some comments below say so) but only way after the system is launched.

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    triple trouble (or s&t2) is indeed on the list.

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    Lame. Why the hell don’t they add GB Advance games onto the download service?

    Lazy ass Nintendo as usual… Probably a feature there going to release WAY later after the release date just like Microsoft has done with the failure system they refer to as XBOX…

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      Uh… they ARE. They even said so at E3.

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        Yeah. And as I said, way AFTER the release of the system.

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    That’s cool and all, but what the heck happened to the site logo? Stuff’s ugly, man.

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      Actually I take that back – only on this monitor does it look bad.

      So yeah, how about that Triple Trouble, eh?

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    No Sonic Chaos/Sonic & Tails? :( I’m sure it’ll be released later on, but it’s great to see Triple Trouble! (Sonic Chaos is my favorite 8-bit game, STT is my second favorite.)

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      Remember that time Sonic & Tails had such a better title screen on the Game Gear. I mean really…what is up with the Master System title screen.

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    The 3DS is the perfect opportunity to recreate the cancled Sonic Xtreme

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      Um, I’d doubt that.

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    triple trouble was may favorite game gear game i will get it as soon as i get a 3DS

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    […] Triple Trouble (known in Japan as Sonic and Tails 2). No prices were disclosed. Thanks to TimmiT of Sonic Retro for the heads up! The Game Boy Color or the Game Boy games were obviously going to hit the 3DS […]

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