Sega’s handheld Game Gear emerged at the start of the 1990s and aimed to do battle with the wildly popular Nintendo Game Boy. Things didn’t really turn out well for the handheld, but there were a lot of amazing titles which deserve a look back on.
On paper, everything seemed perfect for Sega. Though a year and a half late to the party, The Game Gear featured full color graphics and clearly dominated the specification sheet when compared to Nintendo’s popular Game Boy. Sales figures don’t lie, of course, and Sega’s color handheld sold what would amount to a rounding error when compared to the Nintendo handheld.
Still, though, there were some amazing titles for the console, and here are five of the best.
Ax Battler – A Legend of Golden Axe
Vampire: Master of Darkness
Emulating the Game Gear
If you’re up for replaying some of your old Game Gear favorites, here are the best ways to get them on your nice shiny new computer.
OpenEmu – Hands down the best classic game emulator for Mac OS X
Zega Alpha – Decent multi-Sega emulator for Windows with somewhat recent updates
Kega Fusion – A multi-Sega emulator for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X