Lost Game Gear puzzler finally shows its face

Following on from last week’s post about three long lost N64 games being preserved online, this week has seen the ‘preservation’ of the previously unreleased Game Gear puzzle game Crazy Faces.

The release comes from the almighty SMS Power, a website dedicated to preserving everything 8-bit and Sega flavoured. Crazy Faces was in development in 1993 by The Kremlin, who handled the Master System and Game Gear versions of Prince of Persia and Desert Strike.

Although the game itself isn’t anything to get excited about – it’s just a simple tile sliding puzzle game – the fact that the images were going to be of various Domark licenses such as James Bond, Marko’s Magic Football (and Sonic, oddly) make it quite the curio.

Several other unreleased Game Gear games have surfaced over the years including Pac-in-Time, Yogi Bear’s Goldrush, Frogger and a platformer based on the popular French cartoon Spirou.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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