Game Gear

Jurassic Park and SEGA’s farewell to the cartridge era

It dawned on us recently that today’s youth are probably unaware of how big Jurassic Park was upon release. It was more than just a summer blockbuster; it was a cultural phenomenon, ushering in waves of merchandise and single-handedly kick-starting the ‘90s dinosaur bandwagon. Shops were filled with...

The Game Gear games Europe never gained

Regular readers will know that we have something of a soft spot for the SEGA Game Gear, having penned numerous 8-bit related features over the past couple of years. It’s one of those formats we could talk about all day long and for reasons aplenty. We aren’t blinkered...

Eight cancelled 8-bit SEGA games

The Master System and Game Gear both lead a long lives in Europe, peacefully co-existing alongside the Mega Drive for a remarkable amount of time. If we include the 32X and Mega CD, SEGA did at one point circa 1995 have seven consoles on the market. And yes,...

The Last of Us – zombies, evolved

Never mind all the big new games being shown off at E3. This week sees the release of two new titles that you can play now. Well, from Friday officially. The Last of Us and Animal Crossing: A New Leaf couldn’t be more opposite, but both are essential...

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...

The Sony Game Gear

Our recent farewell to the PSP sparked a desire to start a collection of the format’s finest, and while snapping up titles for literally pocket change it dawned on me that the PSP had a very similar life to the Sega Game Gear. The aesthetic similarities are as...

Pokemon and on and on

After finding a boxed Game Boy Color in a charity shop for £2 earlier this month, most of my searches on eBay have been Game Boy related. As such, you can probably guess what format I’m going to kick off this month’s eBay round-up with. Despite being in...