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from to on 14 Aug 2023 15:39

Years ago I inherited my wife’s family’s Game Gear. After a recap, and replacing the backlight, I started tracking down games to play on it. It’s been great exploring a whole library of games that I skipped out on as a kid! (I was a Nintendo kid) Now I have a nice little library of carts to play on this beast of a 90’s handheld.


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why not alphabetically sorted on 14 Aug 2023 15:46 collapse

It’s more fun to randomly browse through a mess of carts to find something to play. For me anyway 🤷🏻 on 14 Aug 2023 17:54 next collapse

Sonic 2 was STUPID difficult compared to the other Game Gear Sanic games.

Dynamite Headdy was stellar for its time, too. on 14 Aug 2023 18:06 next collapse

Dynamite Heady has been on my list, still need to track down a copy! on 14 Aug 2023 23:14 collapse

Glad to know it wasn’t just me. The extremely tight screen space did not help things on 15 Aug 2023 03:55 next collapse

The first boss with the balls was like HOW ARE YOU LIKE WHY STOP on 15 Aug 2023 06:36 collapse

I think it’s the 4th zone, the 3rd area involves a bunch of spring jumps into the void just to get to the boss. No clue why I spent the time to memorize that level, but I did. on 14 Aug 2023 18:30 next collapse

NBA Jam is the stuff! I played the heck out of it on SNES. He’s on fire! From downtown! on 14 Aug 2023 18:36 next collapse

Sonic Spinball

Oh god, I'm so fucking sorry. Do you have like a donation page for your therapy bills or something.

It's not a bad game, it's just that it's full of insta-death, has no pause or save features, and there is no Continue screen should you fail. If we stopped because we were being called to dinner, it meant having to play....the the way from the start. Proudly, we did eventually beat it, but mother of fuck on 14 Aug 2023 18:42 collapse


It’s not the worst thing I’ve ever played, but yeah… Sonic Spinball is a mess! Lol

Not something I’ll ever actually try to beat, but interesting to mess with when I have some time to kill. on 15 Aug 2023 17:33 collapse

Fortunately the Genesis version doesn’t have any of those issues (aside from the first stage, ironically enough, there’s only one insta-death place in each of the other stages), though it is weird that the portable version doesn’t have a pause or save function. on 14 Aug 2023 22:34 next collapse

Mighty morphin power rangers was the first video game I ever beat, I was so proud of myself! on 14 Aug 2023 22:38 collapse

They’re surprisingly good games on here! on 14 Aug 2023 23:18 collapse

If you had to pick one, which would you highlight and why? on 14 Aug 2023 23:55 collapse

😬 Wasn’t prepared for that question, not sure I can pick only one.

I can say that lately I’ve been focused on Woody Pop. Slowly but surely getting the hang of that one. It’s a pretty interesting breakout/arkanoid where you are fighting your way through a toy shop. Every time you clear a room, you get a choice of which door to go through (and therefore) which room to tackle next.

There are power ups to collect, each room’s bricks seem to depict a different toy, and there’s unlimited continues. It’s a pretty simple but solid game.