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Articles written by: Benjamin Galway

Mortal Kombat (Game Gear)

Mortal Kombat (Game Gear)

TEST YOUR MIGHT! The arcade smash Mortal Kombat jumped kicked its way onto every console imaginable, including the Game Gear. Significantly watered down to fit on Sega’s handheld, the game still retained a lot of what made it so fun, but a lot was definitely lost in translation.

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Gunstar Heroes (Game Gear)

Gunstar Heroes (Game Gear)

Gunstar Heroes was an amazing game, and the Game Gear version is virtually as good as its Genesis counterpart. A Japanese exclusive, it received some changes that may not appeal to fans of the original. Still, it’s portable Gunstar! What more could you want?

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Ristar the Shooting Star

Ristar the Shooting Star

Released late in the lifespan of the Genesis, Ristar went unnoticed and unappreciated in 1995. The Game Gear version received equal treatment, though it was an excellent platformer that managed to retain all the charm and gameplay of its 16-bit sibling. It’s time to give this one the attention it deserves.

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Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen MD

Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen MD

Technos has released lots of games in its famous Kunio-kun series, including the famous River City Ransom. There were sports games too, like dodgeball. The Genesis version of the NES dodgeball game isn’t necessarily bad, but it will leave you wishing we’d gotten River City instead.

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Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome

Simulation games can be an acquired taste, and the advancement of time and technology can make some older titles seem like a chore. Centurion: Defender of Rome is one game that was much more enticing back in the day, when its paper-thin plot and shallow tactics made playing the watered down cartridge weren’t as noticeable.

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