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Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict (Game Gear)

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict review (GG)

Reviewed on December 01, 2013

As the game progresses, the fights start getting pretty tough. By the time you've reached the final handful, virtually every foe will come at your guys with damaging long-range area-of-effect spells, making it impossible to avoid taking massive amounts of damage.
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Phantasy Star Gaiden (Game Gear)

Phantasy Star Gaiden review (GG)

Reviewed on April 20, 2008

The name of this game promised so much...
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Power Strike II (Game Gear)

Power Strike II review (GG)

Reviewed on August 20, 2006

For a hand-held game, itís pretty top-of-the-line, but Iíve never felt that portable systems and shooters were the best match. Thereís no way to even come close to duplicating that magical arcade feeling on a screen the size of a potato. Instead of being so enthralled by this very respectable title that I was able to instantly unleash the shooter review to end all shooter reviews....I found myself wishing Iíd scrapped the whole idea and just played M.U.S.H.A. again. I liked the game, but by the time I was done, I merely felt Iíd played a good hand-held shooter, as opposed to a good shooter, period.
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GG Aleste (Game Gear)

GG Aleste review (GG)

Reviewed on January 26, 2006

There were a few areas that were genuinely fun, like a stage placing me above a railroad track complete with robots rocketing off a train to challenge my ship at its level, but much of this game was the sort of personality-free drek that has provided the backbone for mediocre shooters throughout time.
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Shinobi (Game Gear)

Shinobi review (GG)

Reviewed on April 29, 2005

GG Shinobi is not a down sized conversion of the original arcade game. Nor is it a shrunken down version of the Mega Driveís The Revenge of Shinobi. Itís a completely different kettle of fish from any Shinobi game featuring a collection of five (yes, five) versions of the legendary Joe Mushashi. Each of these clones has their own special abilities and different magic capability. With just one, they may seem weak but together they can break down any obstacle, walk on water and even defy t...
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Defenders of Oasis (Game Gear)

Defenders of Oasis review (GG)

Reviewed on February 22, 2005

The Gamegear was practically devoid of any RPGís except for around 20 some, about a fifth of which came stateside. Defenders of Oasis was a RPG that happened to get lucky and find a publisher that brought it to the states. There are no idiosyncrasies that lift Defenders of Oasis above and beyond other turn based RPGS that were out at the time. Itís simply just a game thatís both brief and entertaining. Definitely worthy of your time.
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FIFA International Soccer (Game Gear)

FIFA International Soccer review (GG)

Reviewed on November 24, 2004

A good handheld football game is about as common as Wales qualifying for a major Championship (and I should know, I still have nightmares about the Romania and Russia play-offs). Strike that, itís rarer. There isnít one portable computer game out there which can genuinely be considered a definitive simulation of the beautiful game. Theyíre all pretty much terrible. Until Konami bring their Pro Evo series to the DS and PSP, itís unlikely that a quality handheld footie game will ever see the light...
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NFL Quarterback Club (Game Gear)

NFL Quarterback Club review (GG)

Reviewed on November 24, 2004

Back in the day, NFL Quarterback Club was one of the daddies of American Football. Many of its incarnations were mightily superior to its Madden equivalent. But now on the Game Gear we see one of Acclaim's earlier attempts at cornering the American Football market.
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Columns (Game Gear)

Columns review (GG)

Reviewed on November 20, 2004

If asked what your favourite puzzle games are, most you would probably reply mentioning at least one version of Tetris. Be it Tetris Worlds or Tetrisphere, the Russian puzzler is by far the worldís favourite computer game puzzle. There are, however, many alternatives to Tetris, but few which can rival its simple yet addictive gamplay. Sega though, have always liked a good challenge, and an arcade-like puzzler may be what is required to topple the Russian King from his throne of computer puzzling...
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Mortal Kombat (Game Gear)

Mortal Kombat review (GG)

Reviewed on March 14, 2004

My how times change. When I was around 12 and 13, all I ever heard from my friends was how awesome Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 2 were. It seemed like I was the only boy in the world that didn't live in the arcades during the day learning all of Mortal Kombat's moves and then stay up all night playing it at home. To me, it was just OK. Fast forward 10 years and now it seems like i'm an outcast yet again! Ask nearly any other reviewer and they'll be like, ''OMG! MORTAL ...
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Ristar (Game Gear)

Ristar review (GG)

Reviewed on December 09, 2003

The evil doings of Greedy roused a sleeping star. His name is Ristar. Weíve seen him before; he took on Greedy in his side-scrolling Sega Genesis adventure with such style and grace as to cement for himself a place among the very best in his genre. The cutesy platformer genre (also known as the mascot genre) was imbued with the young starís startling brilliance, and though Ristar never achieved the popularity of a Super Mario, or a Sonic, those who have taken control of the celestial phenomenon know his greatness.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 review (GG)

Reviewed on December 09, 2003

The obnoxious, unforgiving failure that is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Game Gear can be extremely enjoyable on a very obscure, smallish level. Unfortunately, to access that slim slice of playability, cheating is necessary and encouraged.
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The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck (Game Gear)

The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck review (GG)

Reviewed on December 09, 2003

It all begins on Huey, Dewey, and Louieís birthday, as Uncle Scrooge gives each of them a lucky dime as a gift. When the boys inquire why their cheapskate uncle couldn't buy them something good, like BeyBlades or whatever it is kids like, the despicable miser tells them a lame copout tale of his rise to riches from a time when he started out with just one dime (snicker).
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Revenge of Drancon (Game Gear)

Revenge of Drancon review (GG)

Reviewed on December 09, 2003

Nice one, Sega. You see, Sega already released this game for their Master System console years before the arrival of their Game Gear unit. It was called Wonderboy.
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Aerial Assault (Game Gear)

Aerial Assault review (GG)

Reviewed on December 09, 2003

I've never played a slower shooter than Aerial Assault. Perhaps the SNES's Blazeon comes close, but aside from that, nothing can touch the outright languidness with which this shooter scrolls along. Shooter skies are normally veritable metal gauntlets of enemy craft, filled in with labyrinths of laser fire. Not Aerial Assault. Most skies are completely serene and empty, the same backdrop passing by over and over again like a Flintstones episode.
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