3DS eShop Graced With Three SEGA Game Gear Titles


Good news, Nintendo 3DS owners and Game Gear fans! You are now able to purchase Game Gear classics Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi and Dragon Crystal from the 3DS eShop.

All three games were by released by SEGA on the Game Gear in the 90’s, and now you have the chance to relive those old memories thanks to their re-releases on the Nintendo 3DS.

If you haven’t played any of the games before and want to know a little more about them before picking them up, check out the official information from SEGA below.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble

Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble was originally released in November 1994, as a sequel to Sonic Chaos. The platform-oriented game gives players the choice of playing as Sonic or Tails. Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble introduces players to Nack the Weasel for the first time.

Sonic and Tails are tasked with retrieving the Chaos Emeralds which have been scattered across planet Mobius during an experiment, by Dr. Robotnik and his team testing the ‘Atomic Destroyer’ which goes wrong. In the meantime Dr. Robotnik runs into Knuckles and convinces him Sonic and Tails are out to steal the emeralds. Nack the Weasel takes advantage of the confusion to collect the emeralds for himself.


Shinobi, known in Japan as The G.G. Shinobi, was developed and published by SEGA exclusively for the SEGA Game Gear. It was released in 1991 as part of the Shinobi series of games. The music in the game was composed by Y?z? Koshiro.

As Joe Musashi, student of the ‘The Master of Oboro’, you are sent to Ninja Valley which has been submerged by an air of terror and destruction as a dark force has established a base within Neo City. You must use the art of Ninjutsu to free your fellow shinobi, and continue your adventure by mastering their skills.

Dragon Crystal

Dragon Crystal is an RPG which was originally released on the SEGA Master System and ported to the Game Gear in 1991 making it one the Game Gear’s earliest Role Playing Games.

In Dragon Crystal, you must navigate your way through 30 randomly generated, dangerous labyrinths, collecting weapons, armour, magic books along the way. Gameplay combat is turn-based, players positioning during battles is paramount to their success.

SEGA also sent us over some screenshots from each game for you to take a look at. Take a peek at them below, and be sure to let us know what you think.

Joint Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful place. Over 10 years of games industry experience on all sides of the fence and more! Huge Metal Gear fan and all-round geek.


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