ESHOP Game Gear Titles Head to The eShop

It's another good week down at the eShop this Thursday with the long awaited arrival of the first batch of Game Gear Games to the Virtual Console. Fans of all things retro will be able to enjoy Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Shining Force: Sword of Hajya and the classic Columns.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
(Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS

Moving to a new town and making new friends is a big step... but it's even bigger when you're the mayor! Get ready to enjoy a whole new life in a town shaped entirely by you as Animal Crossing: New Leaf comes to Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. Continuing the much-loved freeform gameplay from previous Animal Crossing titles, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a game without any restrictions. There are no goals, no story, not even an ending - instead, you can enjoy life in your new town in any way you choose. And since time in the game moves at the same pace as in the real world, every day brings new experiences!

Sonic the Hedgehog
(SEGA) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console - Game Gear)

Get into gear with Sonic the Hedgehog! Originally released for the Game Gear, play as Sonic as he
speeds through zones and frees animals from their mechanical prisons with his devastating spin attacks! Blaze through five super challenging zones and defeat all of Dr. Eggman's (AKA Dr. Robotnik) machines in order to put an end to his evil schemes!

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
(SEGA) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console - Game Gear) 

The evil Dr. Eggman (AKA Dr. Robotnik) has built a machine that will turn the poor people of Beanville into machines, but there's safety in numbers! In this colourful puzzle game, help them out by pairing them into groups of four matching colours so they can stick together and escape certain doom!

Shining Force: Sword of Hajya
(SEGA) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console - Game Gear) 

The peaceful Kingdom of Cypress has been disrupted by the corrupt ambition of the evil King Iom. Terror rampages across the land as the Castle of Cypress is invaded and the magical Sword of Hajya is taken! It will take strength, courage, agility and your keen sense of strategy to defy this ominous power and bring peace back to the land.


(SEGA) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console - Game Gear) 

Drift back in time to a bygone civilisation, the ancient world of Phoenicia. Play a game that originated among the Phoenician merchants. It's incredibly captivating, yet easy to pick up. You'll find yourself losing track of time!

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns
(Rising Star Games) Nintendo 3DS

Years ago, a tunnel connected the livestock-loving Bluebell Village with the crop-growing town of Konohana, but boisterous bickering between the burgs created a cave-in and collapsed the tunnel! Build a bustling farm, befriend the villagers and maybe you can find a way to bring these towns together once again!

4 Elements
(MSL) Nintendo 3DS

The ancient kingdom is in trouble! The magic of the four elements that kept it running for centuries has been corrupted by evil powers and the altars no longer yield the energy of life. It is up to you to unlock the 4 ancient books of magic and collect 16 mysterious cards that will help you restore the kingdom to life. An adorable little fairy will be your aide in this perilous journey as you encounter elementals, dragons, knights, and various magic creatures.

Petz Fantasy 3D
(Ubisoft) Nintendo 3DS

Hatch magic eggs into adorable fantasy creatures. Nurture them and watch their magical powers grow in 3D!

The Path of the Warrior Art of Fighting 3
(D4 Enterprise) Wii

Released in 1996, Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior is a fighting game set in Grasshill Valley, where drama and battles unfold among various fighters. Aside from the protagonists Ryo and Robert, this instalment has all-new characters. Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior features powerful airborne combos, more efficient parrying manoeuvers, the ability to inflict damage to downed opponents, and the Ultimate K.O., which allows characters to win a match in just one round. Furthermore, the graphics are based off of motion capture technology rendering them smoother than ever before, making it one of the most innovative 2D fighting games at the time.

Posted on 10-06-2013 by Andrew


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