Game Gear emulation outclasses the other 3DS Virtual Console games

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    With the arrival of a new system on the 3DS Virtual Console -- the Sega Game Gear -- comes a new hardware emulator. And the one Sega and developer M2 put together is really, really nice! Nicer than I'm used to for Virtual Console games, honestly, and including a full suite of tweaks and features.

    Do you want to play your game inside a tiny 3D Game Gear? You can do that. Would you like said Game Gear to be a rare limited-edition color variant? You can totally do that too. Excited by the application of more than minimal effort toward the presentation of retro games, I recorded this quick video.

    Though I didn't bring it up here, there's also a "performance" option that, I believe, allows for system-accurate slowdown (or lack thereof). I didn't see any difference with Sonic, so it wasn't going to make for great video. Sonic arrives tomorrow on the 3DS eShop, along withShinobi and Dragon Crystal.






    Watch the video on the link below.

    http://www.joystiq.c...al-console-gam/
     


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    nes/gba/gb/gbc

    need the extras the the Game Gear Virtual Console, have

    it should NOT be that hard to do
     
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    Can't you already use a console border on the GB/GBC VC games?
    I think the only thing there that's worthwhile is the remappable buttons. The "performance mode" is there to simulate the lag that the Sega systems had, IIRC Nintendo systems back then never had that problem.
     
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    You can play GBC games on a 3D GBC too
     
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    Correction, you can see a bit of depth into the GB screen
    For the GG emulator all the buttons visible on the virtual GG pop out, as well as the dents have depth, and you can choose the colour of the GG you want.
    It's more of a fan service, but one with love.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    god you're ignorant.
    want to work for IGN?
     
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    Remapable Buttons? Quick, someone tell Nintendo that it can be done...
     
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    Nice to know the gamegear VC games have all these options but am I alone when I say I couldn't care less about the gamegear games?
     
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    This is pretty cool. It's nice to see companies go out of their way to give just a little extra so it's not just an emulator and ROM.
     
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    You realize that "could care less" actually means you care, right?
     
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    You're absolutely right. Fixed
     
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    Button-mapping is a plus. Don't really care about the other options.
     
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    This looks so cool B-) Nice move, nice move....
     
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    Hell, that's a nice emulator..
     
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    Nintendo should really learn from tihs one, oh and PUT THE DAMN MULTIPLAYER ON GB/GBC/GBA VC!
     
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    really snazzy, and shows a lot of work have gone into this, despite the actual content being rather... um, lacking, i suppose.

    anyways, is there a Shining Force or Altered Beast title on the Game Gear? I'm all up for that, but i'm not sure if those games are Genesis or Mega Drive or what. all i remember is they're on Sega consoles.
     
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    There is a Shining Force title not too sure if there is an Altered Beast for it tho.

    Picked up Sonic and it looks as I remember it. I think the GG VC games are going to be pretty slim pickings tho.
     
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    Now, let's see if Nintendo can do this for their other emulators. Heck, let's hope they add Snes emulation.
     
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    The Game Gear emulation is horrid, while it has the features, I have experienced several instances of lag festivals playing Sonic Triple Trouble.
     
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    You did know that you can turn the lag on or off, right?
     

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