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Star Wars Droids and Game Boys

Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 30] : It Terraformed My Body with Battery Acid

We’re a very sleepy group this week, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be flying facts and punishing puns — we’ve got plenty of those to go around! We begin by walking through Mandi’s video game journal project, which leads into a discussion of Minecraft and the PlayStation Vita’s Remote Play feature. And that kicks off a fascinating conversation about handheld video game consoles. Would you believe we managed to find a non-TV video game system from the 1950s? It may not have been portable, but we’re talking about it anyway. We’ve also got quite a bit to say about Nintendo’s Game & Watch vs. Milton Bradley’s Microvision, the Game Boy vs. the Game Gear, mobile games vs. modern handheld games, and Japan vs.…
Sonic Game Gear

Sonic the Hedgehog for Game Gear Feels Like a Knockoff Flash Game

Sonic had a good run in the 1990s. In fact, Sonic CD was good enough that it makes me feel like less of a chump for buying a Sega CD back when I was a kid. But Sonic the Hedgehog for Game Gear really missed the mark in every conceivable way. This game is garbage. It has frustratingly floaty controls, the camera is zoomed in too far to allow you to see far enough to dodge anything at full speed, and it looks like a Flash fan project more than an official Sonic game. It feels like Sega’s goal with this game was to take the concept of Sonic and break absolutely everything that made the series work so well. If you don’t believe me, the game exists on several downloadable platforms these days, so you don’t even have to hunt down a used Game Gear in order to enjoy it.…
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