US Nintendo Downloads: Game Gear VC arrives

Sega's sweet Game Gear emulation steals the spotlight

This week's US Nintendo Update is ironically all about a Sega handheld - the Game Gear Virtual Console has hit the 3DS eShop.

Sega's emulation is brilliant too, with a number of options not offered by Nintendo's emulators. Things like the option to play the game with a Game Gear border, and change the colour of the on-screen console.

Purists can even have it emulate the blur the original Game Gear screen used to produce, and play in the original aspect ratio, as well as stretch it to full-screen.

Here's the full list of downloads:

Nintendo eShop


Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble - Race to retrieve Chaos Emeralds that have been scattered across the planet Mobius. Loop, blast and super-spin-dash through six zones, five bonus rounds and a wild 3D stage. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Shinobi - An evil force emanating from Neo City has captured your fellow students, and only you can save them. Attack with your powerful katana as you battle for their freedom. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Dragon Crystal - Pass through 30 worlds in search of the Magic Goblet. Blaze a trail through the treacherous labyrinths of four magic kingdoms, collecting weapons, armor, magic books, potions, rods and rings as you go. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo Video

Kid Icarus 3D Anime - Nintendo is partnering with renowned Japanese animation studios to celebrate the Kid Icarus franchise and bring their latest creations exclusively to Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Video. The first anime series, Thanatos Rising, comes from Production I.G. Look for videos from Shaft, Inc. and Studio 4C, coming soon! (For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:

- Pirates Assault (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
- Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Virtual Console for Wii)

[ SOURCE: Nintendo ]