2017/4/12: Game Gear: Quest for the Shaven Yak Starring Ren and Stimpy

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2017/4/12: Game Gear: Quest for the Shaven Yak Starring Ren and Stimpy

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 12th, 2017, 8:30 pm

What do you think of my latest Game Gear review?

I'm thinking about reviewing the Game Gear system soon (finally).

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Re: 2017/4/12: Game Gear: Quest for the Shaven Yak Starring Ren and Stimpy

Postby Retro STrife » April 13th, 2017, 9:52 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:What do you think of my latest Game Gear review?

I'm thinking about reviewing the Game Gear system soon (finally).


I actually have some fondness for Stimpy's Invention for the Genesis (you gave it an F in a 2005 review), but that's probably more due to the nostalgia of playing it at a friend's house as a kid. I haven't tried any of the other R&S games.

I own Shaven Yak in my collection but never played it, though I'd really like to try it after reading your review. Unfortunately-despite owning 3 Game Gear systems-none of them work! The screens on them were always a little messed up and hard to see, but then I had them in storage the past 5 or so years. Now that I pulled them out this past year, I get nothing but a white screen when I turn each of them on. I'm assuming that maybe the hot or cold while in storage killed them. Did some research and it seems that Game Gears are very prone to failure, most commonly from the capacitors going bad. I bought a recap kit to see if that will fix my issue, but the parts in the system are very small and I'm not looking forward to the project. If you do review the Game Gear system, definitely note the frequent problems with the screens that inevitably occur over time. I've never seen one with a perfect working screen.

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Re: 2017/4/12: Game Gear: Quest for the Shaven Yak Starring Ren and Stimpy

Postby jon » April 13th, 2017, 11:50 pm

I love seeing reviews for games from this era. It seemed like there were so many more video game developers back then and there was such a wide variety in games to choose from in 1993. And of course SEGA, which has consistently made great games over the decades, was in such a golden age back then.

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Re: 2017/4/12: Game Gear: Quest for the Shaven Yak Starring Ren and Stimpy

Postby Arnold » April 14th, 2017, 9:04 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:What do you think of my latest Game Gear review?

I'm thinking about reviewing the Game Gear system soon (finally).


It's a terrific game and also a hidden gem. There is also a great Master System version of this game.
I think at this point it would be better to review more Game Gear's games than to write this review on the system.


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