Stargate (Game Gear)

Stargate Game Gear Title screen.


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The handheld version of Stargate is a matching puzzle game, similar to a 3-D Tetris. Players drop tiles into a Stargate, and try to stack three identical symbols. Doing so clears those tiles. Mismatched tiles simply build stacks higher and higher, and the player loses if the tiles reach the top of the gate. The player is also given a seven-symbol Stargate "address" along the top of the screen. Stacking three copies of a symbol listed in the address will clear the stack and counts toward completing the address.

There are two game modes building on this basic concept:
  • Skill Mode is a single-player challenge where the player tries to complete as many addresses as they can before being overwhelmed. Speed increases with completed addresses.

  • Battle Mode can be played against the computer, or against a second player connected with a link cable. In Battle Mode, any stacks you clear are sent through the Stargate and appear on your opponent's side. A height level meter is added on the sides to show how close you and your opponent are to overflowing their gates. You can win by outlasting your opponent (while sending complete stacks through to make things more difficult for them) or by being the first to complete the address.


Stargate Game Gear D marks your (Daniel) victories, R marks Ra's victories.
Stargate Game Gear Intro cutscene.
Stargate Game Gear Battle Mode adds some map conquest, decided by the victor of the puzzle game.
Stargate Game Gear Skill Mode has you trying to complete as many addresses as you can.

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neXGam 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
Video Games Feb, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Play Time Mar, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Mean Machines Apr, 1995 66 out of 100 66
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Mar, 1995 6.3 out of 10 63
Mega Fun Feb, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1995 4.625 out of 10 46
GamePro (US) Mar, 1995 2 out of 5 40


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chirinea (42812) added Stargate (Game Gear) on Sep 29, 2009
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