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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 Hi-Score tables.
Stargate Game Gear Title screen.
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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Alternate Titles

  • "スターゲイト" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Game Boy Feb, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Gear Mar, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Game Boy Mar, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Score Game Boy May, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Top Consoles (France) Game Boy May, 1995 13 out of 20 65
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Mar, 1995 6.3 out of 10 63
Mega Fun Game Gear Feb, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Top Consoles (France) Game Gear May, 1995 10 out of 20 50
GamePro (US) Game Gear Mar, 1995 2 out of 5 40 Game Gear Mar 21, 2016 3 out of 10 30


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