Shinobi 2: The Silent Fury (Platform: Game Gear)
You know one major problem with the Game Gear? The battery life sucked. You know one major factor that made us forget about how much the battery life sucked? Games like Shinobi 2: The Silent Fury. While the first game was good, the sequel was just balls to the walls better.
More of a platformer with tricky jumps and perilous leaps than anything else, this game had the great controls to back it up. And Joe Musashi never looked so good one a handheld. It was definitely one of the reasons we were Sega fanboys/fangirls back in the day. Why get a Game Boy when you could get THIS?