What is a Gopher you ask? It's basically a handheld Sega Genesis/Mega Drive with the Firecore based emulation, and it takes an SD card. This one has a few improvements in terms of performance and compatibility over the other Firecore systems.
Other than a few people saying "this game or that game doesn't work", I haven't seen any sort of compatibility list for this system at all. So, I thought I'd start one since I just recently got myself a Gopher and SD card, and have seen quite a few people interested in the system. It really is a cool little handheld for the money. I'll have a full review and pros/cons later, but I'll go ahead and say take note, this thing will not save your game, unfortunately.
I’m only covering the games with problems, and then myths, or what I’ve read elsewhere on the internet. If you don’t see a game on here, assume it either works or I haven’t tested it yet. I tested most every good game that everyone likes though, such as the obvious Sonic games and major Sega titles. If you would like me to test something, leave a comment below and I’ll tell you if it works or not, then add to the list. Feel free to also pitch in if you own a Gopher as well!
I'm making up a compatibility list for the Gopher since I haven't seen anyone else do it. I'm only covering the games with problems, and then myths, or what I've read elsewhere on the internet. If you don't see a game on here, assume it either works or I haven't tested it yet. I tested most every good game that everyone likes though. If you would like me to test something, leave a comment below and I'll tell you if it works or not, then add to the list.
Eternal Champions – Works for about a minute then freezes
Nba Jam TE – *Certain builds work perfectly*
Power Instinct – Crashes after the first round.
Vectorman 2 – Works briefly, then freezes
Virtua Racing – Doesn’t work
VR Troopers – Boots, then character sprites disappear, and then the game just crashes.
Zool - Works briefly, then freezes
Comix Zone doesn’t work? False. It works
Earthworm Jim 2 doesn’t work? False. It works.
Ghouls And Ghosts doesn’t work? False. It works
Mega Man: The Wily Wars doesn’t work? False. Certain builds work perfectly.
Super Street Fighter 2 doesn’t work? False. It works.
Streets Of Rage 3 doesn’t work? False. It works.
PAL titles don’t work? False. They work.
Adventures Of Batman & Robin – Works fine, but occasionally the sound will stop. It will go back to normal after a game over or going to the next level though.
Clay Fighter - Works, but will not let you control it unless using TV-Out. Works normally through TV-Out.
Contra Hard Corps – Works, but glitchy. You might die without knowing why
Double Dragon 3 – Works, but 1st player sprite is slightly garbled.
Fatal Fury 2 - Works, but will not let you control it unless using TV-Out. Works normally through TV-Out.
Lion King – Works, but glitchy graphics. Sprites often slightly garbled or you see double.
Mortal Kombat 3 – Works, but doesn’t let you do special moves. Works normally through TV-Out, however.
Ms. Pac Man – Unplayable unless using TV-Out.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 – Same as MK3
Virtua Fighter 2 - Works, but ground flickers. Does not affect gameplay
Zombies Ate My Neighbors - Works, but will not let you control it unless using TV-Out. Works normally through TV-Out.
-As you can see above, some builds/versions of games work, while some games have no chance of working. For example, NBA Jam TE will work on a certain build, but no version of Eternal Champions will.
-Let me know if you want anymore games tested or if you know of some that do not work!
Last edited by WrathOskvro on Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.