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Sega Game Gear

Sega's entry to the handheld market in the early 90's had lots going for it with a huge colour screen which is still one of the largest on a handheld todate. The ease at which developers could port games from the Master System ensured a huge catalog of games.

Gamegear Version 1
1991

Internally almost identical to a master system. Segas portable was more successful than the superior Lynx by Atari. Around 120 games were released.

Several limited editions of the Game Gear wher released such as the Coca-Cola one here (Japan Only). There is also a plain red model.

Another red version was released with the Magic Knight Rayearth Game, also in Japan only.

Game Gear Specs
Processor

8-bit Z80 processor running at 3.58 MHz

Memory

24 Kb RAM

Display

3.2 Inch LCD screen
160 x 144 pixel resolution
Colors 32/4096
Sprites 64
Sprite size 8 x 8

Sound

Audio 4-lyr

Game Gear Peripherals

FM radio adaptor.

Game-to Gear link cable. Great for games like Mortal Kombat.

Game Gear Car Adaptor plugs into the cigarette lighter to power your gamegear.

Gear Master Converter. Plug-thru device for master system compatability.

Rechargeable Battery Pack. Powers a gamegear for around 4 hours of use. Also serves as grip handles for the game gear.

The 'super wide gear' is a big lense, which magnifies the screen so you have a 5"screen. Good for some games.

TV tuner. Newer GG models do not support the TV Tuner. If the model number of your GG ends with a letter, then it does not support the TV Tuner.

Game Gear Games

Bubble Bobble

All the usual sega arcade conversions you would expect appeared on the game gear.

Axe Battle Legend of Golden Axe

The game gear has its fair share of RPG games but these are quite hard to find these days.

Streets of Rage 2
Everyone's favourite scrolling beatem-up appeared twice on the game gear 1 and 2.

Some Interesting Advertising for the Console...