Sega’s classic 8-bit handheld console, the Game Gear, is making a comeback 30 years after its initial release, in a new Micro format.
Sized at 80 x 43 x 20mm, the Game Gear Micro is 92% smaller than the original and fits in the palm of your hand.
This version of the console comes with four built-in games displayed on a 1.15-inch screen. It is not compatible with original Game Gear cartridges, however, four different variations of the console in different colors can be purchased, each containing a different set of games, ranging from action to RPG and puzzles.
Game Gear Micro Black
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Puyo Puyo 2
- Out Run
- Royal Stone
Game Gear Micro Blue
- Sonic Chaos (Sonic & Tails)
- Gunstar Heroes
- Sylvan Tale
- Baku Baku Animal
Game Gear Micro Yellow
- Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei – Jashin no Kuni he
- Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
- Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
- Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru
Game Gear Micro Red
- Revelations: The Demon Slayer
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
- The GG Shinobi
There is also the collector’s edition Game Gear Micro Smoke model included in the Sega Store Limited DX Pack. It looks and feels exactly like the other Game Gear Micros, however, it does not turn on and cannot be played.
Pre-ordering all four functioning variants of the Game Gear Micro grants players a free Big Window to magnify and see the game clearer from the console’s tiny screen. The freebie will be a first-come-first-served basis at Amazon, Rakuten, and Sega Stores.
The console is included as goods released in commemoration of Sega’s 60th anniversary.
Unlike the original Game Gear, which required a whopping six AA batteries to run, the Game Gear Micro requires just two AAA batteries.
The Game Gear Micro will drop on October 6 at official stores around Japan. Each will be priced at roughly JP¥5, 000 (US$ 46) while the DX pack will cost a whopping JP¥25, 900 (US$ 237).