Sega's new Game Gear Micro handheld
October 6, 2020 - Japanese gaming giant Sega is celebrating its 60th anniversary by reviving the 30-year-old Game Gear console – but in microscale.
Sega is rereleasing its 30-year-old Game Gear handheld video game system, as a mini retro console to mark the company’s 60th anniversary.
Curiously, it really will be miniature, coming in at only 8cm wide and featuring a miniscule 2.92cm screen (240x180 pixels) – the original machine was 21cm wide and featured an 8.13cm screen.
The Game Gear Micro is slated for released in Japan only, in October, costing around $50 and will be available in four colours (black, blue, yellow and red), each incorporating four games from its back catalogue. A four-pack version is available for $200 that comes with all four coloured consoles bundled with a bonus "Big Window Micro" screen magnifying add-on – an admission perhaps that Sega knows the Game Gear Micro is so small as to be virtually unplayable!
The game titles in full are as follow:
1) Sonic the Hedgehog
2) Puyo Puyo 2 (aka Puyo Puto Tsu)
3) Out Run
4) Royal Stone
1) Sonic and Tails
2) Gunstar Heroes
3) Sylvan Tale
4) Bakubaku Animal
1) Shining Force Gaiden
2) Shining Force Gaiden 2
3) Shining Force Gaiden Final Conflict
4) Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux
1) Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible
2) Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
3) The GG Shinobi
Although presently only available for preorder in Japan, Amazon.jp is accepting international orders.
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