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Sega Game Gear

by Sega
Sega Game Gear
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)


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  • 8KB RAM, 16KB VRAM
  • 160x144 pixel resolution
  • 32 on-screen colours out of a palette of 4096

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  • ASIN: B000GSQ6QS
  • Media: Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,547 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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sega game gear system


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back in the day, this was the bomb! April 4, 2010
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
NOTE: the 4 star rating is taking into account the time the Sega Game Gear was released.

A lot of people will complain that the Game Gear has many issues and I agree.
Things I liked:
a) nice to hold
b) looks great
c) layout of buttons
d) Sonic games were more awesome to play on this system than any other.
e) great sound
f) the blue version (World Series Baseball) is jaw droppingly beautiful.

Things I didn't like
a) the back light wasn't very powerful after you've played it a bit.
b) broke easily when dropped.
c) a lot of people claimed the Game Gear wasn't very portable.

Just a note:
if you are planning on buying one of these used.
a) make sure it has both battery covers.
b) consider paying a bit more if the sound works. most don't have working sound, but sound usually works through headphone jack with headphones.
c) the backlight may not be very powerful anymore.

Two games I recommend on this system: Ms. Pacman and Vampire: Master of Darkness

HAVE FUN Retro Gamers!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun then, fun now June 29, 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
All of these other reviews are comparing game gear to gameboy, which isnt how a review should be. The game gear is essentially a portable master system. Although the size of the game gear is not very portable, it doesnt require a tv or other equipment. The battery life is bad, So what plug it into the wall. The games are great, sonic sonic 2, sonic triple trouble, sonic chaos, mortal kombat, mortal kombat 2, pac man, ms. pac man, streets of rage etc. plus youre playing on a full screen with tons of color, you can even play in the dark. While playing your hands are comfortable because of the width of the system. Don't forget the amazing sounds! buy this system, at these prices you should be asking yourself why you don't already have one.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a system that was ahead of its time. Nitendo's success of the late 80's was something all game companies scrabled to get in on. Sega failed with the Mastersystem, but gained ground with the genisis. Nintendo came out with the Gameboy, black and white, but portable, and nintendo expanded their power. Sega fought back with this, The game gear, a color portable system. Far superior to the game boy, which acutally took about another 5 years to even get a color version out, Game gear delivered quality graphic. Unfortunately, it was a little more expensive, and the marketing was less than the jaugernaut of nitendo. Many of the game companies made deals for their best games with nintendo, but this system did ok, and does have a good number of games available for it. I liked this system, and many games are avaiable now used online and at game stores. A good system, even by todays standard. The only system that preceeded this one with color, The atari Lynx...A very overlooked system. Anyway, now resonably price for a fun system..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy! October 1, 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Game gear came as explained. I was very happy to see it was in great shape on the outside and worked w no problem. It arrived a few days before arrival date so that was a plus. Will be a birthday gift for my soon to be 10 yr old son. Hes gonna love it! Thanx!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliving the classics August 31, 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Had this when I was a kid, so I decided to purchase it once more. I own a lot of idevices, but the game gear you can't beat. Since its now cheap and with the games also cheap, it's easy to relive the games you once played on the old system. Yea it takes 6 AA batteries, just get rechargable ones. It may not be the IPhone/IPad, but if your a collector/retro gamer, this is for you. It's big, bulky, eats up batteries very fast, but playing Sonic and Streets of Rage outweighs these the problems. I bought one to relive the old games, and to keep the game gear around when it's does start to get harder to find.

So if your a collector or retro gamer, and a Sega guy, this is for you. Be quick to get them, before they all disappear
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Hand held,With tons of games! December 28, 2008
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
The Sega Game Gear is an awesome hand held with a lot of games. A backlit color screen (something gameboy didn't have at the time) And some pretty neat accessories. However there are only 2 that I have, and hence I am going to recommend.

The 1st one is the Gear Master, It allows you to play ALL Sega Master System games,Witch Expands the GG's library to a respectable amount!

The 2nd one is the T.V. tuner, It's possibly the coolest thing made for the GG, Unfortunately, The T.V. Tuner will be for sentimental value only as T.V. is going digital only soon :'(

There are a few things stopping it from getting a overall 5 Star and here they are:

1.The thing takes 6 (yes 6) AA batteries, this can make for a hefty system, the worst part is that it eats them in 4-6 hours!

2.Weak capacitors, this is noticed by little, or weak sound form the speaker, they are easy to replace but still..

3. 2 Different models, one works with the t.v. tuner, one doesn't

Even tho, those are my reasons why the GG isn't a 5 star, it still get a 5 star for F U N. If you don't have one you should definitely pick one up!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The original Game Boy competitor June 27, 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Game Boy was a pretty awesome handheld system. It took what made the Nintendo Entertainment System so great, and carried it on the go. However, if there was one thing that seemed laughable at first, it was the lack of color. The Game Boy's screen was all monochrome. However, the guys at SEGA decided to fix that by facing Nintendo on the road with the Game Gear.

The Game Gear is a full-color handheld featuring a large library of games, from originals to handheld versions of console games. Want to play portable Sonic? There's fresh takes on Sonics 1 & 2, as well as new titles such as Sonic Chaos, Sonic Triple Trouble, and Sonic Blast. The system hosts a colorful library of many classic franchises, such as...
-Double Dragon
-Mortal Kombat
-Mega Man
-Battletoads
-Ninja Gaiden
-Shinobi
-Super Off-Road
-Smash TV
And SOOOO much more!

However, although the amount of fun games on there is decent, the system itself has a couple of major flaws. For one thing, it takes 6 batteries compared to the Game Boy's 4, and it dies out within a couple hours, so you always need an AC Adapter for it. Plus, while the game library is good, it kinda lacks the extra spark the Game Boy had when it came to third-party titles. Capcom made Mega Mans 1 through 5 on there! Konami made quality Castlevania, Contra, and TMNT games!

Nevertheless, the Game Gear is definitely worth a look.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars i loved the game gear
i loved the game gear, well for the 15 minutes i could play it, then the screen broke good return policy though
Published 4 days ago by morris pate
5.0 out of 5 stars Coolest Sega Game Gear System
Back in 1997 when I was 15 yrs. old, I had a Sega Game Gear System with the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 game. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rhonda Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Thanks for the Quick shipping, careful service and handling for bringing over the Sega game gear. Everything works perfect except for the speaker (quiet noise) that's ok because... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Julian
1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage!...unless you buy a..NEW one!!!
BUY NEW ONLY!!!!...MINES WAS USED! and didn't even turn on!!! a waste of time and money...they should test there used stuff before they sell and if it doesn't work!...DON'T!!! Read more
Published 9 months ago by May
5.0 out of 5 stars I got it quicly and as described
The game gear arrived quickly and it was in good condition working and the game worked too. It was missing 2 screws in the back but i had some that fit it here at my house so it... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Joe T.
2.0 out of 5 stars Practically an expert at game gears...now
First of all, I must say that when I was a kid, I had ALWAYS wanted a Sega Game Gear!! They Kicked the Gameboys butt!! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dustin D. Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Fun You Can Ever Have with an 8-Bit
The SEGA Game Gear has been a want of mine ever since I got my Genesis. It's amazing graphics and outstanding sound quality make it so much better than the GameBoy , and even... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Classics Rising
1.0 out of 5 stars Love SEGA...but this is junk.
The SEGA Genesis has always been one of my fav consoles of all time.The SEGA CD was great,so was the Saturn and the Dreamcast. Read more
Published 17 months ago by SideshowBob
5.0 out of 5 stars Hello 1993!!
Love this gaming device!! Works Great!! Decent graphics for a 19 year old 8-bit first generation color backlit portable handheld gaming device!! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Gus Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic system!
Aside from the horrifically bad screen, this is a really great handheld system with a good library of games! Read more
Published 20 months ago by JordanIsDivine
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