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Sega Game Gear System
Name: Sega Game Gear System
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$39.99
Manufacturer Name: Sega
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  • Description

    The Game Gear was basically a portable Master System with a lower resolution screen, but allowed for a larger color palette, and therefore potentially better-looking graphics. In addition, it could also produce stereo sound (through headphones) as opposed to the Master System's monaural output, although very few games made use of the stereo capabilities. Unlike the original Game Boy, the system was held in a "landscape" position, with the controls at the sides, making it less cramped to hold. One of the more famous and unusual peripherals for the Game Gear was the "TV Tuner Adapter", a device that plugged into the system's cartridge slot, and allowed one to watch TV on the Game Gear's screen. Other add-ons included a magnifying glass to compensate for the relatively small size of the Game Gear's screen, and a rechargeable battery pack.

    Sega had taken a similar approach when developing the Sega Mega Drive, basing it on Sega's 16-bit arcade hardware. This enabled direct conversion of popular games. Likewise, because of the similarities between the Master System and the Game Gear, it was possible for Master System games to be written directly onto ROMs in Game Gear cartridges. Similarly, an adapter called the "Master Gear" allowed Master System cartridges to be plugged in and played on the Game Gear. The reverse (playing a Game Gear game on a Master System console) was impossible due to the Game Gear's aforementioned larger color palette.


     



    Product Reviews

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    I love it
    by Genuine78 05 Jun 2008

    I've had my gamegear now for about 7 years or so. I love it. This is the only handheld game system I have ever bought. At the time there was gameboy, but playing games in B&W can get really boring. I don't play it as much as i used to before, but every now and then I'll go on a long trip, and this unit really helps pass the time.....THANKS SEGA!


    I just have one question for the people who may read this...I am in the market to purchase the TV Tuner for this unit, if anyone is considering selling their TV Tuner, keep me in mind.

    Thanks
    DJ

    I need one
    by wilfredo 30 Apr 2007

    i have a gamegear system, but for some reason the screen has a problem, is there any way i can have my game gear fixed......and if not, i was wondering, the game gears you sell on this site, would they happen to be new, or used?????...............................
    please email me with some information, thank you......wilfredo

    Japanese Game Gear
    by RULLUR 18 Apr 2007

    Hey
    Did you know that there's a Japanese Game Gear game called ZENKI.
    And yes Japanese games work on the US version.

    got any question or answers e-mail me.

    I've beat the game about 5 times and still don't know the full story.

    Only Handheld System I Purchased
    by Genuine78 27 Mar 2007

    I've had my gamegear now for about 7 years or so. I love it. This is the only handheld game system I have ever bought. At the time there was gameboy, but playing games in B&W can get really boring. I don't play it as much as i used to before, but every now and then I'll go on a long trip, and this unit really helps pass the time.....THANKS SEGA!


    I just have one question for the people who may read this...I am in the market to purchase the TV Tuner for this unit, if anyone is considering selling their TV Tuner, keep me in mind.

    Thanks
    DJ


    Specifications

    • Main processor: Zilog Z80 (8-bit)
    • Processor speed: 3.58 MHz (same as NTSC dot clock)
    • Resolution: 160 x 144 pixels
    • Colors available: 4,096
    • Colors on screen: 32
    • Maximum sprites: 64
    • Sprite size: 8x8 or 8x16
    • Screen size: 3.2 inches (81 mm)
    • Audio: 3 square wave generators, 1 noise generator, the system has a mono speaker, but stereo sound can be had via headphone input.
    • RAM: 24 KB
    • Batteries: 6 AA