Sega is Releasing a Game Gear Micro

By Luke Plunkett on at

To mark the company’s 60th anniversary, Sega has decided to take one of its most notorious systems and re-release it in micro form. It’s not the Dreamcast or the Saturn, though; rather, it’s the handheld Game Gear.

It’s launching on October 6 in Japan for ¥4980, which roughly translates to £36. There will be four colours available: black, blue, yellow and red.

The handheld is only 80mm wide, while the screen is a tiny 1.15 inches across, though it’ll be a little easier to see if you preorder all four handhelds at once, as you’ll get a free replica of the original Game Gear’s “Big Window” magnifying accessory.

Now for some bullshit: each of the four different colours comes with four different games installed on it.

The black one comes with Sonic, Out Run, Royal Stone and Puyo Puyo Tsu. Blue comes with Sonic & Tails, Gunstar Heroes, Sylvan Tale and Baku Baku Animal. Red includes Game Gear Shinobi, Columns and the two Megami Tensei Gaiden games, while yellow has Shining Force, Shining Force II, Shining Force: Final Conflict and Nazo Puyo Aruru no Ru. It's likely western releases will have different game selections.

The Game Boy Micro was small. The Game Gear Micro, at least in that distressing promo pic, looks TOO small.