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SEGA announces compact Game Gear Micro console (video)


In a significant year for the gaming industry, whenSony and Microsoft game consoles are about to enter the market; SEGA celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of the company and the 30th anniversary of the launch of the 8-bit Game Gear handheld. The console at that time tried, but failed, to compete with the Nintendo Game Boy. At SEGA, they decided to remind themselves and release a modern, compact version of the Game Gear Micro console for the anniversary.

The main target audience for the souvenirminiature consoles will be collectors and fans of the products of the Japanese gaming giant. The updated version of Game Gear Micro got significantly smaller than the original version: 8 * 4.3 * 2 cm. According to the developers of SEGA, the 2020 console is 92% smaller in volume than the thirty-year-old model. The miniature screen received a diagonal of only 1.15 inches and a resolution of 240 by 180. For a comfortable game, the user can use the special Big Window overhead device, which is an ordinary magnifying glass.

The prefix is ​​deprived of the device for installationcartridge and comes with four preloaded games. In total, four Game Gear Micro models are launched on the market, each of which has its own set of 4 games. You can distinguish consoles by color.


The model in black version will allow you to run such games: Out Run, Puyo Puyo Tsu, Royal Stone and Sonic The Hedgehog.

For owners of the red version of the console, we prepared the following set: Columns, The G.G. Shinobi, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible and Megami Tensei: Last Bible Special.

Owners of the blue Game Gear Micro will be able to play Baku Baku Animal: SSS, Gunstar Heroes, Sonic & Tails and Sylvan Tale.
The yellow console will delight fans with the following games: Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux, Shining Force, Shining Force II and Shining Force: Final Conflict.

Microscope Control Systemsimilar to the original version. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Game Gear Micro works autonomously from two AA cells and can be recharged via a USB connector.

The price of one console will be about $ 45(the whole set of 4 devices with Big Window in addition is estimated at $ 275). Sale of the anniversary, souvenir consoles will begin in Japan on October 6, 2020.

Source: SEGA