Sega Micro Game Gear

Sega has announced the Micro Game Gear to celebrate their 60th anniversary. This is a miniaturized version of the “Game Gear” portable game console that was released back in October 6, 1990, 30 years ago. 

Here are some details:

  • It operates with 2 AAA batteries (it can also be powered via USB).
  • 80 mm in width, 43 mm in height, and 20 mm in depth, which is less than 40% of the original game gear. It will weight less than 40 grams (will be around 60 grams with 2 AAA batteries).
  • Sega estimate around 3 hours playtime, and the power cable and AC adapter for Mega Drive Mini will be useable too.
  • They plan to have 4 saves slot for each title.
  • Software is handle by the same staff as M2’s Mega Drive Mini and the hardware design is by the staff who were involved in the original game gear .

The Micro Gear Gear will come in 4 colours and each colour with have different games, SEGA will release a pack with all 4 colours. If you get all 4 colours you can claim the bonus “Sega Big Window” which attaches to your Micro Game Gear and magnifies the screen.

Game Gear Micro Black

  • Sonic the hedgehog
  • Puyo Puyo Tsu
  • Outrun
  • Royal Stone -Opening Door-

Game Gear Micro Red

  • Megami Tensei Gaiden Last Bible
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden Last Bible Special
  • The GG Shinobi
  • Columns

Game Gear Micro Blue

  • Sonic & Tales
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sylvan Tale
  • Bakubaku Animal

Game Gear Micro Yellow

  • Shining Force Gaiden Expedition: To the Land of Evil Gods
  • Shining Force Gaiden II ~Awakening of the Evil God~
  • Shining Force Gaiden Final Conflict
  • Nazopuyo Aruru’s Lou

It’s scheduled to launch in Japan on October 6, for ¥4980 (not including tax) for each colour or alternatively the 4 pack with all 16 games for ¥29,980 (not including tax). No word yet on the english/international release or what games that will include.

Here’s the Japanese promotional/announcement trailer.

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