As part of the celebration of Sega’s 60 year anniversary, the company has unveiled a new handheld micro console, announced for the Japanese market, the new Game Gear Micro is a very small version of the original Game Gear and will come with four pre-installed games.
The Sega Game Gear Micro has not been announced in the United States, in Japan the micro device is sold at 4,980 yen, around $50 USD. the company has not confirmed a release outside Japan. Game Gear Micro will be available on four different colors, each version will bundle four titles.
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Puyo Puyo 2
- Out Run
- Royal Stone
- Sonic Chaos
- Gunstar Heroes
- Sylvan Tale
- Baku Baku Animal
- Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei — Jashin no Kuni he
- Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
- Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
- Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru
- Revelations: The Demon Slayer
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
- The GG Shinobi
The Game Gear Micro has been received with mixed critics, the device is as the name implies, micro, the screen is just a 1.15- inch screen, something that would make titles like Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special, very hard to play as it is a RPG based of text.
The original Game Gear planed to be a Game Boy killer, the portable console launched in North America in 1991, featured a very large design that was very impressive at the time, featuring a 3.2 backlit color screen, the Game Gear was targeted at a retail price of $150.
Source: Digital Trends.