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Sega Unveils Game Gear Micro Revealed at Japan

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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.

Black

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Out Run
  • Royal Stone

Blue

  • Sonic Chaos
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sylvan Tale
  • Baku Baku Animal

Yellow

  • Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei — Jashin no Kuni he
  • Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
  • Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
  • Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru

Red

  • Revelations: The Demon Slayer
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
  • The GG Shinobi
  • Columns

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.

Is worth to mention that collectors of fans who want to play the whole 16 games included would need to buy all four version of the new portable console, adding up to a retail price of $200, the Japanese market is currently offering a bundle of the four consoles at a lower cost.

Source: Digital Trends.

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