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Quotation1 To be this good, it takes Sega. Quotation2
— British marketing slogan for the Game Gear.[6]

The Sega Game Gear is a handheld video game console manufactured by Sega. It competed with Nintendo's Game Boy. Introduced in 1990 as a portable Sega Master System, it lasted from 1990 to 1997.

There were twelve games released for the system that have been ported to later games released by Sega, such as Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Sonic Gems Collection and Sonic Mega Collection Plus. Nine games for this console, including Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, were released for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.

Characters introduced

List of Sonic games


Box artwork gallery



  • The Sega Game Gear is a region-free system.
  • There are 363 games available for the Sega Game Gear.
  • There was an adapter for the Game Gear that allowed owners to play games made for the Sega Master System.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gander, Matt (18 July 2015). Majesco and the SEGA Game Gear’s second lease of life. GameAsylum. Retrieved on 21 February 2018.
  2. Tectoy's Game Gear box art
  3. 誰もが待ち望んだ携帯型フルカラー液晶『ゲームギア』 (Japanese). Sega Japan (13 December 2017). Retrieved on 17 June 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Retroinspection: Sega Game Gear". Retro Gamer Magazine (Imagine Publishing Ltd.) (41): 78–85. 2009.
  5. Pettus, Sam; Munoz, David; Williams, Kevin; Barroso, Ivan (20 Dec 2013). Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA: Enhanced Edition. Smashwords Edition. pp. 419–421. ISBN 1311080821, 9781311080820.
  6. "Sega Game Gear". Retro Gamer Magazine (Live Publishing) (17): 26–35. 2005.
  7. Master System on Game Gear. RetroBGB. Retrieved on 15 March 2018.