The Rise of the handheld In 1989, a revolution began. Not a political one, not a cultural one, but a handheld one. Having dominated the home console market since 1983 with the release of the Famicom in 1983 and its western counterpart, The Nintendo Entertainment… Read More »The Sega Game Gear – A (brief) handheld history
Picture the scene, it’s Christmas 1994 and I’m 8 years old. The Sega Megadrive is still riding a wave of popularity but it’s starting to wane as Nintendo fights back with the Super Nintendo and Donkey Kong Country. Sony has just entered the home console… Read More »Why I love the sega game gear
Back to the 90’s Back in the 90’s into the early 2000’s, gamers worldwide looked to one place to get all their gaming news, previews and reviews, the gaming magazine. In a world pre-internet, these magazines were our only place to see shots of upcoming… Read More »Review: Sega Mania Magazine
Game Gear Buyer’s guide 2022 INTRODUCTION So you’ve got yourself a shiny new Retro Gear Customs Sega Game Gear? Great news! While Andrew is busy crafting your masterpiece, what next? Well, if you’re new to the Sega Game Gear or perhaps you had one back… Read More »SEGA Game Gear Buyers guide
Retrokai Magic Screen for Sega Game Gear The Magic Screen for the Sega Game Gear is an all in one solution for upgrading your console. Developed after the McWill screen and using a very different install method, this screen is easy to install and comes… Read More »The RetroKAI Magic Screen for Sega Game Gear
Although the Game Gear version of Jurassic Park lacks the horsepower to take advantage of these technical effects, you can see the developers took note of Grant’s movement and applied it to this version. Grant can also crawl and vault hand over hand over obstacles just as well as his 16-bit counterpart.
RetroSix cleanscreen for Sega Game Gear The CleanScreen is another one of the few Sega Game Gear screens available for upgrading the old, outdated and often damaged consoles. Taken from RetroSix website: ‘We decided to improve that by making an easy to install, ultra low… Read More »The RetroSix CleanScreen for Sega Game Gear
The New Sega Game Gear Mainboard At the back end of 2021, I was lucky enough to have a care package from a friend who lives in the Netherlands. Mathijs has helped me in my journey with Game Gears and always offered help along the… Read More »SYF – New Sega Game Gear Mainboard Built by Mathijs Nilwik