A Look Back: Sega Game Gear

Other than “Atari Lynx” and “Turbo Express” — Sega Game Gear, debuted in October 1989 in Japan and was one of the first portable gaming systems to offer a backlit color display. The system had over 240 games released when production officially ceased in 1997. It was indeed superior to the Game Boy both graphically and ergonomically, however, its […]

Other than “Atari Lynx” and “Turbo Express” — Sega Game Gear, debuted in October 1989 in Japan and was one of the first portable gaming systems to offer a backlit color display. The system had over 240 games released when production officially ceased in 1997. It was indeed superior to the Game Boy both graphically and ergonomically, however, its 3 hours battery time (compared to the Game Boy’s 10-35 hours) was a major weakness. The portable saw its first version of Sonic in 1991, which was to be the first of 10 Sonic titles on the system. Videos after the jump.

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Sega Game Gear vs. Sony PSP



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A Look Back, Sega Game Gear