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Discussion in 'Retro Consoles' started by skidmarx, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. skidmarx

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    www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Game_Gear

    very scratched up but does what it's supposed to. three games: Bugs Bunny in double trouble, sonic 1 and 2, with original plastic cases for the games.

    $30 canadian for all, no tax. pricey but that's only three hours minimum wage here. and sonic kicks butt :yesnod:

    I'm posting this hoping some people know more about it than i do. what are the good games for it, and which games suffer the most from poor lighting? and just how bad is the tv antenna picture quality, in case i want to watch sports on the go?

    I'll bring it to a coffee shop just so some kid can go "hey look at that really old psp!" lol
     
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    Its a ok price for one and you got two of the main good games on it.
    What you need most of all is a rechargeable battery pack.
    The Game Gear drains battery's in about a hour. It can be played off the mains via a Mega Drive (not 2) power pack.

    Games wise I link to this nice site
    http://vsrecommendedgames.wikia.com/wiki/Master_System_and_Game_Gear#Game_Gear
    You can get a Master System converter for it to play them games on the go, but be warned games with loads of text are hard to play via that (Ultima IV is a big offender)

    The TV tuner is ok. For the time it was great. These days its a bit arsey (and don't work in the UK anymore), but one handy little thing is you can make a areal lead for it so you can connect anything that uses the aerial socket on it
     
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    thank you. i can think of at least two other members who might know something.
     
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    I don't know much about the game gear? Is it like the gameboy? No right?
     
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    it was meant to be competition for the game boy, but the size, the poor lighting, the battery life, and especially at the time the price kept it from being sucessful. i only bought it as an odd collector's item, although sonic is very fun.
     
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    The screen is backlit
    It was only annoyingly hard to see in direct sunlight
     
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    that's a matter of opinion really, i had to position gg just right to view sonic and it was annoying enough for me. i don't have to worry much about direct sunlight in newfoundland though...
     
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    Im Looking on Ebay now at a Limited Edition Gamegear with 8 games Charger and Carry Case for $19.50.

    i think they Over Priced you. a Gamegear isn't Rare at all and it only worth $10 and the games are worth $4 each.
     
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    Skidmark,i Have a Limited Edition Blue Gamegear with 8 games my Cousin gave Me and my sister 7 years ago. im 14 and it's mine now(Sister is not into old systems anymore) and i know good games for it.
    Sonic 1
    Sonic 2(Hardest Sonic Gamegear Game ever,you go against the Bosses in the game with NO RINGS)
    Arena Maze OF Death(Nice Shooter Game)
    Sonic Drift 2(Nice Sonic Racing Game)

    Fighters:
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers(Super Fun Fighting Game)
    Virtua Fighter Animation
    Primal Rage
    Bubble Bobble(Expect to pay Alot for this game
    Phantasy Star(RPG)
    Power Strike 2(GG Aleste 2) Best Gamegear Shooter EVER)
    Micro Machines Turbo Tournament(Racing)
    Outrun 2(Racing)
    Fatal Fury Special(Fighting)
    Gunstar Heroes(
    Jurassic Park
    Mappy
    Shining Force
    Ristar(Platform)
    Shinobi(Platform)
    Shinobi 2 Slient Fury(Platform)
    Streets Of Rage 2
    Tails Adventure(Tails From Sonic The Hedgehog)
    Super Columns(Puzzle)
    Head Buster(Strategy)
    Earthworm Jim
    Dynamite Headdy
    Ecco The Dolphin
    Chakan
    Battletoads
    Alien Syndrome
    Batman Return
    if you want the Complete list of Gamegear games go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_GameGear_Games
     
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    It's easy to say I was overpriced when you don't understand the finer points of Newfoundland economics. I can paint backyard patios and fences for three hours and buy that game gear no tax, no delivery and no risk in the mail. Southern US is naturally much different.

    Anyway I finally drained the batteries and it's amazing how well today's high tech batteries work on that old piece of junk :lol: and great to bring it in public and have a good conversation. Further sonic kills 15 minutes so well compared to newer games that will take over your life. Thumbs up for me :thumbsup:

    edit- just noticed your last post. Question: do you noticed the picture fades when the batteries are low? Maybe it's just me.
     
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    i saying the Ones he got with the Gamegear are only worth $4 each. some like Bubble Bobble is worth over $50 while Panzer Dragoon Mini is worth over $90 if not more

    i dont wanna say it's your Gamegear but i haven't noticed that happening to mine.maybe its because i was into the Game to much.

    Also does your Gamegear sound work(Gets LOUD) and with the Scratched up screen,is it hard to see the Game or what.on Amazon they sell Gamegear Replacement Screens Right Here:http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-S..._1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1304703478&sr=8-1 but its cheaply made. and It's $12 for the screen. you can go on Ebay and get Another Gamegear with 1 Game and use that Screen plus you get a Extra Game and a Better Screen

    i have all the Gamegear games you have except Sonic 1. Hope you get more Games for Your Gamegear.i advise you get the Powerback. It's an Accessory that you Charge for 8 Hours (i Know 8 hours) then you hook up to your gamegear and when your batteries are about to run out you turn on the Power Back and you get 2 Hours of play time or you can play it without Batteries.
     
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    cool. just mind that double posts get frowned on :frown5: just a head's up.

    That Game Gear is FAIRLY rare on the island and getting accessories here would be a case of finding private collectors willing to give it up. Will consider that all the same, thanks :)
     
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    Here Are Some Gamegear Accessories:
    TV Tuner:Rare But Usefulhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415j7zA1AHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Handygear Makes Your Gamegear Waterproof and Shock Resistant
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    http://www.segaretro.org/images/thumb/d/dc/ProActionReplay_GG_German_unboxe
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    Gamegear Battery Pack
    http://www.segaretro.org/images/thumb/7/78/GG_Rechargeable_Battery_Pack.jpg/
    180px-GG_Rechargeable_Battery_Pack.jpg

    Super Wide Gear Gives you a better view of the screen
    http://www.segaretro.org/images/thu...hed.jpg/230px-GG_Super_Wide_Gear_Attached.jpg

    Master Gear Converter( Alows you to Play Master System Games)
    http://www.segaretro.org/images/thu...front.jpg/230px-MasterGearConverter_front.jpg

    Gamegear FM Tuner(Stereo Gear) Turns your Gamegear into a FM Radio
    http://www.segaretro.org/images/thumb/0/04/GameGearFMTuner_front.jpg/100px-GameGearFMTuner_front.jpg

    The Gameboy was Just as big as the Gamegear.in Most of my pants,My Gameboy Barely fits in my Pant Pockets. and If You stand a Gameboy and a Gamegear Vertically, the gameboy is barely Shorter

    i Would try Ebay for the Accessories and Games.the Gamegear Games Ranges from $5 to $30 ($30 being the Rarest) This is if you can
     
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    Careful with the posting loads of times in a row.

    Theres a edit button for a reason.

    The Game Gear has loads of decent games you dont need half the curd they made for it. Just the battery pack
     

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