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Discussion in 'General Sega Discussion' started by Pengi, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Korou Tenshi

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    These are cute but I can't imagine actually playing on them...
    Reminds me of those mini arcade cabinets, they're a cute little collector's item but not something you'd ever want to play a game on
     
  2. Suddenly, I really wish I had a 3D printer, so I could make a replica Game Gear shell and stick the typical Raspberry Pi setup inside. I never had a Sega console or handheld when I was little, only Nintendo stuff, but I remember back then that I really wanted a Game Gear. My cousin had a couple Sega systems, and I remember playing Sonic Chaos on it. (I think... Which one had the original incarnation of Knuckles's Mirage Saloon 1 boss? Was it Chaos or Triple Trouble?) If these tiny ones are only going to have four games on them, and given their size, I doubt it's going to be easy to hack one to get a decent library on it, I think I'd rather cobble together my own full-size one. (And yes, I could technically just dismantle a real Game Gear to put the new innards into, but I've never liked the idea of scrapping an old system to do something like that. They don't make them anymore, so you leave one less in the world for people to enjoy. I'm not a fan of reproduction carts that use donor cartridges in the same way, either.)
     
  3. Diablohead

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    I honestly expect this thing to be side loaded once modders mess around with it, so far every mini console has been opened up.

    And saying that, imagine playing gameboy games on a gg mini :P
     
  4. LockOnTommy11

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    I actually have a Micro so I can’t imagine playing those games any smaller - you really would need a magnifying glass to play!

    Old GameBoy games though? Imagine how crisp they’d look on that screen. I’d love to play Super Mario Land 2 on what is essentially a keychain.
     
  5. ICEknight

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    More like "Game Gear Baby". :V
     
  6. Mastered Realm

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    If you get a GBA Flashcart you can play GB games on the Micro, though, and they look amazing. No need to wait a mod of the GG mini xD
     
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  7. Vanishing Vision

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    The placement of the games is a problem. Eight of the 16 appeal to me (I don't like RPGs), and that would require three units for $150. If I could get those eight for $50 on one unit, I'd get it.
     
  8. Gestalt

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    I've said it before, but nobody actually needs more than four GG games.

    Binging on GG Micro? Nope, thanks.
     
  9. Dark Sonic

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    I'd get one if it was all Sonic games, but for some reason they decided not to go that route and as such, pass.
     
  10. Gestalt

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    I can't imagine they haven't thought of this. :ruby:
     
  11. Diablohead

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    Knowing sega we will see a navy blue rerelease 6 months later with a few 8bit sonic games on it, but not all because sega.
     
  12. DigitalDuck

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    They deliberately haven't put all the Sonic games on one. If they did that, then Sonic fans would only buy one.
     
  13. Mastered Realm

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    Well, considering you can play the superior SMS versions for free it wouldn't be a bad idea. Because for now it seems Sonic fans are buying none.
     
  14. Pengi

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    https://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/interview/1254985.html
    https://twitter.com/gosokkyu/status/1268046266669297664

    "the initial idea was to specialise the games for each system—a Sonic system, a Puyo system, an action system, etc—but Okunari thought it'd suck if ppl were out & about and were restricted to 4 similar games, so he tried to mix them up as much as possible (save for yellow/SF)"
     
  15. Dark Sonic

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    Still though, I get that, but like a special blue game gear with 4 Sonic games and then they have the other 4 as is?
     
  16. Vangar

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    Whos going to be out and about with a $50 collectable. Do they think people will put this on their keychain and get it all scratched up? Sega has always been so clueless to their audience, its always just shockingly deaf.
     
  17. Trance

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    This, is really surprising. When it releases in October, I'm gonna see if I'll get the blue. :V
     
  18. ItsBrieDude

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    Not entirely related to the Game Gear Micro, but SEGA Toys just announced an Astro City Mini which is a tiny replica of their Japanese arcade games. Might be worth turning this thread into a general Sega mini-console thread, since they seem to be pushing out quite a few of them.

    http://segabits.com/blog/2020/07/07/sega-announces-astro-city-mini-arcade-to-get-36-classics/

    There are 36 games on the unit, but here are the ones confirmed so far:

    • Alien Syndrome
    • Alien Storm
    • Golden Axe
    • Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
    • Columns II
    • Dark Edge
    • Ichidant-R
    • Virtua Fighter
    • Fantasy Zone
    • Altered Beast
     
  19. Black Squirrel

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    For the obsessives:

    https://m2stg.com/aleste-collection/

    There's a white Game Gear Micro now. M2 have brought back four Aleste/Power Strike games from the Game Gear and Master System, and are charging full price for PS4 and Switch versions because capitalism. Pay more and you get a Game Gear Micro.


    For the record, the cheapest blu-ray disc holds 25GB. Collectively the four ROMs take up 1152kB.
     
  20. Overlord

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    Uuuuuurgh. I can't justify that purchase which is annoying, there'll be a GG Micro I don't have now =|