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To be this good, it takes Sega.

— British marketing slogan for the Game Gear.[6]

The Sega Game Gear (ゲームギア Gēmu Gia?) 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 Sonic 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 system, including Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, were released for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. In celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the system, a miniaturized version will be released.

List of Sonic games

Sonic the Hedgehog
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2
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Sonic Chaos
(Originally Sonic and Tails in Japan)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
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Sonic Drift
(Japan only)
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Sonic Spinball (8-bit)
Sonic Triple Trouble GG US.jpg
Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble
(Originally Sonic and Tails 2 in Japan)
Sonic Drift 2 GG US.jpg
Sonic Drift 2
Tails' Skypatrol
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Tails Adventure
Sonic Labyrinth
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Sonic 2 in 1 (Europe only)
Sonic Blast

Characters introduced


  • The Sega Game Gear is a region-free system. This means, owners of a Game Gear could play any games from any region without dealing with locking issues.
  • There are 335 games available for the Sega Game Gear.[7]
    • This includes 213 games for United States, 171 games for Europe, 61 games for Japan, 22 games for worldwide and 9 prototype games.[7]
  • There was an adapter for the Game Gear that allowed Sega Master System games to be played.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Gander, Matt (18 July 2015). Majesco and the SEGA Game Gear’s second lease of life. GameAsylum. Archived from the original on 03 June 2020. 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 (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. 7.0 7.1 Sega Game Gear – The Complete Games List (335 Titles). Nostalgia Techs (12 June 2017). Archived from the original on 2 November 2018. Retrieved on 2 November 2018.
  8. Master System on Game Gear. RetroRGB. Retrieved on 25 September 2020.

External links

  • Game Gear at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.