Call 0203 142 6008

Staribee: Be A Star | Be You

Sega Game Gear Handheld Video Game Console Black ✦Working, Good Condition✦

Be the first to review this product

The Sega Game Gear is a handheld video game console developed by Sega and released in late 1990 as a response to Nintendo's Game Boy handheld . It is a full colour console and was Sega's first attempt to compete in the handheld games market (the second being the Sega Nomad — a handheld Sega Mega Drive).

Availability: In stock

£26.40

Tell Your Friends about Staribee 

Same Day Dispatch Read more...

Email us for info about our products.

14 Day Returns

Free Delivery!

Product Description

Details

Note: Item is tested and working. scuffs and marks on the screen, and some around the body. No games or accessories included.

The Sega Game Gear is a "portable" device which was designed to address problems with Nintendo's Game Boy. It is held lengthwise at the sides (preventing the cramping of hands which plagued Nintendo's system) and has a backlit, colour LCD screen, allowing for clearer and more vibrant visuals than its main rival.

Similarly to the Sega Mega Drive, which at the time was Sega's main focus in the home console market, the Sega Game Gear is derived from the earlier Sega Master System. Unlike the Mega Drive, however, the Game Gear is largely identical to the Master System, the major difference being a VDP capable of displaying palettes consisting of a wider variety of colors, and the playback of stereo sound. Game Gear games traditionally run at a smaller resolution too, although with a screen built similarily to televisions of the era, the Game Gear is fully capable of playing games in higher resolutions.

Unfortunately, due to technical limiations of the era, the Game Gear demands six AA batteries to be played on the go, of which the fluorescent backlight on the LCD screen will eat through in three to five hours (though a battery pack provides longer playtime). Furthermore, the system gives off more heat than the Game Boy, often leading to "sweaty palms" after prolonged use. The system was also considered not to be very "portable" - it's bulky size means it does not fit in many pockets, and the power-draining backlight of the LCD screen (which cannot be turned off) meant Game Gears were unusable after a short period of time. An AC adaptor can be plugged into the system so that it runs off the mains, but this was not considered practical for consumers of the day.

Game Gears were also manufactured at a time where capacitor problems were rampant across the electronics industry. As a result, screen and audio failures are common, and fixes are not always simple.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Specification
CPU 8-Bit Z-80 Processor running at 3.58 MHz
RAM 24-Kbits
Maximum Colours on Screen 32
Pixel Resolution 160 x 146
Max. Simultaneous Sprites 64
Sprite size 8 x 8 pixels
Sound 4 channels - 3 voices, 1 noise
Screen 8.128 cm (3.2 inches), backlit LCd
Cartridge Port 1
Year of Production 1991
Brand SEGA
Platform Sega Game Gear
Type Handheld System

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Sega Game Gear Handheld Video Game Console Black ✦Working, Good Condition✦

Product Tags

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Deals

Discount Products, Special Bundle Deals, Weekly offers will be available at Staribee accross the store.

Clearance Stock At times you can basket a great deal, have a browse in our clearance stocks. These can be refurbished, end of the line products, or simple box damage products.

Open Box & Warehouse - some amazing deals available in our warehouse section. Grab a bargain, from Open box returned items, to slightly used products. All available at slashed discounted prices.

Auction Products are also available on our eBay Outlet, at Auction, why not have a go