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Sega's new retro gaming device is hilariously tiny

By Tim Augustin - on 4 Jun 2020, 6:45pm

Sega's new retro gaming device is hilariously tiny

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On the Game Gear’s 30th anniversary, Sega has decided to re-release the 1990 gaming device in its strangest possible form: The Sega Game Gear Micro. The Sega Game Gear Micro comes in four different colours, with each colour containing different games. Also, it’s practically a choking hazard! This thing is tiny.

The Game Gear Micro will launch in Japan on October 6, 2020 for 4,980 yen each (S$64). It certainly lives up to its name, measuring 80mm wide and 43mm tall. The screen is a whopping 30mm long diagonally, making it much smaller than Nintendo’s Game Boy Micro. 

Clearly, this is meant to function more as a collector’s item, and less as an actually playable gaming device. Here’s a list of the games available on each colour of the Game Gear Micro: 

Black:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Puyo Puyo 2

  • OutRun

  • Royal Stone

Blue:

  • Sonic & Tails

  • Gunstar Heroes

  • Sylvan Tale

  • Baku Baku Animal

Yellow:

  • Shining Force Gaiden

  • Shining Force Gaiden 2

  • Shining Force Gaiden Final Conflict

  • Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux

Red:

  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible

  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special

  • The GG Shinobi

  • Columns

Image: Sega

Worried about straining your eyes while playing all these games on such a tiny screen? Sega’s got your back with the Big Window Micro magnifying attachment, which actually lets you see the games you play. A radical new innovation!

The only downside is that you’ll have to pre-order all four Game Gear Micro colours to get the attachment - which would cost you 27,255 yen (S$350). Yikes. Sega has not announced any plans to release the Game Gear Micro in regions outside of Japan.