Continuing their 60th-anniversary celebration this year, iconic video game developer and publisher, Sega, has revealed the full details of their new handheld console, Game Gear Micro.
But it’s truthfully more of a collectible than a console. Mirroring the design of the original Game Gear, the new Game Gear Micro is an incredibly tiny device that comes in 4 color variants: black, blue, yellow, and red. The color of the device you purchase will determine what games have been loaded on it.
The black variant will be pre-loaded with Sonic the Hedgehog, Puyo Puyo 2, Out Run, and Royal Stone while the blue variant will have Sonic Chaos, Gunstar Heroes, Sylvan Tale, and Baku Baku animal. The yellow variant has three Shining Force games (Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei – Jashin no Kuni he, Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya, and Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict and Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru. Lastly, the red variant will have Revelations: The Demon Slayer, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special, The GG Shinobi, and Columns.
Unfortunately, the Game Gear Micro houses a minuscule 1.15-inch screen. The whole device itself is just 3.14-inches and can easily fit into the palm of your hand, but that screen size doesn’t seem to be very practical.
How exactly did Sega intend this to be played? Well, alongside these 4 consoles, the company is also releasing an updated version of the Big Window accessory that was also available for the original Game Gear. This accessory will magnify the device’s screen so that it’s easier to see and is available for free if you buy all four color variants.
The Game Gear Micro can run for about three hours when running two triple AAA batteries. It can also be charged over USB micro power adapter and has a mono speaker and headphone jack.
Unfortunately, at the moment, the Game Gear Micro will only be released in Japan. All four models are being sold for a bundled price of ¥19,800 while single units are at ¥4,980 each.