Are you hoping to get a Sega Game Gear Micro? Look no further! It shouldn’t be a problem… if you live in Japan 😉
In June, Sega announced a brand new console for its Asian customers. Known as the Sega Game Gear Micro, the handheld comes in a variety of colours (each with their own specific game libraries) and at the time of writing, it’s only available in Japan. Dang.
What is the Sega Game Gear Micro?
The Sega Game Gear Micro is a celebratory handheld which is being released to mark Sega’s 60th anniversary. And as part of these festivities, Sega is giving a nod to one of its most popular devices – the Game Gear. The new Micro handheld will come with a price tag of 4,980 yen, which is a surprisingly affordable £36 / $46 / €41. So hey – if you live in Japan / speak Japanese / just want to expand your console collection, you won’t have to sell a kidney to pick one of these up (although in some cases I bet the postage will cost more than the devices themselves…)
That being said, Sega is also offering a 29,980 yen (£219 / $276 / €246) bundle which will come with a Big Window Micro – a miniaturised version of the Big Window that accompanied the original Sega Game Gear. (Basically it makes the screen bigger!)
What’s the difference between the four versions?
As I mentioned previously, the Sega Game Gear Micro will come in four distinct colours, with each one ‘themed’ around a cluster of four games. This is what you’ll get…
- With the black Game Gear Micro, you can play Out Run, Puyo Puyo Tsu, Royal Stone (aka Crystal Warriors) and Sonic the Hedgehog.
- With the blue Game Gear Micro, you play Baku Baku Animal: Sekai Shiikugakari Senshuken, Gunstar Heroes, Sonic & Tails and Sylvan Tale.
- With the red Game Gear Micro – Columns, The G.G. Shinobi, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible and Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special.
- With the yellow Game Gear Micro – Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux, Shining Force, Shining Force II and Shining Force: Final Conflict.
The Sega Game Gear Micro is slated to launch on the 6th October 2020, and there is currently no indication of a Western release. (The word on the street is “don’t hold your breath!”) Still, I think this is a cool little idea from Sega, and it would be great if they could also do something to celebrate their 60th anniversary in other parts of the world.
How do you feel about the Sega Game Gear Micro? Are you going to buy one, or all of them? Would you like to see a Western release? And are there any games you’d particularly like to replay? Let me know in the comments below!