The Sega Game Gear Micro is a tiny throwback

Nostalgia-inducing retro gaming consoles seems to be the order of the day these past few years. There was the Nintendo NES Classic and SNES Classic, the Sony PlayStation Classic, then the Sega Genesis Mini. Now, there is the new Sega Game Gear Micro – and the name is fitting.

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For its 60th anniversary, Sega have launched the Game Gear Micro as a fun throwback to the 90’s. It has a tiny (nay, micro) screen, coming in at 1.15-inches in size. There are four colour variants available and each has its own set of games to play.

The small handheld console is only 8cm wide, with a mono speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can run it using two AAA batteries, but can also charge over USB.

Some may wonder if they’ll even be able to play games on such a small screen. Well, if that’s the case you should buy the full combo pack of all four variants. Not only will you then have access to all games available on the Sega Game Gear Micro, it will also come with the Big Window attachment that acts as a magnifying glass.

They will cost around $50 individually, or you can buy the bundle deal for about $250. This is all in Japan, for the moment, so international pricing may differ once it launches elsewhere.

The games included on the black model are:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Out Run
  • Royal Stone

The red model comes with:

  • Revelations: The Demon Slayer
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
  • The GG Shinobi
  • Columns

On the blue model you’ll find:

  • Sonic Chaos
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sylvan Tale
  • Baku Baku Animal

Finally, the yellow variant will come pre-installed with:

  • Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei – Jashin no Kuni he
  • Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
  • Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
  • Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru

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