Game Gear

The Game Gear is an 8-bit fourth generation handheld game console released by Sega on October 6, 1990 in Japan, in April 1991 throughout North America and Europe, and during 1992 in Australia. The Game Gear primarily competed with Nintendo's Game Boy, the Atari Lynx, and NEC's TurboExpress. It shares much of its hardware with the Master System, and can play Master System games by the use of an adapter. Sega positioned the Game Gear, which had a full-color backlit screen with a landscape format, as a technologically superior handheld to the Game Boy. Though the Game Gear was rushed to market, its unique game library and price point gave it an edge over the Atari Lynx and TurboExpress. However, due to its short battery life, lack of original games, and weak support from Sega, the Game Gear was unable to surpass the Game Boy, selling 10.62 million units by March 1996. The Game Gear was discontinued in 1997. It was re-released as a budget system by Majesco Entertainment in 2000, under license from Sega. Reception of the Game Gear was mixed, with praise for its full-color backlit screen and processing power for its time, criticisms over its large size and short battery life, and questions over the quality of its game library.

Emulators for Game Gear games

Emulator Console Platform FileSize Emulator
MasterGear for Game Gear on Android MasterGear Game Gear Android 1.4MB Download
MasterBoy 2.10 for Game Gear on PSP MasterBoy 2.10 Game Gear PSP 2.4MB Download
Fusion v364 for Game Gear on Windows Fusion v364 Game Gear Windows 0.4MB Download
Genesis Plus 1.7.5 RC1 for Game Gear on Wii Genesis Plus 1.7.5 RC1 Game Gear Wii 5.2MB Download
SMSPlus for Game Gear on Wii SMSPlus Game Gear Wii 0.5MB Download
SMS+ 133 for Game Gear on Mac SMS+ 133 Game Gear Mac 1.3MB Download
Gens+ v0.0.9.61 for Game Gear on Windows Gens+ v0.0.9.61 Game Gear Windows 0.5MB Download
DEGA (1.12) for Game Gear on Windows DEGA (1.12) Game Gear Windows 0.1MB Download
MEKA v0.73 for Game Gear on Windows MEKA v0.73 Game Gear Windows 1.5MB Download
RetroCopy v0.945 for Game Gear on Windows RetroCopy v0.945 Game Gear Windows 13.6MB Download
FreezeSMS v46 for Game Gear on Windows FreezeSMS v46 Game Gear Windows 1MB Download