Classic Game Room – SEGA GAME GEAR review




Classic Game Room HD reviews the SEGA GAME GEAR which was originally released in North America in the year 1990! Handheld gaming has never been less portable but more exciting. The Sega Game Gear eats six AA batteries in two hours but delivers Sega quality video games on a full color screen. Take that black and white Nintendo Game Boy! Color! Even if you need to plug it in to play games lasting more than 2 hours… The Game Gear may show its age with a dim LCD screen and washed out colors, common with older handhelds these days. But an awesome library of collectable games await you for an affordable price. Perhaps you just want to rebuild your collection and relive your youth? Were you playing Game Gear in the hallway while making smart-assed comments as kids with their sad black and white game boys walked by? Did your Game Gear accidentally beat up a rival’s Atari Lynx? Yeah, you know it. The Game Gear may not be the handheld of choice now but it was a terrific addition to the Sega hardware catalog and was built to last (as well as it could). This CGR review shows a Sega Game Gear in the video game review and features Game Gear games such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat II. The Sega Gamegear review shows the Sega Game Gear screen, battery compartments and buttons up close.

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47 thoughts on “Classic Game Room – SEGA GAME GEAR review

  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    The majesco version that was re released in 2000 is the one I'd hunt down, no capacitor issues and better screen less fade issues

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I still have my Game Gear from when I was 10 years old. People say they eventually malfunction and stop working, but mine never did. Still works to this day.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I have two Game Gears. One never worked, and the other worked for a while and then died on me. Don't know anyone here who fixes them, or if they even can be, but I miss mine sometimes. I own Sonic, Sonic 2, Mortal Kombat and a Shining Force game for it. And I might be leaving out another or two, can't remember.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    you forgot a bunch in this review that i can not even start which ones. Let me say this, there is the whole game library which is one of the biggest of all Sega games (366 games) , they made the model like this because they wanted to compete with Nintendo> they made a sleek model upright so Sega launched right after that happened this landscape GG model which was opposite than Gameboy! The colourscreen they invented on GG was opposite to Gameboy's LCD green display. Granted: the colored screen didn't look well, but in that day it was awesome to have colours out of your handheld a.k.a Atari Lynx. Back then GG was the big winner, if you had it at school you were the men, EVERYBODY and i mean that had a gameboy, but owning one of these suckers smooth and black was something else! GG also has a great variety of accesoires that you can add to the handheld. You have the GG-tvtuner/ magnifying glass/ Master gear converter/ Battery pack / 2 players cable… This was awesome, but the brightness dial on the side was really something…turn it to high and colours dissapear, turn it to low and all is black and out of contrast. You forgot a lot in this review.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    Whose watching this after the game gear micro announcement

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I was spoilt as a kid I was lucky to have both gameboy and gamegear and I genuinly loved my gamegear more apart from the batteries it was gorgeous for a handheld at the time! Sonic was amazing!

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    Geez dude you make this thing sound like a giant beast. It's not as big as you make it out to be. They are a decent size, yes, but think about the job it did compared to the Gameboy. This this is super vintage and was really quite a power house. The light up screen, color screen, and graphics are legit.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    bro the game gear has a battery pack too. It plugs into the wall and charges, then you can just plug them into the section where you add your batteries.. sheesh!

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I bought one for 1 dollar back in 2004 in a yard sale lol there 70 bucks now!!

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    You forgot to mention, which I find to be the most innovative and integral feature and what made it so great was that it had a lit screen. This was in 1991, this wasn't even picked up on for commercial videogame hardware until like 12 years later. That was what made Sega so great, they went in the direction of quality over politics. The gameboy was such a huge hit, it made way too much money for it to have taken 12 years for fucktard Nintendo to pick up on this refinement. They should've been released a color backlit portable at least before 2000. No excuse for it to have taken them a whole decade to get there when Sega did it first.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    The past consoles are so durable and hard to screw up, the older they are. Now we have new batteries and can enhance them. I tried the Nomad and the screen was just too ghosty, could not play fast paced games, and was just a horrible experiment. The thing is the Gamegear wins because how many games can you store per one sega genesis game? But I should test a game or two just to feel the difference

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    Bro im 33years old and back in 1992 this was my first Sega game gear when i was 6 years old.. Maan this brought tears to my eyes because it brought back memories.. Thank you sooo much for this awesome video👍👍👍

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    The hardest thing About these was having 6 good batteries 😂😂

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    This brings back so many memories, the ghosting, the audio quality, hanging out at friends playing this at night. An entire era of my childhood that I wish I could re live.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    btw u dont use the batteries, u use the adapter if u dont have one simply find one that matches, if u dont have the plug wire it directly to the battery connectors in the back lol iv done it many many times especially on things that dont offer n ac adapter

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    the game gear was amazing for the time, i remember it the biggest thing that ever happened when i was in daycare lol the only problem is i was the only one with one so not only was everybody constantly askin but their was nobody to play with

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I had a black one and blue. wish I still had the blue one man that thing is worth a few bucks these days. They're like $150 on lukies. Lukie rule's!

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    Gamegear has more blast processing than the Genesis lol wow Sonic was flying like he got some Heisenberg blue sky lol

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    my cousin had a game gear, i was so jealous. it was like a tiny tv that played sonic. space age at the time. looks just like i remember them. just like a tiny tv. mortal kombat looks so damn good. why don't these bring more money? if you can ac adapter them.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I remember having a Game Gear back in 1997, but could never play it. It took 6 batteries, and burned through them in about 2 hours of gameplay. You would have to spend a fortune in batteries to get any use out of it. I always resented it for that reason lmao

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I look on Amazon and 1 of the game gears and it was solid for 60.96$

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    games suck, way too big, too pricey, battery hungry, just a typical sega flop

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    Every evening i was expecting a game gear when my father used to come back from work. What i recieved instead was a divorce from my parents and a unhealty aunt with cancer who was my mother’s twin. Expectations vs life.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    Batteries wasn't a problem for me. I saved up the $30 it cost for rechargeable batteries and the charger. Smartest investment I made (even to this day). While I had an Atari Lynx rather than a Game Gear, that, plus my walkman/discman never had a power issue.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I remember my friend had a tv adaptor for this back in the late 80s early 90s whenever it was we were like “holy crap you can watch tv (4 channels) in bed no way!”

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    Had a Game Gear. Loved it, loved the games. Great times. I can still remember the day my grandma bought me a brand new Game Gear from CD Warehouse. I took it home and immediately played Beavis and Butthead

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    Get yourself one of these with a wall adaptor and it’s a good time. The games are cheap and there’s some good ones for nostalgia. Just remember that if you buy one today you probably will have to replace the capacitors inside as they weren’t meant to last.

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I have this, but the problem with these kind of games is the LCD screen. It tends to go out… but other then that it a good little portable game 🙂

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    I purchased 3 before I found 1 that worked perfectly

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  • September 10, 2020 at 5:08 am
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    Something worth noting for people watching this video in 2017; I think we all know that Nintendo is going to keep releasing their old gameboy games over and over again until the cows come home. But it isn't exactly the case for old Sega games… It's seriously worth doing a youtube research trip before you decide which console was really better! GG Shinobi and Halley Wars are two good games that tend to be super cheap on the game gear, just to start you off. ;I

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