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This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Sega Game Gear videogame system. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

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Thursday 4th April 2013
Kevin (Manchester, UK)

Coolest thing with the GG was that you could watch analog TV with the adapter kit. Great all crowding round the 3.2" screen in the garden.

The other problem was games - just not enough and much more expensive than SMS or GB at the time. It was also cool using the SMS adapter, so you could put the SMS cartridges in!

Originally 149 GBP, but mine still works, sadly UK TV is now digital, so the adapter isn''t able to work. If only I could get it to pick up FM radio!

Even now, it still works, and with rechargables, I get a few hours per play.

Wednesday 11th January 2006
Thomas (Kent)

I have a gamegear. I am not suprised that the Nintendo gameboy was more popular, it was cheaper and had better battery life - I am lucky if I get two hours out of my gamegear! The screen is not fantastic, it does blur a lot. But still, I think it was years ahead of its time, Nintendo did not make a colour portable until the GB colour in '97/'98 and did not make a backlit portable until the GBA SP in '03!

In answer to Michael Tesh's problem:
I could not get my gamegear to have sound from the speaker, eventually I opened it up and found that the wires to the speaker were broken - I soldered them back onto the speaker and it was fine.
Some people have had more serious problems with the capacitors on sound circitury, though.


Thursday 8th December 2005
Jaume de la Vega (Spain)

The Sega Game Gear's price in 1993 was 19.995 Pesetas, or 119 Euros with the Columns game.

For Michael:

The errors you got are caused by a worn cartridge slot, because is impossible to change it, you can insert the cartridge with care and let the cartridge top as flat as posible with the console top (whatever if the game isn't fully insertet) if don't run you can move it A BIT up or down with the machine off.
Eventually you get the game working fine, and then you can got the practice to plug OK te game at the 1st attempt.

Wednesday 25th May 2005
Michael Tesh (Sheffield)

I was wondering if you could tell me what is wrong with my game gear, the sound only works if the headphones are plugged in and it's still very quiet also the screen is distorted is there any way i can get this repaired?

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