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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013, 00:41:00 AM »
For me it was like the Lynx. I did not know anyone that had one when they first came out for sale. I have always liked Sega made systems and knew it was similar to the Sega Master System in power. Guess I thought it would be a good handheld so I bought one several years ago.

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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2013, 09:08:10 AM »
I had mine from a very young age, can't remember how old I was when I got both the Lynx and the GG but I remember as a kid preferring the GG as it had Sonic and a couple people at work had them as well. Obviously both the Lynx and GG pissed all over the horrid little POS that was the Gameboy but I think the reason I didn't get into the Lynx was because for a VERY long time I only had about 3/4 games and could only get them if I went out with my dad to somewhere in London, it was after it had finished production, whereas I could still get GG games in the Future Zone/Game Store in Watford
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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2013, 17:21:34 PM »
I picked up a bargain Lynx when they were newish, and although I was a Sega nut at the time never picked up a Game Gear because I had the Lynx. It was only a few years back I started getting a few consoles and a mate mentioned he had a Game Gear with a few games he might sell, a deal was struck and I own a Game Gear with several games and a carry case to keep it all in.
This thread reminds me I need to find it in among my stuff and see what I have and if it still works. :o
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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2013, 21:31:33 PM »
cool, be interested to hear what games you have ;)
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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2013, 00:52:59 AM »
I love my GG, I don't have a huge amount of games but those I have can be seen in my collection thread.
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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2013, 16:17:57 PM »
oh ok, I thought as you hadn't seen it in a while that maybe your collection was somewhat unknown to you lol, cool
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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2013, 18:24:35 PM »
To be fair my whole collection is so scattered your probably correct lol.
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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2014, 14:52:13 PM »
So I got 2 new Game Gears for Gear4Games (he has an ebay shop, I visited his stall at Leeds Retro Fair).

They are working, ish lol in that the power can still be dodgy via mains, Ive left him a message to see if he has any suggestions or failing that I'll buy 12xAA rechargeables and just play like that.

The GG is harder to hold than I remember and the screen (even with my Super Wide Gear) still tiny but.....

 :79:

Was amazed that my Defender Of Oasis save was still there 15yrs since I last used the cartridge, its a GG exclusive RPG that shows off the GG perfectly with bright colours and simple but nicely drawn graphics. Spent a couple hours on this (argghh my hands!) and will do a full write up when complete.

My powergrip battery pack appears dead though, charged it and it held nothing so presumably batteries have died.

Ive got 2 copies of Super Monaco and a link cable so at some point I'll try that with someone.

Very happy to play one again :78:

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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2014, 15:06:16 PM »
Great to hear!

I am actually working on something Game Gear related for the site right now between other things so keep your eyes peeled ;)

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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2014, 17:16:31 PM »
The power plug could need re-soldering. As the plug moves around the solder can crack and cause a poor connection. Re-soldering the two connectors to the board may well cure the dodgy mains problem, it worked for me.
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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2014, 17:45:57 PM »
Quote from: "dougtitchmarsh"
The power plug could need re-soldering. As the plug moves around the solder can crack and cause a poor connection. Re-soldering the two connectors to the board may well cure the dodgy mains problem, it worked for me.

I know, the 2 I have bought are supposed to have had this done.

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Great to hear!

I am actually working on something Game Gear related for the site right now between other things so keep your eyes peeled :113:

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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2014, 19:07:13 PM »
Got my intrigued as well The Laird lol :113:  Nice one Wiggy, what games you going to get for it?
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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2014, 22:58:35 PM »
Quote from: "zapiy"
Got my intrigued as well The Laird lol :113:  Nice one Wiggy, what games you going to get for it?

Started a new thread: http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5

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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2014, 19:32:39 PM »
Quote from: "WiggyDiggyPoo"
Quote from: "zapiy"
Got my intrigued as well The Laird lol :113:  Nice one Wiggy, what games you going to get for it?

Started a new thread: http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5

You might want to check out THIS THREAD too if you are a GG fan! I stopped posting scans because people had lost interest in it but you might enjoy it!

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Re: Sega Game Gear thread
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2014, 20:53:47 PM »

 

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