Sega Game Gear Games
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Sega Game Gear Games -
The Game Gear came in cardboard boxes and being a handheld console most of the boxes were ditched in favour of the ease of carrying cartridges only when travelling with the unit. With so many destroyed there is a significant price difference between loose cartridge and boxed games. There are 196 Sega Game gear games in the pal collection. There are some very hard to get games in the collection surprisingly a few of the sonic titles are extremely hard to find boxed. Then there is the likes of Surf Ninja and powerdrive that seem to be even harder to find than a DODO. All in all there are a number of full set owners out there but it is a very difficult feat to achieve. Not for the faint hearted.
Sega Game Gear Games have been given a new lease of life with the development of new LCD screens which many fans of the console are retro fitting. Having had a go on one of these the end result is phenomenal, A worthy upgrade for any one who wishes to play through the library. You can buy a modded console for around £200 or buy a mod kit for around £80. You can find examples on YouTube.
Be wary when purchasing boxed games, it is getting more common to see reproduction boxes. You can check your Sega game gear games boxes by looking at the artwork for any pixelation in the text and misalignment of colour.