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Hyperkin finally reveals its Game Gear adapter

It’s been a long road for Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 Game Gear adapter.

Hyperkin’s Product Manager Paul Leung announced the adapter’s existence during E3 2015 when he said, “before the end of this year, we will have an adapter that will allow (the RetroN 5) to play Game Gear games.”

Of course, history would prove Leung wrong as Hyperkin failed to release the peripheral that year or even in 2016, when the company refused to acknowledge its existence, despite our persistent efforts to get information from them.

Today, seemingly out of nowhere, Hyperkin posted a photo of what looks to be retail packaging of the RetroN 5 “3-in-1 Adapter,” which adds support for Game Gear, Master System and SEGA My Card games, and will be showing it off at its CES booth this week. 

While this is certainly exciting news for those RetroN 5 owners out there, Hyperkin’s peripheral looks disturbingly similar to Cyber Gadget’s Retro Freak Game Gear Converter that was released earlier last year.

The similarities are so close that even the front sticker area looks to be the same exact size and location!

Might Hyperkin have licensed the peripheral from Cyber Gadget and is now offering the add-on for its own device? 

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he’s written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he’s also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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  • Alan Rizkallah

    This might get me to buy a Retron 5 just so I can play my Game Gear games on a TV. Ideally though, I wish someone would create the Game Gear equivalent to the Super Game Boy for the Genesis just to completely remove the need for a third-party console.

  • Gabriel Guevara

    Have they said when it ‘s going to be released?

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