Game Gear

RetroN 5’s Game Gear, Master System adapter now available for pre-order

We’ve covered Hyperkin’s upcoming RetroN 5 3-in-1 adapter quite extensively here at SEGA Nerds ever since we got word of its supposed existence several years ago. To our surprise, seemingly out of nowhere, Hyperkin finally announced the adapter, which adds Game Gear, Master System and Master System card support to the RetroN 5, during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show via a …

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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 …

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Watch a lucky SEGA Nerd get a SEGA CD for Christmas in 1994

Everyone loves a good Christmas story about a young kid being filled with joy when they open up their favorite new video game system, and this latest video from our friends at iRetroGamer is exactly that. In this video from Christmas 1994, we get to see what life is like for a couple lucky kids who received a brand new …

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Play Asia begins Retro Freak Game Gear Converter shipments

Cyber Gadget’s Retro Freak Game Gear Converter has had a rocky life up to this point. It was originally announced in December 2015, with a release in February, but Play Asia delayed it time after time with little explanation as to why. But we received an email this morning notifying us that our order has finally shipped, and it looks like we’ll soon …

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Go back in time with this awesome Hideki Sato interview from 1998

Shmuplations, a wonderful website (I literally only discovered just now), which translates developer interviews, has posted up a cracking interview from 1998 with Hideki Sato. For those who don’t know, Hideki Sato ran Sega’s console R&D during the company’s booming 16-bit era and later became SEGA’s President in 2002. According to Shmuplations, this developer interview was originally featured in the November 1998 issue of …

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Opinion: Nintendo’s GameCube is a Sonic fan’s best friend

As my son continues his inexorable journey towards that both dreaded and anticipated first day of school, my thoughts turn to how best to introduce him to his father’s favourite pastime. If you read my profile here on SEGA Nerds, you’ll see that I credit Sonic the Hedgehog with being at the centre of my ‘formative gaming experiences’, despite the …

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Sonic’s original airbrush artist set for appearance at UK Video Game Market

Good news for UK-based SEGA Nerds, Sonic The Hedgehog‘s original airbrush artist, Duncan Gutteridge, is set for an appearance at RetroCollect’s Video Game Market in Doncaster, this weekend! If you’re in the area, or able to get to the Doncaster Dome on Saturday 5th March, you’ll be in with a chance of meeting Duncan – where he’ll be selling signed prints. This is the third …

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Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble is now $2.99 on the Nintendo eShop

If you haven’t had the chance to play Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, it might be hard to resist now after the latest price drop. According to Nintendo’s official website, you can purchase Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble for only $2.99! The game follows Sonic and Tails as they try to stop Dr. Robotnik from destroying Mobius. You can “Loop, blast …

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Retro Freak’s Game Gear Converter delayed

Cyber Gadget’s Retro Freak is a pretty nice piece of neo retro goodness. The system can play games from a ton of classic cartridge-based systems, ranging from the TurboGrafx-16 to the Master System (If you want some detailed coverage, please check out or review). The system’s capabilities are to be extended thanks to the upcoming Game Gear Converter, which will add support for …

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Here’s how to update your Retro Freak’s firmware

Cyber Gadget’s Retro Freak console is pretty darn awesome. I mean, the thing plays almost every cartridge- and card-based retro game you can throw at it, from Master System games all the way to TurboGrafx-16 games. But if you’re still not convinced, you should read our review. Oh, and did you know it’ll soon be able to play Game Gear, SG-1000 and SEGA My …

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