Game Gear

See the RetroN 5 3-in-1 Adapter playing on a Retro Freak

The Retro Freak Game Gear Converter has been available for some time now, while Hyperkin just released their version for the RetroN 5 earlier this year. While we’ve tested both out and found similar results, our friends at iRetroGamer performed a test to see if the RetroN 5’s adapter would play on a Retro Freak. The results are simply mind blowing. …

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Check out the first hour of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

In case you were living under a rock and missed it – LizardCube’s remake of the Master System and Game Gear classic, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, launched yesterday on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. If you haven’t picked it up yet and are perhaps still on the fence, then, in association with our sister publication, Mega Visions Magazine, you …

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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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