Game Gear Micro Announced to Celebrate Sega’s 60th Anniversary

Hold on! This isn’t April 1, right? I had to double-check my calendar because this feels like a prank but it clearly isn’t.

To celebrate Sega’s 60th anniversary, the company is planning on releasing the Game Gear Micro. The original launched in October 1990 and all I remember is how many batteries I went through to play Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat II.


According to a teaser website, we will learn more at 1:00 PM JST. That’s roughly three hours from the publishing of this post. Stay tuned for more information.

Update: We now have more information about the Game Gear Micro. According to Sega, there are four colours and each version comes with different games. The original, for example, includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Royal Stone, Out Run, and Puyo Puyo II. The blue model comes with Sonic & Tails, Baku Baku Animal, Gunstar Heroes, and Sylvan Tale. The yellow model gets Nazo Puyo, Shining Force, Shining Force II, and Shining Force: Final Conflict. Finally, the red model includes Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special, G.G. Shinobi, and Columns.


Sega confirms a bundle with all four colours will be available, and also individually sold for ¥4980 or $65 CAD. If you want the bundle, you can grab it for roughly ¥29,980 or $375 CAD. This includes the Sega Big Window magnifier.