After the release of the Sega Genesis Mini, I was intrigued that the mini console has 40 titles to choose from. Then I discovered the lack of games on the console, especially my favorites, Phantasy Star II, Revenge of Shinobi, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, and Decap Attack, and I was thinking, “What the hell, Sega?” Maybe they’re making room for games that never been released in the collections like Alisia Dragoon, Monster World IV, Castlevania Bloodlines, and Mega Man: The Wily Wars, but who knows? It was a good marketing plan from Sega at the end but could’ve done better, some people rather stick to the Genesis Collection that’s been released in the past, but I’m glad that the Genesis titles like Alisia Dragoon finally gets a re-release.
Now, Sega announced the Game Gear Micro, and what’re my thoughts about it? Now the Game Gear Micro is a very small…I mean…A SMALL console that’s around 50 dollars each. Yes, I kid you not, each, as in 4 different colors to choose from; the original black, blue, yellow, and red. The model comes with Sonic the Hedgehog Game gear edition, Puyo Puyo 2, OutRun, and Royal Stone. The blue model comes with Sonic Chaos, Gunstar Heroes, Sylvan Tale, and Baku Baku Animal. The yellow versions have Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei – Jashin no Kuni he, Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya, Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict, Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru. The red version has Revelations: The Demon Slayer, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special, The GG Shinobi, and Columns. There are two things I want to talk about…One, why they make it separate and two, why so small?
I have talked about it during my live stream the other night and I wasn’t pleased one bit about the console. If you look at the Game Boy Micro, it’s small but playable. Game Gear Micro is nothing more than a tiny screen that will give you headaches and you will be looking another Virtual Boy debacle. Also, if you buy all 4 of the variations of the console, you will receive a magnifying screen to see the games twice the size of the micro screen, and I say to myself…SEGA…YOU WENT ONE STEP FORWARD AND 5 STEPS BACK!!! If you release this in the western market, what do you say when it comes to this??? Just look at the idea! the screen is small, the console is so tiny that Stewart Little will enjoy the living hell out of it while giving us carpal tunnel (like I need more of it because how old I am.), and 50 DOLLARS FOR EACH CONSOLE WITH 4 DIFFERENT GAMES PRELOADED SEPARATELY! Do you THINK you can get us to buy the consoles and the games for 50 DOLLARS EACH??
In my opinion, this console isn’t going to work out, but if Sega will find a way around it, that’s good, but at the end, it’s an idea that will fall flat on its face, and if anyone defends it, that’s fine, but for me, I’m too skeptical with stuff like this.