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Version GG.04 - December 1998

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Welcome to the REAL FAQ about the GAME GEAR !


1.0) What is the GAME GEAR ??
2.0) GAME GEAR specs
3.0) U.S. Cartridge List(still need inputs...)
3.1) Never Released (U.S.)
3.2) Japanese Cartridge List
4.0) Accessories List
5.0) Europe Cartridge Releases Only
6.0) Odds and Ends...
7.0) Credits


1.0) What is the GAME GEAR ??

First, play a Game Boy and find a dead squirrel and knock-it hard on
your head, when you see all kind of color on the screen of your Game
Boy, you've accomplish to get a dirt-cheap Game Gear !

HA!HA!HA! Only in your wildest dreams! (or the TV ad)

But seriously, the Game Gear is quite unique in it's own way.
It's "life" began in 1991 when it was released and now died in the end of
1997 when the last title came out (in Japan, it died in december 1996).

This color handheld system is in fact an Portable Sega Master System, but
Sega wanted to compete with the Nintendo Game Boy, the Atari Lynx and the
NEC Turbo-Express. With now an library of about 250 titles especialy made
for the Game Gear and about 120 games for the Sega Master System with the
Master Gear Adaptor, you have the choices of more than 350 games that you
can play on it.

So enough of "small" talk and let's get on with the FAQ. And if you want
to know more of the big brother of the GG, the SMS (Sega Master System),
Please go see Jeff Bogumil's SMS FAQ at !! Thanks !!

2.0) GAME GEAR specs

Main Processor: Z-80 (8-bit)
Processor Speed: 3.58 MHz
Resolution: 160 x 146
Colors Available: 4,096
Colors On-Screen: 32
Maximum Sprites: 64
Sprite Size: 8 x 8
Screen Size: 3.2 Inches
Audio: 4-lyr
RAM: 24K

It is suggested that some games, can change colors on successive scan
lines, and use more colors than the 32 mentioned above.

The GG IS the same all over the world. (Internally of course!) That
means that you can play any cart anywhere in the world !! No need
of any converters or adaptors, all carts are universally compatible !

Some of you are asking themselves if we can play Game Gear carts on a
Master System with an adaptor...well let me put it in one word: NOPE.
The fact is the Game Gear as a color palette of 4,096 colors and the
Master System as a color palette of 256. We can play Master System on
a Game Gear but not the other way around just because of this.

I (Sly)tried myself to take a shot at this but instead of playing Game Gear
games on the Master System, i tried it on the Genesis with the Power
Base Converter and it did work!! Well, kind of, i took a "Poker Face
Solitaire" cart and rewire-it to a scraped "Hang On/Safari Hunt" that
i put in the Power Base Converter, i am able to play the game BUT you
have two problems:

1) No Pause button and
2) The Color are all mixed up!

The PAUSE button isn't the real problem, we can still make a switch or
press-button to correct the situation. The REAL and biggest problem is
the COLOR! What is supposed to be "black" is now "green", "white" is
now "orange", and so on...welcome to the 60's if you want to play !!
Not GROOVY at all, that's for sure !!


3.0) U.S. Cartridge List Total for NOW: 243 Carts
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In the THEME Section:
Act=Action Rcg=Racing
Adv=Adventure RPG=Role Playing game
Ard=Arcade Sht=Shooter
Fgh=Fighting Sim=Simulation
Msc=Misc. Soc=Social(card)
Puz=Puzzle Spt=Sport

In the INFO Section:
(B) = Battery Storage
(P) = Password
#p = Number of Player (2or4)
2ps = 2 Players Simultaniously

Name: Company: #Model: Year/Mem: Theme: Info:
5-in-1 Fun Pack Interplay T-125028 94/ Msc
Addams Family /1m Act
Aerial Assault Sega / Sht 2p
Aladdin Sega /4m Act (P)
Alien Syndrome Sega 2324 92/ Sht
Alien 3 Arena /2m Act/Sht
Andre Agassi Tennis / Spt
Arcade Classics Sega / Ard
Arch Rivals / Spt
Arena:Maze of Death /
Asterix & the Great Rescue Sega / Act
Ax Battler Sega 2405 91/2m RPG (P)
Baby Boom /
Baku Baku Sega / Puz
Batman & Robin(Advs. of) Sega / Act
Batman Forever / Act
Batman Returns Sega 92/2m Act
Batter Up Namco / Spt
Battleship / Soc
Battletoads Tradewest 94/2m Act/Fgh
Beavis & Butthead Viacom 94/ Act
Berenstain Bears Sega /
Bonkers:Wax Up! Sega 95/4m Act
Bubble Bobble Taito / Arc 2p/(P)
Bugs Bunny:Double Trouble /
Bust-A-Move Sega / Puz
Caesar's Palace /
Captain America /
Casino Fun Pack /
Chakan:the Forever Man Sega 92/ Act
Championship Hockey /
Chase HQ Taito / Rcg
Chessmaster Sega / Soc
Chicago Syndicate Sega 95/ Act
Choplifter 3 Extreme / Sht
Chuck Rock Sega /2m Act
Chuck Rock 2:Son of Chuck Tengen 94/2m Act
Cliffhanger / Act
Clutch Hitter Sega / Spt
Columns Sega /2m Puz
Cool Spot Virgin 93/2m Act
Cosmic Spacehead Codemaster /
Crystal Warriors Sega 92/2m Rpg 2ps/(B)
Cutthroat Island Acclaim T-81338 95/ Act
Defenders of Oasis Sega 2503 92/4m RPG (B)
Desert Strike / Sim/Sht
Devilish Sage's Creation 91/1m Msc
Dinosaurs Tale /
Donald Duck:Deep Duck Trouble Sega 94/4m Act
Donald Duck:Lucky Dime Caper Sega 92/2m Act
Double Dragon Virgin / Fgh
Dr.Robotnik Mean Bean Machine Sega 94/2m Puz 2ps/(P)
Dracula(Bram Stoker's) /
Dragon:the Bruce Lee Story / Fgh
Dragon Crystal Sega 91/ Act/RPG
Dynamite Headdy Sega / Act
Earthworm Jim Playmates 95/4m Act
Ecco The Dolphin Sega 93/4m Adv (P)
Ecco 2:the Tides of Time Sega 95/4m Adv (P)
Evander Holyfield R.D.Boxing Sega / Spt
F-15 Strike Eagle 2 /
Fantastic Dizzy Codemaster /2m Act
Fantasy Zone Sega 92/1m Sht
Fatal Fury Special Takara / Fgh
FIFA Soccer '95 EA Sports 94/ Spt
FIFA Soccer '96 EA Sports 95/ Spt
Foreman For Real / Spt
Formula 1 Domark 94/2m Rcg 2ps/(P)
Frank Thomas BigHurt Baseball / Spt
Fred Couples Golf Sega 2529 95/ Spt 4p
Frogger (Prototype only) Sega ???? 9?/?m Arc
G-Loc Sega / Sht
Garfield:Caught in the Act Sega /
Gear Works Sony 94/1m Puz (P)
George Foreman's KO Boxing Flying Edge 92/2m Spt 2ps
Global Gladiators /
GP Rider / Rcg
Greendog /
Halley Wars Sega /1m Sht
Home Alone Sega 92/ Act
Hook Sony / Act
Hurricanes /
Incredible Crash Dummies /
Incredible Hulk / Act
Indiana Jones:Last Crusade U.S.Gold / Adv/Act
Iron Man/XO-Manowar /
Itchy & Scratchy Game Acclaim 95/4m Act
James Pond 2:Codename Robocod U.S.Gold 93/2m Act
Jeopardy Gametek / Soc
Jeopardy Sports Gametek T-83078 93/ Soc/Spt
Joe Montana Football Sega 92/2m Spt
John Madden '95 E. Arts 95/4m Spt
John Madden '96 96/ Spt
Judge Dredd Acclaim 95/4m Act (P)
Junction Bignet / Puz
Jungle Book Virgin / Act
Jungle Strike / Sht
Jurassic Park Sega 93/4m Act/Adv
Jurassic Park 2:Lost World Sega / Act/Adv
Kawasaki Super Bike Challenge Time Warner 95/2m Rcg (P)
Klax Tengen / Puz
Krusty's Fun House Acclaim / Puz
Last Action Hero / Act
Lemmings Sega /2m Puz
Lion King Virgin 94/4m Act
Little Mermaid(Ariel) Sega / Act
Majors:Pro Baseball Sega 2418 92/ Spt 2ps (B)
Marble Madness Tengen 92/ Puz
Marko & Magic Soccer / Act/Spt
Mega Man:Best Of ... U.S.Gold T-79168 95/ Act
Mickey M:Castle of Illusion Sega 91/1m Act
Mickey M:Land of Illusion Sega / Act
Mickey M:Legend of Illusion Sega 95/4m Act
Mickey's Ultimate Challenge Hi-Tech / Act
Micro Machines / Rcg
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Sega 94/4m Act/Fgh 2ps
MLBPA Baseball / Spt
Monster Truck Wars /
Mortal Kombat Acclaim T-81278 92/4m Fgh 2ps
Mortal Kombat 2 Acclaim 93/4m Fgh 2ps
Ms.Pac-Man Tengen / Arc
NBA Action '94 94/ Spt
NBA Jam Acclaim / Spt
NBA Jam Tournament Edition Acclaim T-81308 94/ Spt
NFL Quarterback Club Acclaim 94/ Spt
NFL Quarterback Club '96 Acclaim T-81378 95/ Spt
NHL All-Star Hockey / Spt
NHL Hockey '95 95/ Spt
Ninja Gaiden Sega 91/2m Act
Olympic Gold:Barcelona '92 U.S.Gold 92/2m Spt 4p
Out Run Europa U.S.Gold 92/2m Rcg
Pac-Attack Namco / Puz
Pac-Man Namco /1m Arc
Paperboy Tengen 92/2m Act
Paperboy 2 / Act
Pengo / Arc
PGA Tour '96 96/ Spt
PGA Tournament Golf Tengen 94/2m Spt 4p/(B)
PGA Tournament Golf 2 Time Warner T-48198 95/4m Spt 4p/(P)
Phantom 2040 Viacom T-139028 95/ Act
Pinball Dreams Gametek 94/1m Msc
Poker Face Blackjack Sega 2326 94/ Soc
Poker Face Gin Sega 2328 94/ Soc
Poker Face Poker Sega 2325 94/ Soc
Poker Face Solitaire Sega 2327 94/ Soc
Popils Tengen 92/2m Puz
Power Drive / Rcg
Power Rangers:the Movie Sega / Fgh
Predator 2 Arena / Act
Primal Rage Time Warner / Fgh
Prince of Persia Tengen 92/ Adv
Psychic World Sega /
Putt & Putter Sega 2307 91/ Spt 2ps
RBI Baseball '94 94/ Spt
R.C. Grand Prix Absolute /2m Rcg
Ren & Stimpy:Quest for... Sega 94/2m Act (P)
Revenge of Drancon(Wonderboy) Sega / Act
Riddick Bowe Boxing / Spt
Rise Of The Robots Time Warner 95/4m Fgh
Ristar Sega 2543 94/4m Act
Road Rash U.S.Gold / Rcg
Road Runner:Desert Speedtrap Sega 94/2m Act/Rcg
Robo Cop 3 Flying Edge 93/2m Act/Sht
Robocop vs Terminator / Act/Sht
Samurai Shodown Takara / Fgt
Scratch Golf Vic Tokai T-23018 94/ Spt 2p
Shaq Fu / Fgt
Shining Force:Sword of Hajya Sega 2524 94/4m RPG (B)
Shinobi Sega 2402 91/2m Act
Shinobi 2 Sega / Act
Side Pocket Data East / Spt
Simpsons:Bartman Meet R. Man Flying Edge T-81168 93/ Act
Simpsons:Bart Vs Sp. Mutants Flying Edge / Act
Simpsons:Bart Vs the World Flying Edge 93/2m Act
Slider Sega 91/1m Puz
Solitaire Fun Pack / Soc
Solitaire Poker Sega 91/1m Soc
Sonic Blast Sega 2573 96/ Act
Sonic Chaos Sega 93/4m Act
Sonic Drift 2 Sega 2562 95/ Rcg
Sonic the Hedgehog Sega /2m Act
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega /4m Act
Sonic Labyrinth Sega 2584 95/ Act
Sonic Spinball Sega / Msc
Sonic Triple Trouble Sega 94/4m Act
Space Harrier Sega /1m Arc
Speedy Gonzales:Cheese Cat.. Sega 95/4m Act
Spider-Man Vs. the Kingpin Flying Edge 92/2m Act
Spider-Man:Ret.Sinister 6 / Act
Spider-Man & the X-Men / Act
Sports Illustr:Baseb/Footb / Spt
Sports Illustrated Golf / Spt
Sports Trivia / Puz/Spt
Sports Trivia-Champ / Puz/Spt
Star Trek Generations(Nexus) Absolute / Adv
Star Trek TNG:Holodeck Tut. Absolute 94/2m Adv (P)
Star Wars U.S.Gold /4m Act
Stargate Acclaim T-81298 93/4m Act
Streets of Rage Sega 2417 92/4m Fgh
Streets of Rage 2 Sega /4m Fgh
Strider Returns U.S.Gold / Act
Super Columns Sega 95/1m Puz 2ps
Super Golf Sage's Creation /1m Spt
Super Monaco GP Sega / Rcg
Super Monaco GP 2 Sega /2m Rcg
Super Off-Road Virgin /2m Rcg
Super Star Wars:R.O.T.Jedi / Act
Super Smash TV /2m Arc
Super Space Invaders / Arc
Surf Ninjas /
Tails Adventure Sega 2583 95/ Act
Talespin Sega / Act
Tarzan /
Taz:Escape from Mars Sega 95/4m Act
Tazmania Sega / Act
Tempo Jr Sega /4m Act (P)
Terminator Virgin 92/2m Act/Sht
Terminator 2:Arcade Game Arena / Sht
Terminator 2:Judgement Day / Act
Tesserae Gametek /
Tom & Jerry:the Movie Sega 93/4m Act
True Lies Acclaim 95/4m Act
Trunski /
Urban Strike / Sim/Sht
Vampire Master of Darkness Sega 2437 93/ Act
Virtua Fighter:Animation Sega 2570 96/ Fgh
VR Troopers /
Wheel of Fortune Gametek 92/ Soc
Wimbledon Tennis Sega 92/1m Spt 2ps
Winter Olympics Games / Spt
Woody Pop Sega /1m Puz
Wolf Child Virgin 93/2m Act
World Class Leaderboard Sega 91/2m Spt 4p
World Cup Soccer / Spt
World Cup USA '94 94/ Spt
World Series Baseball Sega 2439 93/2m Spt 2ps
World Series Baseball '95 Sega 94/4m Spt 2ps/(P)
WWF Raw / Spt
WWF Steel Cage Challenge Flying Edge /2m Spt 2ps
X-Men Sega 2505 94/ Act
X-Men 2:Gamemaster's Legacy Sega 95/4m Act
X-Men 3:Mojo World Sega 2561 96/ Act
Zool / Act
Zoop / Puz

3.1) Never Released (U.S.)[???]

Name Manufacturer
Humans Gametek
Berlin Wall Kaneko
C.J. Elephant Fugitive Codemaster
Dino Basher
F-15 Strike Eagle 3 Microprose
Golden Axe Sega
James Bond 007
Joe Montana Football '94 Sega
Lemming 2:the Tribes Psygnosis
Maze Syndrome
Popeye Beach V'Ball American Technos
Prize Fighter
Rampart Tengen
Rastan Saga
Road Rash 2 Time Warner
Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves Virgin
Super Battletank
Super Battletank 2 Absolute
Team Williams GP
We're Back
X-Woman Sega


3.2) Japanese Cartridge List
First of all, i have to thanks Ippei Muramatsu to his exeptional
contribution. He wrote the entire list of japanese cartidge list
all by himself.

Name Manufacturer

Name: Company: #Model: Year/Mem: Theme: Info:
Adam's Family AKKLAIM T-81087 94/2m Act
Aerial SEGA G-3403 91/2m Sim
Aerial Assault SEGA G-3219 92/1m Sht
Ah... Harimanada SEGA G-3327 93/4m Spt
Aladdin SEGA G-3336 94/4m Act
Alien 3 AKKLAIM T-81047 94/4m Act
Alien Syndrome SIMS T-44037 92/1m Act
Axe Battler SEGA G-3304 91/2m Act
Baku Baku Animal SEGA G-3378 96/4m Puz
Bare Knuckle(Streets of Rage)SEGA G-3313 92/2m Act
Bare Knuckle 2 SEGA G-3328 93/4m Act
Bart World AKKLAIM T-81077 94/2m Act
Batman Forever AKKLAIM T-81187 95/4m Act
Batman Returns SEGA G-3314 92/2m Act
Battletoads SEGA G-3311 94/2m Act
Buster Fight SEGA G-3341 94/2m Act
Busterball RIVERHILL T-53027 92/1m Act
Chase H.Q. TAITO T-11017 91/1m Rcg
Chuck rock SEGA G-3320 92/2m Act
Coca-Cola Kid SEGA G-3350 94/4m Act
Columns SEGA G-3101 90/1m Puz
Crash Dummies AKKLAIM T-81127 94/2m Act
Daisenryaku G SYSTEMSOFT T-51017 91/2m Sim
Devilish GENKI T-28017 91/1m Act
Dodge Danpei SEGA G-3220 92/1m Spt
Donald Duck:Four Treasures SEGA G-3332 93/4m Act
Donald Duck:Lucky Dime SEGA G-3306 91/2m Act
Doraemon SEGA G-3326 93/2m Act
Doraemon Pocket Paradise SEGA G-3383 96/4m Msc
Dragon Crystal SEGA G-3206 90/2m Rpg
Dunk Kids SEGA G-3352 94/4m Spt
Dynamite Headdy SEGA G-3355 94/4m Act
Ecco the Dolphin SEGA G-3344 94/4m Act
Ecco the Dolphin 2 SEGA G-3362 95/4m Act
Eternal Legend SEGA G-3402 91/2m Rpg Batt.
Faceball 2000 RIVERHILL T-53037 93/2m Act
Fantasy Zone SIMS T-44017 91/1m Sht
FIFA International Soccer ELEC.ARTS T-10617 95/4m Spt
Fight! Pro.Baseb.Twin League SEGA G-3371 95/4m Spt
Fley MICROCABIN T-52037 91/2m Act
Foreman for Real AKKLAIM T-81197 95/4m Spt
Fred Couples Golf SEGA G-3358 94/4m Spt
G Sonic SEGA G-3385 96/8m Act
G-Loc SEGA G-3204 90/1m Sht
Galaga '91 NAMCO T-14057 91/1m Sht
Gamble Panic SEGA G-3364 95/4m Soc
Gambler Jikocyuushinha SEGA G-3309 92/2m Soc
Ganbare Golbee! SEGA G-3210 91/1m Puz
Garou Densetsu Special TAKARA T-103017 94/4m Fgh
Gear Stadium NAMCO T-14037 91/1m Spt
Gear Stadium Heisei Edition NAMCO T-14077 95/1m Spt
GG Aleste COMPILE T-66017 91/2m Sht
GG Aleste 2 SEGA G-3330 93/2m Sht
GG Portrait Akira SEGA G-3386 96/4m Msc
GG Portrait Pai SEGA G-3387 96/4m Msc
GG Shinobi SEGA G-3302 91/1m Act
GG Shinobi 2 SEGA G-3315 92/2m Act
Godzilla SEGA G-3430 95/4m Sim Batt.
GP Rider SEGA G-3347 94/4m Rcg
Griffon NIHON T-49017 91/1m Sht
Gunstar Heroes SEGA G-3349 95/4m Act
Halley Wars TAITO T-11027 91/1m Sht
Hao-Pai(Mahjong) SEGA G-3202 90/1m Soc
Hao-Pai 2 SEGA G-3335 93/4m Soc
Headbuster NCS T-25017 91/1m Sim
Heavy Weight Champ SIMS T-44027 91/1m Spt
Hideo Nomo's World S. Baseb. SEGA G-3432 95/4m Spt Batt.
House of Tarot SEGA G-3208 90/1m Msc
Hyokkori Hyoutan Jima SEGA G-3218 92/1m Act
Hyper Professional Baseb.'92 SEGA G-3217 92/1m Spt
Ichidanto Arr SEGA G-3359 94/4m Puz
In the Wake of Vampire SIMS T-44047 92/2m Act
Inu Daisuki! (We Love Dogs) SEGA G-3436 96/4m Sim Batt.
J League GG Pro Striker'94 SEGA G-3417 94/4m Spt Batt.
J League Soccer Dream Eleven SEGA G-3431 95/4m Spt Batt.
Joe Montana Foot Ball SEGA G-3305 92/2m Spt
Junction MICRONET T-22017 91/1m Puz
Jurassic Park SEGA G-3329 93/4m Act
Kick & Rush SIMS T-44057 93/2m Spt
Kuni-chan's Game Paradise SEGA G-3303 91/2m Msc
Kuni-chan's Game Paradise 2 SEGA G-3322 92/2m Msc
Kureyon Shinchan BANDAI T-133047 95/4m Msc
Lemmings SEGA G-3317 93/2m Puz
Lion King SEGA G-3363 95/4m Act
Lunar GAME ARTS T-45017 96/4m Rpg Batt.
Madoh Monogatari 1 SEGA G-3410 93/4m Rpg Batt.
Madoh Monogatari 2 SEGA G-3419 94/4m Rpg Batt.
Madoh Monogatari 3 SEGA G-3424 94/4m Rpg Batt.
Madoh Monogatari A COMPILE T-66047 95/4m Rpg Batt.
Magic Knight Rayearth SEGA G-3423 94/4m Rpg Batt.
Magic Knight Rayearth 2 SEGA G-3429 95/4m Sim Batt.
Magical Taruruto-kun TSUKUDA T-65017 91/1m Sht
Mappy NAMCO T-14027 91/1m Act
McDonald's Magical Worlds SEGA G-3340 94/4m Act
Megamitensei~Last Bible SEGA G-3418 94/4m Rpg Batt.
Megamitensei~Last Bible Sp. SEGA G-3427 95/4m Rpg Batt.
Mickey M:Castle of Illusion SEGA G-3301 91/1m Act
Mickey M:Legendary Kingdom SEGA G-3360 95/4m Act
Mickey M:Magic Crystal SEGA G-3323 93/4m Act
Moludorian SEGA G-3422 94/4m Rpg Batt.
Monster World 2 SEGA G-3308 92/2m Act
Mortal Kombat AKKLAIM T-81017 93/4m Act
Mortal Kombat 2 AKKLAIM T-81107 94/4m Act
Nazo Puyo SEGA G-3224 93/2m Puz
Nazo Puyo ~Aruru no ruu SEGA G-3357 94/2m Puz
Nazo Puyo 2 SEGA G-3413 93/2m Puz Batt.
NBA Jam AKKLAIM T-81037 94/4m Spt
NBA Jam T.E. AKKLAIM T-81137 95/4m Spt
Neco Daisuki! (We Love Cats) SEGA G-3434 96/4m Sim Batt.
NFL Quarterback Club'95 AKKLAIM T-81147 95/4m Spt Batt.
Ninja Gaiden SEGA G-3215 91/1m Act
Ninku SEGA G-3370 95/4m Fgh/Rpg
Ninku 2 SEGA G-3376 95/4m Act
Ninku Gaiden SEGA G-3377 95/4m Act/Puz
Outrun SEGA G-3213 91/1m Rcg
Pac Man NAMCO T-14017 91/1m Act
Panzer Dragoon Mini SEGA G-3384 96/4m Sht
Pengo SEGA G-3102 90/1m Act/Puz
Phantasy Star Adventure SEGA G-3216 92/1m Adv
Phantasy Star Gaiden SEGA G-3405 92/2m Rpg Batt.
Pocket Jongsoh (Mahjong) NAMCO T-14067 92/1m Soc
Pop Breaker MICROCABIN T-52017 91/1m Sht
Popeye's Beach Valley Ball TECHNOS T-154017 94/4m Act
Popils TENGEN T-48017 91/1m Puz Batt.
Professional Baseball '91 SEGA G-3207 91/1m Spt
Professional Baseball '94 SEGA G-3353 94/4m Spt
Professional Baseball GG L. SEGA G-3407 93/2m Spt
Psychic World SEGA G-3203 91/1m Act
Putt & Putter SEGA G-3209 91/1m Spt
Puyo Puyo(aka Dr.Robotonik..)SEGA G-3324 93/2m Puz
Puyo Puyo 2 COMPILE T-66037 94/4m Puz
Puzzle Bobble (Bust a Move) TAITO T-11047 96/2m Puz
Quenetic Connection SEGA G-3401 91/1m Puz Batt.
Quiz Gear Fight, The SEGA G-3367 95/4m Msc
Rastan Saga TAITO T-11037 91/2m Act
Riddick Bowe Boxing MICRONET T-22027 94/2m Spt
Ristar the Shooting Star SEGA G-3356? 95/4m Act
Robocop3 AKKLAIM T-81097 94/2m Act
Royal Stone SEGA G-3425 95/4m Sim/Rpg Batt.
Ryuukyuu FACE T-54017 91/1m Puz
Saint Tail SEGA G-3382 96/4m Msc
Sailor Moon BANDAI T-133017 95/4m Act
Samurai Spirits TAKARA T-103027 94/4m Fgh
Scratch Golf VIC TOKAI T-23017 94/2m Spt
SD Gundum Winner's History BANDAI T-133027 95/4m Act/Sim Batt.
Shanghai 2 SUNSOFT T-15017 91/1m Puz
Shikinjoh SUNSOFT T-15027 91/1m Puz
Shining Force Gaiden SEGA G-3406 92/4m Rpg Batt.
Shining Force Gaiden 2 SEGA G-3409 93/4m Rpg Batt.
Shining F.G.~Final Conflict SEGA G-3428 95/4m Rpg Batt.
Smash TV AKKLAIM T-81057 94/2m Act
Sonic & Tails SEGA G-3331 93/4m Act
Sonic & Tails 2 SEGA G-3356 94/4m Act
Sonic Drift SEGA G-3415 94/4m Rcg
Sonic Drift 2 SEGA G-3366 95/4m Rcg
Sonic Labyrinth SEGA G-3374 95/4m Act
Sonic the Hedgehog SEGA G-3307 91/2m Act
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 SEGA G-3321 92/4m Act
Soukoban RIVERHILL T-53017 90/1m Puz
Space Harrier SEGA G-3212 91/1m Sht
Sqweek VICTOR T-60017 91/1m Act
Star Gate AKKLAIM T-81157 95/2m Puz
Super Columns SEGA G-3226 95/2m Puz
Super Golf SIGMA T-26017 91/1m Spt
Super Momotaro Dentetsu 3 HUDSON T-143017 95/4m Soc Batt.
Super Monaco GP SEGA G-3201 90/1m Rcg
Super Monaco GP 2 SEGA G-3312 92/2m Rcg
Syadam Crusader SEGA G-3404 92/4m Rpg Batt.
Sylvan Tail SEGA G-3426 95/4m Act/Rpg Batt.
T2 Judgment Day AKKLAIM T-81117 94/2m Act
T2 The Arcade Game AKKLAIM T-81027 94/4m Sht
Tails Adventure SEGA G-3372 95/4m Act
Tails' Sky Patrol SEGA G-3368 95/2m Act/Sht
Tama & Friends SEGA G-3361 95/2m Act
Tantoaru SEGA G-3345 94/4m Puz
Tempo Jr. SEGA G-3369 95/4m Act
Tom & Jerry the Movie SEGA G-3319 93/2m Act
Torarete Tamaruka!? SEGA G-3348 94/4m Act
True Lies AKKLAIM T-81167 95/4m Act
TV Anime Slum Dunk BANDAI T-133037 94/4m Spt
Ultimate Soccer SEGA G-3333 93/2m Spt
Virtua Fighter Mini SEGA G-3380 96/8m Fgh
Wagyan Land NAMCO T-14047 91/2m Act
Walls of Verurin KANEKO T-33017 91/2m Act
Wimbledon SEGA G-3221 93/1m Spt
Winter Olympic SEGA G-3342 94/4m Spt
Wonder Boy SEGA G-3205 90/1m Act
Woody Pop SEGA G-3103 91/1m Puz
World Derby CSK T-68017 94/4m Sim
Yaiba SEGA G-3346 94/4m Act
Yu Yu Hakusyo SEGA G-3343 94/4m Act
Yu Yu Hakusyo 2 SEGA G-3354 94/4m Act
Zan Gear WOLF TEAM T-32017 90/1m Sim
Zenki SEGA G-3373 95/4m Act
Zool INFOCOM T-149017 94/2m Act

Japanese Titles "As Known As":
Bare Knuckle (Streets of Rage)
Bare Knuckle 2 (Streets of Rage 2)
Garou Densetsu Special (Fatal Fury Special)
Gear Stadium (Gia sutajiamu with Katakana)
Good Luck Gorby (Factory Panic)
Great Voyage of Hyoutanjima (Hyokkori Hyoutanjima -Hyoutanjima no Daikoukai)
Inu Daisuki! (We Love Dogs)
Last Bible (Megami Tensei Gaiden Last Bible)
Magical Taruru-to Kun (Magical Tal Route in Europe)
Match-able model "Great Strategy G" (Taisengata Daisenryaku G)
Neco Daisuki! (We Love Cats)
Pocket Jongsoh (Mahjong)
Puyo Puyo (Dr.Robotonik Mean Bean Machine)
Puyo Puyo 2 (Dr.Robotonik Mean Bean Machine 2)
Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
Road of the Magic Story II (Madou Monogatari 2 Aruru 16sai)
Road of the Magic Story III (Madou Monogatari 3 Kyuukyoku Joousama)
Sailer Moon (Bishoujo Senshi Sailer Moon S)
Samurai Spirits (Samurai Shodown)
Shikin Castle (Shikinjo)
Tama & Friends Olympic Games (Tama & Friends 3tyoume Kouen Tamalynpic)
Warehouse Keeper (Soukoban)

4.0) Accessories List

Rechargeable Battery Pack or the Handy Power by STD:
The Rechargeable Battery Pack is a portable, rechargeable battery,
which weights about 400 gram. It is recharged with a AC adapter or a
regular adapter, and it takes about 8 hours. This will in return give you
3 to 4 hours of uninterrupted fun with you GG. It is great for travel and
saves you some money on batteries.

Super Wide Gear:
The Super Wide Gear is basicly just a big lense, which magnifies
the screen on your GG. So instead of a 3.2" screen, you'll have a 5"
screen. It is good for some games, but not all. As it is with all video
games, the larger the screen - the harder it is to keep track of every
thing, that is going on, on the screen. One downside about the Super Wide
Gear is that it is very hard on your eyes. Really recommended if you're
a big Role-Playing Game fan !!

AC adapter:
The best AC Adaptor is the one fot the Sega Genesis model 2 or for the
Sega 32X & the Nomad. The Sega CD or the Sega Genesis model 1 will not
work just because of the size of the plug. They may have others third
partys that made AC Adaptor replacement but it would be preferable to use
one from Sega.

Master Gear Converter:
The Master Converter is a device which you plug in where you
normaly put in the games. This will enable you to plug in games from the
Sega Master System and play them on your GG. I have heard that some 2
player games doesn't work propaly on the GG. I would also guess that you
lose some detail, on the screen, as the Master System screen size 240 x
226 and it can display 52 colours out of 256 colours. If the game are
using is a PAL game, then it will just slow down a bit.

Game Genie & the Pro Action Replay:
The Game Genie is a cartridge-like thing, you plug between the GG
and the cartridge. When you start the GG, a menu pops up and you can type
a code, which will change something in the game. For example, you can have
more lives or weapons, start at which levels you want or something else.
The codes are available in magazines, on the net or you can program your
own codes. The Pro Action Replay for the Game Gear was only available in
Europe, and has the same function as the Game Genie except that it takes
different kind of codes.

Tv Tuner:
The Tv Tuner is another device which you plug in where you normaly
put in the game, which makes you able to watch tv on your GG. The Tv Tuner
has gone out of production, because got into a fight with the producers of
the TV Tuner. To prevent that the company continued to produce the TV
Tuner, Sega changed the GG, so the new models do not support the TV Tuner.
You can see if you GG supports th TV Tuner by checking the models number.
Does the number STARTS with a letter, then your GG NOT support the TV Tuner.
The TV Tuner is compatible for different models to support the different
TV systems around the world. As I know it is made in a NTSC, a PAL and a
SECAM model. The TV Tuner should be quite hard on your batteries, but with
a Rechargeable Battery Pack you should get three hours of uninterrupted
tv. The TV Tuner also has a small input line-In jack which can be use to
plug a VCR, a dislay screen for a Camcorder, hook it up to watch Cable and
even play another Video game System !!

Car Lighter Adapter or the Handy Plug by STD:
These Car Lighter Adapter can be plugged into the cigarette lighter of
your car (or somebody others car), so you can play when traveling great
distances or simply bored to death.

Gear-to-Gear Cable:
With some games that supports multi-players, this is the only way to
compete with an adversary. Really great for Combat games like Mortal Kombat.

Carrying Case & Deluxe Carrying Case:
The Carrying Case has 2 separate pockets. One is padded for the Game Gear
unit the the other can hold 8 to 10 cartridges. The Deluxe Carrying Case
can hold your Game Gear unit, 10 cartridges, batteries and manuals. And has
even a shoulder strap for carrying ease.

FM Radio Adaptor:
There is an FM radio unit that fits in the cartrige slot (like the TV Tuner)
and lets you listen to any FM station just like a Walkman. Unfortuanetly,
i don't remember which company is making this accessory or any other info.

Handy Gear:
This accessory is made by STD. It's let you protect your Game Gear unit
from water, rain and snow. It also has a screen magnifier that even has
an glare reducer, also has a space storage to put an extra cartrige and
has a carrying strap.


5.0) Europe Cartridge Releases Only

Name Manufacturer Type
4-in-1 Pak Sega Various
Asterix - Secret Mission Platform
Bart's Nightmare Konami Platform
Baseball '91 Sports
Baseball '92 Sports
Berlin Wall Kaneco Platform
Blackjack Cards
Buster Ball Riverhill
Dropzone Codemasters Shooter
Duffy Duck Platform
Ernie Els Golf Codemasters Golf
Factory Panic Sega
FIFA International Soccer Electronic Arts Soccer
FIFA '96 Electronic Arts Soccer
Formula-1 (F1 Racing) Domark Driving
Formula 1 Grand Prix 2 Domark Driving
Frogger (Prototype) Platform
Galaga '91 Namcot Shooter
Gamegear Alleste Compile Shooter
Gamegear Alleste 2 Compile Shooter
Gamegear League Sega Baseball
Gamegear Wars Strategy
Heavy Weight Champioships Boxing
House of Tarot
Hurricanes U.S. Gold Soccer
James Bond 007 Domark
Kick & Rush Sims Soccer
Magical Tal Route
Major League Baseball Baseball
Man Overboard
Marko's Magic Football Domark Platform
Micro Machines Codemasters Racing
Micro Machines 2 Codemasters Racing
Operation Starfish
Ottifants, The Sega Platform
Outrun U.S. Gold Racing
Pac-in-Time Namco Arcade
Pete Sampras Tennis Codemasters Tennis
PGA Tour Golf Tengen Golf
PGA Tour Golf II Tengen Golf
PGA Tour Golf 96 Tengen Golf
Phantasy Star 1 Adventure
Phantasy Star 2 Adventure
Phantasy Star 3 Adventure
Pop Breaker Micro Cabin
Power Drive US Gold Racing
Powerstrike 2
Pusho Pusho Sega Tetris
Ray Earth Clamp
Ronald in the Magical World Sega Platform
Sensible Soccer Sony Sports
Skweek Infrogames
Smurfs (Schtroumpfs, Schluempfe) Platform
Smurfs 2 (Schtroumpfs, Schluempfe) Platform
Sonic Compilation Sega Various
Sonic Drift Race Sega Racing
Sonic Maze Sega Platform
Strider U.S.Gold
Tazmania 2 Sega Platform
Ultimate Soccer Sports
Wagon Land
Wizard Pinball Pinball
Wonderboy Sega Platform
Wonderboy 2 Sega Platform
Wonderboy 3: Monsterworld 2 Sega Platform


6.0) Odds and Ends...

* Here something that was supposed to be released but never did, a kinda
clone of the Super Game Boy, (Mega Game Gear ???) was an convertor that
was supposed to play Game Gear games on the Genesis/32X !! But companies
like Sega or Nintendo has a tendance to "work" on a great device but never
comes out...hate that when it happens.

* Another odd hardware is the Wide Gear, a device that let's you connect
your Game Gear to a TV and plug even a Genesis controller for playing !?!
This thing is huge but at least it does work (and how !!) but it's too
expensive to buy (more than a 1,000$). Many of you contacted me to ask me
where you can find a Wide Gear, Sorry to say i don't know !!! PLEASE don't
ask me this question anymore. I read the story of this gadget in one of
the Electronic Gaming Magazines which had a picture. Better ask SEGA or
EGM, maybe they know ? And good luck in your search !

* Marlin Bates & Tom Cronin sent this UNIQUE info: There exist a board
developer's Game Gear with a modification for TV out - the entire circuit
board fits easily within one of the battery compartments. It plays games
on a TV set just fine - there's is a border around the action, but every-
thing is clean and viewable. It also have (for some reason) the Game Gear
developer's hardware - consists of two cards to plug into a PC, an In-
Circuit Emulator, a 5.25" floppy (presumably containing an assembler) and
a LARGE circuit board - with composite video out.

And Chris Pepin sent this info: In an older issue of EGM I believe, they
showed a Game Gear modified by Sega to have RCA outputs on it to allow
playing Game Gear Games on TV. They jammed a couple of extra circuit
boards into the battery compartments. Theoretically, almost anybody
should be able to modify their GG to have Composite output. Just as long
as one knew exactly where on the circuit board to tap to get the correct
signals. Unfortuantly, I don't remember which issue it was in. I cur-
rently have a GG with a bad screen that I would love to modify if I only
knew how. :-( [Just without saying, if anybody knows which mag number is,
please e-mail me it so i can put in this FAQ to everybody to know. For
a picture of this, it will be on my web site by the end of this month.
And if there's a willing good soul who has one and wants to depart of it,
selling it or trade it, please e-mail me pronto, i have the skill and the
know-how of electronics so i could make a shematic of this board for
everybody would make themselves and enjoy it. Thanks!]

* Matt Ferguson sent this information: There is a cable that lets you
play 2-player Master system games on the Mastergear. One end plugs into
the gear-to-gear port and the other end has a port for attaching a
master system controller for the second player.

* Here's some info that Barry Cantin told us:

I have noticed something kind of odd at - of all places - K-Mart stores.
(and Zellers, K-Mart & The Bay stores in Canada too - SDC)
They sell used video games from a distributor called "The Game Trader".
If you haven't seen this already, you'll definitely want to look. I have
bought several Game Gear titles from them over the past year, each at $15.
Now, the interesting part. Many of the US/European titles they sell are
COMPLETE, NEW, in the box with instructions. I managed to pick up a few
this way. (Oh, in case you didn't already have this tidbit for your FAQ,
the silver Game Gear boxes were the ones sold in Europe [note the multi-
lingual docs] while the purple ones (later) or the original ones [with the
old Game Gear logo] are for the North American market...)

Anyway, among the K-Mart items are - occasionally - some japanese Game Gear
titles. now I know that they're brand new but they never include the box
or docs. Maybe the people at "The Game Trader" thought that Americans and
Canadians would be offended at the thought of buying a Japanese game (which
is silly to me, it's more deceptive to NOT include the original packaging,
which I want anyway). I have bought about five or six this way.

Well folks, you heard it from Barry, you can find some Europeans or Japa-
nese Cartridges from the "Game Traders". Just look in a nearby shopping
store, who knows ?? You may get lucky !!

* Another thing that Barry told is some older Japanese games do not work
on the newer US systems (same difference as TV Tuner). So check them out
before buying them IF you can.

* Did you know that in Japan they made a "Coca-Cola Limited Edition" Game
Gear ? If you are passing in Atlanta(Georgia), just make a stop by the
Coca-Cola Museum. There is one displayed. It also came with a red cartridge,
this game is called: "COCA-COLA KID" ! This unit is really beginning to
be a collector item since Video Game Collectors and Coca-Cola Collectors
are trying to get their hands on it !!

* Murray Melvin informed me about the blue GG variant, here's what:
It was pretty readily available in the US (at Toys R Us) and came with
some sports game (Joe Montana Football, I think). It was also based on
the newer versions that don't work with the TV tuner.

One more little nitpicky detail:most (if not all) of the old GG's that
work with the TV tuner have a flat screen cover and go straight into the
game when you turn them on (at least the US ones do). The newer ones have
a more rounded, "bubbled" screen cover and display a blue screen w/white
text with the familiar "Produced by or under license from" text. They
also changed the way the buttons are shaped a little.

* In Japan, the Game Gear was released in a white color casing and a white
TV tuner. Another variant is Magic Knight Rayearth GG in a red color with
Rayearth logo. Another variant is the one called the "Kids Gear". The Kids
Gear was released in 1996, it's basicaly the GG that was renamed as the KG.
The KG was released with Virtua Fighter Mini.

The KG has a little different shape (around start button, maybe...) and
illustration of Virtua Fighter faces front side. Of course GG can play KG
games and KG can play GG games.


7.0) Credits

* Jeff Bogumil (for the pointer to this FAQ)
* Barry W. Cantin (Boy did he help me !!)
* Thomas Cronin (Micro-Board Gear to TV info)
* Matt Ferguson (the 2 player cable MasterGear)
* Murray Melvin (info on the blue GG)
* Ippei Muramatsu (the japanese cart list & other info)
* Chris Pepin (Micro-Board Gear to TV info)
* EGM, Gamepro, Mega Play, Sega Power, Sega Pro & Edge Magazines

Thanks and see you in the next version !!!
Copyright(c)1998, Sylvain De Chantal, ""
Copyright(c)1998, Eric Hamel, ""
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