Brand New Sega Game Gear Backlight In Development

Game-Gear-LED-Backlight-Modification-In-DevelopmentWhile the Game Gear may have been technically superior than its nearest counterpart, the over-ambitious nature of the handheld left it with many flaws. The biggest disappointment of all with Sega's portable was its wishy-washy backlight - one which often left gamers squinting to see. That's all about to change though thanks to one gamer's on-going efforts with a custom made LED board.

The Game Gear LED Backlight is a modification for the retro handheld which will replace the existing form of illumination in the handheld. Using 8 cool white LEDs on a rather slimline board, this upcoming modification is not only set to look at providing a decent light source to the Game Gear, but also address some its other issues too.

JoeMushashi of the Retro Video Gamer forums recently announced his project, however, also added in a crucial detail that has left us wanting more. The circuit board which these LEDs are based on is also set to receive an added modification which is supposedly due to fix the motion blur found in faster games.

Needless to say, we're rather excited about the thought of enjoying our favourite Game Gear classics on the original handheld with a more clear view. While there's no word on release or whether or not this project will see a manufacturing run as of yet, stay tuned for more updates.

Source: Retro Video Gamer



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(Link to this comment) Speedle 2014-09-11 13:34
I will defiantly be getting one of these for my GG, The screen is still working great but the back-light is rubbish as I'm sure all of ours are and stops me truly enjoying it as much as I should.
(Link to this comment) quangdx 2014-09-24 20:49
Take my money.

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