Custom Sega Master System With Built-In Game Gear Cart Slot

Custom-Master-System-with-Game-Gear-SlotWhile the Super Nintendo may have had an excellent Game Boy adapter to play the pocket-sized classics on the big screen, Sega never released an equivalent for their colourful Game Gear handheld. With a hefty amount of solder and a custom built board, one retro gamer has made his very own 2-in-1 Master System with a Game Gear cartridge slot at the ready.

The result, as you’d expect, is what just about every Sega gamer has longed for over the years - the ability to play our favourite Game Gear titles using the Master System control pad. This amazing modification has been made possible by splicing a Game Gear into the inside of the Master System, all while adding a GGTV (TV-Out) adapter into the mix and then ensuring the control pads communicate with both systems.

Its creator Eric Bishop has not only impressed us with the feat itself, but also by making sure the little things haven’t been missed. Knowing full well the Game Gear has a start button, unlike its 8-bit home console counterpart, Bishop has added a new button onto the Master System control pad to accommodate this difference.

If the aesthetics of the console’s new cartridge port or the difficulty behind this modification haven’t impressed you yet, be sure to check out the hybrid console in action below.

Sega Master System & Game Gear 2-in-1 Console Demonstration

Link: Sega Master System & Game Gear 2-in-1 Console Revealed

Source: Rom-Game

Last Updated ( 08 June 2015 )  


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(Link to this comment) LDman95 2015-06-08 17:29
I've been longing for an adapter to play Game Gear games one way or another. At least someone tried to accomplish this.
(Link to this comment) Truner 2015-06-08 17:34
Now that looks fantastic.
(Link to this comment) Firthy2002 2015-06-09 10:03
That is some accomplishment.
(Link to this comment) Farzlepot 2015-06-12 13:16
I'm in two minds about these console mods. On the one hand some of them, such as this, are excellent. However I can't help but feel that each time a console is irreversibly modded like this, it takes away a future 'vanilla' unit.

Consoles like this aren't going to be around forever, after all. It's a shame that the global stocks are being eaten into by mods and house fires and such. At least this one still functions I suppose.

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