MSX Cartridge to Sega Game Gear Adapter In Development

GGMSX-AdapterThe MSX is one of those retro gaming systems that often attracts a lot of interest, but remains somewhat inaccessible due to there being a confusing amount of systems available and many games being import exclusives. This may be about to change though as an adapter known as the GGMSX is in development to play MSX 1 games on the Sega Game Gear.

Also arriving from the same team in Japan who devised the GGLCD, the GGMSX is yet again another enhancement that requires some modification and soldering skills. Alongside the cartridge adapter comes an additional custom board which needs to be soldered onto the Game Gear’s mainboard. Once connected, the handheld will then be capable of booting just about any MSX 1 game cartridge into play. But before you get too excited, this does mean that the likes of Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Bubble Bobble, and Space Manbow will not be compatible with this modification due to being MSX2 games. Nevertheless the thought of having a portable MSX handheld is quite something.

Whether or not the device will be made available to buy is yet to be known, so until we find out a potential cost and seller for the GGMSX be sure to check out the adapter in action.

GGMSX (MSX Cartridge Adapter for Game Gear) Demonstration

Link: GGMSX (MSX Cartridge Adapter for Game Gear) Announced

Last Updated ( 26 July 2015 )  


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