Most console modifications you see today often involve the addition of a LCD screen to a previously non-portable system. The Game Gear System, however, is the complete opposite. One 8-bit enthusiast has created the ultimate solution to playing Game Gear games on the TV, a console which even Sega would have been proud to have sold.
Although many will tell you that the Game Gear is nothing but a portable Sega Master System, there are more than enough exclusive titles and hidden gems on Sega's handheld which set the two systems apart. Whilst you can get a convertor to play Master System games on the Game Gear, the difference in colour palettes and power make Game Gear cartridges incompatible with the Master System.
This lack of compatibility combined with the low quality screen inside the Game Gear has spurred on one Japanese gamer to make amends. Starting from scratch, MGS1987 has taken the insides of the 8-bit handheld, added RGB TV out support and consolified the handheld. Whilist this is impressive enough already, the modder has then taken his work to the next level by creating a luxorious and authentic looking packaging, a convertor to play Mark III / Master System games on his Game Gear console, and even a unique control pad with the all important start button included.
Sadly though you'll have to accept that this will always be a one of a kind system. Although it could potentially become a real money maker, MGS1987 has stated that the work he has done is just for show and to inspire others on in doing the same.
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