What Is This, A Game Gear For Ants?

In one of the strangest moves from a gaming company I have ever seen, Sega have decided to celebrate their 60th anniversary by releasing a collection of ludicrously small Game Gear Micro handhelds.

The Game Gear Micro will be released in four colour variants, each containing 4 different games. The handheld measures just 8cm across, and contains a 1.15″ 240×180 display. The consoles cost roughly $50 each, but if you’re willing to buy all four they’ll include a scaled down version of their Big Window magnifying lens too.

Games included on each colour variant are as below.


  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Out Run
  • Royal Stone


  • Sonic Chaos
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sylvan Tale
  • Baku Baku Animal


  • Revelations: The Demon Slayer
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
  • The GG Shinobi
  • Columns


  • Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei – Jashin no Kuni he
  • Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
  • Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
  • Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru

The Game Gear Micro runs off 2 AAA batteries, but you can also play it when tethered with a USB cable. These handhelds will be available to the Japanese market in October, it looks as though you can pre-order them on amazon.co.jp now but they’re not cheap once shipping is factored in.

They’re certainly very cute looking, but ultimately quite useless. I kinda still want them all. More info at sega.com.

8 thoughts on “What Is This, A Game Gear For Ants?”

  1. If someone hacks them to sideload more games, I’d be interested in getting one to keep in the change pocket of my jeans. It seems kind of pointless to get one for just 4 games though.

  2. So it’s a GameGear mini? Rather see a Dreamcast Mini but that might be too hard to do right now. GameGear was a relatively successful console for them so I guess it’s a natural next step, but I question the usability of something so small, even given the popularity of the microPi style devices.

  3. Why didn’t they just keep the original screen, take some creative liberties and shrink the oversized original surrounding hardware. Gameboy DMG –> Gameboy pocket


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