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Sega Game Gear
1983 - 3rd generation system
The Sega Game Gear is a portable video game console released by Sega in 1990 as a competitor to the Nintendo Game Boy. It featured a color display and could play both Sega Master System games (via an adapter) and Game Gear-specific titles. It was powered by a rechargeable battery and had a relatively short battery life compared to the Game Boy. The Game Gear was not as successful as the Game Boy and was discontinued in 1997. However, it had a significant library of games, including Sonic the Hedgehog series, and many other popular Sega franchises. There were a variety of games released for the Sega Game Gear, including both original titles and ports of Sega Master System games. Some popular games for the Game Gear include: Sonic the Hedgehog series: These games were platformers featuring Sega's popular mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. They were known for their fast-paced gameplay and colorful graphics. Columns: A popular puzzle game that was first developed by Sega for the Sega Genesis and then ported to the Game Gear. Shinobi: A side-scrolling action game featuring a ninja protagonist. The game was well-received for its challenging gameplay and smooth controls. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine: A puzzle game featuring characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Mortal Kombat: A fighting game that was popular for its digitized graphics and violence. Tintin in Tibet: A platformer game based on the popular comic book series The Adventures of Tintin. Out Run: A popular racing game that was known for its fast-paced gameplay and memorable soundtrack. These are just a few examples, but there were many other games released for the Sega Game Gear, including sports games, RPG's and many other genres of games.