We hand-restore old consoles and upgrade them with modern tech
Developed under the name "Project Mercury", the Game Gear was the primary competition to the Game Boy, the Atari Lynx and the TurboExpress.
It shared much of its hardware with the Master System, and can play Master System games by use of an adapter. Sega positioned the Game Gear, which had a full-color backlit screen with a landscape format, as a technologically superior handheld to the Game Boy.
The original Game Gear LCD was poor quality, power hungry, and difficult to see. The new Backlit LCD makes it as good as your modern games console!
This install requires high levels of soldering skills, tools (screw drivers, soldering irons, cutters, wire, flux and more) and should only be attempted by skilled installers. Each kits have been tested. No returns will be accepted for this product.
The LCD kit has different modes of display, depending on your preference, selected by by holding buttons 1, 2 and Start at the same time.
Scaled resolution: The Game Gear's 160x144 resolution, stretched to the 320x240 resolution of the internal LCD screen.
Scaled resolution with scanlines: This mode ads vertical scanlines, emulating the look of the original screen.
Doubled horizontal resolution, scaled vertical resolution: This mode doubles the GG's 160 horizontal pixels to 320, so when stretched to the 320 pixels of the LCD screen, the horizontal resolution eds up scaled perfectly, while the vertical resolution is stretched.
Doubled horizontal resolution, scaled vertical resolution with scanlines: This is the same mode as above, with scanlines added.
Doubled GG resolution (upper and lower parts are cut off): The Game Gear's resolution is doubled to 320x288, but only 240 of the 288 vertical pixels are displayed. This allows for no stretching, but with the top and bottom of the image cut off. In some games this doesn't really make any difference at all.
Doubled GG resolution with scanlines: This is the same mode as above, with scanlines added.
Native Resolution: This final mode displays the native 160x144 resolution, centered in the 320x240 resolution of the screen.
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So many things these days are mass produced, not designed to last, and make as cheap as possible for as much money as possible. We started RetroSix not as a mass market business. We are aiming at the small, limited quantity, but hand-build and restored market.
All work, restoration, modifications, improvements and so on are done in the UK, in-house by hand and all attention to detail and care is taken for every order. You can be assured that your order has been inspected not only by a real person but someone who knows about and is excited by gaming and retro, and no sub-par product leaves our doors.
In 2020 we partnered with Hand Held Legend in the USA. I believe partnering with other likeminded companies is a great way to help each other out and ultimately make products that are better for the end consumer. Check them out at https://handheldlegend.com
RetroSix is a small team of people who have been in the gaming industry and retail business since 2013, and sold consoles, controllers and even designed our own controllers and consoles.
Putting that expertise to good use, we decided to start RetroSix; a small team of people passionate about retro gaming, and restoring original consoles to like-new, adding our own twist and style to them and in general bringing a modern twist to retro.
Experience the nostalgia without the limitations of old and outdated hardware.