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Game Gear to Genesis???

by marlowe221 Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:53 am

Since it's possible to play SMS games on a Genesis with a PBC or the modern mini one, is there a way to play Game Gear games on a Genesis?

Given their inherent similarity to SMS games it seems like it should work if there were some sort of adapter...
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Re: Game Gear to Genesis???

by retrosportsgamer Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:52 am

Nope. You can't pull that off with the Mega everdrive either.
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Re: Game Gear to Genesis???

by SpikeSlania Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:36 pm

Closest we got to it is the Retron 5 has a new game gear adapter that plugs into it's Genesis slot and requires a firmware update to work. Didn't hear if anyone tried using that adapter on a regular Genesis to see if it works without the firmware needed
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Re: Game Gear to Genesis???

by BoneSnapDeez Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:44 pm

Will not work without firmware.

To play Game Gear on TV:
Retron 5
Some other GG emulator on a PC (or whatever) hooked to television
Modded GG system with TV output
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Re: Game Gear to Genesis???

by Jagosaurus Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:15 pm

Regurgitating this from what I've read, feel free to correct:

It has to do with the color palette. The GG can handle the SMS, but not vice versa.

There's an adapter for SMS on GG:

The Genesis literally has the SMS hardware inside & the Power Base Converter is a pin adapter. So SMS will work, but not GG due to restriction mentioned above.
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Re: Game Gear to Genesis???

by Anapan Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:16 pm

Chris Covell hacked a few GG roms palettes so they can be played on a SMS, or with an adapter a Genesis.
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Re: Game Gear to Genesis???

by Sarge Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:53 pm

I was just about to bring up the hacked ROMs. There are a few conversions to SMS out there, so that's about the only way that will work.
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