Thread: The Sega "Nomad," "Game Gear," and the Nintendo "Game Boy"

    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    What's good, and what's bad about them? Just so you know, What I meant by "Game Boy," was all the different types throughout the years. I just didn't put the names of all the different ones in the title. I know "Game Boy," and "Game Boy Pocket" weren't portable versions of the original NES, but they were equivalent to it. Only smaller, and not in color. The "Game Boy Color" was also equivalant to the orginal NES, and was in color. Although the "Game Boy Pocket" was black and white, it had better graphics than the original. The only "Game Boy" system I didn't own was "Game Boy Pocket." The "Game Gear" was equivalent to the "Genesis." And it was in color. I'm told the "Nomad" was a portable version of the "Genesis." I couldn't think of anything wrong with any of the "Game Boy" systems. Nobody I grew up with had a "Game Gear," or a "Nomad." What are your thoughts on these systems?
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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    I own a Nomad and a Game Boy(Advance).

    The Nomad is a fine system, but I only play it with charger, the battery life is shit.
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    I had a GameBoy but I remember the GameGear had some kind of accesory you could buy to watch TV on it. No idea how well it worked though.
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    The Game Boy was always my choice of portable systems. I had the original Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and I currently have Game Boy Advance. 1996 was the first time I owned a Game Boy.
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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    Actually the Sega Game Gear was more "equivalent" to the Sega Master System.
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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    Quote by bigdawg8412
    Actually the Sega Game Gear was more "equivalent" to the Sega Master System.

    That is correct, sir. It was the Nomad that was truly a portable Genesis, for you could use Genesis carts on it. Both systems, however, suffered in sales due to their short battery life, especially in the case of the Nomad.

    The Game Boy Advance, by comparison, likewise, was the equivalent of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    It's all about the Atari Lynx baby!
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    Turbo express was way ahead of its time!
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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    I used to have a game gear and it stopped working from the years of abuse.
    Then I got a job at a new and used video game store and managed to get myself another one that works perfectly along with ten games.

    and yes, I still play it.
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    I liked game gear I had one till somebody stole it. It was color and by the time I got it in '95 the games were like 10 bucks
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    • 9 years 8 months ago
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    GAME BOY THE BEST!
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    Gameboy all the way.

    The Game Gear and especially the Sega Nomad doesn't have crap compared to what Gameboy has. Plus, it lasted longer and has a better selection of games.
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    game boy!
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    • 9 years 8 months ago
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    The Game Boy. Game Gear might seem fun at first, but the library isn't all too great. As for the Nomad, the screen blurs while scrolling and it takes SIX double A batteries and they don't last long. Neither of the two have a long battery life.
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    With the type of battery life that the Sega handheld consoles, always use rechargeable batteries... and you would need a whole ton of them, too.
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    • 9 years 8 months ago
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    Game Boy FTW

    Although the Game Gear had good games, it was not as good the Game Boy.
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