Game Gear Micro

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Re: Game Gear Micro

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arcnl wrote: January 8th, 2021, 8:59 pm How's the big window? On youtube it just looks like a box that doesn't actually magnify?
It's ridiculous that the Aleste GG Micro ships with one of these when the cost difference in manufacturing it with a slightly larger screen would probably be less than the separate cost to make the Big Window itself. I feel using it isn't too detrimental to the image quality and tips the whole thing just over the threshold of actually being playable.

I have been playing GG Aleste II on my original Game Gear (it's had a capacitor and screen replacement, so is running as good as it ever did) and the image quality is pretty shocking, so the Big Window is still an improvement over that even taking all the screen size issues into account.

I'm going to stress every time I need to change the AAA batteries in the Micro as the battery cover is shockingly flimsy.
Plus, I didn't get the Aleste History book with my copy. Not sure if it was a pre-order bonus item or not.
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You can mod it now:



Caveat, not all games are compatible.

I know I'll never play the thing, but I ordered the blue one :palm:
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Thanks nem, just bought a red one from Amazon.jp
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Noticed there's a decently priced Big Window on eBay UK

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nem wrote: November 21st, 2021, 6:43 pm Noticed there's a decently priced Big Window on eBay UK

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I bought it :shifty:

Any idea ho wto create ,png files with the tiny box art :problem:
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Nice! :awe:

I can't find a Big Window that's not 50 euros :problem: I almost ordered the Aleste Collection for one :lol:

I'm still waiting for my unit, which is currently stuck in customs. This new Import One Stop Shop thing doesn't really work...
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Aleste 3 doesn’t work or the version I’ve found anyway. I’ve been tempted by the switch + GGM pack a few times, but it’s a lot of money for a trinket
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