Drop-In Zega Mame Gear II Board Upgrades Your Classic Sega Game Gear with a Raspberry Pi CM4

Pseudonymous maker “zarcadeuk” is preparing to launch a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4) with a difference: It drops directly into the shell of a Sega Game Gear handheld console.

“My idea was to use the Game Gear shell,” zarcadeuk explains of the project, dubbed the Zega Mame Gear II. “There are plenty [of other] devices to choose from, but always loved the aesthetics of the Game Gear. No shell modifications needed. I’ve made it as simple as possible.”

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SEGA Mega Modem: Ahead of Its Time

In 1989, Sunsoft came to SEGA with a proposal: What if people could play Mega Drive games together online? Wanting to make a splash in the market, the two companies teamed up and created the Mega Modem. The device brought online gameplay, downloadable games, news, contests, and even financial transactions to the SEGA Mega Drive!