The Game Gear is a 8-bit portable handheld system created by Sega. It was one of the most technically advanced consoles of it's time, with a full backlit colour screen and bigger screen size.
While the Game Gear was well received by both critics game players alike, there was a few problems with the console that prevented it from tackling its main rival, Nintendo's Game Boy. Battery life was an issue due to the console taking so many and running them out so fast, but the main problem people has with the Game Gear was it's games. Many were bad ports, unimaginative and that there was just not much attention from Sega to support the Game Gear, leaving it's gaming library to become poor.