The Original  Game Gear / Raspberry Pi mod kit with HDMI out

A custom PCB kit designed to fit perfectly inside a Game Gear shell. Runs on a Raspberry Pi and allows you to play thousands of retro games using Retropie. Uses rechargeable lithium batteries which can be recharged via USB-C. Includes safe shut-down and power-off and offers crisp, clear digital audio

Design your own Zega Mame Gear

Choose your own combination of colours to build the perfect Zega Mame Gear. Complete with Shell, Buttons and Lens in either original 2 or modified 4 button versions.




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Zega Mame Gear - Full Kit - Design Your Own
ZMG Expansion Board
External USB and SD card access
Zega Mame Gear (DIY)
Available in Black,Purple,White
Zega Mame Gear (Pre-soldered)
Mainboard, Audio Board, Power Board, Speaker, 3.2inch LCD
8ohm 2w speaker
With pre-soldered wire and connector
ZMG Audio Board
Replacement Zega Mame Gear Digital Audio Board
ZMG Power Board
Replacement Zega Mame Gear Power Board
3.2 Inch Replacement LCD (SOLDER)
Soldering Required
Zega Mame Gear Mainboard (No HDMI)
Replacement Mainboard
Zega Mame Gear Mainboard (HDMI Out)
Game Gear Speaker Bracket
Surplus Stock - Various colours
40 Pin Header (2.54 Pitch)
40 Pin Male Header for the Raspberry Pi
Zega Mame Gear Battery Extension Cables
1 Pair
32GB SD Card
All drivers pre-installed
2000MAH Battery
Fits the Zega Mame Gear and Zega Mame Boy. With 2mm connector.
Retrosix Game Gear Shell (PRE-DRILLED)
Retrosix Game Gear Shell - Pre-drilled
Game Gear DPAD
Surplus Stock - Various colours
Game Gear Rubber Pads
Replacement Button Rubbers
ZMG Button Bracket
Essential when adding the additional buttons
Game Gear Buttons
Replacement Button Pack
Precision Solder Paste Dispenser
Easy Solder Paste Dispenser

Which Raspberry Pi can I use?


Raspberry Pi Zero

* Best battery life


Raspberry Pi Zero 2



Raspberry Pi 3a+


Raspberry Pi CM4

* CM4 Adapter required


I supply a ready made image for every Raspberry Pi variant that is compatible with the Zega Mame Gear (3a+, Zero, Zero 2 and CM4). Simply download the required image and burn it to as SD card (minimum of 8GB). Your Zega Mame Gear will be ready to use with no additional setup required

Zega Mame Gear Image Downloads

Simply download the image for the Raspberry Pi you will be using & burn to an SD Card. Images are pre-configured for the 3.2" serial LCD, Digital Audio, Safe-shutdown & Power-off and GPIO input. Pre-configured images for download or sale do not contain Roms.

Raspberry Pi Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero 2

Raspberry Pi 3A+

Raspberry Pi CM4

3D Printing STL Downloads

Please feel free to download the STL files if you are able to print them yourself. I would recommend resign printing as this will provide a more accurate and precise fit.

Button Bracket


Check out the Zega Mame Gear Portal 

Frequently Asked Questions

 Can I use my own image?

Technically yes, but you would need to install all the required drivers manually for the LCD, GPIO input and audio output yourself. I do not support 3rd party images. If there are any issues while using your own image, I'm afraid I cannot help. Why not do it the easy way and download my pre-configured image.

 Is there any soldering involved?

None if you select the Pre-Soldered kit. This kit comes pre-assembled ready to use. If you prefer to do some of the work yourself, check out the DIY kit.

 Do you have an installation guide?

Please check the Portal for all available information.

 Can I use my Game Gear cartridges?

Unfortunately not. The Zega Mame Gear kit replaces the original game gear PCBs

 Can I use AA batteries?

No, this kit uses 1 or 2 Lithium batteries than can be supplied with the kit (within the UK), or you can choose to purchase your own

 I live outside the UK, where can I buy the batteries?

I purchase all my batteries from AliExpress. You can order them here. I usually buy them in packs of 10 to save a few extra pennies. The Zega Mame Gear can use 2 lithium batteries but will happily run on one

 Buttons are registering intermittently?

If you find you are having to press hard to register an input I would recommend cleaning all the buttons contacts and membranes with isopropyl alcohol

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