Zega Mame Gear in a Retrosix Clear Black Shell
Zega Mame Gear
Game Gear Raspberry Pi Mod Kit
A custom 4-button 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.
compatibility downloads design your own OPTIONAL EXTRAS FAQSMEDIA

WHAT IS THE ZEGA MAME GEAR?

The Zega Mame Gear is a custom-made drop-in kit that fits perfectly into any Sega Game Gear shell without any modification and no soldering. It runs on a Raspberry Pi 3a+, Zero, Zero 2 and even a CM4 with the optional CM4 adapter, giving you access to thousands of retro games with Retropie. Pre-configured images are available to download so you can enjoy playing without the hassle of setting it up. Powered using one or two lithium batteries and re-charged via USB-C.
ZEGA MAME GEAR
POWER BOARD
Lithium Battery Charging, Battery Level Indicator and Safe-Shutdown
ZEGA MAME GEAR
MAINBOARD
Fits perfectly into any Game Gear shell without any modifications. LCD included.
ZEGA MAME GEAR
AUDIO BOARD
Digital I2S sound output for the cleanest audio quality
 
Retropie
EmulationStation
Raspberry Pi
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Zega Mame Gear in a Retrosix Clear Black Shell
Zega Mame Gear
Game Gear Raspberry Pi Mod Kit
£41.95

Which Raspberry Pi can I use?

Raspberry Pi Zero
RASPBERRY PI ZERO
*Best for battery life
Raspberry Pi Zero 2
RASPBERRY PI ZERO 2
*Recommended
Raspberry Pi 3a+
RASPBERRY PI 3A+
Raspberry Pi CM4
RASPBERRY PI CM4
*CM4 Adapter required
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Manage your store on the go
Pre-configured image ready to go
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 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
RASPBERRY PI
ZERO
Min 8GB SD Card
UPDATED: 15-02-2022
RASPBERRY PI
3A+ / ZERO 2
Min 8GB SD Card
UPDATED: 14-09-2022
RASPBERRY PI
CM4
Min 8GB SD Card
UPDATED: 09-09-2022
SETUP
GUIDE
Pre-checks and setup
UPDATED: 04-07-2022
BUTTON
BRACKET STL
3D Print File
UPDATED: 27-07-2022

Using a Composite LCD?

I have been experimenting using a 3.5" Composite LCD. The image has been provided below if you would like to give it a try yourself. Adding a Composite LCD will give a larger viewing area & better performance overall (especially when using a Pi Zero) & only requires a small amount of soldering to connect the composite signal wire to the Raspberry Pi and the 5v and GND for the LCD itself.
RASPBERRY PI
ZERO
Min 16GB SD Card
UPDATED: 29-07-2022
4:3 Video
Splash Screen
3.2MB
UPDATED: 30-07-2022
Super Retroboy
Theme (Blue)
3.1MB
UPDATED: 30-07-2022
Super Retroboy
Theme (Green)
3.1MB
UPDATED: 30-07-2022
Super Retroboy
Theme (Red)
3.1MB
UPDATED: 30-07-2022
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Designed in the UK
Designed & Developed in the United Kingdom
What started out as a personal project has grown into way more than I though it would and I really appreciate the interest and support shown over the last couple of years.

DESIGN YOUR OWN

Choose your own combination of colours to build the perfect Zega Mame Gear. Complete with Shell, Buttons and Lens.
Raspberry Pi and SD Card not supplied.
Zega Mame Gear Ready to play in Clear Black
MASTERSYSTEM
Zega Mame Gear Ready to play in Clear Black
CLEAR BLACK

ZEGA MAME GEAR STORE

Expand the functionality of your Zega Mame Gear
Zega Mame Gear (KIT)
ZMG Mainboard, ZMG Audio Board, ZMG Power Board, Speaker, 3.2inch LCD
£41.95
ZMG Expansion Board
External USB and SD card access
£10.60
ZMG Power Board
Replacement Zega Mame Gear Power Board
£12.12
ZMG Audio Board
Replacement Zega Mame Gear Digital Audio Board
£11.52
Retrosix Game Gear Shell (PRE-MODDED)
Retrosix Game Gear Shell - Pre-modded
£25.60
Replacement LCD (SOLDER)
Replacement LCD for the Zega Mame Gear, Zega Mame Boy and Tinker Board Gamepad (SOLDER)
£11.62
ZMG Button Bracket
Essential when adding the additional buttons
£5.33
2000MAH Battery
Fits the Zega Mame Gear and Zega Mame Boy. With 2mm connector.
£11.62
3.5 Inch Composite LCD
Replacement LCD for the Zega Mame Gear
£39.40
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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 at all. The kit comes pre-assembled ready to use.
Do you have an installation guide?
I have added a pre-check and installation guide to the download area.
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.
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The Middles
Stanley
County
Durham
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