Welcome to the 21st century! Give a second life to your Game Gear with McWill's LCD upgrade.
The LCD screen mod has seven different modes that can be scrolled through by holding buttons 1, 2 and Start at the same time. Here's a description of each:
Scaled resolution: The Game Gear's 160x144 resolution, stretched to the 320x240 resolution of the internal LCD screen.
Scaled resolution with scanlines: This mode ads vertical scanlines, emulating the look of the original screen.
Doubled horizontal resolution, scaled vertical resolution: This mode doubles the GG's 160 horizontal pixels to 320, so when stretched to the 320 pixels of the LCD screen, the horizontal resolution eds up scaled perfectly, while the vertical resolution is stretched.
Doubled horizontal resolution, scaled vertical resolution with scanlines: This is the same mode as above, with scanlines added.
Doubled GG resolution (upper and lower parts are cut off): The Game Gear's resolution is doubled to 320x288, but only 240 of the 288 vertical pixels are displayed. This allows for no stretching, but with the top and bottom of the image cut off. In some games this doesn't really make any difference at all.
Doubled GG resolution with scanlines: This is the same mode as above, with scanlines added.
Native Resolution: This final mode displays the native 160x144 resolution, centered in the 320x240 resolution of the screen.
Here is what you get:
- 1x McWill's Game Gear Replacement LCD kit
- 1x VGA output kit
Installation instructions for PCB Revision 837-7996 / 837-7719-01 VA0 (2 ASIC) can be found here.
Installation instructions for PCB Revision 837-9130 / 837-9024 / 837-8560 (1 ASIC) can be found here.