Game On: Sega Nomad
The discussion on this episode of Game On is about the release of the handheld gaming device, Sega Nomad in 1985.
Sega Nomad, also known as Genesis Nomad, was a portable variation of the Sega Mega Drive console. An earlier version called the Mega Jet was released in Japan and required a power source and connection to a television screen. It could be used on airline flights or in cars fitted with a monitor.
The Nomad was only released in the US. Although it had over 500 playable games it was relatively expensive, had poor battery life and was never competitive against similar devices such as Nintendo's Game Boy.