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General

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Master System version
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Game Gear version
Tails is captured at a different time of day in the introduction sequence. On the Game Gear, Eggman swoops down and captures Tails, while on the Master System he has already been caught.
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Master System version
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Game Gear version
Title cards have been squashed to fit the Game Gear's resolution.
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Master System version
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Game Gear version
The level select screen has been optimised for both platforms. The colour scheme is also different.

Under Ground Zone

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Master System version
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Game Gear version
In the Game Gear version, all of the bosses are made harder by the smaller screen resolution. Doodlebug Mecha is the most famous example - with less of the playfield visible, it is much harder to avoid the silver balls as they bounce down the slope. This is exacerbated when using a real Game Gear, as the screen doesn't lend itself well to fast moving objects.

On the Game Gear, the heads-up display is removed when fighting a boss.

Sky High Zone

Aqua Lake Zone

Green Hills Zone

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Master System version
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Game Gear version
The boss area for Mecha Pig was adjusted for the Game Gear's resolution, with its movements matched to suit. Like all the bosses, however, the lack of physical space to move and screen visibility makes it a more difficult opponent on the Game Gear.

Gimmick Mt. Zone

Scrambled Egg Zone

Crystal Egg Zone

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