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There are only a few differences between both the Game Gear and Master System versions of Sonic Blast. Unlike previous 8-bit titles such as Sonic Chaos where the Master System version was made first, Sonic Blast was originally released on the Game Gear and later ported to the Master System, albeit in a quick fashion as seen bellow.

General comparisons

GSonic GG JP Title.png
Game Gear (Japan)
G Sonic title.png
Game Gear (International)
MSSBlast 1.png
Master System

The title screen wasn't optimized for the Master System port. The developers simply added a grey border around the title screen. Additionally, the game is called G Sonic in Japan and the title screen was changed to accommodate.

SonicBlast GG TitleCard.png
Game Gear
SonicBlast SMS TitleCard.png
Master System

The title cards and results screens were not optimized for the Master System's larger screen as well.

Green Hill Blast.png
Game Gear
SonicBlast SMS GreenHill.png
Master System

The Master System has a far smaller colour palette than the Game Gear, leading to a very noticeable downgrade in visual quality. For example, backgrounds are much simpler, lacking gradients.

SonicBlast GG SpecialStageAct1.png
Game Gear
SonicBlast SMS SpecialStageAct1.png
Master System

Like the title screen, the Special Stages were also not optimized for the Master System's larger screen.

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