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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 for all territories and later ported to the Master System for the Brazilian market, albeit in a quick fashion as seen below.
The title screen wasn't optimized for the Master System port. The developers simply added a white border around the title screen.
The title cards and results screens were not optimized for the Master System's larger screen as well.
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.
Like the title screen, the Special Stages were also not optimized for the Master System's larger screen. Objects that scroll past the player will overlap the black border.
The game is called G Sonic in Japan. Since the ROM is the same for all regions, the game will change its title screen accordingly based on what region system it detects.