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General comparisons

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Master System version
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Game Gear version

There is no Sega logo in the Master System version, likely owing to the fact that on original systems, a Sega jingle is built into the BIOS.

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Master System version
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Game Gear version

The title screen has received colour changes in order to take advantage of the Game Gear's larger colour palette. The "PRESS BUTTON" text was also changed to "PRESS START BUTTON".

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Master System version
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Game Gear version

More of the map is visible on the Master System, and there are slight colour changes.

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Master System version
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Game Gear version

Sonic has an entirely different and slightly smaller set of sprites on the Game Gear, to better suit the lower resolution. This is the only Sonic Master System-to-Game Gear conversion where such measures were taken - the game's sequels have identical sprites in both versions.

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Master System version
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Game Gear version

The invincibility stars have been re-worked for the Game Gear.

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