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Star Trek Generations: Beyond the Nexus was a video game based on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Game Gear version was exclusive to North America.


The game is loosely based on the events of the seventh feature film, Star Trek Generations.


Gameplay consisted of the player using Captain Kirk or Captain Picard to solve various missions. There were three mission types: Ship, Away Team, and Puzzle.

Ship missions consisted of either combat from the bridge of the USS Enterprise-B or USS Enterprise-D. Both ships encountered Tholians, Romulans, and Klingons in combat.

Another type of ship missions consisted of navigating either Enterprise through rectangles in order to reach a desired destination to advance in the search of Dr. Tolian Soran.

Away Team missions featured a top-down perspective with the ability to fire a phaser at enemy forces.

The game also featured two puzzle modes. The objectives of the games were to decode a frequency and reroute power from one system to another system.

Platform differences

The game was released on the two most popular electronic hand held platforms of the '90s, the Game Boy and the Sega Game Gear. Buyers of the Game Boy version were also given reason to purchase the Super Game Boy, as the game also supported it. The Super Game Boy was a device that allowed one to play specially supported Game Boy games on a regular TV with the aid of a Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

The most notable difference in the three platforms was the use of color. The Game Boy version, held its traditional shades of grey, while the Super Game Boy allowed it to add a little bit of color. The Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP also allowed it to add a little bit of color too.

The Sega Game Gear version utilized full color graphics. The three versions of the title screenshot are provided below.

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