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Sega Master System

The SEGA Master System was SEGA's answer to the NES. It featured games that were infinitely less popular than those on the NES (with a few exceptions, of course... the most prominent being "Ghouls N Ghosts").

I recall the gamepad being punishing during gameplay as it allowed strictly four directional movements as opposed to the NES which allowed eight.


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Do You Remember Sega Master System?

Do You Remember Sega Master System?

  • InGen
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    I had a Master System... And HATED it. I only had the built-in Alex Kidd In Miracle World game and I got tired of it quickly. I ended up swapping my MS with a girl at school for a Gameboy.
  • Anonymous user
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    Looks like a Nintendo fanboy wrote up the SMS here. The Master System out sold the NES in the UK and Europe and the control pad did have 8 directions. You couldn't play R Type with only 4 directions. R Type one of the many games the NES couldn't handle. I'm not a SEGA fanboy. Owned (and still own) both NES and SMS. Fantasy Zone, Wonderboy 3 and California Games kicked ass. ^_^
  • Yellow Watson
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    I wasn't a well kid. I was sick and had to miss school fairly often. My mum used to have a job in a warehouse designing clothes so she'd take me with her and have the nightmare of having to entertain a sick kid AND do some work at the same time. One of the other mothers at the warehouse had a son name Joel who was the same age as me. Whenever he was sick he'd have a day off from school too and eventually there would be days where two kids would be running around the warehouse making mischief. To curb our adventures in the rolls of fabric and material (it was like another world really), one of the mums decided to buy a Sega Master System. Me and Joel would play Alex Kidd, California Games, Moonwalker, Sonic the Hedgehog....the list goes on. We went on adventuring together but this time it didn't cause our mothers any grief.
  • Anonymous user
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    I still love the SMS I have one with Alex the Kidd in Miracle World built in. You could also get it with Sonic the Hedgehog built in. It took me ages to finally finish Alex the kidd.
  • EDDIE1
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    LOVED IT LOADS!!! I THINK IT HAD THE BEST CONVERSION OF SPACE HARRIER AND WONDERBOY IN MONSTERLAND WAS FANTASTIC. I ALSO USED TO LOVE BANK PANIC.
  • bren0611
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    Well i still have mine and when i get the chance which isnt very often these days i love playing sonic.Fantastic stuff this was for the time
  • Anonymous user
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    it was so much better than the NES, more colours, and better titles. some great peripherals too, i used to have wirless joypads, and the 3-D glasses too. finally got to own the rare streetfighter 2 port made in 1997 in brazil, it blew though.....
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember getting a Master system and 15 games (second hand) for my 13 birthday in 1990 I thought it was the nuts at the time, favourite games were Wonder Boy and Out Run.
  • Anonymous user
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    Sold my C128 to get this. A first model Master System with Hang on gmae on a card thingy. I promptly bought all the arcade conversions I could at the time. Can't remember when i got rid of it though!
  • Anonymous user
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    Phantasy Star is the jem in this crown..