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Sega Master System Hardware Focus

When Nintendo announced that the Virtual Console would be supporting the Sega Master System console you can bet that there were a fair few American gamers scratching their heads in a rather quizzical manner. The console was a complete failure in the US thanks to a combination of poor marketing, terrible distribution, woefully misjudged software choices and the fact that Nintendo's NES was sitting under the TV in pretty much every American household at that point in time.

Check out this feature for an in-depth look at the history of this underrated console.

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Sexius Maximus3067d ago

It had one of the most influential RPG's of all time...The original Phantasy Star. Personally, one of my very favorite games ever. FOR THE TIME, there was nothing better.

ThatArtGuy3067d ago (Edited 3067d ago )

I can irrevocably agree with your statement. Phantasy Star was the best 8-bit RPG hands down. I got a Master Gear Converter for my Genesis just to play this game.

Adamalicious3067d ago

My Phantasy Star cartridge's battery died before I could finish it, I couldn't save. That game was hard, especially being as young as I was. I remember trying so many times just to kill my first fly when leaving the city. That game was awesome.

darthv723067d ago

was a fun game. I like the use of both carts and cards. I still have the transbot game card in unopened case. The 3d glasses were a nice addition. First version of home VR type headset.

There was even an adapter for the game gear called mastergear which let you play master system games on the go. Playing the original rtype on the GG screen. Makes me want to dig out my setup just to play rastan.

SaiyanFury3067d ago

Heh I had a Master System 3 or more years before I ever had an NES. SMS had some great games, even if it wasn't well received in North America.

Guwapo773066d ago

I still have this system. This console was the sh!t! Many of fond memories on this bad boy. Alex kid in wonderland. My all time favorite was Kenseiden! That game kicked every inch of some ass. Google it if your unfamiliar with this title. Too bad someone stole that game from me years ago.