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Sega Master System Console Information

SEGA Master System



The Sega Master System was the first Sega console ever released in North America. It was made to compete with Nintendo's NES, and went on sale in 1986. Unfortunately, since Nintendo had a lock on third parties at the time, most of the games had to be developed in-house by Sega. In the long run this hurt the Master System's chances of being accepted by the mainstream which had already embraced the NES. A rerelease in 1990 as the Sega Master System II did little to help recover the Master System's flagging popularity.

System information Edit

The Sega Master System was a 8bit console like the NES but was on many occasions considered to have better use of colour. Though the NES had a larger library of games they were mainly made by third parties but the Sega Master System had nearly all of its games made


Sega Master System II



The Sega Master System II was released in 1990 and was a redesigned version of the Sega Master System. Later versions of the Master System and all Master System 2's came with one or more games stored in a ROM chip internally. When the machine is switched on with no card / cart inserted, then the game will load automatically. Games on ROM are:

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Hang On/Safari Hunt

Maze Hunter 3D

Sonic the Hedgehog

Snail Race (hidden game)

The Lion King


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