Category Archives: Master System

Sega 1986 Game Catalog

Included with a copy of Teddy Boy I recently purchased, the 1986 Sega catalog highlights what was being released on Master System in the U.S. at the time.

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SEGA AGES Phantasy Star (Switch) (The End)

I recently wrapped up Sega Ages Phantasy Star on the Switch. It’s my 3rd or 4th time finishing this game in one form or another, and I can confidently say that the Switch version is the best way to play … Continue reading

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Phantasy Star in SEGA Master System: A Visual Compendium

Phantasy Star is arguably the marquee title for the Master System, so it’s no surprise that it gets a lot of love in Bitmap Books’ (excellent) visual compendium. The book is filled with history, interviews, and reviews which tell the … Continue reading

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Horror Business: Pre-Saturn Horror-inspired Games

Games have been inspired by horror for as long as they’ve been based on war and sports. From Haunted House on the Atari 2600 to Ghosts’n Goblins in the arcade, horror-inspired games began emerging in the 80s and instantly found … Continue reading

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Ghost House

Released 1986 / Master System My earliest memories of horror icons such as Count Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster come not from the classic Universal Monster films, but rather Castlevania on the NES. I don’t think I was alone in this, … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

While a younger generation may find this hard to believe, there was once a time a time when vampires were completely badass. Vampires didn’t exude sparkles, they exuded class. Vampires didn’t gaze longingly into the eyes of human females, they … Continue reading

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Double Dragon

Released: 1988 / Master System The topic of the most recent (and always excellent) Retronauts podcast was the classic(?) brawler series, Double Dragon. They talked about each game in the series in substantial depth, but when they discussed the first … Continue reading

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Virtua Fighter Animation

Released: 1996 / Game Gear (JP, NA, EU), Master System (Brazil) Extreme down-ports don’t get much more fascinating than Virtua Fighter Animation.  A 2D fighter based on the anime based on the game that essential started the 3D fighting genre, … Continue reading

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Charming and mildly frightening Japanese Phantasy Star commercial


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