Sega's Master of Systems

A third generation home console, this Sega 8-Bit machine was first released under the name Mark III in Japan in 1985. In 1986 it was redesigned and released as the Master System in North America with Japan & Europe receiving it the following year in 1987. Brazil and Korea would then fall under it's charm in 1989.

 

Although both Japan and North America didn't warm to it the console and Sega as a company found a home in both Europe and Brazil where it vastly outsold the Nintendo Entertainment System thanks to it's huge portfolio of arcade hits.

 

Selling over 13 million units worldwide and with a library of over 340 games here's our picks of what to play first.

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RGG's Top 5 Master System Must Play's

8 Great Platform Games

Wonder Boy III

Sonic 2

R-Type

Phantasy Star

Shinobi

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Land Of Illusion

Lucky Dime Caper

Asterix

Alex kidd: Miracle World

The Smurfs

Castle Of Illusion

8 Great Beat Em Up's & Fighting Games

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Double Dragon

Vigilante

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Streets Of Rage

Golden Axe

Street Fighter II - C.E.

Renegade

8 Great Sports Games

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California Games

Rocky

Golfmania

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Olympic Gold

Ultimate Soccer

Slap Shot

WWF - Steel Cage Challenge

8 Great Action Adventure Games

8 Great Puzzle & Arcade Games

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Zillion II - Tri Formation

Kenseiden

Gauntlet

Rampage

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Spellcaster

Wonder Boy In Monster World

Paperboy

Bubble Bobble

8 Great Miscellaneous & Other Games

RGG's Top 5 Hidden Gem Games

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Impossible Mission

Super Off Road Racer

Master Of Darkness

Psycho Fox

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Captain Silver

King's Quest

Danan Jungle Fighter

Cloud Master

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8 Great RPG's & Strategy Games

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Ys: The Vanished Omens

Golden Axe Warrior

Miracle Warriors

Golvellius

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Rampart

Heroes Of The Lance

Dragon Crystal

Populous

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8 Great Driving & Racing Games

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Outrun

Road Rash

Hang-On

Ayrton Senna GP 2

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Chase H.Q.

Micro Machines

Buggy Run

F1

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Wonder Boy In Monster Land

Alex Kidd In Shinobi World

The Flash

8 Great Shooters & Shmup Games

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Power Strike

Space Harrier

Afterburner

Fantasy Zone

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Operation Wolf

Submarine Attack

Choplifter

Galaxy Force

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The New Zealand Story

Ninja Gaiden

Krusty's Fun House

Rainbow Islands

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Lord Of The Sword

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Basketball Nightmare

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Kung-Fu Kid

Masters Of Combat

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Fantastic Dizzy

Pac-Mania

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Spy Vs. Spy

Ghostbusters

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Sonic Chaos

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