Posts tagged Master System
Sega fansite, Ratigators, has a major project going to scan and upload cover art and manuals from games for the Master System, Sega CD, 32x, Saturn and Dreamcast. There’s already a pretty extensive collection of scans to go through and I you could easily lose a few hours just browsing some of these amazing box designs and manuals. I especially like the fact that they’re making the manuals available as there were a lot of games with back story and concept art that you never got to see in the actual games.
Anyone planning reliving some memories with this box art archive? Have any personal favorite covers or manuals from the past?
MCB Remakes is at it again with a new Alex Kidd HD video showcasing their awesome work. This video depicts Alex is a few vehicles. Anyone else notice how much his boat looks like Opa Opa? Be sure to jump on our forums to discuss this awesome fan project, where the creator actually shared the video above!
Who else is tired of see all those bedazzled iPhone covers? I know I am! And now I can rest easy knowing that more Sega fans are going to show off their Master System pride with these hot commodities. Really though, get yourself some retro style with this sweet iPhone 4/4s case. It’s time we bring the Master System back to the attention of the masses.
Alex Kidd is making some nice surprise appearances lately as it seems people can’t get enough of him. Recently, as a Christmas gift, Sega gave him away as a new character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, and now a fan has brought him back to life in an HD upgrade. MCBRemakes has given a facelift to the sprites in “Alex Kidd in Miracle World,” for all to enjoy. Hit the jump to see some videos of the game in action. More >
SMS Power! forum member dragonfeet has unleashed a brand new Master System game named ‘Bread and Butter’. A co-op platformer, Bread and Butter has you assume the control of female chef Bread and glutinous fat boy Butter as they search each level for super-sized ingredients in order to bake ‘The Bread of Legends’.
It’s always good to hear that there are developers out there slaving away over hot keyboards to bring us wonderful new games for our wonderfully old consoles. Bread and Butter is available as a ROM for use with an emulator, and can be downloaded here. Have a crack at it and let us know what you think in the comments below!
[Source: SMS Power!]
Last week we listed 10 of our favorite games on the Master System. Unfortunately, that period of happiness and good games had to come to an end eventually as not every game on the 8-bit console was a shining star. In fact, there’s quite a few games on the Master System that shouldn’t be put in anyone’s system. From rushed licensed games to 8-bit downgraded ports of 16-bit games there’s a few clunkers that managed to make it to store shelves back in the day.
Hit the jump to read our list of 10 games to avoid on the Master System.
In the US, and several other countries, the Sega Master System was largely overshadowed by the NES. With Nintendo’s lock on most third-party developers and an early entry into the market, the Sega Master System didn’t have much of a chance in the 8-bit console wars. While it did have some success in markets like Brazil (where it’s still being sold today) there’s still quite a few gamers and even Sega fans who have little-to-no experience with the 8-bit system.
We’ve created a list of 10 of our favorite games on the system. Hit the jump to read on!
This post goes out to all the Sega Master System Addicts out there!
Some of you may remember a little game called, Time Soldiers for Sega’s lovely little 8-bit system. On the Master System, Time Soldiers was a port of a vertical run-and-gun shooter that SNK developed for the arcade. The game plays very similarly to other games of the genre like Commando but there is a twist… you travel through time! So, that’s where the name comes from…
Well, it appears that SNK hasn’t forgotten this game and this week they will be releasing the arcade original on the Playstation Store as a Mini. I’m looking forward to checking it out and for the price of $1.99 all I have to do is eat two less things off of Wendy’s Value Menu this week.
Probably fed up with dodgy capacitors, badly lit screens and one too many an empty battery, one Japanese Game Gear fan took it upon themselves to design and build a home console version of the hand held device by utilising a Sega Mark III Game Gear adaptor. Simply named ‘The Sega Game Gear System’ is complete with a mains supply, a snazzy looking Master System controller and the ability to output via composite and what looks live S-Video and RGB. In addition to this, the keen Sega fan has even crafted a box and printed a manual.
And I thought I was passionate about Sega.
According to a Google Translate of the site, the dream machine cost 20, 000 Yen to make and is not for sale. In addition to this, it seems as though the talented individual has no plans to make any more, which is a crying shame as I’d snap one up right away. If anyone with a better grasp of Japanese can extrapolate some further information from the web page, please share it with us in the comments below, and hit the jump for more juicy photos!
Everyone loves a lighted hearted a capella rendition of their favourite game music right? As part five of a series named ‘Geekapella’ by Youtube users Max and Sam, they have decide to cover numerous tunes from Alex Kidd in Miracle World in the video seen above while sticking their faces onto Alex Kidd, his enemies, and other… stuff. Just watch the video.
If, like myself, you’re not a big fan of Alex Kidd then there’s other great a capella renditions to be heard in their Guile theme, Gerudo Valley and even Shinra theme videos, among others. More information on Sam and Max can be found through their Facebook and Twitter pages.