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Articles written by: Doug Jackson

Kenseiden

Kenseiden

The Master System saw its fair share of sword-slinging action, and one game that many have overlooked is Kenseiden. Though not perfect (and quite challenging), the game is worth spending some time with. Great visuals and a variety of levels are sometimes overshadowed by the stiff gameplay, but there’s fun to be had.

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My Hero

My Hero

A year after its 1985 arcade debut, Sega released a home port of its beat-’em-up My Hero on the Master System. The home version kept things mostly intact, but there really wasn’t that much to preserve. Thin on gameplay and presentation, My Hero fit on a Sega card and probably left a ton of memory to spare.

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Mister Viking

Mister Viking

Many of Sega’s arcade releases of the early ’80s have been overlooked, and there are some good titles worth checking out. One of them is Mister Viking, a 1984 run-‘n-gun that wasn’t spectacular but offered some decent fun for a while. It was manufactured and distributed in the U.S. by Bally/Midway, after Sega’s retreat from the U.S. market in 1983.

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World Grand Prix

World Grand Prix

Most people tend to think of Hang-On and OutRun when they consider racing games on the Master System. Those are definitely two of the best, but there were others worth checking out. One of them is World Grand Prix. It’s not a genre-defining title, but it’s decent and worth some playtime, despite some flaws.

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Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery may lack the intensity of other Light Phaser games, like Missile Defense 3D or Rescue Mission, but it’s a decent title that can be entertaining for a while. The high difficulty may chase away younger gamers, but there’s fun to be had here, particularly when played with other people.

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