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Master System Reviews

Wonder Boy

Wonder Boy

This is the one that started it all! A true Sega classic, Wonder Boy has seen various styles of play over the years. The original game was an arcade hit and received a wonderful port on the Master System. Axes, skateboards, and fruit! What more could you ask for in a game?

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R-Type

R-Type

Irem’s classic blasts its way onto the Master System! SEGA did an incredibly faithful job reprogramming this arcade hit, and it pushes the console to the limit (wait, I thought there weren’t any!). If you’re a fan of shooters or the R-Type series in general, then you need to grab this one!

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Thunder Blade

Thunder Blade

Genesis owners with a Power Base Converter have the ability to play classic Master System titles on their console, but some are just little more than proof of how far hardware has come. Thunder Blade is an example of a game that couldn’t emulate the arcade well and made no effort to compensate.

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Columns (Master System)

Columns (Master System)

Sega attempted to combat the success of Nintendo’s Tetris with Columns, which is a solid game in its own right. Released on the Genesis in 1990, it also received a Master System port, and that version is actually one of the better puzzle games on the console.

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Shinobi

Shinobi

Sega’s seminal ninja series sparked an arcade phenomenon and a franchise that’s lasted several console generations. The Master System was the first of the House of Sonic’s machines to get an installment, and it made Segaphiles very happy indeed. Check out our hands-on of the 8-bit port and see why Musashi is the master of stealth.

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