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Master System Reviews

Ninja Gaiden (Master System)

Ninja Gaiden (Master System)

Sega fans had the Shinobi series, and there were always comparisons between it and Ninja Gaiden on the NES. While both are great, Sega fans actually got the better end of the deal. Ninja Gaiden made appearances on the PAL Master System and on the Game Gear. The MS version is as good as you’d expect and well worth tracking down.

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Montezuma’s Revenge

Montezuma’s Revenge

Parker Brothers was one of the rare publishers on the Master System, but it was good enough to port one of the best old school platformers ever. Montezuma’s Revenge has become a bit pricey, but there’s so much great gameplay here that it’s absolutely worth the price of admission.

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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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