I always wanted a Master System ever since they were new. But then the NES came out, and after I played some excitebike, super mario bros/duck hunt and kung fu I decided I would stray my wants over to the Nintendo side. Never until just a couple weeks ago did I ever have a Master System. I've owned a lot of consoles in the past, but this one eluded me. More recently I picked up a few other Sega consoles that I was missing in my collection, like the Game Gear (which I happened to own before), and Saturn.
The Master System I found recently at a local indoor swap meet. It was the console still with the plastic protective strip on the front, a nintendo NES RF unit, Genny 1 power supply, and 2 control pads.
I got R-Type, Phantasy Star, and Zaxxon 3D, working 3D glasses, the glasses input, and two controllers (one with plastic on it still).
Also got 4 SNES games.
Managed to talk him down to $65, not a bad deal I don't think. 15 of it was for the SNES games, so it was pretty much $50.
My thoughts on the system. I eventually replaced the RF with a Genesis 1 composite audio/video. That improved the picture a lot. I was pretty surprised how well the graphics, color and detail looked - for an 8-bit console. I think if it would have had more developers, they could have really tweaked the hardware and make it do more (which Tec Toy kinda did).
Don't really like the D Pad. Feels mushy. That was replaced with a Genesis 6 button official controller. MUCH better.
The music I have grown to like, it's got it's own sound to it, different than the NES, but no where near as complex sounding or rich. It also seemed like it lacked a lot of bass - but then again I've only played 3 games on it. The NES really seems to put out the beats compared to the Master System.
The 3D Glasses are awesome. On Zaxxon 3D I was actually surprised at how well it all looked. Imagine almost Virtual Boy quality but with color - and not as much eye strain.
All in all I am digging it. Looking forward to trying more games out on it. The guy I got it from had several more games. They are all Mint.
Anyone else like the Master System?