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Astérix

Astérix

There were tons of quality Master System games that never came to North America. Among them was perhaps one of the best platformers on the console. Only released in Europe and Brazil, Astérix is everything you’d expect from an awesome Sega title and then some. Find yourself a copy NOW.

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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

Legendary sci-fi hero Buck Rogers found his way onto the Genesis in 1991 thanks to an Electronic Arts port of the classic Gold Box game, Countdown to Doomsday. A few things were lost in translation, but the game made it over in great form overall. If you’re looking for some old school PC RPG action, then this is one game you’ll definitely want to check out.

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Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog’s first adventure on the Master System was quite different than the on the Genesis. Developed by Yuzo Koshiro’s studio Ancient (and featuring some great music), it’s an excellent rendition that doesn’t try to be more than its hardware will allow, and it’s pretty much a new game. If you’ve already played Sonic to death but still haven’t tried it on the Master System, you’re missing out.

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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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Centurion: Defender of Rome

Centurion: Defender of Rome

Simulation games can be an acquired taste, and the advancement of time and technology can make some older titles seem like a chore. Centurion: Defender of Rome is one game that was much more enticing back in the day, when its paper-thin plot and shallow tactics made playing the watered down cartridge weren’t as noticeable.

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