The Hotness
Games|People|Company
The House in Fata Morgana
One Deck Dungeon
The Red Strings Club
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom
The Humble Indie Bundle
Super Mario Odyssey
Scythe: Digital Edition
World of Warcraft
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Super Metroid
Dominion Online
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
DUELYST
Darkest Dungeon
Firewatch
Divinity: Original Sin II
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Through the Ages
Mass Effect
Jade Empire
Borderlands
Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2
Diablo III
Ōkami
Blaster Master
Spore
Metro 2033
Rome: Total War
Burnout Legends
Limbo
Smuggler's Run
Gary Grigsby's World At War
SingStar Queen
King of Dragon Pass
D-Day: America Invades
Age of Empires (Gold Edition)
Pandemonium
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Fallout: New Vegas
Fall of the Reich
Gary Grigsby's War In The East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945
Garfield: Caught in the Act
Chicken Riot
Tales of Monkey Island
Martian Chess
Battlefield: Play4Free
Torchlight II
Information
Primary Name
SEGA Master System
Alternate Names
Master System Girl
Master System Super Compact
Sega Mark III
SEGA Master System III Compact
Release Date
1985-10-28
Hardware Category
Manufacturer
Platform
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 109834
Description Edit | History

The Sega Master System is an 8-bit cartridge-based video game console that was manufactured by Sega and was first released in 1986 in North America (7 months after the original NES) and in 1987 in Europe. Its original Japanese incarnation was the Sega Mark III, which was first released in 1985.

When the system was later released in North America it was sold in two incarnations: a bare-bones console with one controller bundle called the "Sega Base System", and a bundle with two controllers and a light gun entitled the "Sega Master System". It was this latter configuration that became the more popular and better known of the two, and the system almost immediately became synonymous with this bundle. The system itself appears to have originally been intended to have been referred to as the "Sega Power Base" in English-speaking markets, and the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive adapter that lets you play Master System games was later referred to as "Power Base Converter".

In the European, Oceania and Brazilian markets, this console launched Sega onto a competitive level comparable to Nintendo, due to its wider availability, but failed to put a dent in the North American and Japanese markets.

The Master System was released as a direct competitor to the Nintendo Entertainment System in the third videogame generation. Despite its shaky performance in the major territories, it enjoyed over a decade of life in smaller markets.

The later Sega Game Gear is effectively a hand-held Master System, with a few enhancements, although it required an adapter to play actual Master System cartridges.

Source: Wikipedia, "Sega Master System", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Versions
Pg. 1
SEGA Master System
Nick: 
SEGA Mark III (Japan Only)
Rel Date: 1985-10-28
Manufacturer: SEGA Corporation
Region: 
View
Corrections
Link Image
SEGA Master System
Nick: 
SEGA Master System (NA & EU Only)
Rel Date: 1986-06-00
Manufacturer: SEGA Corporation
Region: 
View
Corrections
Link Image
SEGA Master System
Nick: 
SEGA Master System II
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Manufacturer: SEGA Corporation
Region: 
View
Corrections
Link Image
SEGA Master System III Compact
Nick: 
SEGA Master System III Compact (Brazil Only)
Rel Date: 1993-00-00
Manufacturer: Tectoy
Region: Brazil
View
Corrections
Link Image
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
Video Game Hardware Rank: 87
Num Ratings: 10
Average Rating: 6.60
Standard Deviation: 1.56
Num Views: 501
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 9
Users Owning: 36
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.