The souped up version of the SEGA Mark III, the SEGA Master System launched in 1986 and sold around 13 million units. This figure doesn’t include recent sales in Brazil where the Tectoy version amazingly continues to be sold.
It’s the first console owned by our editor so you could say Arcade Attack wouldn’t exist without it. You’re welcome.
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SMS Top Tens
|Top Ten – Rarest Master System Games||Some of these games are not great (to say the least), but they are damn rare…||25/11/2016|
|Top Ten – Worst Ever Master System Covers||There are couple of classics here but it’s mostly bad MS games with bad MS cover art. Enjoy…||20/04/2015|
|Alien Storm||About as much fun as you can have with garbage cans and aliens on the 8-bit…||72%||15/04/2015|
|Altered Beast||I wish I could alter this to a different game…||27%||17/04/2015|
|Basketball Nightmare||Trying to get any kind of Basketball-esque action going in this game is a nightmare…||20%||19/04/2015|
|Galaxy Force||Ace 3D shooting action on the MS??? You’d better believe it…||75%||27/10/2015|
|Golden Axe||This hack n slash em up never fulfills its potential…||65%||19/04/2015|
|Hang On||You’ll literally have to hang on in this ridiculously fast motorbike sim…||47%||21/04/2015|
|Lemmings||Great puzzle action and a superb effort by Psygnosis/DMA Design…||94%||22/04/2015|
|The Ninja||Strange snippet of what could have made a great game…||38%||20/11/2015|
|Out Run||It’s okay, is probably the best thing we can say about this anticipated arcade conversion…||49%||23/04/2015|
|Shinobi||The coin-op makes it to the 8-bit, just…||58%||10/03/2016|
|Sonic The Hedgehog||Platforming on the MS has never been better…||95%||19/08/2016|
|Streets of Rage||The scrolling beat em up that the Master System deserves…||92%||06/05/2015|
|Wimbledon||The best tennis action you’ll find on 8-bit…||82%||27/03/2017|
|Winter Olympics '94||A great compendium of fun winter games. Tally ho and all that…||92%||07/05/2015|
|World Cup Italia 90||Just why, why would you do this to yourself…||18%||29/04/2015|
|World Soccer||Made in 1987, Soccer/Football action on the MS didn’t really get any better…||70%||23/01/2017|