I wanted a Mega Drive so badly for Xmas, and I excitedly scrawled my letter to Santa with lots of encouragement from my folks. However, they got a bit mixed up and come Christmas day I opened a big parcel to discover...a Master System. I was a little disappointed, but set it up anyway and played Castle of Illusion, to try and make the best of what I thought was a bad situation. But it turned out I was exceptionally lucky - from the moment I loaded it up I was hooked. It was punishingly hard - perhaps unfairly so - but I didn't care. I kept dying on the darn toy level, yet I kept coming back - 'I'll get past that level THIS time...' - I rarely did, but when it happened I would die swiftly after, with the adrenaline rush from doing so making my nerves skyrocket. As far as I'm concerned, Castle of Illusion is one of the best 8 bit platformers ever, and is by far the best game on the Master System for me.