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Alien Syndrome

The Master System was something I always knew about as a kid but never owned until much later on…

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Dynamite Dux

EDIT: Sorry Haunted Nostril – I found your fine review just as I was uploading mine…

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Action Fighter

This is a top down vertically scrolling shooter, in which you start off as a motorbike…

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R-Type

The first thing that stands out about this game is what a lovingly crafted conversion it is…

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Fire & Ice

Quite the elusive creature Fire & Ice is a platformer released by the now infamous Brazilian company Tec Toy (infamous to Master System collectors at least) who continued to release games for the system long after it had all but died in other regions…

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Ghost House

A massive haunted house, a non-too-easily-spooked kid call Mickey and a vast horde of mummies, bats & Draculas (yes, plural, 'Draculas')…

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Danan: The Jungle Fighter

Missing the mid-Eighties rush to produce more mediocre, barbarian based, fantasy, fodder than would be deemed humanly possible comes Danan The Jungle Fighter! He's muscle bound, wears fuzzy trunks and wields a mighty…

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Aztec Adventure

For those amongst us who remember, or even enjoyed, Sabre Wulf or one of my personal faves Firelord (which I recently got hold of on one of those nifty plug n’ play C64 joysticks) you’ll be in instantly recognisable, albeit distinctly more poncho clad, territory with Aztec Adventure…

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Shadow Dancer

It's not like me to just decimate something in a review – I try to see a bit of good in everything, but there are certain things that just should have been stopped before they where released upon the world: This is one of those creatures…

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Dyanmite Dux

Picture it: You love nothing more than to stand in the middle of a bright pink field of flowers and watch your girlfriend jump up and down like a drugged up simpleton…

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Wolfchild

Altered Beast was always a mediocre experience at best (or a god awful one depending on which version you where playing), but the idea of transforming into a powerful nocturnal hunter and ripping some ear slices clean off is always going to be an attractive premise for a game…

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Tazmania

Guide Taz, the greedy, slobbering, little git, through six simple stages of spear lobbing mice, bombs, Taz-munching plants and the odd tasty turkey till you reach the giant bird egg, which you fully intend on necking down your fat, fuzzy, throat…

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Laser Ghost

Blast hordes of creeps, ghouls, ghosts and undead freaks using your trusty lightgun and controller while trying to protect a young girl in search of her soul…

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Deep Duck Trouble (Starring Donald Duck)

Slowly but surely becoming one of the holy grails of SMS gaming, it's selling for ever increasing prices on eBay and it's often touted as being one of the greatest platformers on the system, so how does it quack…ahem…

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Galaxy Force

After Burner, Space Harrier, Outrun, Outrun Europa, Battle Outrun, Chase H…

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4 Pak All Action

There are a few unlicensed games knocking about for various systems and this is one such naughty little article (complete with single sheet booklet)…

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Wonder Boy

Tom-Tom: top of the range sat nav system, native American percussive instrument, Wonderboy: We're going to be focusing on the latter…

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Bonanza Bros

Like nearly every Master System port ever made Bonanza Bros is quite different to the original…

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Shinobi

One of Sega’s most loved franchises, Shinobi has you taking on the role of a ninja trying to take out a terrorist group…

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Alien 3

There's a widely regarded opinion (well, me and maybe my brother) that the Master System played host to the best film-licensed games ever…

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Psycho Fox

Developed in-house by Sega and released for the Sega Master System in 1989, Psycho Fox seems to be something of a sleeper hit in 8-bit platforming circles…

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Rastan

While I've been playing games since I was just a nipper, the first machine I ever owned was Sega's Master System, a console that holds a special place in my heart…

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Outrun

This game reminds me of family holidays in Spain, were I would return as pale as when I left due to spending the entire two weeks in the arcade playing this little beauty…

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Alex Kidd in Miracle World

When switching a Master System on without a game inside the cartridge slot rather than facing a blank screen you were treated to the brilliantly playable platformer Alex Kidd in Miracle World…

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TransBot

This 2D shooter frequently appears on eBay and at car boot sales, presumably because the cover features a third-rate looking Transformer and the title sounds incredibly similar to the legendary 80s cartoon series, which was popular when the game was released…

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