Top 25 Master System Games

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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by alistair_thomas » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:51 pm

Also based on memories...

- Sonic 2
- Sonic Chaos
- Wonderboy III
- Mortal Kombat
- Speedball 2

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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:03 pm

Don't forget that quotes will appeR in the mag, so if want your words about the ms immortalised let us know.
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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by William S » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:35 pm

Land of Illusion
The Lucky Dime Caper
Golden Axe
Sonic The Hedgehog
Ghouls 'n Ghosts
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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by kiwimike » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:11 am

In NZ the SMS was the system of choice over the NES. I liked the NES but there was something about Segas games I preferred. I mail ordered from an importer before they were in the retail outlets...one of the few times in life I was popular :lol:
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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by samhain81 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:48 am

In no particular order:

1. Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion - Will always be an ongoing argument as to which is better (sms or smd), but I will always stand by the SMS version being the superior version.

2. Ninja - Such a simple, yet highly engrossing top down action game.

3. Golden Axe - I know it was a much diluted version from the Megadrive, but I found this version have such a charm to it. The music in particular is quite an accomplishment on the system.

4. Heavyweight Champ - Probably my favourite game on the system. This game holds such strong memories for me.

5. Sonic the Hedgehog - An amazing game, which I still regard as not only the better Sonic 1 game, but one of the best Sonic the Hedgehog games ever made to this day.

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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by SpockIOM » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:07 am

1 - Wonder Boy 3: Dragon's Trap
2 - Wonder Boy in Monster Land
3 - Asterix
4 - Castle of Illusion
5 - Phantasy Star
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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by quantum » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:52 am

  • Alex Kidd in Shinobi World - Fun, easy platformer that's great for kids
  • Spy vs Spy - Two player mayhem!
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - Er, a classic
  • Asterix - Hot cartoon platformer action!
  • Action Fighter - Fond memories... :oops:
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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by Ads3 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:23 am

My first console so lots of fond memories of the SMS.

My top 5 in no order are:

1. Sonic
2. Wonderboy in Monster Land
3. Fantasy Zone
4. Alex Kidd in Miracle World
5. The Ninja
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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by BellyFullOfHell » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:32 am

World Soccer - moves like molasses these days, but a great 2 player game at the time with cute graphics and an annotingly catchy soundtrack.

OutRun - yes, very much dated, but embarrassed the home computer versions.

Shinobi - just looked and played so close to the real thing.

Enduro Racer - was gutted as a kid when I found out it wasn't a straight conversion, ended up enjoying it way more than similar 8-bit games.

The raspberry would have to go to Transbot though - what a horrid, slow, flickery, unplayable pile of crap.

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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by outdated_gamer » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Can't go wrong with the Sonic and the Wonderboy games, but also Shinobi, Ninja Gaiden and other Sega's Arcade ports (Hang On and Fantasy Zone in particular).

gman72 wrote:Space Harrier was class on the Master System... and you can quote me on that.
It was pretty impressive given the hardware limits but still, the poorly scrolling and "tearing" sprites were a bit too much for the MS. :wink:

Kinda like Doom on the SNES, where they also tried to squeeze a game that needed a 486 PC to run well into a SNES cart.

crusto wrote:The overall quality of the games is far higher.
Debatable. :wink:

I would agree that the NES had more poor games since it had more games in general (applys to Atari 2600, PS1 and Wii too) but it also had a lot more good games as well. The MS was pretty ignored by a lot of important 3rd party devs unfortunately.

BellyFullOfHell wrote: OutRun - yes, very much dated, but embarrassed the home computer versions.
The home computer port of OutRun was pretty poor tbh. Turbo OutRun was a considerably better port, although the Amiga and CPC versions still had some framerate issues. But OutRun Europa was the "real deal" although pretty nice on the MS too.

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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:31 pm

1. Phantasy Star - Not a big fan of RPGs, but this one is irrestistable.
2. Wonderboy 3.
3. Psycho Fox - One of the best platformers on the Master System.
4. Alexx Kid in Miracle World - Feels almost like a adventure game.
5. Snail Maze - I actually liked this one lol.
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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by BellyFullOfHell » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:54 am

How could I forget Rastan? The sort of conversion that made you look at the 8-bit versions and weep silently inside, while pro claiming loudly that you'd NEVER pay FORTY QUID for ONE game because only idiots did that.

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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by shiftytigger » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:30 am

Cant believe only one person has picked R-type. I really thought it was pretty good.

I need to play more of my MS collection but I am sans converter for my MD.
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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by RetroBob » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:42 am

Omg it is! R-Type has a good conversion on the MS, too late tot change mine now though!
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Re: Top 25 Master System Games

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:40 am

Rambo III was a good Op Wolf clone
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