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Master System must haves?

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:26 am
by Guybrush
I recently traded a couple of PS2 games for a Master System and I was wondering which are the classic games I should buy?

I used to be a NES guy when I was younger so don't know that much about its old rival.

Cheers. :)

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:54 am
by Gilderoy Lockheart
I was absolutely astounded at the conversions of Sonic 1 & 2 on the master system, especially sonic 2. An astounding feet on programming on an 8 bit system , both games play as well as their megadrive counterparts.

Sorry for stating the obvious :o , but out of all the master system games I've had / have these two still play very well after all this time.

Although I never had it on the master system, I used to waste hours on the game gear version of colums as well, easily as good a puzzle game as tetris.

Again apologies for stating obvious games but they play bloomin well :) :)

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:40 am
by Sureshot
Sonic Series
Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
Enduro Racer
Psycho Fox
Wonderboy 3
Phantasy Star
Ax Battler - A Legend of Golden Axe
Gain Ground
Mercs
The Ninja
Streets of Rage series (albeit not as great as the MD titles)
Zillion
Rampage
Shinobi

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:56 am
by Dudley
Senible Soccer is definately one of the better conversions, lots of fun for 5 mins.

Wimbledon is superb, Prince of Persia is stunning for the hardware, Sonic Chaos is astoundingly pretty for 8-bit.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:30 pm
by usagi13
If you can find a copy I would recommend R-Type as well.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:31 pm
by mel the bell
fantasy zone
speedball 1 and 2
rampart
desert strike
any of the wonder boys

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:37 pm
by AC
Echo all of the above, especially Wonder Boy III : The Dragon's Trap.

Also look at Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, and Land of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:57 pm
by DADDYCOOL
I used to enjoy Action Fighter, that was a jolly little Spy Hunter Clone.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:12 pm
by Scooby1970
Definitly R-type, plus the Sonic games - as people have said, these have to be seen to believed! As good as the Megadrive versions!

Wonderboy is another must have, infact all the wonderboys, oh, and my Missus just said "Don't forget the Alex Kidd games!!!!!!" - So, don't forget them!

:) Mark

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:07 pm
by AC
The SMS Smash TV isn't bad either.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:49 pm
by stigodump
Operation Wolf was brilliant.

Amongst others like R-Type of course and the brilliant Wonderboy games.

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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:31 pm
by RetroBob
AC wrote:The SMS Smash TV isn't bad either.
Nah, it's not bad... it's terrible.

Other than that, I can't disagree with these suggestions. The SMS is a fantastic system, well traded.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:35 pm
by Sabreman
Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap is genuinely one of the most well crafted and constructed games ever made. Worth owning a Master System for on it's own.

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Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:38 pm
by AC
RetroBob wrote:Nah, it's not bad... it's terrible.
:lol: Well, at least I didn't think it was terrible.

Kept me quiet on many an afternoon... This was before adolesence though 8)

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:04 pm
by sack
i thought golden axe warrior was a better zelda than zelda