It’s the dead of Winter and we’re freezing our Sega gamer butts off! Time to grab the nearest bean bag and your favorite SMS control pad for a round of Penguin Land. We take a look at the classic Sega puzzle / platformer in this latest entry into The Master System Index. Who else thinks Overbite needs a comeback? Everyone loves penguins, right? Bring the little guy back Sega!
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Grab some sunscreen (and a roll of toilet paper!), because it’s time for another “Lost” SEGA Commercial!
Shot on location in Cancun, Mexico, this spoof commercial pokes fun at a common illness (known as “Montezuma’s Revenge”) that often affects travelers. Of course, in the retrogaming world, we’re familiar with the classic computer game. This commercial advertises the Sega Master System port released by Parker Brothers in 1989.
We hope you enjoy this retro SEGA throwback! If you haven’t seen our first “Lost” SEGA Commercial for Phantasy Star, please check it out!
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Take hold of the SEGA adventure!
Childhood really was an adventure wasn’t it? For me, as a young boy, SEGA was perhaps my greatest obsession.
The above video is probably the first Master System fan video I ever created. Way back in 1996 at the age of ten, I asked my Dad to film a video featuring myself talking about the Sega Master System. These sorts of videos were commonplace in our family. Often we would record gameplay footage of new games we’d bought and send them out via mail to my cousins in New York, who were also BIG gamers. We were all about video games in my family, a fact that led me (as an only child) to be a very lucky kid.
In 1994, I received a Master System for my birthday (There’s a video documenting that momentous event HERE). Consoles like the SMS and Atari 2600 were the reason I became a self proclaimed collector at the age of eight! In our “game hunts”, we combed the city for elusive and hard to find SMS games. My Dad (happy to be in on the excitement) took me to pawn shops, yard sales, and old department stores. There wasn’t a bargain bin in town that we didn’t dive into! As a result, most of my current (near complete) US collection of Master System games was obtained between the years of 1994-2000. It was a magical season of my life, one that thankfully was well documented by my Dad.
You’ll hear my Dad talk so enthusiastically about SEGA and video gaming in this video. He was the original gamer. I do miss him, but it’s so wonderful being able to share his love of the hobby (and more importantly, his love for me) with the retrogaming community through this website and our old home movies. And while nostalgia is awesome, I’m even more excited about having moments like this with my own kids some day.
For centuries, cake has added much fun and deliciousness to the Human experience. So moist, so fluffy, so loaded with sugary goodness. It’s so essential, even one of the greatest bands of the 90’s called themselves CAKE. Without it, we are truly a lesser people.
Well Sega fans… cake just got a bit better. 8-bits better to be precise. Presenting my Sega Master System II birthday cake!
Baked by my dear cousin-in-law for my 28th birthday, this pixelated pastry came as quite the surprise!
The Sega Master System Model II Cake comes with built-in game, “Alex Kidd in the Sugar Cane Forest.” Unfortunately, the unit does not come with it’s own power supply and can only be powered by hunger.
Devouring this beauty was bittersweet, but mostly sweet (it is a cake, afterall.) Thankfully, I snatched these cool pictures before the evidence was gone. Eating a Sega Master System was a little surreal, but in my family, we take retrogaming to a whole ‘nother level!
Now, there really are no limits.
You may have guessed it already, but we’re no strangers to retrogaming outside of SEGA. We love every flavor of the classic console rainbow. This latest video takes a humorous look at two games: The Ninja on the Sega Master System, and it’s eccentric cousin, Ninja Golf on the Atari 7800.
Ninja Golf is such an oddity in the retrogaming world, we had to find a way to talk about it! Let us know what you think of our pairing in the comments below.
“Snail Maze Craze” was the first video ever produced for SegaMasterSystem.com, and thus, it’ll always have a special place in our hearts. This video was also the first of hopefully more to feature Teddy & Alex, the hapless 80’s Sega dudes with ‘tude! Read the rest of this entry
With this episode of Box Text Theater, we pay tribute to the legendary video game artist Greg Martin. His wonderful art graced the covers of most of the classic Sonic games on Sega platforms, including Sonic The Hedgehog 2 of the Sega Master System. Read the rest of this entry