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Mastering The System #46 Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Year: 1990 Players: 1 Played Before: Yes (Mega Drive) Also on: Game Gear, Mega Drive Progress: Completed The evil witch Mizrabel has abducted Minnie with the intention of stealing her looks and making Minnie ugly. As … Continue reading

Mastering The System #45 Arcade Smash Hits

Developer: Images Publisher: Virgin Games Year: 1992 Players: 1-2 Played Before: No Also on: Master System Exclusive Progress: Stage 6 (Breakout), 27,587 (Centipede), 34,700 (Missile Command) I’ll admit to not being a huge fan of ports of the most well-known … Continue reading

Mastering The System #44 Woody Pop: Shinjinrui no Block Kuzushi

Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Year: 1987 Players: 1 Played Before: Yes Also on: GameGear Progress: Not very far without continuing! During the 1980s, Breakout clones were ten a penny and appeared absolutely everywhere, some available for nothing on home computer … Continue reading

Mastering The System #43 Rampage

Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega/Activision Year: 1988 Players: 1-2 Played Before: Yes (Arcade, Spectrum) Also on: Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad, Arcade, Commodore 64, Lynx, NES, ZX Spectrum Progress: Stage 8 Hot on the heels of Paperboy, this … Continue reading

Mastering The System #41 The Ninja

Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Year: 1986 Players: 1-2 Played Before: No Also on: Master System Exclusive Progress: Stage 4 The Ninja is either a sequel or update to Sega’s 1985 arcade game Ninja Princess. In fact, the in-game map is … Continue reading

Mastering The System #40 Golden Axe Warrior

Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Year: 1991 Players: 1 Played Before: No Also on: Master System Exclusive Progress: Completed (with help of a map) Our old giant adversary Death Adder (minus points for lack of traditional equals sign in his name) … Continue reading

Mastering The System #35 #36 #37 #38 #39 Tennis Games

Wimbledon is here, which means a media bombardment of strawberries and cream, rain stopping play and the tragic mess of a jug of Pimm’s with half a pound of fruit and veg in it. As the vast majority of the … Continue reading

Mastering The System #32 Columns #33 Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine #34 Klax

Every gamer at some point in their life must have played a match-three puzzle game, whether it’s one from Compile’s ubiquitous and absolutely barmy Puyo Puyo series, the more recent iPhone hit Candy Crush or one of the thousands of … Continue reading

Mastering The System #30 TransBot

AKA: Astro Flash (JP) Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Year: 1985 Players: 1-2 Played Before: Yes Also on: Master System Exclusive Progress: 194,500 points TransBot is fairly well known among Master System owners. It seems to me that everyone I know … Continue reading

Mastering The System #27 Bubble Bobble, #28 Rainbow Islands, #29 The New Zealand Story

Taito’s big mid-’80s three, although not a trilogy, are often remembered by gamers of the era as being linked. These three fantastic arcade platformers, each with their own distinct styles, eventually found their way to the Master System. Let’s find … Continue reading