Tag Archives: Master System

Happy 25th Anniversary, Phantasy Star!!

The original Phantasy Star was released on December 20th, 1987 in Japan. Phantasy Star remains one of my favorite game series of all time, with entries that still hold up amazingly well today. There’s a great nostalgic discussion of the … Continue reading

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Horror Business: Pre-Saturn Horror-inspired Games

Games have been inspired by horror for as long as they’ve been based on war and sports. From Haunted House on the Atari 2600 to Ghosts’n Goblins in the arcade, horror-inspired games began emerging in the 80s and instantly found … Continue reading

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Ghost House

Released 1986 / Master System My earliest memories of horror icons such as Count Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster come not from the classic Universal Monster films, but rather Castlevania on the NES. I don’t think I was alone in this, … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

While a younger generation may find this hard to believe, there was once a time a time when vampires were completely badass. Vampires didn’t exude sparkles, they exuded class. Vampires didn’t gaze longingly into the eyes of human females, they … Continue reading

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Virtua Fighter Animation

Released: 1996 / Game Gear (JP, NA, EU), Master System (Brazil) Extreme down-ports don’t get much more fascinating than Virtua Fighter Animation.  A 2D fighter based on the anime based on the game that essential started the 3D fighting genre, … Continue reading

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Sega Digital Review – Fantasy Zone

Released April 14, 2008 / $5 / Version Reviewed: Wii Virtual Console Original Release: Master System / 1986 Before Sonic or even poor Alex Kidd, Sega had a mascot of sorts in the form of a technicolor spaceship with wings. … Continue reading

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Master of Darkness (Master System, 1992)

While the Master System never saw a proper Castlevania game, it did get a competent alternative in Master of Darkness. Also known as Vampire, Master of Darkness is a horror-themed action adventure title with plenty of similarities to Castlevania, but … Continue reading

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