The Sega Master System was Sega's first console and was released in the fall of 1985. At the time, as a kid, I was working in the electronics department of a department store, so I logged a LOT of hours playing Hang-On, which was one of the pack in games the system included (with Safari Hunt and light gun). Though discontinued in the US in 1991 to make way for the Sega Genesis, the Master System was still being sold in parts of the planet in 2010. Besides the light gun that came with the system, it also used the worlds only pair of 3D glasses that didn't make you look like an idiot when you wore them. One game, Missile Defense 3-D actually required both gun and glasses. The bulk of the games were on cartridge, while very few were on HuCards. The Master System launched in the US for $200...

Sega Master System launch titles: Hang-On and Safari Hunt

Game title

Game title

Ace of Aces


Action Fighter

Montezuma's Revenge

Adams Family

Mortal Kombat

Aerial Assault

Mortal Kombat II

After Burner

Mortal Kombat 3

Air Rescue

Ms. Pac-Man


My Hero

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

New Zealand Story

Alex Kidd: BMX Trial

Ninja Gaiden

Alex Kidd: High-Tech World


Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Olympic Gold: Barcelona '92

Alex Kidd in Shinobi World

Operation Wolf




Out Run

Alien Storm

Out Run 3-D

Alien Syndrome

Out Run Europa

Altered Beast


Andre Agassi Tennis


Arcade Smash Hits

Parlour Games

Ariel the Little Mermaid

Penguin Land

Assault City

PGA Tour Golf


Phantasy Star

Asterix and the Great Rescue


Asterix and the Secret Mission

Pit Pot

Astro Warrior


Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II

Poseidon Wars 3-D

Aztec Adventure: The Golden Road to Paradise

Power Strike

Back to the Future II

Power Strike II

Back to the Future III

Predator 2

Bank Panic

Prince of Persia

Basketball Nightmare

Pro Wrestling

Batman Returns

Psychic World

Battle Out Run

Psycho Fox

Battletoads in Battlemaniacs

Putt & Putter

Black Belt


Blade Eagle 3D


Bomber Raid

R.C. Grand Prix

Bonanza Bros.

Rainbow Islands

Bram Stroker's Dracula

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Bubble Bobble

Rambo III

Buggy Run


California Games


California Games 2


Captain Silver

Reggie Jackson Baseball

Casino Games


Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Ren Hoek and Stimpy: Quest for the Shaven Yak

Championship Hockey

Rescue Mission

Chase HQ

Road Rash

Cheese Cat-astrophe starring Speedy Gonzalez

RoboCop 3


RoboCop vs. The Terminator

Chuck Rock


Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck

Running Battle

Cloud Master

Safari Hunt



Comical Machine Gun Joe

Satellite 7

Cool Spot

Scramble Spirits

Cosmic Spacehead

Sega Chess

Cyber Shinobi

Sensible Soccer

Cyborg Hunter

Shadow Dancer

Daffy Duck in Hollywood

Shadow of the Beast

Danan: The Jungle Fighter


Dead Angle


Deep Duck Trouble starring Donald Duck

Shooting Gallery

Desert Speedtrap

Simpsons: Bart vs. The Space Mutants

Desert Strike

Simpsons: Bart vs. The World

Dick Tracy

Slap Shot

Double Dragon

Smash TV

Double Hawk


Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Smurfs 2: Travel the World

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Snail Maze

Dragon Crystal

Sonic Blast

Dynamite Duke

Sonic Chaos

Dynamite Dux

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

Earthworm Jim

Sonic the Hedgehog

Ecco the Dolphin

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Ecco: The Tides of Time

Space Harrier

Enduro Racer

Space Harrier 3-D

ESWAT: City Under Siege

Space Gun

F-16 Fighting Falcon

Special Criminal Investigation



Fantastic Dizzy

Speedball 2

Fantasy Zone


Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six

Fantasy Zone: The Maze

Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin

FIFA International Soccer

Sports Pad Football

Fire & Forget 2

Sports Pad Soccer

Fire and Ice

Spy vs. Spy


Star Wars


Street Fighter II

Forgotten Worlds

Streets of Rage

G-LOC Air Battle

Streets of Rage 2

Gain Ground


Galaxy Force

Strider II

Gangster Town

Submarine Attack


Summer Games

George Foreman's KO Boxing

Super Kick-Off

Ghost House

Super Boy 4


Super Monaco GP

Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Super Off Road

Global Defense

Super Racing

Global Gladiators

Super Space Invaders

Golden Axe

Super Tennis

Golden Axe Warriors

Super Tetris


Superman: The Man of Steel

Golvellius: Valley of Doom

Taz in Escape from Mars

GP Rider


Great Baseball

Tecmo World Cup '92

Great Basketball

Tecmo World Cup '93

Great Football

Teddy Boy

Great Golf

Tennis Ace

Great Ice Hockey


Great Soccer

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Great Volleyball

T2: The Arcade Game


Thunder Blade

Heroes of the Lance

Time Soldiers

Home Alone

Tom and Jerry: The Movie

Impossible Mission


Incredible Crash Dummies

Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition

Incredible Hulk

Ultima IV: Quest for the Avatar

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Ultimate Soccer

James Bond: The Duel


James “Buster” Douglas Knockout Boxing

Virtua Fighter Animation

James Pond 2: Codename RoboCod

Walter Payton Football

Joe Montana Football


Jungle Book

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Jurassic Park


King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

Wimbledon 2


Winter Olympics: Lillehammer '94

Krusty's Fun House


Kung Fu Kid

Wonder Boy

Land of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Wonder Boy in Monster Land

Laser Ghost

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap

Legend of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse

Wonder Boy in Monster World


Woody Pop

Line of Fire

World Class Leader Board

Lion King

World Cup USA '94

Lord of the Sword

World Cup Italia '90

Lucky Dime Caper starring Donald Duck

World Games

Marble Madness

World Grand Prix

Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting

World Tournament Golf

Master of Darkness

WWF Wrestlemania: Steel Cage Challenge

Masters of Combat

X-Men 3: Mojo World

Maze Hunter 3-D

Xenon 2: Megablast


Y's: The Vanished Omens

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

Zaxxon 3-D

Mickey's Ultimate Challenge


Micro Machines

Zillion II: The Tri Formation

Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord


Missile Defense 3-D