Phantasy Star Review

In the 1980s role-playing video game series were beginning to blossom. On the Nintendo Entertainment System, there was Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior. For gamers who had the Sega Master System, there was one clear choice above the rest. In 1988, Phantasy Star was developed and published by Sega. Gamers were blown away by itsContinue reading “Phantasy Star Review”


The Sega Master System had some strange games when it was released in 1986 in North America. A few arcade ports made some noise, but one that flew under the radar was Quartet. Developed and produced by Sega, Quartet put the player in control of Mary on her quest to find a dead body. TheContinue reading “Quartet”

Black Belt

The Sega Master System had just been released in North America when Sega developed and published Black Belt in 1986. The side-scrolling beat ’em up would feature martial artist Riki on his quest to rescue Kyoko from his evil rival Wang. If you are a fan of the series “Fist of the North Star”, BlackContinue reading “Black Belt”

Submarine Attack Review

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel! Well, I finally did it. I have reviewed a game that never came to North American shores and I did it without even realizing it. In 1990, Sega developed and released “Submarine Attack” for the Sega Master System releasing the side-scrolling shooter in Europe and Brazil but not in JapanContinue reading “Submarine Attack Review”

Zillion II Review

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel! In 1988, Sega released the follow-up to Zillion on the Sega Master System in North America. Dubbed “Zillion II: The Tri-Formation” the game completely changed the formula of what made the first Zillion great. Instead of exploring an underground base on foot, our hero J.J. must survive eight side-scrolling levels.Continue reading “Zillion II Review”

Zillion Review

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel! Back in the 80s, Anime was exploding in popularity in Japan. Anime had great plots, cute girls, and tons of action so the conversion of an anime show to a video game seemed inevitable. One of the earliest conversions was Zillion which aired from April 1987 to December 1987 inContinue reading “Zillion Review”

Fantasy Zone II Review

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel! Sega couldn’t get enough of Opa-Opa in the first Fantasy Zone, so they decided to produce a sequel in 1987 for the Sega Master System. Fantasy Zone II added warp tiles, larger levels, and hidden secrets. Fantasy Zone II was one of the first games I ever played as aContinue reading “Fantasy Zone II Review”

Fantasy Zone Review

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel! Ported from the arcade, Sega’s “Fantasy Zone” was a colorful shooter starring Opa-Opa who some consider being Sega’s first mascot. In 1986, Fantasy Zone came to the Sega Master System which is the version I’ll be reviewing today. Opa-Opa, I am your father! I demand you to read this FantasyContinue reading “Fantasy Zone Review”

Astro Warrior Review

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel! Sega released Astro Warrior for the Sega Master System in 1986. The space shooter is one of the first games I ever played, so I thought it was time to show it some love and review it for today’s article. How does it hold up from my childhood? Let’s hopContinue reading “Astro Warrior Review”