TransBot Review

TransBot was released on the Sega Master System in North America in 1986. The sidescrolling shoot ’em up was developed and published by Sega. Players could transform between a spaceship and a robot to blast their way through the game. We’re looping a ton in this TransBot review. TransBot Plot: There’s nothing in the actualContinue reading “TransBot Review”

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”

Space Harrier

A bad trip I don’t want to relive… Space Harrier was a big hit in the arcades so, in 1986, Sega ported the game to the Sega Master System. The game showcased what the Master System could do while providing a solid port to the game so many loved. For this review, it was myContinue reading “Space Harrier”

Scramble Spirits

Sega developed and published Scramble Spirits first for the arcade and then ported it to the Sega Master System in 1989. It’s too bad they decided to port it because Scramble Spirits is a scrambled mess. The vertical shooter suffers from poor graphics, 30-second levels, repetitive enemies, and a wealth of other poor decisions. Thankfully,Continue reading “Scramble Spirits”

Aerial Assault

In 1990, developer Sanritsu and publisher Sega released Aerial Assault for the Sega Master System. The side-scrolling shooter put players in control of a jet fighter flying through the sky taking on an evil military organization called the N.A.C. who wants to take over the world. Would Aerial Assault fly high or would lightning strikeContinue reading “Aerial Assault”

Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Educational games… can they be fun? That’s what developer Venture Technologies and publisher Parker Brothers hoped for when they ported “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” from the computer to the Sega Master System in 1988. The game would feature ten different capers to identify and over 90 international treasures that have been stolenContinue reading “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?”

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”

Bomber Raid Review

Subscribe To My YouTube Channel! It was an end of an era in 1989 when developer Sanritsu and publisher Activision teamed up and released Bomber Raid for the Sega Master System. Bomber Raid would become the last licensed Master System game released in Japan. Would Bomber Raid send the Master System out with a bangContinue reading “Bomber Raid Review”