ago 12 2008

Tec Toy Master System Launches Redesigned

Master System 3After more than 20 launch of the first years of the Master System Tec Toy resolved it relaunches with a new design. The “new” console was christened “Master System 3”, which is a bit strange, seen that the name “Master System 3” is already used by Tec Toy from years 90, when she launched the most compact model of Master System (which Sega released in Japan as “Master System 2”, but here the number brought 3 because the Tec Toy had called “Master System 2” the original model after replacing “Hang On” / “Safari Hunt” memory by “Alex Kidd in Miracle World”. If she changed her 1 to 2 just by swapping the memory game, e 2 to 3 when the design changed, It would be more natural than with this design change she baptized of “Master System 4”, but it was not what happened.

The “new” Master System 3 has 131 games in memory, which is not new, since the last model Master System, called “Master System Collection” and yet inspired by the 2 Japanese, but with a ridiculous and without color cartridge slot, had 131 games in memory. Among the 131 games in memory are included classics like: “Sonic the Hedgehog”, “Alex Kidd in the Miracle World”, “Alex Kidd in Shinobi World”, “Golden Axe”, “Shinobi” and “Shadow Dancer”, but unfortunately are also included those semi-educational crap Tec Toy had created and that only serve to make up the numbers. See the complete list at the end of post.

Joysticks keeps the new design similar (ou igual?) the Mega Drive, with 6 buttons, never seen a joystick these personally and I can not say for serving so many buttons if the original Master System and all (?) their games use only 1 or 2 buttons. If anyone knows please comment.

Not this time Tec Toy decided to please the nostalgic console fans, because the new design does not remember the original console and its biggest flaw does not have slot for cartridges, limiting buyers to memory games, in other words, don't even think about playing a “Castle of Illusion”, at “Psychic World” or a “Phantasy Star”, just to name some of my favorites. Light Phaser and 3D glasses gun obviously not also think. Remember that the Master System cartridges and accessories are no longer marketed by Tec Toy long, but it is easy to find several of them in Free market or rental wanting to clean the shelves, since no one rents more.

The island has PAL-M system (obviously), is bi-volt, is warranted 1 year for the console and 3 months for cartridges. And I want to pay attention to the consumption: only 1,7W, Unless many appliances in Stand By, and very little compared to the last generation of consoles like Playstation 3 and XBox 360 and its energy consumption absurd.

The suggested price of the console will be £ 239,00 according to Outerspace, somewhat high for an old and incomplete console. Probably will target public uninformed parents whose young son wants “a video game” and either sold in the Casas Bahia must serve. But it will sell will, good for Tec Toy.

Full list of games:

Hit the Target
Action Figther ™
Aerial Assault™
Alex Kidd High Tech World™
Alex Kidd in Miracle World™
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World™
Alex Kidd in the Lost Stars™
Alien Syndrome™
Astro Warrior™
Attack of Worms
Adventures in the Forest
Aztec Adventure™
Baku Baku Animal ™
Bank Panic™
Animal Battle
Battle at Sea
Battle Outrun™
Black Belt™
Balls and Colors
Fire department
Bomber Raid™
Bonanza Bros™
Bubble Bobble™
Cava Cava
Chase HQ™
Selection 20 in 1
Creature Capture
Cyber ​​Shinobi ™
Master the Territory
Double Target™
Dr. Cleaning
Dragon Crystal™
Enduro Racer™
Eswat – City Under Siege ™
Chocolate Factory
Fantasy Zone™
Fantasy Zone 2™
Fantasy Zone 3™
Gain Ground™
Galactic Protector™
Ghost House™
Global Defense™
Bad Company ™
Golden Axe ™
Golf Mania™
Great Soccer™
Hang On™
Hockey Table
Icepost Rescue
Join 4
Kenseiden ™
Kung Fu Kid ™
Lord of the Sword™
Machinegun Joe™
Master Pinball
Master Pong
Maze Walker™
Memoria Master
My Terrestre
My Hero™
The 12 work jongo
Putt & Putter ™
Rainbow Islands™
Rastan Saga™
Peg Solitaire
Scramble Spirits™
Secret Commando™
Shadow Dancer™
Shinobi ™
Slap Shot™
Sonic Drift 2™
Special Criminal Investigation™
Super Space Invaders™
Super Tennis™
The Newzealand Story™
The Ninja™
Thunder Blade™
Transbot ™
Woody Pop™
World Grand Prix ™

Visit Master Land to see a full site (but outdated) sobre Master System.

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