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Article 40—THE SEGA TRIBUNE (1989)
Distributed at the 1989 Summer Consumer Electronics Show, this foldout catalog was the last hurrah for the Sega Master System in North America. The buzz at that
I have a little bit of a blind spot when it comes to the Sega Master System. Even though there were still new SMS games being released when I started writing for VideoGames & Computer Entertainment magazine in 1989, I didn’t own a Master System, so I was never assigned any Master System games to write about. In fact, the only Master System owner I knew was an older guy at my previous job who had mentioned it in passing. I asked him a bunch of questions about it, and he was kind enough to make a VHS video of some of the games he enjoyed, like Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone and Teddy Boy. I thought the
When I took over VG&CE’s portable gaming column, I eventually played a lot of games for Sega’s handheld Game Gear system...and as you may know, the Game Gear was essentially a portable Master System with an expanded color pallette and stereo audio capabilities. The extra colors helped the graphics considerably, but stereo separation did nothing for the quality of the audio. It was the same old Rice Krispies, but now I had a different bowl in each ear!
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