Sega Master System

Game console
Date of appearance: October 18, 1987
Trademark: Sega
Manufacturer: Sega
Made in: Japan
Generation: Third generation (8-bit era)
Tags: sega


The Sega Master System (セガ・マスターシステム) or SMS, is a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by Sega. It is a rebranding of the Sega Mark III intended for western markets, which in turn was a successor to the SG-1000 and SG-1000 II. In South Korea the Master System was distributed by Samsung and known as the Gam*Boy (겜보이) and later Aladdin Boy (알라딘 보이). It was codenamed the Sega Mark IV during development.

Sega Master System
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Two Sega Master System video game controllers. One is an early model that came with an unscrewable joystick and the other the flat joypad model.