Thursday, May 10, 2007

My SMS collection so far.

I plan on doing a quick little project to show off my Dreamcast collection ( of course inspired by Gagaman(n) ) but first here are a couple of pics of my Sega Master System collection I have had for awhile.
Normally I use my Dreamcast to play SMS games...
...but I do actually have the hardware for when I want to get truly retro!
A you can kind of see from this crappy picture I have the original power base, two lightguns, a set of the 3D glasses without the card that makes them work and 18 games. And two controllers that barely work. The power supply is a generic one with adjustable tips.
Phantasy Star is BY FAR my favorite. It's a lovely little RPG that is not too easy. The biggest complain I have about most RPGs is that the game is simply to easy starting out. In this game if you happen to take a wrong step within the first 10 steps outside of the game you will be DESTROYED by powerful monsters. In this game you are TRULY grateful for new equipment, armor and allies that give you a fighting chance!
Classic. Come on people. Classic. Shame on you if you have never kicked a gnome thief for magic potions or tripped up a giant wielding a hammer while riding a dinosaur. You are missing out...
Genesis is far better for this game. Still OK though...

The real tragedy is that the two controllers I got with this system never worked right. One of them barely works at all. Normally I can get controllers to work easily but nothing I did would work to fix these. The only other thing I could have tried was to re-solder them but my soldering iron is not with me and I cannot find it.

Therefore I use the regular Genesis controller you see above you. These work just fine in the SMS with no ill effects to the console. The third button doesn't work but that is a small price to pay.

Last but not least my cover-less cart of Space Harrier. A very nice game for a bit of meaningless blasting fun!

Overall I am happy with my collection and I really am not on the lookout for anything else (unless it's super cheap).

More media projects next week!

3 comments:

Porroe said...

Pretty neat, I rarely use the real SMS hardware too, bulky as hell.

fatherkrishna said...

Great collection! I'll be posting it over on Gnome's Gaming On The Go if that's ok...

The GagaMan(n) said...

Mega Drive controllers work on a Master System? Neat!