Master System was SEGA's answer to the NES, an 8-bit console that despite its technical superiority, failed to achieve the popularity and success of Nintendo's option. SEGA's entertainment system had three versions, called Master System I, Master System II and Master System III, the first version being a more versatile model since it supported SEGA Cards, used for example in the previous 8-bit console of the company, the Mark III. You can still play Sega Master System Games in Australia thanks to Sega

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This 8-bit console became the one with the highest sales in the largest video game market in the world, and many have been the legendary titles in video games that marked a before and after in history thanks to the Sega Master System. Sega Master System has developed some of the numerous games you can easily buy online. Sega Master System Game price in Australia ranges from 30 to 100 AUD. Here above, we have enlisted in some of the stores from where you can place the order of your favourite games.


Sega Master System or SMS for short (not to be confused with text messages) is Sega's second console after SG-1000, and one of the company's flagships. Marketed in Japan under the name Sega Mark III, it underwent a slight aesthetic redesign when it arrived in our lands. Despite being technically superior to the NES, Master System failed to gain ground in the Japanese market, where the Nintendo machine ruled with the help of a moustachioed plumber and a green-robed elf.

30 years have passed since the launch of the Sega Mark III, better known in western lands as the mythical Sega Master System. This retro game console was born at a time when Sony and Microsoft had not yet entered the console war, but it was Nintendo and Sega who were trying to compete for the first place.

Otherwise, the differences between one model and another are almost nil and rather aesthetic. However, it is worth noting the Master System III. This version only saw the light in Brazil, and that has exclusive games, thanks to the internal novelties that allowed to increase the maximum size of the cartridges that the console could use, going from 4 Mbits to 8 Mbits.

The Sega console was born in Japan on October 20, 1985, and his parents decided that Mark was a beautiful name, the best of all they had in mind. Also, to be cool, they added a number next to it—the result:  Sega Mark III.

Its processor is Zilog Z80, one of the most powerful along with the MOS  6502 (the one that carries the  NES ). It came to dominate the microcomputer market from the late 70s to the mid-80s. It has 8KB of the main RAM that could be expanded utilizing expansions contained in the cartridges and with a palette of 64 colours, 32 of which it is capable of showing them on the screen divided into two palettes of 16 (one for sprites and/or backgrounds and the other for backgrounds only). Regarding the resolution, we know that it starts from 256 × 192 and 256 × 224, but it can reach 256 × 240.