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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by Mr.White555 Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:21 pm

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Flake wrote:Wow, for how little stage time the Master System gets around here, everyone seems to have some (mostly) fond memories of it.

I wonder if a 32X appreciation thread would fare so well...


People are only writing the positive stuff because the thread has "appreciation" in the title. As for me, my dog was killed when someone tossed their master system out a window without looking.


I only used appreciation in the title cause "The General Master System Thread" would be a little bit obnoxious. The system definitely have its flaws. I for one dislike its sound chip. Point out its flaws all by all means. It's not my favorite console but I like to see it discussed which there has been a dry spell lately.
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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by Hobie-wan Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:08 pm

Thierry Henry wrote:Speaking of power base converters and such,

here's a bunch of Master System Converters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBFKVUkf4YY


That's quite a lot of convertors. Also a nicely modded Gen 3.

lisalover1 wrote:I have mentioned this before, but none of the 5 Master Systems that I have owned have worked.


I think you've just had bad luck or maybe they're especially susceptible to static you get up there in the winter?
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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by Thierry Henry Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:11 pm

Speaking of the sound,
didn't the Jap Master System have FM synthesis sound, or something to that effect?
I recall watching a vid from MN12BIRD on youtube, and for the Master System games that supported it, they sounded great!
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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by Czernobog Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:26 pm

Thierry Henry wrote:Speaking of the sound,
didn't the Jap Master System have FM synthesis sound, or something to that effect?
I recall watching a vid from MN12BIRD on youtube, and for the Master System games that supported it, they sounded great!


Yeah, the Mark III had it as a peripheral. Never heard it in action but I imagine it would sound a hell of a lot better than the sound I get out of my SMS. Here's a photo of one hooked into the system as a bubble toy that I saw on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29232239@N04/2730937607#/
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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by alienjesus Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:49 pm

Czernobog wrote:
Thierry Henry wrote:Speaking of the sound,
didn't the Jap Master System have FM synthesis sound, or something to that effect?
I recall watching a vid from MN12BIRD on youtube, and for the Master System games that supported it, they sounded great!


Yeah, the Mark III had it as a peripheral. Never heard it in action but I imagine it would sound a hell of a lot better than the sound I get out of my SMS. Here's a photo of one hooked into the system as a bubble toy that I saw on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29232239@N04/2730937607#/


I have Wonder Boy in Monster Land on Virtual console, and it has the option to switch to FM sound. I actually prefer the original, but thats likely because the master system sound chip has a certain retro charm to me.

I do wonder which VC games have the option to support it. I didn't think it would be included in any tbh.
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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by Czernobog Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:55 pm

alienjesus wrote:
I have Wonder Boy in Monster Land on Virtual console, and it has the option to switch to FM sound. I actually prefer the original, but thats likely because the master system sound chip has a certain retro charm to me.

I do wonder which VC games have the option to support it. I didn't think it would be included in any tbh.


I'm running with a fidgety RF on my SMS until I get around to getting a composite for it so my sound quality is suffering currently.

I'm surprised the VC games have that option as well. I think that's pretty awesome that you can switch to the FM sound if you want.

Also, Wonder Boy in Monster Land is great. It's my most played SMS game right now next to Phantasy Star. I know just about every place to jump and get coins now but I still haven't managed to beat the boss because I have trouble with one jumping part in the last stage so my time goes down and I lose most of my life before I get to him. :cry:
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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by alienjesus Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:29 pm

Czernobog wrote:
alienjesus wrote:
I have Wonder Boy in Monster Land on Virtual console, and it has the option to switch to FM sound. I actually prefer the original, but thats likely because the master system sound chip has a certain retro charm to me.

I do wonder which VC games have the option to support it. I didn't think it would be included in any tbh.


I'm running with a fidgety RF on my SMS until I get around to getting a composite for it so my sound quality is suffering currently.

I'm surprised the VC games have that option as well. I think that's pretty awesome that you can switch to the FM sound if you want.

Also, Wonder Boy in Monster Land is great. It's my most played SMS game right now next to Phantasy Star. I know just about every place to jump and get coins now but I still haven't managed to beat the boss because I have trouble with one jumping part in the last stage so my time goes down and I lose most of my life before I get to him. :cry:


I'm willing to bet you mean the bit with the blocks that rise after you jump off them and you have to go up 4 screens of it or so. Thats where I die at too.

Have you ever tried Wonder Boy 3? IMO, it's the best wonder boy game, and the best master system game in general. One of my favourite 8 bit games ever.
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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by Czernobog Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:04 pm

alienjesus wrote:
I'm willing to bet you mean the bit with the blocks that rise after you jump off them and you have to go up 4 screens of it or so. Thats where I die at too.

Have you ever tried Wonder Boy 3? IMO, it's the best wonder boy game, and the best master system game in general. One of my favourite 8 bit games ever.


Good bet. That is the EXACT part I mean. The worst is that when you fall to the next screen you get sent way back in the stage. As for Wonder Boy 3, I haven't tried it yet but I've been keeping my eyes out for it because it's one of the SMS games I really want to get my hands on.
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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by ApolloBoy Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:01 pm

Czernobog wrote:
Thierry Henry wrote:Speaking of the sound,
didn't the Jap Master System have FM synthesis sound, or something to that effect?
I recall watching a vid from MN12BIRD on youtube, and for the Master System games that supported it, they sounded great!


Yeah, the Mark III had it as a peripheral. Never heard it in action but I imagine it would sound a hell of a lot better than the sound I get out of my SMS.

There's also a version of the SMS released in Japan that has the FM chip built in, along with a built-in 3D glasses jack and rapid fire.
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Re: The Master Sytem Appreciation Thread

by FiftyDollarCurse Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:17 pm

lisalover1 wrote:I have mentioned this before, but none of the 5 Master Systems that I have owned have worked. Oddly wnough, I have quite a sizeable collection of games for the system. I do want to find a working one eventually; it is a fun system when it does work. the color pallate is bright, the graphics are sharp, and the games are quirky and enjoyable. I would take the SMS over the NES any day.


I have an extra one that works good if you're interested in trading or something.
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