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(Qualify "technically superior to NES" because the audio sure isn't, and the CPU is debatable with Z80's lower IPC. Also clarify in the lead section that the Master System also has more RAM than the SG-1000 and CV.)
 
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|title = Sega Master System
 
|title = Sega Master System
 
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|image = Sega-Game-Gear-WB.jpg
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|imagecaption = '''Top:''' Sega Master System.<br/>'''Bottom:''' Sega Game Gear.
 
|developer = [[:Sega]]
 
|developer = [[:Sega]]
 
|type = [[:Category:Consoles|Home video game console]]
 
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[[File:Sega-Game-Gear-WB.jpg|thumb|220px|Sega Game Gear]]
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The '''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_System Sega Master System]''' (SMS) was an 8-bit console released by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega Sega] on October 20, 1985 in Japan and in September of 1986 in the US. It was retailed for $200 ($457.42 in 2018 money). It had a Zilog Z80A at 4 MHz with 8KB of RAM and 16KB of VRAM. It had a Yamaha YM2602B VDP GPU. It was designed to be a direct competitor to the [[Nintendo Entertainment System emulators|Nintendo Entertainment System]], and was technically superior to it in some ways. The Sega Game Gear was released in April of 1991 and was a competitor for the Game Boy. It had a backlet screen, color, and a nice looking design. It retailed for $149.99 ($279.61 in 2018 money). It had a Zilog Z80 CPU at 3.5 MHz with 8KB of RAM and 16KB VRAM.
The '''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_System Sega Master System]''' (SMS) was an 8-bit console released by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega Sega] in 1985-1989. It was designed to be a direct competitor to the [[Nintendo Entertainment System emulators|Nintendo Entertainment System]], and was technically superior to it. There are a lot of hardware similarities between the SMS and the Game Gear (GG). Notably, SMS game cartridges can actually be played on the '''[[gametech:Sega Game Gear|Game Gear]]''' via an adapter. For this reason, most SMS emulators can also run GG games.
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There are a lot of hardware similarities between the SMS and the Game Gear (GG). Notably, SMS game cartridges can actually be played on the '''[[gametech:Sega Game Gear|Game Gear]]''' via an adapter. For this reason, most SMS emulators can also run GG games.
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Internally the Master System extends Sega's older SG-1000 by adding more RAM and a single new video mode; since the SG-1000 was built from the same CPU, video and audio chips as the [[ColecoVision emulators|ColecoVision]] many Master System emulators also run ColecoVision games.
  
 
==Emulators==
 
==Emulators==
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! scope="col"|<abbr title="Sega Master System">SMS</abbr>
 
! scope="col"|<abbr title="Sega Master System">SMS</abbr>
 
! scope="col"|<abbr title="Game Gear">GG</abbr>
 
! scope="col"|<abbr title="Game Gear">GG</abbr>
! scope="col"|<abbr title="Mega Drive / Genesis">MD/G</abbr>
 
! scope="col"|CD
 
! scope="col"|32X
 
 
! scope="col"|[[libretro|Libretro Core]]
 
! scope="col"|[[libretro|Libretro Core]]
! scope="col"|Accuracy
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! scope="col"|[[Emulation Accuracy|Accuracy]]
 
! scope="col"|Active
 
! scope="col"|Active
! scope="col"|[[Recommended emulators|Recommended]]
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! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
 
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!colspan="12"|PC
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!colspan="9"|PC
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Genesis Plus GX]]<ref name="GPGXLibretro">Only available on PC and mobile as a libretro core (e.g. [[RetroArch]])</ref>
 
|[[Genesis Plus GX]]<ref name="GPGXLibretro">Only available on PC and mobile as a libretro core (e.g. [[RetroArch]])</ref>
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|Multi-platform
 
|Multi-platform
 
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
 
|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
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|[[Kega Fusion]]
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|[http://emulicious.net/ Emulicious]
|Windows, Linux, OS X
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|Multi-platform
|[http://www.carpeludum.com/kega-fusion/ 3.64]
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|[https://emulicious.net/downloads/ {{EmuliciousVer}}]
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|{{✓}}
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|Very high
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
|{{✗}}
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|{{~}}
|Mid
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
 
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|-
|[http://bcz.asterope.fr/ Osmose]
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|[[BizHawk]]
|Linux
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|Windows
|[https://salsa.debian.org/games-team/osmose-emulator 1.2]
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|[http://tasvideos.org/BizHawk/ReleaseHistory.html {{BizHawkVer}}]
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
|{{✗}}
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|Very high
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|?
 
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
|{{}}
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|{{~}}
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Phoenix]]
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|[[Phoenix (emulator)|Phoenix]]
 
|Multi-platform
 
|Multi-platform
 
|[http://www.arts-union.ru/sites/default/files/ph28jag-win64.zip 2.8.JAG]
 
|[http://www.arts-union.ru/sites/default/files/ph28jag-win64.zip 2.8.JAG]
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|{{✓}}
 
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|Very high
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|?
 
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
|{{}}
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|{{~}}
 
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|-
|[[BizHawk]]
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|[[Pantheon]]
 
|Windows
 
|Windows
|[http://tasvideos.org/BizHawk/ReleaseHistory.html {{BizHawkVer}}]
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|[http://bostjan-grandovec.si/Content/News.htm {{PantheonVer}}]
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
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|High
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|?
 
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
|{{}}
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|{{~}}
 
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|-
|[http://emulicious.net/ Emulicious]
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|[http://sourceforge.net/projects/twombit/ TwoMbit]
|Multi-platform
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|Windows, macOS, Linux
|[http://emulicious.net/news/]
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|[http://sourceforge.net/projects/twombit/files/ 1.0.5]
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|{{✗}}
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|Very high
 
|{{✗}}
 
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|-
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|[[Clock Signal|CLK]]
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|macOS and UNIXalikes
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|[https://github.com/TomHarte/CLK/releases {{clkver}}]
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|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
|?
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|{{✗}}
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|Very high
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|-
 
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|GearSystem
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|[[higan]]
 
|Multi-platform
 
|Multi-platform
|[https://github.com/drhelius/Gearsystem/releases 2.2]
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|[http://byuu.org/emulation/higan/ {{higanVer}}]
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|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|{{✗}}
 
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|High
 
|High
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
|[[higan]]
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|Gearsystem
 
|Multi-platform
 
|Multi-platform
|[http://byuu.org/emulation/higan/ {{higanVer}}]
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|[https://github.com/drhelius/Gearsystem/releases {{GearsystemVer}}]
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|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|{{✓}}
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|High
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
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|-
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|MasterGear
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|Multi-platform
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|[http://fms.komkon.org/MG/ 4.5]
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|{{✓}}
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|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
|{{✓}}
 
 
|High
 
|High
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|-
 
|-
|[[HiSMS]]
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|[[Kega Fusion]]
|Windows
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|Windows, Linux, macOS
|0.01 beta
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|[http://www.carpeludum.com/kega-fusion/ 3.64]
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|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
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|Mid
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
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|[[PicoDrive]]
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|Multi-platform <small>(PC)</small>
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|[https://github.com/notaz/picodrive/releases {{PicoDriveVer}}]
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|{{✓}}
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|{{✓}}
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|{{✓}}
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|Mid
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|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
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|[http://freezesms.emuunlim.com/ FreezeSMS]
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|Windows
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|[http://freezesms.emuunlim.com/download.html 4.6]
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|{{✓}}
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|{{✓}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
|?
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|Very high
 
|{{✗}}
 
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|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
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|-
|MasterGear
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|[https://web.archive.org/web/20071206014650/http://www.dridus.com:80/~nyef/darcnes/ DarcNES]
 
|Multi-platform
 
|Multi-platform
|[http://fms.komkon.org/MG/ 4.4]
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|[https://segaretro.org/DarcNES 9b0401/9b0313]
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|Low
 
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|[http://0ldsk00l.ca/smsplus/ SMS Plus]
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|Windows, macOS, Linux
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|[https://github.com/0ldsk00l/smsplus/releases 1.3]
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|{{✓}}
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|{{✗}}
 
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|[[PicoDrive]]
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|[http://bcz.asterope.fr/ Osmose]
|Multi-platform <small>(PC)</small>
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|Linux
|[http://notaz.gp2x.de/pico.php 1.92]
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|[https://salsa.debian.org/games-team/osmose-emulator 1.3]
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|?
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|Mid
 
 
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|SMS Plus
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|[[HiSMS]]
|Windows, Mac, Linux
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|Windows
|[https://github.com/0ldsk00l/smsplus/releases 1.3]
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|0.01 beta
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|[[nemulator]]
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|Windows
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|[http://nemulator.com/downloads.html 4.2]
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|{{✓}}
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|{{✓}}
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|{{✗}}
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|{{✓}}
 
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|{{✗}}
 
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|-
|[http://sourceforge.net/projects/twombit/ TwoMbit]
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|Essgee
|Windows, Mac, Linux
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|Windows
|[http://sourceforge.net/projects/twombit/files/ 1.0.5]
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|[https://github.com/xdanieldzd/Essgee/releases v001.5]
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|Cycle
 
|{{}}
 
 
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|-
!colspan="12"|Mobile
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!colspan="9"|Mobile
 
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|-
 
|[[Genesis Plus GX]]<ref name="GPGXLibretro"></ref>
 
|[[Genesis Plus GX]]<ref name="GPGXLibretro"></ref>
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|Very high
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|[[PicoDrive]]
 
|[[PicoDrive]]
 
|Multi-platform <small>(ARM devices)</small>
 
|Multi-platform <small>(ARM devices)</small>
|[http://notaz.gp2x.de/pico.php 1.92]
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|[http://notaz.gp2x.de/pico.php {{PicoDriveVer}}]
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|GearMasterPlayer
 
|GearMasterPlayer
|Android
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|[[Android emulators|Android]]
 
|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.vastness.altmer.gearmasterplayer 1.0.5]
 
|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.vastness.altmer.gearmasterplayer 1.0.5]
 
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!colspan="12"|Consoles
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|[[PicoDrive]]
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|[[PlayStation Portable emulators|PSP]], ARM Devices
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|[http://notaz.gp2x.de/pico.php {{PicoDriveVer}}]
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|[[Genesis Plus GX]]
 
|[[Genesis Plus GX]]
|[[Wii]], [[Gamecube]]
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|[[Wii emulators|Wii]], [[GameCube emulators|GameCube]]
 
|[https://bitbucket.org/eke/genesis-plus-gx/downloads {{GenPlusGXVer}}]
 
|[https://bitbucket.org/eke/genesis-plus-gx/downloads {{GenPlusGXVer}}]
 
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|[http://filetrip.net/psp-downloads/homebrew/download-masterboy-210-f28308.html MasterBoy]
 
|[http://filetrip.net/psp-downloads/homebrew/download-masterboy-210-f28308.html MasterBoy]
|[[PlayStation Portable]]
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|[[PlayStation Portable emulators|PlayStation Portable]]
 
|2.10
 
|2.10
 
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|[[PlayStation Portable|PSP]], ARM Devices
 
|[http://notaz.gp2x.de/pico.php 1.92]
 
|{{✓}}
 
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|-
 
|[[Virtual Console]]
 
|[[Virtual Console]]
|[[Wii]], [[Nintendo 3DS|3DS]]
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|[[Wii emulators|Wii]], [[Nintendo 3DS emulators|Nintendo 3DS]]
 
|N/A
 
|N/A
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Latest revision as of 19:52, 17 November 2019

Sega Master System
Sega-Master-System-Set.png
Sega-Game-Gear-WB.jpg
Top: Sega Master System.
Bottom: Sega Game Gear.
Developer Sega
Type Home video game console
Generation Third generation
Release date 1985
Discontinued 1992
Predecessor SG-1000
Successor Genesis / Mega Drive
Emulated

The Sega Master System (SMS) was an 8-bit console released by Sega on October 20, 1985 in Japan and in September of 1986 in the US. It was retailed for $200 ($457.42 in 2018 money). It had a Zilog Z80A at 4 MHz with 8KB of RAM and 16KB of VRAM. It had a Yamaha YM2602B VDP GPU. It was designed to be a direct competitor to the Nintendo Entertainment System, and was technically superior to it in some ways. The Sega Game Gear was released in April of 1991 and was a competitor for the Game Boy. It had a backlet screen, color, and a nice looking design. It retailed for $149.99 ($279.61 in 2018 money). It had a Zilog Z80 CPU at 3.5 MHz with 8KB of RAM and 16KB VRAM.

There are a lot of hardware similarities between the SMS and the Game Gear (GG). Notably, SMS game cartridges can actually be played on the Game Gear via an adapter. For this reason, most SMS emulators can also run GG games.

Internally the Master System extends Sega's older SG-1000 by adding more RAM and a single new video mode; since the SG-1000 was built from the same CPU, video and audio chips as the ColecoVision many Master System emulators also run ColecoVision games.

Emulators[edit]

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version SMS GG Libretro Core Accuracy Active Recommended
PC
Genesis Plus GX[1] Multi-platform 1.7.5 RC1 Very high
MAME Multi-platform 0.215 High
Emulicious Multi-platform 2019-02-16 Very high ~
BizHawk Windows 2.3.2 Very high ~
Phoenix Multi-platform 2.8.JAG Very high ~
Pantheon Windows 8.914 High ~
TwoMbit Windows, macOS, Linux 1.0.5 Very high
CLK macOS and UNIXalikes 2019-09-28 Very high
higan Multi-platform v106 High
Gearsystem Multi-platform 2.6.1 High
MasterGear Multi-platform 4.5 High
Kega Fusion Windows, Linux, macOS 3.64 Mid
PicoDrive Multi-platform (PC) 1.93 Mid
FreezeSMS Windows 4.6 Very high
DarcNES Multi-platform 9b0401/9b0313 Low
SMS Plus Windows, macOS, Linux 1.3 ?
Osmose Linux 1.3 ?
HiSMS Windows 0.01 beta ?
nemulator Windows 4.2 ?
Essgee Windows v001.5 ?
Mobile
Genesis Plus GX[1] Multi-platform 1.7.5 RC1 Very high
PicoDrive Multi-platform (ARM devices) 1.93 Mid
GearMasterPlayer Android 1.0.5 ?
Consoles
PicoDrive PSP, ARM Devices 1.93 Mid
Genesis Plus GX Wii, GameCube 1.7.5 RC1 ?
MasterBoy PlayStation Portable 2.10 ?
Virtual Console Wii, Nintendo 3DS N/A ?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only available on PC and mobile as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch)
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Consoles: SG-1000Master SystemGenesis / Mega DriveCD32XSaturnDreamcast
Handhelds: Game Gear
Arcade: System seriesModel 1Model 2Model 3Naomi