The Master System Collection

I’ve been casting around for a little while for a new collection to pursue. My last serious effort was the Peanuts badges (Americans call them pins) by Butterfly Originals. I have just shy of 70 now, which is basically the whole series.I continue to collect Laurent Durieux prints but I am running out of wall space. So what else fits the bill?

Retro gaming is a thing now. It has been for a few years. As a game I can point to the 90’s as my favourite decade for video games and it all started for me with the Sega Master System II. I own one (not the one i originally had, unfortunately) and I have a few games in good condition to go with it. They look good lined up and are relatively affordable these days.

So I’ve racked my brain to come up with a list of all the MSII games I ever played. My goal is to collect them all in good condition, in box, with manual. The hit list, as far as I remember so far, is as follows:

  • Aladdin
  • Alex Kidd: High-Tech World
  • Asterix
  • Back to the Future III
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castle of Illusion (starring Mickey Mouse)
  • Cool Spot
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Fantasy Zone II
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Golden Axe
  • Hang On
  • Jurassic Park
  • Land of Illusion (starring Mickey Mouse)
  • Lemmings
  • The Lion King
  • Lucky Dime Caper, The (starring Donald Duck)
  • Marble Madness
  • Micro Machines
  • The New Zealand Story
  • Out Run
  • Pacmania
  • Penguin Land
  • Populous
  • R-Type
  • StarWars

There have to be a few more but they aren’t jumping out at me right now. Still, the above looks like a reasonable start. eBay here I come!