Description:The Sega Master System is a third-generation home video game console that was manufactured by Sega. It was originally released in 1985 as the Sega Mark III in Japan. After being redesigned prior to its North American launch, the console was renamed Master System and released in 1986 in North America, 1987 in Europe, and 1989 in Brazil. The redesigned Master System was also released in Japan in 1987
Specs:Cpu: Zilog Z80
Memory: 64 kbits (8 KB)
Effect:The Master System was designed with superior hardware when compared to the NES. It contains twice as much memory as its competitor from Nintendo.The CPU of the Master System runs at a faster speed than the processor in the NES, which is a Ricoh NMOS 6502 running at 1.79 MHz, however a Z80 requires more cycles. The NES is capable of displaying 25 colors at a time from a master palette of 54, in contrast to the 32 colors at a time from a 64 color master palette on the Master System.
Disco: ROM cartridge, Sega Card