Sega Master System II (Sonic the Hedghog Edition)

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The Master System II, was a relaunch of the 1987 machine, and was a cost reduced version of that, it lacked the composite output, being RF only. The card slot was also missing, so none of the flat cards or 3D glasses could be used, though these were no longer in production. The unused expansion port is missing, and the reset button was changed over to a much larger pause function one.

It had a slide opening cartridge slot, and usually came with Alex Kidd in Miracle world built in, this is the much rarer Sonic the Hedgehog version which was released to coincide with the game's launch. It is quite different to the Megadrive version with tweaked level design and a stiffer challenge.

The system sold very well, and was priced at a low level to attract younger players, a strategy that worked better than Sega could have hoped, as those who bought this would often then go onto a Mega Drive when they were older.

Sega kept up a steady supply of conversions from the Mega Drive, and also introduced a budget range of carts, sales of MS software remained high into the Christmas period of 1993.

In Brazil, the console was manufactured by Techtoy, and produced until 2014, and has the longest life of any console. It has many regionalised versions of western games, and a good few exclusives.

Manufacturer: Sega
Date: 1991

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH70113. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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