I, Gamer pt 2: Master System and a bunch of Peripherals

So, picking up where I left off: Early 90's. My golden decade. Anyway, some beautiful day my parents came back from the electronics store and brought me something new. A brand new Sega Master System II. The Brazilian Master System II was pretty much the same as the original version, but it came with a new embedded game: Alex Kidd in the Miracle World. I remember opening the box and feeling astonished with the cool futuristic design. Compared to the vintage looking Atari 2600, the Master System angular shape and black and red coloring looked like something out of sci-fi film. Hey, I was 7 and easily impressed! But what really blew my mind was the D-pad. I've never seen one before and the how concept of using my left thumb to move instead of the whole right hand was really interesting. Suddenly I didn't suck (so much) at games. I've got mad skillz with the left thumb.
 
It was around then when I began to love video games. Soon I had a of dozen of games, including some really memorable like California Games, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker and that horrible Ghostbusters game. Horrible but I loved it when I was little. Every time I went the electronics store with dad, I came back with one or two games or a new peripheral. Dad always love those gimmicks and kept buying them. I had the Light Phaser (which I only used to play Rambo III), the 3D Scope (which only used with 2 or 3 games, the only which I recall was Maze Hunter 3D). I even had the arcade controller, which was pretty stupid for me to have, as I never used and the d-pad is just what made me love the Master System in the first place. 

 Oooh, Louie Louie's riff
  You may find strange to read this but, during this time I've never heard of Nintendo. All my friends had Master Systems or Atari. A local company, Tec Toy, managed the Sega systems in the country, and they did a good job promoting them. So sorry, no fond memories of Super Mario Bros or Mega Man. I played a lot of Alex Kidd, 
The Lucky Dime Caper starring Donald Duck and California Games. And a bunch of sports games but I don't remember their names. It's noteworthy that even though I liked the MS controller a lot, I still SUCKED DICKS at video games. I never, ever finished a Master System game until I was older and played at a cousin's old system. I played them for the journey, not the destination. I remember reaching finishing that blue castle level but never got further than that. In my defense, my time with the Master System was relatively short. I don't know exactly how many months, something between 10 and 17. And then I got a new console but again, I continue the story on another post.
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Posted by HaroldoNVU

So, picking up where I left off: Early 90's. My golden decade. Anyway, some beautiful day my parents came back from the electronics store and brought me something new. A brand new Sega Master System II. The Brazilian Master System II was pretty much the same as the original version, but it came with a new embedded game: Alex Kidd in the Miracle World. I remember opening the box and feeling astonished with the cool futuristic design. Compared to the vintage looking Atari 2600, the Master System angular shape and black and red coloring looked like something out of sci-fi film. Hey, I was 7 and easily impressed! But what really blew my mind was the D-pad. I've never seen one before and the how concept of using my left thumb to move instead of the whole right hand was really interesting. Suddenly I didn't suck (so much) at games. I've got mad skillz with the left thumb.
 
It was around then when I began to love video games. Soon I had a of dozen of games, including some really memorable like California Games, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker and that horrible Ghostbusters game. Horrible but I loved it when I was little. Every time I went the electronics store with dad, I came back with one or two games or a new peripheral. Dad always love those gimmicks and kept buying them. I had the Light Phaser (which I only used to play Rambo III), the 3D Scope (which only used with 2 or 3 games, the only which I recall was Maze Hunter 3D). I even had the arcade controller, which was pretty stupid for me to have, as I never used and the d-pad is just what made me love the Master System in the first place. 

 Oooh, Louie Louie's riff
  You may find strange to read this but, during this time I've never heard of Nintendo. All my friends had Master Systems or Atari. A local company, Tec Toy, managed the Sega systems in the country, and they did a good job promoting them. So sorry, no fond memories of Super Mario Bros or Mega Man. I played a lot of Alex Kidd, 
The Lucky Dime Caper starring Donald Duck and California Games. And a bunch of sports games but I don't remember their names. It's noteworthy that even though I liked the MS controller a lot, I still SUCKED DICKS at video games. I never, ever finished a Master System game until I was older and played at a cousin's old system. I played them for the journey, not the destination. I remember reaching finishing that blue castle level but never got further than that. In my defense, my time with the Master System was relatively short. I don't know exactly how many months, something between 10 and 17. And then I got a new console but again, I continue the story on another post.
Edited by owl_of_minerva

I'm going to guess the next chapter is the

Anyway nice blog, I look forward to the next one. I never had a chance to play the Master System though, my first console was the SNES.
Posted by HaroldoNVU

Thanks. I'm trying to open that spoiler bar but some bug is preventing me but I assume you got it right.