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Name Flash, The
System Master System II
Year 1993
Developer Probe
Genre Action

The "Flash" Sega Master System was a video game console released in the late 1980s.

It was the Sega Master System's attempt at competing with Nintendo's dominant NES console.

Despite its name, the "Flash" Sega Master System did not have any special features or capabilities that set it apart from other Master System models.

The Sega Master System was released in 1985 and was Sega's first entry into the home video game console market.

It was initially released in Japan and later in other regions, including North America and Europe.

The Master System was powered by a Zilog Z80 processor and had a video display processor (VDP) capable of displaying graphics and animations in 256 x 192 resolution with up to 32 colors on screen.

The Sega Master System had a large library of games, including popular titles such as "Alex Kidd in Miracle World," "Phantasy Star," and "Sonic the Hedgehog." It also had the ability to play Sega's own arcade games through the use of the Sega Arcade Power Stick.

Despite its strong library of games and decent hardware, the Sega Master System struggled to compete with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the United States and Europe.

One of the reasons for this was the lack of third-party support for the Master System, which left it with a smaller selection of games compared to the NES.

In an attempt to increase sales, Sega released the "Flash" Sega Master System in the late 1980s.

The "Flash" Sega Master System was essentially a standard Master System with the addition of a built-in memory card, allowing players to save their progress in games.

The built-in memory card was a significant improvement over the previous model, which required players to purchase a separate memory card to save their progress.

The "Flash" Sega Master System also came with a small amount of built-in games, including "Hang-On" and "Safari Hunt." Despite the improvements, the "Flash" Sega Master System did not achieve the success that Sega had hoped for.

The console continued to struggle against the NES and was eventually discontinued in the 1990s as the Sega Genesis (also known as the Mega Drive outside of North America) took over as Sega's flagship home video game console.

In conclusion, the "Flash" Sega Master System was a valiant effort by Sega to compete with the Nintendo Entertainment System, but it ultimately failed to make a significant impact.

The built-in memory card was a welcome improvement, but it was not enough to overcome the NES's larger library of games and stronger third-party support.

The "Flash" Sega Master System remains a interesting footnote in the history of video game consoles and is now a collectible item for retro gaming enthusiasts.

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