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Even with Nintendo being your soft spot, I would definitely check out some Master System titles, as well as TG16 / PC Engine. Both systems had some really unique games, and actually the NEC TurboGrafx 16 is one of my favorite systems of all time. Probably in the top five anyway....

And really USB versions of NES and SNES controllers are cheap enough there's no reason not to have them around if that's what you feel most comfortable with with those games. TOMEE makes some pretty good ones for cheap...
That's why I've ordered two of each of those controllers and a 7-port USB hub so I can connect 'em all I'll have to check out the titles on those systems, as I honestly never did anything beyond the Game Gear on the Sega side, and I never touched TG16.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:52 PM
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Sega Master System Must Plays:

Wonder Boy (nearly identical to 'Adventure Island' on the NES, but better bosses and better graphics)
Alex Kidd in Miracle World: It's SEGA's platformer and mascot before Sonic. Extremely good game, bright and colorful
Space Harrier - A port of the Arcade classic... extremely impressive for a console game
Outrun - Classic SEGA arcade racer
Fantasy Zone - A "Cute em up" before cute em ups were ever a thing. Badass graphics for an 8-bit game, and the bosses are fun as hell
Fantasy Zone II - More of the same!
R-Type - This one is available for most of the 16-bit systems so you could be forgiven for not playing it, but the SMS port is extremely good.
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Curse
Zillion and Zillion II - These are hard to explain, and are even harder to play... but they're exceptionally good games.
Teddy Boy - This one is a personal favorite of mine and often gets overlooked. It's sort of this weird cross between platformer and puzzler. It's bright and colorful like most SMS games, and extremely easy to pick up and play without having to dedicate a whole lot of time to it. Addictive.

Although Nintendo will always be my number one, the Sega Master System has a special place in my heart. I honestly believe that it had much better graphics than the NES. Way more colorful, the sprites were often bigger with less flicker, and the games were mostly unique. The NES had superior sound, even though the SMS sound isn't terrible.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:08 PM
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TG16:

Bonk's Adventure - Bonk is to NEC what Mario is to Nintendo and Sonic is to SEGA. Glorious platforming gameplay with LOADS of humor. It's a blast!
Bonk II: Bonk's Revenge
Bonk III: Bonk's Big Adventure
Alien Crush - Groundbreaking video pinball with a gory theme
Devil's Crush - Sequel to Alien Crush, smooth scrolling pinball with a badass satanic / occult theme. It's consistently rated one of the best video pinball games for any system - ever.
Galaga '90 - A near 100% faithful port of Galaga '88 which in itself was a revamped version of the original game we all know from the arcade. Extremely good sound, addictive gameplay. It plays very much like the original Galaga, just with better graphics and awesome stereo sound.
Neutopia - Zelda clone, very very good!
Neutopia II
Dungeon Explorer II - Exactly what it says, think Gauntlet. You explore dungeons and kill things.
Air Zonk - A super crazy shoot-em-up in the same vein of Gradius, Life-Force, and R-Type... but with a shit ton of humor thrown in.
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood - This game is consistently heralded as one of the best games in the franchise - EVER.
Blazing Lasers - Vertical shooter, hugely popular even here in the states and addictive as hell. It was actually a launch title for the system if my memory serves.


There are TONS more TG16 and PC Engine (The Japanese name for the TG16) - While it wasn't huge stateside in Japan it was phenomenal. The library of Japanese games is absolutely crazy, and most of them can be played without the need for translation. The TG16/PC Engine also has one of the biggest libraries of shoot-em-ups and cute-em-ups ever.

And that's not even getting into the huge liibrary of Turbo CD games - yup - the TG16 had a CD-ROM addon, in fact I believe it was the first system ever to have one. And there are plenty of CD images out there, and they all play very well.
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