|Fast facts on the 3-D Glasses|
|Made for: Sega Master System|
The 3-D Glasses (セガ3-Dグラス), also known as SegaScope 3-D Glasses, Óculos 3D in Brazil and Anteojos 3D in Argentina is a Sega Master System peripheral which creates the illusion of three-dimensional graphics in certain video games. They were invented by Mark Cerny of Marble Madness fame.
The 3-D Glasses use a shutter system to close the left and right lens rapidly to create a 3D effect. The Master System glasses can only be used in the original Master System, since it hooks up directly to the card port not found in the Master System II (US/EU model). Such a system allows 3-D graphics in full color. A disadvantage is that it halves the effective frame-rate, which some users can perceive as flicker. It also tends not to work with non-CRT-based televisions.
The Glasses were released in the UK in October 1987 at a price of £49.95, with the North American release in the same year. The 3-D Glasses were also released in Japan in November 1987 (initially bundled with Zaxxon 3D) and both Brazil and South Korea in 1989.
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|Master System, JP (Zaxxon 3D bundle)|
|Sega Master System Hardware|
|Master System Variations||Asia | North America | Europe | South America|
|Add-ons||Demo Unit II | Telecon Pack | FM Sound Unit | 3-D Glasses|
|Game Controllers||SJ-152 | Control Pad | 3-D Glasses | Control Stick | Handle Controller | Light Phaser | Paddle Control | Rapid Fire Unit | Sports Pad | SG Commander|
|Misc. Hardware||Action Replay | Card Catcher | Action Case | Freedom Connection | Playkit|
|Unreleased Accessories||Floppy Disk Drive|
|Consoles on a Chip||Arcade Gamer Portable | Coby TF-DVD560 | DVD Karaoke Game DVT-G100 | Fun Play 20-in-1 | Master System 3 | Master System Evolution | Master System Handy | PlayPal Plug & Play | Poga | Time Plug & Play on TV|