|Fast facts on Master System 3|
The Master System 3 is a console released by Tectoy exclusively in Brazil in 2008. It is a continuation of the long-running Sega Master System line seen in the country, succeeding the line of "Master System 3 Collection" consoles (which in turn followed the "Master System III Compact"). Like the last two models of its predecessor, this Master System 3 lacks a cartridge slot, relying solely on built-in games. It has a shorter name and also opts for a radically changed design over previous consoles, presumed to be unique to Tectoy products.
Internally, it is likely the same as the Master System 3 Collection with 131 games, since they have the same menu saying "Master System 3 Collection 131 Super Jogos" and share the same list of games.
The Master System 3 comes with 131 built-in games (or so it claims), the same number as the last Master System 3 Collection console to be released. It also comes with two Sega Mega Drive-style six button control pads which plug into two DE-9 ports, although most of the buttons on the pads are redundant as the console has no built-in Mega Drive games.
Out of the 131 games included, the majority are Master System games and at least one game, Sonic Drift 2 is a Sega Game Gear release, but others are mobile games produced by Tectoy. This is a "console on a chip", so the Master System/Game Gear support is emulated. Little is known about Tectoy's consoles from this period - Tectoy made no effort to differentiate platforms when compiling software lists. Some games were included in the Tectoy Mega Drive 3.
The Master System 3 was replaced by the Master System Evolution in 2011. In 2016 Tectoy produced a limited batch of the Master System 3, this time with the blue controllers also bundled with the Master System Evolution.
|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|