3-D Glasses

From Sega Retro

Sms 3d glasses.jpg
Fast facts on the 3-D Glasses
Manufacturer: Sega
Made for: Sega Master System
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
¥6,000[1] ?
Sega Master System
$? 3073
Sega Master System
£39.95[2][3] MK-3073-50
Sega Master System
?F MK-3073-50
Sega Master System
DM ? MK-3073-50
Sega Master System
?Ptas MK-3073-50
Sega Master System
R$500.00 ?
Sega Master System
? ?
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[5].

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 £39.95,[2] 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.

Compatible game list

Promotional material


CVG UK 090.pdf

Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #90: "April 1989" (1989-03-16)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #91: "May 1989" (1989-04-11)[6]
  • ACE (UK) #20: "May 1989" (1989-xx-xx)[7]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #92: "June 1989" (1989-05-16)[8]
  • ACE (UK) #21: "June 1989" (1989-xx-xx)[9]

Physical scans

Master System, US
3DGlasses US backcover.jpgNospine-small.pngSms 3dglasses box.jpg
Master System, EU
3DGlasses EU backcover.jpgNospine-small.png3DGlasses SMS Box Front Alt.jpg
Master System, JP
3-D Glasses JP Box Top.jpg
3-D Glasses JP Box Spine1.jpgSms 3dglasses jpbox.jpg3-D Glasses JP Box Spine2.jpg
3-D Glasses JP Box Bottom.jpg
3-D Glasses JP Manual.pdf
Master System, JP (Zaxxon 3D bundle)
3-D Glasses JP Zaxxon Box Bottom.jpg3-D Glasses JP Zaxxon Box Spine.jpg3-D Glasses JP Zaxxon Box Top.jpg
Master System, KR
3DGlasses SMS KR Box Front.jpg
Master System, BR
3DGlasses SMS BR Box Back.jpgNospine-small.png3DGlasses SMS BR Box Front.jpg
Master System, AR
3DGlasses SMS AR Box Back.jpgNospine-small.png3DGlasses SMS AR Box Front.jpg

External links


  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 077.pdf, page 10
  3. File:CVG UK 090.pdf, page 105
  4. File:CVG UK 073.pdf, page 132
  5. File:UltimateHistoryofVideoGames Book US.pdf, page 376
  6. File:CVG UK 091.pdf, page 84
  7. File:ACE UK 20.pdf, page 68
  8. File:CVG UK 092.pdf, page 89
  9. File:ACE UK 21.pdf, page 76
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