From Sega Retro
|Type: Display device|
|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 £39.95, 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.
List of compatible games
- Main article: 3-D Glasses/Magazine articles.
US TV advert
|Master System, JP (Zaxxon 3D bundle)|
- Computer & Video Games, "March 1988" (UK; 1988-02-15), page 10
- Computer & Video Games, "April 1989" (UK; 1989-03-16), page 105
- Computer & Video Games, "November 1987" (UK; 1987-10-15), page 132
- File:UltimateHistoryofVideoGames Book US.pdf, page 376
- Computer & Video Games, "May 1989" (UK; 1989-04-11), page 84
- ACE, "May 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 68
- Computer & Video Games, "June 1989" (UK; 1989-05-16), page 89
- ACE, "June 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 76
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