3-D Glasses

From Sega Retro

Sms 3d glasses.jpg
3-D Glasses
Manufacturer: Sega
Type: Display device
Made for: Sega Master System
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
¥6,000[1] ?
Sega Master System
$? 3073
Sega Master System
£39.95More...[2]More...[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,More...[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.

List of compatible games

Magazine articles

Main article: 3-D Glasses/Magazine articles.

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)More...[6]
  • ACE (UK) #20: "May 1989" (1989-xx-xx)More...[7]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #92: "June 1989" (1989-05-16)More...[8]
  • ACE (UK) #21: "June 1989" (1989-xx-xx)More...[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


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