Master System Super Compact
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|Master System Super Compact|
The Master System Super Compact is a special Sega Master System release by Sega's Brazilian distributor, Tectoy. As the name suggests, the console is essentially a compact version of a regular Master System, being smaller in size and therefore portable. It is one of the few pieces of Sega branded hardware to never leave South America, seeing a release in Uruguay as well as Brazil. It is "super" compact as around this time Tectoy had released the Master System III Compact, and this machine is smaller.
The Master System Super Compact is similar to the Sega Mega Jet, though runs Master System cartridges instead of pre-installed Sega Mega Drive ones. It can be powered via a battery as well as a regular AC power supply. One major feature is that the functionality of the Mark III Telecon Pack is built-in, allowing the user to broadcast the A/V signal to any nearby TV tuned to channels 3 or 4, making it a completely wireless unit. However, the wireless feature is prone to interference, so the console can also be connected to a TV using standard RCA cables for better picture quality.
There were three different releases of the Master System Super Compact in Brazil, each with a different built-in game. One with Alex Kidd in Miracle World, one with Sonic the Hedgehog and a "special edition" version with Super Futebol II. A PAL-N version was also produced for the Uruguayan market. The design was also recycled for the Master System Girl.
|Master System, BR (Alex Kidd)|
|Sega Master System|
|Topics||Sega Master System | Technical Specifications (Hardware Comparison) | History | Boot ROM|
|Hardware||Asia | North America | Europe (West | North | South | Central and East) | South America | Africa |
|Add-ons||Demo Unit II | Telecon Pack | FM Sound Unit | 3-D Glasses|
|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||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|