Everywhere I go, Sega's 8-bit console tends to get little respect. I know it did quite well in Europe and Australia, but in North America it was dwarfed by something called Nintendo Entertainment System. This is really sad, because I have been discovering this forgotten gem as of late, and I really think its graphics and sound quality easily outdo the lauded NES.
I am also finding that many of the good games for this system never saw stateside release. Thankfully, PAL and NTSC games play on any Master System hardware, and plenty of European and Australian games can be had relatively affordably through ebay.
Are there any others out there who have found a love for this much neglected system?