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New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 1:25 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Lately I've developed a fascination with Sega's first console, the SG-1000 released in Japan. I just ordered one off Ebay. If it works okay, I may be adding a new system to the 1980's console section!

I consulted with the foremost expert in the field, Terry Herman from http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/

He said the power adapter should work fine but I may need a TV that tunes in to channels 95 or 96 to pick up the video signal. My Toshiba CRT set does, so we'll see what happens.

Re: New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 2:41 pm
by scotland
Hoody Hoo!

This is exciting.

I guess the Dina was not going to work out. I don't know if the America Master System with everdrive could play SG-1000 ROMs or not, but I think there are some BIOS or color palette issues too. Besides, this way you get to play them on the original equipment, with the original controllers, output, and everything. Good luck on hunting down carts on ebay.

Re: New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 3:10 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Tell me more about the Everdrive! I never heard of that.

Re: New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 3:25 pm
by Gentlegamer
VideoGameCritic wrote:Tell me more about the Everdrive! I never heard of that.


Everdrive is a whole family of flash carts for various systems. They are available at several websites, but the creator is http://shop.krikzz.com/

Re: New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 3:30 pm
by scotland
I don't have a SMS everdrive, I just read the forums about it. Its another stoneage gamer product.

http://www.stoneagegamer.com/flash-carts/master-everdrive-master-system/

and some comments on someone using the everdrive in conjunction with SG-1000 games.

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=1822.0

Again, I don't have an SMS everdrive at all, so I've never tried this. If you do, let us know how it works.

Re: New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 3:30 pm
by Shapur
Fascinating.

I'm very interested to see what comes of this, although I suspect the library might be a bit lacking. Any which way, SEGA!

Re: New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 3:40 pm
by Sut
Look forward to the reviews. I purchased one a year or two ago but had to sell it. I just couldn't get the thing to work with a PAL TV so had to move it on.
I hear it's a lot easier for you guys as your also NTSC.

My only knowledge of the games is through the excellent Sega Does blog and there does seem to be some fascinating games Star Jacker, Girls Garden to name a few but I also think there is a lot of turds as well especially the sports titles.

Looking forward to the reviews did you get a model 1 or model 2 ? The model 2 you can switch the controllers with Genesis ones as the SG ones are pretty bad.

Re: New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 4:14 pm
by Marriott_Guy
VideoGameCritic wrote:Lately I've developed a fascination with Sega's first console, the SG-1000 released in Japan. I just ordered one off Ebay. If it works okay, I may be adding a new system to the 1980's console section!

I consulted with the foremost expert in the field, Terry Herman from http://www.rfgeneration.com/

He said the power adapter should work fine but I may need a TV that tunes in to channels 95 or 96 to pick up the video signal. My Toshiba CRT set does, so we'll see what happens.


Glad to assist Dave. Can you please adjust the reference to my website (www.videogamecopnsolelibrary.com)? Thx!

Terry

Re: New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 4:17 pm
by Marriott_Guy
What model did you end up getting? The Mark III?

Re: New System: Sega SG-1000

Posted: January 10th, 2016, 4:52 pm
by Gentlegamer
Marriott_Guy wrote:Glad to assist Dave. Can you please adjust the reference to my website (http://www.videogamecopnsolelibrary.com)? Thx!

Terry


You pulled a Capcpom.