Bye Bye Amazon !

Since the 16/01/2019, the small ones like me cannot use anymore the Amazon API (Product Advertising API) ! It is now Impossible to get raw listing of video games, and display them through my web pages. No alternative. It really sucks, and it is brutal. The official reason is “business rationalization”… Hope they still have some cash.

Anyway, meanwhile debugging my code, I have updated the biblios Master System (1.63) and 32X (1.26). New variations for Sega Master System games, and even more youtube video for Sega 32X.

Biblio Master System 1.61 : a more accurate finder

The biblio Master System 1.61 is available now. I added several visuals – from my personal collection – and by a new version of the finder. You have certainly pointed out that there are too many false eBay results for the Sega Master System. The cause is pretty simple : many of the games for this console have been released for the Game Gear and the Megadrive/Genesis too. The keywords research is so polluted.

The new finder uses today more efficiently the biblio data to avoid, as possible, the false results. I hope you will appreciate. The other biblios should benefit of this feature in near future.

The japanese holy grail : Bomber Raid

Few days ago, I received many gifts for my birthday. One of them should be interesting for you. My friend gave me a Mark 3 game, the japanese Master System console, but not an average one, THE most wanted : Bomber Raid ! This game is the last game edited in Japan for the console, in 1988, that’s why it is so rare – it is a good game too.

Bomber Raid - front - Mark 3 - Japan Bomber Raid - back - Mark 3 - Japan

Dragon : Bruce Lee enflamme la Master System… ou presque

La vie de Bruce Lee fut portée au cinéma en 1993, dans Dragon : The Bruce Lee Story, un film de Rob Cohen. Il fut adapté en jeux vidéo sur quasiment toutes les consoles 8/16 bits du moment (et la Jaguar). Mais le version Master System est très différente : là où les versions >16 bits reprennent les grands ennemis du film et se présentent donc sur la forme d’une succession de duels à 1 contre 1 (Bruce Lee contre un CPU), la version sms est un vrai jeu de plateforme, où il faut bien sûr cogner du méchant.

Dragon sur Master System

Dragon sur Master System

Nostalgia sequence : “plug me on a SEGA !”

I could not resist to share with you an old french TV ad for the Sega Master System console. It was the first ad I saw for this system, actually splitted in two parts. This is the second one (I am still looking for the first). Here is a short word-to-word translation : “it’s me again, you haven’t not plug (connect) me yet. So, be kind/cool, plug me on a SEGA !”. Souvenirs, souvenirs !

httpv://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=xAjryVbfdbQ

Biblio 1.56 for SMS : 4 new variations !

It is a great pleasure to announce the immediate release of the Biblio 1.56, the Sega Master System (sms) game list. 4 new variations for a total of 778 games to collect : Spy vs Spy, Super Monaco GP, Taz Mania and Teddy Boy. I have also added several links to insert scans (provided by smspower.org) and improved the Priceminister integration.

Streets of Rage !

Streets of Rage, voilà un titre de légende ! Cet excellent jeu 2D proposait de nettoyer un ville de divers gars (et fifilles, et… autres) louches à grands coups de poings/pieds/têtes. Un concept simple, jouissif à deux, que vous pouvez retrouver dans des titres comme Double Dragon ou Final Fight. Streets of Rage porte la marque de SEGA, et reste un des titres phares de la Megadrive (notamment grâce à l’équipe de développement qui fut à l’origine de Shinobi, un autre monument), et pour certains – dont moi – LE meilleur beat-them-all de tous les temps !

Cependant, il ne faudrait pas oublier les 2 excellentes conversions de Streets of Rage sur Master System (et sur Game Gear).

Streets of Rage 2 est difficile à trouver sur Master System, et présente une variation de sa jaquette intéressante :

Streets of Rage 2 sur Master System

Streets of Rage 2 sur Megadrive

Streets of Rage 2 sur Megadrive