8-bit Service Games

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A blog dedicated to Sega’s 8-bit consoles may seem like a weird topic to have for a blog. They’ve never been the most popular pieces of hardware and the homebrew scene for them is quite scarce. It would have been easier to have a blog dedicated to more popular platforms like the Nintendo Entertainment System or even the Commodore 64. Ever since I was a kid though, I have had a love for Sega and so I created 8-bit Service Games with the intention of bringing more attention to their 8-bit consoles.

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Attack of the Petscii Robots is a game from the 8-Bit-Guy released in September of 2020. Since that time it’s been ported to many consoles and retro computers with many others in the works. One thing I have to ask though, why is there no Master System port? Why is a version not being worked on for the Sega Master System?

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Retro gaming has taken off in a big way the past decade, and only looks to continue to grow. With big companies like Nintendo, Sony and Sega releasing miniature retro console clones over the past few years, interest continues to grow and what was once considered niche has become mainstream. With the advent of the Raspberry Pi and other single board computers, as well as emulation handhelds like the RG 350 and Retroid Pocket 2, emulation for those retro systems has also become a lot more affordable, and easy to set up. Despite these advancements, there are those of us who prefer to play on actual hardware, faults and all.

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