Reply 14280 of 16123, by PTherapist
Today I received an Everdrive cartridge for the Sega Master System.
I was previously put off by the high price of the official Master Everdrive, especially since I can play Master System games on my Mega Drive anyway. But I was browsing AliExpress and noticed the Chinese Master System Everdrive clones were now available, so last week I ordered one. The official Everdrive is more feature-rich, but for under £24 delivered I couldn't resist the cheap clone card.
It gives my old scuffed & battered Master System console some purpose now and as a bonus allows me to play Sega SG-1000 games too!
Happily the card is working great and I've been playing a few games to test it out. I'd forgotten how much easier the Master System version of Rainbow Islands is compared with other versions. I was just messing about with it and half an hour later I was halfway through the game. 🤣
The first game test didn't go amazingly well though, as the crappy original Master System controller decided to stop working properly. Had to open it up and reseat the wires, there's a broken connection in there somewhere. Got it fixed though and resumed playing. The original controller is pretty terrible, but a nice gimmick to have one of them in working order.