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SMSPlus is an emulator of the Sega Master System and Game Gear hardware. The Sega Master System (SMS) is an 8 bit console developed by Sega, released in the mid 1980ies. It became very succesful, especially in Europe and Brazil,
while in USA and Japan it did not have any chance against the NES console which had the biggest market share. The Game Gear (GG) is a portable handheld console released in the early 1990ies, having very similar hardware to the Sega Master System, only
with some special graphics modes, better video processor and stereo sound. Because of the hardware similarities between the SMS and the GG consoles, most often the games are available for the both platforms, or are easy to port from the one platform to the other.
This similarity also makes the development of emulators for the both consoles, a simultaneous job, where developing the emulation features for the one platform, benefits the other as well. Because the SMSPlus port for the AmigaOS 4.0 crashed under
my install for some reason, after some efforts to contact the Amiga port maintainer, I had no other choise than to port the emulator by myself for my needs. Presented on this page is the SDL version of the emulator, which is the easiest to port
to any platform. It worked quite well without any problems, while developing some software for the Sega Master System and is confirmed to be stable. It proved to be an irreplaceable utility while developing King Kong for the Sega Master System.
For the Game Gear consoles popular titles are the games:
Addams Family, Adventures of Batman and Robin, Batman Returns and Batman Forever, Beavis and Butt-head, Chuck Rock and Chuck Rock II - Son of Chuck, Cutthroat Island, Double Dragon, Earthworm Jim, Ecco the Dolphin and Ecco - The Tides of Time, FIFA International Soccer and FIFA Soccer 96, Shinobi and Shinobi II - The Silent Fury, Gunstar Heroes, Legend of Illusion, Mac Donald - Ronald in the Magical World, Mortal Kombat, RoboCop 3 and RoboCop versus The Terminator, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic Blast, Sonic Drift, Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic & Tails, Sonic Triple Trouble, Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage II, Tintin in Tibet, True Lies, Tom and Jerry - The Movie, Wolfchild, Wonder Boy and Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, Zool.
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