Sega Master System, Game Gear, and Mark III come to the Japanese Virtual Console

I have a mint, boxed Sega Master System in storage, and I often think of bringing it out to play. I always end up changing my mind, as digging it out and hooking it up would be quite the hassle. Now, if I were in Japan, I wouldn’t have to bother. We’ve been expecting some console additions to the Japanese Wii Virtual Console for awhile now, and it looks like Sega will fill in those holes.

On top of the addition of Sega’s Master System to Wii’s Japanese VC, the Sega Mark III and Game Gear will also join in the fun. The release kicks off next month with Fist of the North Star (600 Wii points) and Fantasy Zone (500 Wii points).

While its doubtful that the US will ever see Sega Mark III games on their Virtual Console, IGN does say that we will see the Master System games soon. 

Sega, I’m ready for Alex Kidd, Wonderboy, Baku Baku, Phantasy Star and more whenever you’re ready.

What about you? Do you see yourself buying these old games? 

[Thanks, JR] 

Dale North