Samsung Megadrive : Super Gam*Boy !

Last Update: September 5th 2013

It’s been quite a while now that I have had some deep interest for the South Korean video game market. It first started a few years back when I moved to Hong Kong for a job at a videogames online retailing company. I started getting a few Playstation 2 and Gamecube Korean games because these were offering Japanese artworks with English ingame texts. That was until I found out about a retro-gaming market in South Korea. As a collector of Japanese games I found it very interesting to see that Korea had an alternative market of its own. And as a true Megadrive Fan I just went crazy when I found out about all the Sega games and systems sold in Korea under the Samsung license. I’ve already introduced the Hyundai Super Comboy aka Super Nintendo with my small collection of games to my French readers here and here and now the time has come to introduce you to the Samsung Super Gam*Boy!

A bit of history

“After the end of World War II, South Korea banned “Japanese cultural imports” such as music, film, manga and literature. In South Korea, the ban was partially lifted under the Kim Dae-jung administration in 1998. In January 2004, the ban on imports of Japanese CDs and DVDs was finally lifted in South Korea. Despite this, there were some South Korean DVD imports of movies that were identical to Japanese DVDs sold from 1999 to 2003.” (source : Wikipedia).

After reading this, many deducted those were the reasons why Sega handed its Master System & Megadrive to Samsung (as they would do later with the Saturn and same as Nintendo did with Hyundai from the NES to the N64 era). Supposing that Japanese entertainement companies selling products in South Korea under their own name was just impossible and that the only way they found to avoid this embargo was to ask some major South Korean electronic manufacturers to handle both of their products localization and distibution isn’t that far fetched. And it’s probably true that because of these fragile relationships, many games officially distributed in South Korea contained English roms & texts rather than Japanese ones. However this has never been proven so far and the true reasons remain unknown to me to this day (it could have also been simply because any foreign entrepreneurship in South Korea required a joint venture or because Sega wasn’t willing to lay down financial resources for such a small market, or all of the above together…)

Quick view at the Master System/Mark III Era


In order to understand the South Korean branding of Sega Products, I belive it is important to start with the Master System. At the begining a few rebranded Sega Mark III consoles and games were released by a company named OACS but the Master System was quickly handed to Samsung under the name of Gam*Boy – 겜*보이 (and Nintendo’s GameBoy under the name of Mini-Comboy… sigh). It came with the shapes of a model 1 Master System and only had one small cosmetic change in its life time. The earlier version had its name written in Hangul, while the latest one had it written in Latin alphabet.

The system plays Sega Mark III Japanese cartridges and Sega “My Card” only, like the über-superior Master System from Japan. While priced at 119000₩ on release (around 120US$) and more expensive than the very popular Zemmix consolized MSX or any Famiclone, the Gam*Boy did sell quite well in South Korea. According to an early 1994 issue of the Game World magazine, the Gam*Boy sold about 130 000 units over its first year on the market, in 1989 (while the NES/Comboy poorly performed at 20 000 units for the same year, surely suffering from famicom wide spread piracy).

(thanks to derboo @smspower.org for the charts.)

A Magazine Game*Boy Ad

A Gam*Boy Magazine Ad…  It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Gam*Boy !

Among the great things about this Korean Master System are without a doubt the exclusive games as Mark III cartridges (such as Sonic 1 & 2, Streets of Rage 1 & 2 etc…) and its joypads. As you can see on the pictures they are rounded and come with a real D-pad (which was supposed to be a Nintendo exclusive license by the way…).

Later in the early 90′s Samsung released the equivalent of the Master System Model 2 and changed the name to Samsung Gam*Boy II – 삼성겜보이II which came built-in with the game Alex Kidd in Miracle World translated in Korean. When this model came around Samsung had already released the Megadrive under the name of Super Gam*Boy – 수퍼*겜보이.

But that’s not all, another fourth and fifth late revision of the Sega Master System were released under the name of Aladdin Boy – 알라딘 보이. The third one came into a classic black color while the fourth and final revision came into a pretty strange blue and yellow color and was sold with a Megadrive joypad (I belive the previous joypad production had been discontinued by then, otherwise why would you need a third button?). However the console box for that one is pretty nice isn’t it?

A bunch of Samsung Gam*Boy games from my own collection. As previously said, some games like the following Sonic 2 never even had a release in Japan :

Behold The Mighty Super Gam*Boy!

What better name than Super Gam*Boy – 수퍼*겜보이 could suit the Gam*Boy successor more? After all we had our Nes and Super Nes right? I’ve been a Megadrive Fan since the early 90′s. When I first got it for Christmas, it also happened to be my first very own video game system. Ever since that time, It is still my opinion that it has one of the best design a video game machine can offer, especially that first model with the ring. Finding the following Samsung models outside of South Korea has been quite difficult and it will be for any of you that might get interested in getting one (same goes for any old Korean video game console anyway). These are truely some of my favorite pieces of hardware of all time (right after the Sega Wondermega) and even though I only found them in loose condition, they are in great shape with almost no scratches (especialy the earlier model presented right below).

The Super Gam*Boy was less successfull than the Gam*Boy in its early years. In the same way as the rest of the world, Nintendo 16bit console quickly became much more popular and when Hyundai released the Super Comboy in 1992 it outsold the Super Gam*boy in only a year :

Let’s have a look at it side by side with the Japanese model.

Japanese Sega Megadrive on the left, Samsung Super Gam*Boy on the right, each with its version of Sonic The Hedgehog.

Both systems are very similar in appearance, they have the purple area around the power led as well as the “AV Intelligent Terminal High Grade Multipurpose Use” purple text on the circular molding and the big “16-BIT” written in gold letters. Both of them are early models with the extension port in the back and they both play NTSC-JP encoded games. Appart from the Samsung & 수퍼겜보이 logos they appear both identical on first look. However you might notice how the “Reset” button is a bit lighter on the Samsung model, at first I thought it was suffering from discoloration, but when I opened the system to clean it and take pictures I found out that the whole button had this color (only the top would have had that color, had this been some kind of sunfading). I’ve searched for other pictures on some Korean websites and all of them had that lighter color which appears to be specific to the Korean Megadrive.

The minute you flip the console around you notice some other tiny differences. The most obvious ones are the stickers. The sticker in the middle displays the system name, serial, product reference (Super Gam*Boy ref# is SPC-200, FYI Gam*boy aka Master System was SPC-100), AC specs and the old Samsung Logo written in Korean in lieu of the usual Sega one. The second one, the big sticker on the left, shows a list of Samsung Service Centers (삼성전자 서비스 센터) with phone numbers all sorted by areas. There’s also a third Quality Control sticker with some chop marks on it (품질인증) on the right. But there’s still a little difference that remains under there and correct me if I’m wrong but I own 3 Japanese and 1 Asian Model 1 Megadrive and none of them have those 2 square shapped little pads at the bottom. I’ve only seen those squary things under the Samsung Megadrive. That’s it for the differences, now let’s have a look at the Queen, shall we?

Super Gam*boy

The Super Gam*boy by Samsung

Under the Hood

Ok, now that we’ve seen how nice it looks from the outside let’s strip the thing a bit. I’ve also taken appart the Japanese model for some comparison shots.

Super Gam*boy Motherboard

Super Gam*boy Motherboard

The first noticeable thing is that the South Korean model has a big GoldStar chip inside. Goldstar is the previous name of a well known Korean electronic manufacturer that calls himself “LG” today. However, the motherboards and most of the other chips are still branded by Sega and other Japanese manufacturers like Toshiba, Sony, Yamaha & NEC. One other thing I’ve noticed, which happens to be quite a funny fact, is that on my early Japanese model one of the chip is made by Samsung in Korea while the very same chip on the Korean model is made by NEC in Japan. One could also argue that the whole motherboard layout is different but unfortunately I don’t own every Japanese and South Korean revisions to make a deeper comparison.

Of course the South Korean and Japanese PCBs shown above are just 2 of the many revisions of the system. We already know for a fact that Japan, US & Europe had many motherboard revisions for the Model 1 Megadrive and it seems South Korea got itself the same treatment. For exemple here’s another PCB close-up hosted at segagagadomain.com.

Aladdin Boy PCB

Super Aladdin Boy Motherboard

This one is taken from a late revision (Super Aladdin Boy – 수퍼 알라딘 보이) which had its EXT port removed in the back. As you can see the Goldstar chip is still there but this time the motherboard is branded by Samsung (SPC-200R / 201R REV A) and the nearby chip is also a Samsung one while on early model of the Super Gam*Boy it had a Nippon Electronic Computer chip…

Comparison shot of the Super Gam*Boy next to the Super Aladdin Boy

The Super Aladdin Boy (on the Right) had the “EXT” port removed.

The sticker on the front of the Super Aladdin Boy indicates both the ex-factory price (공장도가격 : 124 600₩ ~115US$) and the suggested retail price (권장소비자가격 : 165 000₩ ~150US$)

Family reunion with Super Gam*Boy, Super Aladdin Boy & Super Aladdin Boy II

Names and Design Variations

Now, we’ve seen how the Master System had different names and variations in South Korea already : Gam*boy for the model 1, Gam*Boy II & Aladdin Boy for the model 2. Well, the naming went pretty similar for the 16Bit. Let’s have a look at the different retail boxes.


I’ve shown you pictures of the Super Gam*Boy & Super Aladdin Boy already. But know that there are 2 Megadrive model among this last South Korean name: Super Aladdin Boy – 수퍼 알라딘 보이 for the Model 1 late revisions (SPC-200R & SPC-201R) & Super Aladdin Boy II – 수퍼 알라딘 보이 II for the Model 2 Megadrive (SPC-201N & SPC-1600R). Each of these had at least 2 variations during their lifetime, mostly because of the changes of design in the Samsung logo. Same thing applies to the Joypads, as illustrated in pictures below.

Regarding the sudden change of name from Gam*Boy to Aladdin Boy for the whole set of early 90′s Sega Systems in South Korea, some people belive it’s because in 1992, when the Disney movie Aladdin was released it became quite popular in South Korea. Samsung Might have thought it’ll be a good marketing strategy to change its product name with the word Aladdin in it. This is highly unlikely since Samsung was already using the name of “Aladdin” about a year ago for one of its new PC, the “Aladdin Magic Computer“. Also if we take a closer look at all dates, here’s what we find:

Samsung Super Gam*Boy (수퍼겜보이) back cover advertising from the magazine Game World (게임월드) of october 92…

November 92, still on the back cover of Game World, Samsung Megadrive is now called Super Aladdin Boy (수퍼 알라딘 보이)

Now, the release date of Disney movie Aladdin in South Korea : July 3rd 1993 (source : IMDB).

Here are some side by side comparison shots of a Super Aladdin Boy II with a Japanese and European Megadrive 2. Notice how the Power and Reset buttons on the Super Aladdin Boy II are similar to the European model in terms of shapes while the color layout of the system matches the Japanese system.

From left to right : European Sega Megadrive 2, South Korean Samsung Super Aladdin II, Japanese Sega Megadrive 2.

Games

For such at small market, South Korea had quite a lot of titles released on the Super Gam*boy, some of them didn’t even get a release in Japan like Decap Attack, Sonic 3D, Toe Jam & Earl 2 or the Tiny Toons and some got released in Korean ONLY (Space Turtle Battleship – 우주 거북선). There’s been quite a lot of game variations in South Korea, all distributed by 2 companies : Samsung mostly, and Hi-COM (who seemed to be one of Samsung distributor). Basically there were 5 main types of Samsung releases.
MD_samsung_series2The very first batch of 10 titles that came out on the system had specific box art for the Super Gam*Boy and sometimes came in small VHS like boxes.

First run of Samsung Megadrive games in South Korea.

And as you will see later in this article, some Master System games were even brought on Megadrive cartridge during the early Super Gam*Boy period, probably as a transition between the 2 systems (more or less legitimately…). Then came the “White, Silver & Gold” series, then the “Full Page Cover” series and the “Brick Wall” series.

Finally, the late releases were sold under the name of Samsung Home Console Games – 삼성 홈게임기 with a blue, red and yellow label pretty similar to the late Japanese or European Megadrive blue label or US Genesis red label.
The Samsung Home Console Games – 삼성 홈게임기 logo can also be found on the retail boxes of the Super Aladdin Boy II, both on the SPC-201N and SPC-1600R bundles.

Here’s some pictures of games I have gathered together over the last years. And by the way, If you are selling/ seeing for sale any CIB Korean game that I don’t have, please let me know !

Let’s start with the only exclusive South Korean game released by Samsung, a vertical Shoot’em up : Uzu Keobukseon – 우주 거북선 (more infos here)

The only exclusive Samsung title released in South Korea.

Then let’s have a look at a bunch of Loose cartridges. The first set of photos shows the 10 original games released for the Super Gam*Boy, you can recognize them by the roundish blue Samsung label. From those original titles, Golden Axe and The Super Shinobi were later re-released in the “White, Silver & Gold” series. It also seems that Samsung never got the license for Rambo III, so they had to put an orange Sega logo sticker over the cart label.
Don’t hesitate to click on any of the game’s name for more pictures such as other versions comparison shots and extras infos.

Tatsujin – 타수진 – GM4001JG

Altered Beast – 수왕기 – GM4002JG

Space Harrier II – 스페이스해리어 II – GM4003JG

The Super Shinobi – 수퍼시노비 – GM4004JG

Golden Axe – 골든액스 – GM4005JG

Super Thunder Blade – 수퍼썬더블레이드 – GM4006JG

Rambo – 람보 III – GM4007JG

Daemagyecheon – 대마계촌 – GM5008JG
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Zoom – 줌! – GM4009JG

Thunder Force II – 썬더포스 II – GM4010JG

Some other random loose games, in order of appearance : Mystic Defender – 온달장군, Power Monger – 파워몽거, Chiki Chiki Boys – 꾸러기 대모험, Fatal Fury – 페이틀퓨리, Landstalker – 랜드스토커, Last Battle – 라스트배틀, Mutant League Football – 뮤탄트리그뭇볼, Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen MD – 열혈고교-축구, Rampart – 램파트, Sonic 3D Blast – 소닉3D블러스트, Streets of Rage 2 – 베어너클2, Streets of Rage 3 – 베어너클3, Super Street Figthers II – 슈퍼스트리트 파이터2, Toe Jam & Earl – 홀이와 뚱이, Toe Jam & Earl in : Panic on Funkotron – 홀이와뚱이2, World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck – 미키와도날드 (click on any game’s name for more pics and infos).


Among those games 3 of them are interesting to look at as they are genuine South Korean release only, the first one is Mystic Defender aka “Ondal Janggun” which has been fully translated to Korean and had some graphic changes made by Samsung to match the Medieval Korean culture rather than the Japanese one. The second one is Super Street Fighter II as this one contains the western rotated names for the bosses (Balrog/M. Bison, Vega/Balrog, M. Bison/Vega) but won’t run on any western system as it is NTSC-J locked. Finally, there is Toe Jam & Earl 2 which was never released in Japan but is also locked in NTSC-J.

“White, Silver & Gold” games:
(remember, you can click on any of the game’s name for more pics & infos)

Bare Knuckles – 베어너클


Crying – 크라잉

Dahna – 다아나

Darwin 4081 – 다-원 4081

Decap Attack – 디캡 어택

Doraemon – 도라에몽

Ecco The Dolphin – 돌핀
Ghostbusters – 고스트바스터스
Kid Chameleon – 키드 카멜레온
Phantasy Star II – 환타지스타 2
Phantasy Star III – 환타지스타 3
Power Athlete – 파워어슬리트
Quackshot Starring Donald Duck – 도날드덕, 2 variations, avec coins argentés ou dorés.
Sasin Draxos (Risky Woods) – 사신 드락소스 (리스키우즈)
The Kick Boxing – 더킥복싱
The New Zealand Story – 뉴질랜드 스토리
Sonic The Hedgehog – 바람돌이 소닉, first Samsung release of this game. Rom is a japanese Rev 01 with improved gfx and bug fixes.
Splatterhouse Part 3 – 스프래터하우스3

Thunder Force III – 썬더포스III

Thunder Force IV – 썬더포스IV

Wonderboy V: Monster World III – 몬스타 월드3

Some “Full Page Cover” games:
Art of Fighting – 용호의 권


Battle Mania 2 – 배틀매니아 대음양
Dr. Robotnik Mean Bean Machine / Puyo Puyo – 동글이 퇴치작전 (뿌요뿌요)

Eternal Champion – 이터널 챔피언
Rocket Knight Adventure – 로켓나이트 어드벤쳐
Sonic The Hedgehog – 바람돌이 소닉, second Samsung version of this game, one of the very few that got a full color instruction manual. Rom is also a Japanese Rev 01.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 – 바람돌이 소닉 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 – 바람돌이 소닉 3, 2 known variations, the insert and cart label front artwork cropping is slightly different.
The Super Shinobi II – 수퍼시노비 2
TMNT – Tournament Fighters – TMNT 토너먼트파이터(*pics coming soon)

“Full Page Cover” Samsung games with the japanese MD logo on the spine:
Contra Hard Corps – 콘트라하드코어. This South Korean version has a Japanese-like cover but holds a US Rom.


Mega Bomberman – 메가 븜버맨
Tiny Toon Adventures : ACME All-Stars – 타이니 튠의 모험2

“Samsung Home” Games:
Light Crusader – 라이트 크루세이더


Ragnacenty – 신창세기 라그나센티
Sonic The Hedgehog – 바람돌이 소닉, third and latest release of Sonic The Hedgehog, strangely this rom is a REV 00.

The Story of Thor – 스토리 오브 도어

Hi-Com Games:
Sonic Collection – 소닉클래식


Monster World III – 몬스타 월드3

Some cool cartridges

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The most noticeable thing about the following game cartridges is that these are either SG-1000 or Sega Mark III games that plays directly on any Sega Megadrive or Genesis system without the need of a pass-through adaptor.

Super Wonderboy – 슈퍼원더보이, SPC-200 game

This game is really cool, it comes in a classic megadrive clamshell box and a slightly modified japanese shaped megadrive cartridge where the label is only on the front. It also uses the japanese artwork from Super Wonder Boy in Monster World while the game truly is just the old classic Wonderboy (you know, the half naked blond dude with a skateboard… ). This game seems to be an official game released by Samsung, not a bootleg. A very interesting item!

Most of you surely already know how complicated it is to sort the wonderboy/monster world/adventure island series but here are some new facts about it :

- 1) Super Wonder Boy in Monster World was also released in South Korea for the Samsung Master System, it came in a Sega Mark III gold box and uses the same artwork as the one from that video (aka its japanese original artwork). Again there’s a funny fact about the box mentioning a 1MB game while the Japanese one states it’s a 2MB game (probably just a mistake though).

- 2) Classic wonder boy was also released by Hi-COM for the Master system in South Korea, gold box as well, but hold on tight : this one has a weird Hudson like adventure island artwork on the cover instead of the classic wonderboy artwork we all know…

- 3) As seen on the above video, classic Master System WonderBoy was released on Megadrive and uses Super Wonder Boy in Monster World arworks…

Power Strike – 파워 스트라이크, SPC-200 game
Like Wonderboy above, this is a Master System game called Power Strike or Aleste in Japan. It’s hard to say how many of these convert exist in South Korea.powerstrikeMSMDKOR_01

Various 3 in 1 cartridge, SPC-200 games made by Hi-Com and/or Samsung

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Again, it appears to me that these cartridges were official releases in South Korea, athought they were most likely produced without the agreement of Sega Japan. They have been be made either by Hi-COM and/or Samsung in the very early stage of the Super Gam*boy era, check out this picture :

The old english Samsung logo is directly engraved onto the plastic.

The followings are Bootleg cartridges containing a bunch of Sega Master System games. Some of those SMS games are Korean Exclusive games made by OPEN or Hi-COM. The original versions of these exclusive titles as stand alone Mark III cartridges are very rare and go for quite some money when they appear on ebay.

Super Game 130

Super Game 138

Game Set 30 – 게임 집합 30합

Super Game 270 – 슈퍼게임 270 (by CTI)

Super Game 270 game list:
001.Gaegujangi Kkachi 개구장이 까치(HI-COM 1993 ACT)
002.Dallyeora Pigu-Wang 달려라 피구왕 (Run Dodgeball King OPEN 1995)
003.Dinosaurs(OPEN 1994)
004.Suho Cheonsa 수호천사 (Guardian Angel – OPEN 1994)
005.Toto World 3 토토 월드 3(DAOU/OPEN 1993)
006.Kung Fu Kid
007.Rambo
008.The Ninja 忍者
009.Quartet
010.Fantasy Zone
011.Action Fighter
012.Astro Warrior
013.Black Belt
014.Super Wonderboy
015.Great Baseball
016.아기공룡 둘리 Agigongnyong Dooly (Baby Dinosaur Dooly – DAOU 1991年 ACT SHT)
017.Choplifter
018.Pro Wrestling
019.Great Volleyball
020.Super Tetris
021.Super Tennis
022.Satellite-7
023.Astroflash
024.Comical Machine Gun Joe
025.Pit Pot
026.Teddy Boy Blues
027.グレートベースボール
028.Super Arkanoid (HI-COM 1990 aka Woody Pop in japan)
029.My Hero
030.Ghost House
031.Spy VS Spy
032.Hang On
033.Great Soccer

While there isn’t really 270 games on this cartridge, this is one of the coolest South Korean compilation of SMS games for Megadrive I’ve seen so far. Not only it contains a bunch a great SMS games like Super Wonderboy or Fantasy Zone, it also contains 6 Korean exclusive titles, and a pirate version of Tetris.

Extras (game listing, pictures & ads)

Other Sega Hardware released by Samsung for the Megadrive
Samsung Super-32X (SPC 32X):

Mega/Sega-CD (CD-Aladdin Boy & CD-Aladdin Boy II):

A Brand New Wireless joypad from my own collection:

South Korean Ads:

Some of the finest Korean collections:

Master System / Gam*boy Games listing:

Master System / Gam*boy Games listing:
1985 Choplifter / 초프 리프터 / チョップリフター (SEGA CARD)
1985 Transbot / 아스트로 플래쉬 / アストロフラッシュ (SEGA CARD)
1985 Pit Pot / 마법의 성 / 不思議のお城 ピットポット (SEGA CARD)
1986 Ghost House / 고스트 하우스 / ゴーストハウス (SEGA CARD)
1986 My Hero / 청춘 스캔달 / 青春スキャンダル (SEGA CARD)
1986 Comical Machine Gun Joe / 코믹칼 머신건 죠 / コミカル マシンガン ジョー (SEGA CARD)
1986 Alex Kidd in Miracle World / 알렉스 키드 인 미라클 월드 / アレックスキッドのミラクルワールド (1M)
1986 The Ninja / 닌자 / 忍者 (1M)
1986 Astro Warrior / 아스트로 워리어 / アストロウォーリアー (1M)
1986 Fantasy Zone / 판타지 존 / ファンタジーゾーン (1M)
1986 Rambo / 특명 / 阿修羅 / Secret Commando (1M)
1986 Black Belt / 블랙벨트 / 北斗の拳 (1M)
1986 Action Fighter / 액션 파이터 / アクションファイター (1M)
1986 Space Harrier / 스페이스 헤리어 / スペースハリアー (2M)
1987 Zillion / 붉은 광탄 질리온 / 赤い光弾ジリオン (1M)
1987 Zillion II: The Tri Formation / 트리 포메이션 / トライフォーメーション (1M)
1987 Kung Fu Kid / 마계열전 / 魔界列伝 (1M)
1987 Wonder Boy / 슈퍼 원더보이 / スーパーワンダーボーイ (1M)
1987 Aztec Adventure / 나즈카 88 / ナスカ88 (1M)
1987 Quartet / 더블 타겟 / ダブルターゲット シンシアの眠り (1M)
1987 Shinobi/ 시노비 / 忍 (2M)
1987 Rocky / 록키 / ロッキー (2M)
1987 Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa / 판타지 존 2 / ファンタジーゾーンⅡ オパオパの涙 (2M)
1987 Out Run / 아웃런 / アウトラン(2M)
1987 After Burner / 에프터 버너 / アフターバーナー (4M)
1988 Power Strike / 파워 스트라이크 / アレスタ (1M)
1988 Thunder Blade / 썬더 블레이드 / サンダーブレード (2M)
1988 Double Dragon / 더블 드래곤 / 双截龍 (2M)
1998 Wonder Boy In Monster Land / 원더보이2 / スーパーワンダーボーイ モンスターワールド (2M)
1988 Kenseiden / 화랑의 검 / 剣聖伝 (2M)
1988 Spellcaster / 공작왕 / 孔雀王 (4M)
1988 Phantasy Star / 판타지 스타 / ファンタシースター (4M+8K)
1988 R-Type / 알타입 (4M)
1989 California Games / 캘리포니아 게임 / カリフォルニアゲームズ (2M)
1989 Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap / 원더보이 몬스터 월드? / モンスターワールドII ドラゴンの罠 (2M)
1990 Castle of illusion starring Mickey Mouse / 미키 마우스 -마법의 성- / ミッキーマウスのキャッスル・イリュージョン(2M)
1991 The Dinosaur Dooley / 아기공룡 둘리 / (1M)
1991 Golden Axe Warrior / 골든액스 워리어 / ゴールデンアックス ウォリアー (2M+8K)
1991 Sonic the Hedgehog / 바람돌이 소닉 / ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ (2M)
1992 Tom and Jerry: The Movie / 톰과제리 / トム&ジェリー ザ ムービー (2M)
1992 Ninja Gaiden / 닌자 가이덴 / 忍者外伝 (2M)
1992 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 / 바람돌이 소닉2 / ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ 2 (4M)
1993 Streets of Rage / 베어너클 / ベア・ナックル (4M)
Megadrive / Super Gam*boy / Super Aladdin Boy Games listing:

153 Titles – Does not include SPC-200 Super Gam*boy Games & some variations
Acme All Stars 타이니 튠의 모험2
Ageo Nara 악어나라
Aladdin 알라딘
Alex Kidd Cheongong Maseong 알렉스키드 천공마성
Altered Beast Suwanggi 수왕기
Arang Jeonseol 아랑전설
Ariel The Little Mermaid 인어 공주
Arrow Flash 애로우 후래쉬
Art Of Fighting Yongho-ui Kwon 용호의 권
Bad Omen 배드오멘
Bare Knuckle 베어너클
Bare Knuckle II 베어너클 2
Battle Mania Daeum Yang 배틀매니아 대음양
Bonanza Bros 보난자 브라더즈
Cadash 카다쉬
Captain America and the Avengers 캡틴아메리카
Chiki Chiki Boys 꾸러기 대모험 (치키치키 보이스)
Chuck Rock II 척록 II
Columns III 컬럼스3
Contra: Hard Cops 콘트라하드코어
Cool Spot 쿨스팟
Crying 크라잉
Daemagyecheon 대마계촌
Dahna 다아나
Darwin 4081 다-원 4081
Decap Attack 디캡 어택
Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf 데저트스트라이크
Donggeuri Toechijakjeon (Puyo Puyo) 동글이 퇴치작전 (뿌요뿌요)
Doraemon 도라에몽
Dyna Brothers 다이나 브라더즈
Ecco the Dolphin 돌핀
Eliminate Down 엘리미네이트 다운
Eternal Champions 이터널 챔피언
Ex Ranza 액스랜자
Fatal Fury 2 페이틀퓨리2 / 아랑전설2
FIFA International Soccer
Fifa Soccer 95 FIFA 축구 ’95
Fighting Masters 파이팅 마스터스
Gam Together N°1
Gam Together N°2
Gam Together N°3
Generations Lost 제너레이션 로스트
Ghostbusters 고스트바스터스
Gleylancer 그레이랜서
Golden Axe (Super Aladin Boy Rerelease) 골든액스
Golden Axe (Super Gam Boy Original Release) 골든액스
Golden Axe II 골든액스 II
Golden Axe III 골든액스 III
Gonchung Gundan 곤충군단
Gunstar Heroes 건스타 히어로즈
Hyperdunk: The Playoff Edition 하이퍼덩크
James Pond II: Codename Robocod 제임스폰드2
Jordan vs Bird 죠단 대 버드 농구
Juju Jeonseol 쥬쥬전설
Jungle Strike 정글 스트라이크
Kick Boxing, The 더킥복싱
Kid Chameleon 키드 카멜레온
King of The Monsters 킹오브몬스터스
Landstalker 랜드스토커
Langrisser 랑그릿사
Last Battle 라스트배틀
Lemmings 레밍스
LHX Attack Chopper LHX 어택죠퍼
Light Crusader 라이트 크루세이더
Lion King, The 라이온 킹
Mazin Saga 마징사가
Mega Bomberman 메가 븜버맨
Mickey Mania 미키 매니아
Mickey Mouse 미키 마우스
Mickey Wa Donald 미키와도날드
Monster Lair 몬스타 겐이어
Monster World III (Samsung Version) 몬스타-월드III
Monster World III (Hi-COM Version) 몬스타-월드III
Mutant League Football 뮤탄트리그뭇볼
NBA Live 95 NBA 라이브농구 ’95
Newzealand Story, The 뉴질랜드 스토리
Olympic Gold 올림픽골드
Ondal Janggun 온달장군
Out Runners 아웃트런너
Paper Boy 페이퍼 보이
Phantasy Star II 환타지스타 2
Phantasy Star III 환타지스타 3
Phantasy star IV 환타지스타 4
Pit-Fighter 피트 파이터
Power Athlete 파워어슬리트
Power Monger 파워몽거
QuackShot Starring Donald Duck 도날드덕
R.B.I. Baseball ’94 RBI ’94 야구
R.B.I.4. Baseball R.B.I.4. 야구
Rambo III 람보 III
Rampart 램파트
Red Zone 레드존
Ristar: The shooting star 리스타
Ristar: The shooting star (Second Release) 리스타
RoboCop Versus The Terminator 로보캅 대 터미네이터
Rocket Knight Adventures 로켓나이트 어드벤쳐
Rolo to the Rescue 코끼리 구출 대작전
RunArk 루나크
Sangokushi III 삼국지 III
Sasin Draxos (Risky Woods) 사신 드락소스 (리스키우즈)
Shadowrun 섀도우런
Shining Force 샤이닝포스
Shining Force II 샤이 닝포스2
Sin Changsegi Ragnäcenty 신창세기 라그나센티 (fully translated to Korean)
Slap Fight 슬랩파이트
Snow Bros 스노우 브라더스
Sonic 3D Blast 소닉3D블러스트
Sonic Classics 소닉클래식
Sonic Gwa Knuckles 소닉과 너클스
Sonic Spinball 소닉스핀볼
Sonic the Hedgehog 바람돌이 소닉
Sonic The Hedgehog (Second Release) 바람돌이 소닉
Sonic The Hedgehog (Third Release) 바람돌이 소닉
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 바람돌이 소닉 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 바람돌이 소닉 3
Space Harrier II 스페이스해리어 II
Space Turtle Battleship (Keo-Buk-Son, Korean exclusive game) 우주 거북선
Sparkster Rocket Knight Adventures 2 로켓나이트 어드벤쳐2
Splatterhouse Part 3 스프래터하우스3
Sports Talk Baseball 수퍼리그 ‘91
Steel Talons 스틸타론즈
Story of Thor 스토리 오브 도어 (fully translated to Korean)
Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition 스트리트파이터2’플러스
Streets of Rage 3 베어너클3
Strider Hiryuu 스트라이더비룡
Super Boy IV 수퍼보이 IV (Korean Exclusive game, might be a bootleg).
Super Real Basketball 수퍼릴바스켓볼
Super Shinobi II, The 수퍼시노비 2
Super Shinobi, The (Super Aladin Boy Rerelease) 수퍼시노비
Super Shinobi, The (Super Gam Boy Original Release) 수퍼시노비
Super Street Fighter II 슈퍼스트리트 파이터2
Super Thunder Blade 수퍼썬더블레이드
Sura Ui Mon 수라의문
Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers 실베스터와 트위터
Talespin 테일스핀
Tatsujin 타수진
Taz Mania 타즈메니아
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Tournament Fighters TMNT 토너먼트파이터
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of Shredder 티.엠.엔.티
Thunder Force II 썬더포스 II
Thunder Force III 썬더포스III
Thunder Force IV 썬더포스 IV
Time Dominator 타임 도미네이터
Tiny Toon Adventures 타이니튠의 모험
ToeJam & Earl (Hori wa Ttungi) 홀이와 뚱이
ToeJam & Earl in: Panic on Funkotron 홀이와뚱이2
Tom and Jerry 돔과 제리
Ultraman 얼트라맨
Virtua Fighter 2 버쳐 파이터2
Virtua Racing 버쳐레이싱
World Cup USA 94 ’94 USA 월드컵축구
World Heroes 윌드 히어로즈
Yeolhyeol Gogyo-Chukgu 열혈고교-축구
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13 thoughts on “Samsung Megadrive : Super Gam*Boy !

    • I’m the seller of the Samsung Saturn hehe

      @Jack’o'Lantern – I have a Korean version of the SMS Model 1 if you are interested. I do not have a matching controller though. You can contact me at mltvwrs@yahoo.com

      Great article Dentifritz Wink

      • Thanks pal, and of course thanks for your help, Wink I will add your list later (I still have to fix a silly bug on my blog).

  1. World is so litte… Grin

    Have a good deal both , i planned to bid on Panzer Dragoon Korean version but it won’t be reasonable if i considere what it on way to my home Razz

  2. great article on the console Samsung Gam * Boy, I’m sorry for the watermark, and this corrected. if the time to refresh the page
    Sorry.

    keep the link of your website on every page where your image appears

    if there are any other problems send me an email or use the Discusión tab

  3. Where can you buy those early issues of Game World and also, any Samsung Gam*Boy games for sale anywhere such as Sonic 1, or any of the other ones pictured? I would love to add those to my collection.. Any other South Korean gaming magazines from the late 80s to the early to mid 90s would also be appreciated! Thank you! Smile

    • I’d say in South Korea or on South Korean gaming forums, with a lot of luck. I don’t own those magazines, they come from another collector in South Korea who’s lend me the pictures.

  4. There is a third revision of the Wireless Megadrive controller with a gray circular Samsung logo on it. I have the receiver for it and I’ve seen the controller before.

    • Nice to see someone that knows quite a bit about Korean gaming Yes
      Anyway, feel free to contact me by email if you want to discuss this any further. (icon on top of the search box)

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