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Video game console - Sega Computer Video Game SG-1000

    Sega SG-1000 (full name Sega Computer Video Game SG-1000) was an 8-bit video-game console produced by Sega, which was sold during the first half of the 1980s, in Japan, Australia, Southern Europe and some other regions. It was Sega's first home game console, and although it has been on the market only for 2 years, it has recorded several important games in videogame history. The console was not commercially successful. The main reason was that SG-1000 was launched on the same day as the technically superior Famicom/NES, and SG-1000 was therefore convicted to be defeated.
    The console SG-1000 was equipped with a microprocessor that contained the 8-bit chip Zilog Z80 and the integrated circuit Texas Instruments SN76489, which was also used in some of the home and personal computers at that time. An improved version of this integrated circuit was later used in the Sega Master System game console. The video processor Texas Instruments TMS9928A was capable to display up to 16 colors at a time. In the original configuration, the console was equipped with two hard-mounted joysticks SJ-200, but they usually quickly destroyed and could not be easily replaced. The games were distributed either on classic cartridges that were inserted into the console through the top connector or via memory cards. Additional accessories existed solely for use with the console, including the SR-1000 cassette deck, the SP-400 4-color plotter printer, and the SF-7000 expansion device which adds a floppy disk drive and additional memory.
    The SG-1000 was first released in Japan on July 15, 1983, at JP¥15,000, which was still JP¥200 more than the competitive price of Famicom. The big disadvantage of the SG-1000 was the fact that when it was launched, it lacked the names of successful games such as Donkey Kong or Poppeye, which accompanied the launch of Famicom. As a result of these and other facts, and due to SG-1000 technical backwardness compared to Famicom, sales of this console were far behind the competition. An estimated 2 million units of this console were sold around the world (total sales of NES were about 30 times higher). Sega therefore pulled the console out of the market after two years, and in 1985 it replaced it by the technically superior 8-bit Master System console. It should be noted, however, that the Master System was fully compatible with the SG-1000 console, although of course in only one direction.
    In total, approximately 100 games were created for SG-1000, 68 of them were distributed on classic cartridges and 29 by Sega cards. None of the games included any of the well-known Sega characters, such as the Sonic the hedgehog, or the popular children's hero Alex Kidd. Nevertheless, a few games have appeared on this console, which the critics have evaluated positively. Among the best were such titles like Girl's Garden, Congo Bongo, Monaco GP, The Castle and some others.
    SG-1000 was not very popular at the time. Today, however, it is highly appreciated especially among collectors. At online auctions, the console is sold at considerably higher prices than much more successful NES console. In 2018, the SG-1000 celebrated its 35th birthday, and especially in Japan, there are still many fans who love this Sega's oldest game console.

Alphabetical list of SG-1000 games hosted at

Name Released Number of hits User rating
Bank Panic 1987 10637x 57%
Bomb Jack 1984 12166x 63%
Bomberman 1985 7417x 51%
Borderline 1981 4943x 42%
Buck Rogers 1982 5650x 76%
C-So! 1985 9348x 63%
Cabbage Patch Kids 1984 7598x 53%
Chack’n Pop 1983 6911x 78%
Champion Baseball 1983 11206x 66%
Champion Billiards 1986 11500x 52%
Champion Ice Hockey 1985 7946x 58%
Champion Pro Wrestling 1985 11771x 66%
Champion Soccer 1984 1583x 53%
Champion Tennis 1983 5524x 52%
Championship Lode Runner 1984 5645x 45%
Choplifter 1982 6340x 60%
Circus Charlie 1984 5268x 62%
Congo Bongo 1983 11498x 60%
Doki Doki Penguin Land 1985 8978x 58%
Dragon Wang 1985 15863x 49%
Drol 1983 5791x 70%
Elevator Action 1983 8561x 64%
Exerion 1983 8805x 70%
Galaga 1981 17031x 75%
Girl’s Garden 1984 31770x 57%
Golgo 13 1984 8322x 50%
Gulkave 1986 9102x 72%
Guzzler 1983 3319x 56%
H.E.R.O. 1984 9024x 58%
Hang-On II 1985 17110x 46%
Hustle Chumy 1984 10970x 53%
Hyper Sports 1984 9028x 54%
Hyper Sports 2 1984 8888x 51%
James Bond 007 1983 9416x 48%
King's Valley 1985 4212x 58%
Knightmare 1986 2303x 60%
Legend of Kage, The 1986 3667x 76%
Lode Runner 1983 10608x 67%
Magical Tree 1984 8067x 59%
Monaco GP 1979 40845x 61%
N-Sub 1980 7734x 58%
Ninja Princess 1985 11574x 64%
Orguss 1984 6621x 57%
Pacar 1983 13203x 58%
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns 1984 25957x 73%
Pop Flamer 1982 5938x 63%
Q*bert 1982 10748x 61%
Rally-X 1980 17321x 59%
Road Fighter 1984 3834x 48%
Rock n' Bolt 1985 1206x 37%
Safari Race 1984 65963x 59%
Sega Flipper 1983 12605x 54%
Sindbad Mystery 1983 4439x 40%
Soko-Ban 1984 6146x 74%
Space Armor 1984 2629x 83%
Space Invaders 1978 11687x 67%
Star Force 1984 7581x 60%
Star Jacker 1983 5643x 53%
Super Tank 1986 7264x 47%
Tank Battalion 1980 31005x 53%
The Black Onyx 1984 7251x 53%
The Castle 1985 72649x 61%
TwinBee 1985 3885x 75%
Wonder Boy 1987 10772x 57%
World Grand Prix 1986 5983x 73%
Yamato 1983 1321x 55%
Yie Ar Kung-Fu 1985 4235x 62%
Yie Ar Kung-Fu 2 1986 8055x 56%
Zaxxon 1982 21588x 57%
Zippy Race 1985 8446x 63%

All information in this article are from:

Sega SG-1000
The Sega SG-1000, a video game console
released in Japan in 1983.

Technical data:
Manufacturer: Sega
Generation: Third (8-bit era)
Retail availability: July 15, 1983
Discontinued: October 1985
Units sold: 2 million
Media: ROM cartridge, Sega Card
Processor (CPU): Zilog Z80 @ 3.58 MHz
Screen resolution: 256 x 192
Colors: 16 colors on-screen
Controller input: SJ-200 joystick
Manual: Sega_SG-1000(JP).pdf
Best-selling game: Girl's Garden
Predecessor: -
Successor: Sega Master System (1985)


Most popular games:

SG-1000: Girl's Garden Girl's Garden

SG-1000: Monaco GP Monaco GP

SG-1000: The Castle The Castle

SG-1000: Safari Race Safari Race

SG-1000: Tank Battalion Tank Battalion


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