This is the SEGA Power Base Converter. This guy was released by SEGA so you could have access to its’ 8-Bit SEGA Master System games. All you have to do is plug this guy into your SEGA Genesis (model 1 only) cartridge slot and you can play all the SEGA Master System carts or cards and use some of the peripherals like the 3D Glasses. I never owned one originally but have since purchased one and use it to play my SEGA Master System games. The real beauty of this guy is that does not require any additional cables or power supplies, just plug it in! The down side is that it only fits the SEGA Genesis 1 (not the 2nd or 3rd versions) due to it’s shape. I have one that someone hacksawed off the lip on the back to make it fit the newer models, and my assassins are still scouring the globe to eliminate the individual for defacing such a nice piece of hardware!

The SEGA Power Base Converter - Model #1620


While there was only one version made, it is technically another version of the SEGA Master System, but due to the fact that it requires the SEGA Genesis I thought it needed its’ own page.


It fits and sits beautifully with the original Genesis, and adds the nice Master System color scheme to the Genesis.


While all you have to do is plug it in, flip open the cartridge door,  and start playing Master System games. You could not plug Genesis games into the Power Base. To play your Genesis games again you had to remove the Power Base. Not a big deal as it was basically a very large cartridge.


Every SEGA Master System game was compatible except for Alien Syndrome. You could also use the SEGA Genesis controller to play Master System games (Buttons B & C served as Buttons 1 & 2), for most games. If you experienced some odd controls you can always just plug in a SEGA Master System Controller.


I have not been able to find Sales Data on this unit.

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