Lost Judgment Honors Sega's Past With Eight Master System Classics

By Dean James

August 18, 2021

Lost Judgment is the follow-up to the very well-received Judgment, which looks to continue a tradition by the developer of including classic Sega games within the title.

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has been one of the most well respected in the industry in recent years with the Yakuza series and the spin-off Judgment, which has people always excited for what’s next from the developer.

One of the coolest elements of these games has been the usage of retro Sega games in some fashion and now we know that Lost Judgment will be honoring the Sega Master System this time around.

  • MORE: Check out impressions of the first Judgment.

Lost Judgment Sega Master System Games

Being set in Japan, the Yakuza series and Judgment took advantage of the popularity of arcades in the country as a method to introduce classic games into the mix.

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In those games, you would have to search the cities in the games to find specific arcade locations that housed the arcade machines for you to play classic games like Space Harrier and Out Run. That will still be a part of Lost Judgment, where you can play games like Sonic The Fighters, but the Sega Master System games are going to be elsewhere.

The Sega Master System games will be found connected to a CRT television in the game, which will have the following eight games playable as revealed on the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio Twitter.

  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Penguin Land
  • Quartet
  • Enduro Racer
  • Woody Pop
  • Maze Hunter 3-D
  • Secret Command

This is a solid lineup of 8-bit games for players to play from the Sega Master System, which is one system many gamers have likely never experienced before. The Sega Genesis is what put really pushed Sega onto the scene as competition to the SNES, while the Sega Master System was much more niche compared to the NES in the years before that.

It is a bit surprising that there were no Sonic games from the Master System included, such as just Sonic The Hedgehog or spin-offs like Sonic Chaos. These are some of the least released of the Sonic games over the years, so perhaps they would rather have more known versions like the Genesis ones out there instead.

Lost Judgement will release for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One on September 21. While the original did not release for Xbox One, the remastered version did come to Xbox Series X/S, so it’s no surprise to see this one be launching on Xbox platforms alongside PlayStation.

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Dean James

Dean has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got an SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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