Sonic the Hedgehog at the 2012 E3 Expo in Los Angeles, California
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The Sega Master System Game That Takes The Longest To Beat
The Master System, AKA the Sega Mark 3, was the first console that Sega released in the U.S. and utilized ROM cartridges that had very little space available on them. Subsequently, most of the games only took a few hours for a skilled gamer to clear, but Origin Systems managed to develop a title for the console that challenged players for many more hours.
"Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar" is an RPG that's set in the world of Sosaria and focuses on a quest to become a beacon of hope for those who survived the cataclysms following the previous "Ultima" titles. Game times can vary depending on the person playing them, but one of the most reliable methods is HowLongToBeat, a website that allows players to share their scores.
According to HowLongToBeat, gameplay times for "Ultima 4" averaged out to be 21.5 hours to complete the main story, 33.5 to do the main story and some of the extra content, and 52 hours for completionists. This is considerably longer than most of the other games — only five others on the console had campaigns that were even reported to break 10 hours.