Master System Control Pad - Official Replacement Sega Controller

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Master System Control Pad - Official Replacement Sega Controller

Master System Control Pad - Official Replacement Sega Controller

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Not having used the arcade joysticks, I cannot speak to how well they function for playing Master System games, but I was not entirely pleased with the original model controller nor a Sega Genesis controller. I generally play SMS games on my Genesis, so I usually just use a 3-button Genesis pad, like so many others in this thread. Less cramping happens as you’re not wrapping the entirety of your hands and fingers around a controller.

Here, I actually preferred the original Master System buttons, but that’s really only personal preference, because using buttons 1 and 2 works perfectly on either controller.

Now is a good opportunity to check the condition of the rubber pads, and give the controller a good clean with some isopropanol alcohol. Samsung adopted their own controller for the console, which was given several new colour schemes throughout its lifespan. Best of all, while it appears to be shiny, glossy plastic in the pictures, it will be a matte controller that you get. The Sega Master System is a fun console but Sega did not include a pause button on the controller, instead they put one on the console itself.

The Sega Master System Controller has a mixed reception, due to it's small size, but when you play at Alax Kidd, it responds very good. Many games play better with the Master System pad than they do with Genesis pads, such as The Ninja, or any game where jump is Up on the d-pad. Each controller port has its own firmware chip so multiple firmware versions can be used if desired.I never have to look down at it like a foreign feeling controller to see where buttons are and what they need to do. Next, the buttons on the Honey Bee are concave, rather than convex, much like the original NES controller most of us grew up on. I found a Sega Genesis controller to be preferable (particularly ones that had a built in turbo feature), yet even that was not as enjoyable, and I didn’t like the mapping of the buttons to B and C rather than A and B. The Dual Pause board has everything needed to control the pause button via two controllers and it installs on the bottom of the Master System mainboard with pads placed for easy wiring.

All that I mean about the seal is that it’s not a product that seems like it’s not screwed down in all places, leaving small openings along the edge. As with the Sega Mark III, the D-Pad is a rounded square to avoid legal issues with Nintendo's patented cross-shaped design.

There are Sega Master System controllers with wires coming out of the right side, reminiscent of the Japanese Famicom controllers, Sega Master System controllers with a joystick style thumbstick, and controllers with wires coming out of the top. For the majority of controllers, very little information about them is currently available to the public. The interesting thing about the Japanese controller is the little joystick nub in the middle of the D-pad. When the positive lead (red) and the negative (black) are connected to the same wire that allows current to flow through, the multimeter will beep. The 1988 model has Super Hang On built in while the 1986 model has nothing (except for Snail of course).

I can’t believe how cheap this kit is either, because it’s clearly good quality, and made by someone who loves the retro gaming hobby. I haven't noticed any performance differences between them, but I prefer the top wired one, simply because it is more comfortable to hold. The difference between the consistent accuracy between the Honey Bee D-pad and the original Master System D-pad is night and day. This is a combined switchless region and dual controller pause button mod kit for Sega Master System model 1.Also, the buttons appear to be the same size, so it probably wouldn’t be too difficult to take an original controller apart and put its buttons into the Honey Bee if I wanted to. This version was introduced and most commonly associated with the Sega Master System II and was the only model used in Brazil.

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