Best 6 button Genesis controllers?


#1

I thought I’d pick one up but apparently there’s a whole bunch of models out there, based on looks and a little bit of research I went with this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sega-Genesis-Turbo-6-Button-Controller-MK-1470-/150911483955?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item2323068033

Correct me.


#2

You will probably be fine. People on the Sega forums argue over this subject.

These are the original which are generally preferred because of the solid dpad.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150911484530

And here is the wireless version. They are IR based but work very well as long as you maintain a line of sight with the console.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300785200584


#3

Interesting. So the dpad is better on the original model and the buttons are better on the new one with the turbo functions and stuff?


#4

Those controllers you referenced are Genesis 3 era which is when Majesco started manufacturing the console. I don’t personally like them but I’ve heard people say they prefer them. The one I linked is more similar to a Saturn pad. I would say get both. You may still prefer the turbo pad.


#5

One and one seems like a good idea. I mean this is important shit. I gotta do what Nintendon’t!

Thanks Kyle.


#6

The Performance Superpad:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Pad-Controller-by-Performance-For-the-Sega-Genesis-6-Button-/160881085081?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item2575428a99

^^ Never had the genesis one but the Sega Saturn version of this pad(Superpad 8) was fantastic.

~TG, Sega does what Nintendon’t


#7

I agree with True Grave’s last post. Those pads were (are) awesome.


#8

Well dammit, now I’m all conflicted.


#9

I need to buy a 6 button too. I’ve picked up my first grey Japanese saturn pad last week and didn’t realize how small it was. Looking at pics of it, i thought it was about the same size a a 3 or 6 button genesis controller. The D-pad does feel awesome though. Better than my 3 button. Does the 6 buttons D-pad have more of a saturn D-pad or 3 button D-pad?


#10

I’m thinking official on this one. Always good to stick to official stuff.


#11

It always bugged me that my official Sega 6-button pad would prevent Forgotten Worlds from booting proper :frowning:
-ud


#12

Which one was that? I’m thinking I’ll get the 2 different official ones, the turbo one and the regular one.


#13

Forgotten Worlds just needs a mode button - same as Golden Axe 2. The problem comes in when you have a joystick with no mode button. Then you are really screwed.


#14

Tbh, any of the pads in this thread are good. It’ll really come down to personal preference. I think it’s a good idea to go with the 2 official ones and see how things go from there.