Master System Control Pad - Official Replacement Sega Controller
About this deal
With an original controller (and even using a Sega Genesis controller), I could NEVER, say, execute multiple leg sweeps in a row – I might do just one then execute a regular kick despite not having done anything different on the controller.
The interesting thing about the Japanese controller is the little joystick nub in the middle of the D-pad.The main problem with the original controller is with the D-pad – it’s a flat pad rather than the more traditional ‘cross’ you find on D-pads of other older consoles. When the Master System Switchless Region Mod is correctly installed the console will be able to run games in their correct aspect ratio and speed. My Brief Sega Master System Controller Hunt: If you’re new to the Sega Master System, as I was until recently, you’ll not find a multitude of options outside of the original controller readily available.
As with the Sega Mark III, the D-Pad is a rounded square to avoid legal issues with Nintendo's patented cross-shaped design. The difference between the consistent accuracy between the Honey Bee D-pad and the original Master System D-pad is night and day. Solder the wires from the new cable to the pcb (similar to how I did with the Wico Q stick seen in the link above). This page houses a number of these controllers - when more information is gathered they should be moved to their own individual pages.Compared to the NES Dog Bone and Turbografx-16 TurboPad, the Honey Bee is still behind a bit from a comfortability standpoint, yet it’s smoother edges still keep it ahead of both the original rectangular NES controller and the slightly less comfortable original Master System pad.