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Retro-bit announce new/official Sega controllers Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast

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A MD controller with L and R button, that's exactly why I want so bad a Saturn pad. I mean, it is basically the same but with the extra button (you can take R shoulder as Mode).


Damn it, I really need one of those black USB Saturn pad. Sad that they didn't make solid gray, because that would have been a good option too.


EDIT: that dualstick genesis pad doesn't look too bad, except for the fucking start button at the left. Were UK pads like that o am I missing something? All pads I had had either Start on the middle and Mode on the right shoulder, or Mode and Start at the middle, with Mode being the left one.
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View Postrata, on 30 August 2018 - 01:40 PM, said:

EDIT: that dualstick genesis pad doesn't look too bad, except for the fucking start button at the left. Were UK pads like that o am I missing something? All pads I had had either Start on the middle and Mode on the right shoulder, or Mode and Start at the middle, with Mode being the left one.
I think the TecToy Mega Drive controllers were the only official ones with Mode in the middle.

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View PostLordOfSquad, on 30 August 2018 - 10:57 AM, said:

I dunno, seems it'd be comfy and unobtrusive enough from these here pictures. It's like a fusion of the Genesis pad and the kiboshed boomerang PS3 controller, which was apparently way comfier than it looked. Interesting that we're getting four shoulder buttons AND six face buttons, that'll be handy for game-specific macros when using it on Steam. They're clearly not going for authenticity on the bluetooth pads, more of a "what-if" sort of deal and I'm all for it. I've been dreaming of a modern pad with six face buttons for like a decade and to my knowledge no one's tried to deliver on that until now (beyond The Duke, which is... The Duke lmao).

i am going to chokeslam someone if these don't turn out good, seriously

Thanks for the pictures. It looks obtrusive to me still, but maybe it will feel okay. This has me wondering what they'll do with the dreamcast controllers (if they ever release them). I'm left to assume they'll add another thumbstick to them as well. No idea where they'll put it though.

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It looks like the thumb is going to touch the right analog's base when pressing the A button.
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I too have been dreaming of a dual analog gamepad with six face buttons. The last one I owned was a Logitech Wingman Rumblepad over a decade ago.

The dual analogs do look pretty crowded in there compared to the SN/SF30 Pro, which takes a similar approach to modernizing a 16-bit era controller. Staying cautiously optimistic though. Please let this be good, I could really use a wireless six button pad!

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Any news if the saturn twinsticks will be compatible with Virtual On?

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Anyone remember these? I like how the year is going to end without even a release date. Retro-bit sure is coming off as incompetent to me.

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Retro-bit are at CES currently and have been showing off the finalised SKUs for their retro SEGA line. Their Twitter account has seemingly confirmed a February release for Mega Drive pads (original port only, no word on USB).

Here's a promo image featuring renders of the gamepad lineup:
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Here's a couple of shots from the show floor, featuring a tease of the clear blue Mega Drive/Genesis 6-button pad:
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Lastly, they had a surprise in the form of prototype for a new SEGA Nomad system:
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All images are courtesy of their Twitter account.

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Thanks for posting the update. The new Nomad system looks particularly awesome. Even a connector for HD out.

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I like the fact that they think that by moving the mode button on the MD pad, they're doing you some kind of favour, but you're buggered if you wanted to use it for the vulcan cannon on After Burner Complete now.

According to Amazon, along with the wired pads coming in February, the Bluetooth pads are due at the end of this month, with the receivers for the MD and Saturn coming in April.

Apparently, the Bluetooth controllers will be cross compatible for all the receivers, So you can, say, buy a Saturn one and use it on the MD (And the Dreamcast, according to the box, but Retro-Bit still haven't announced a release for their DC controllers or receiver, yet.)

No news on if those analog sticks will work on Saturn games that support the 3D Control Pad, or if they'll only work if used on a PC, though
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View Postmentski, on 11 January 2019 - 08:43 AM, said:

I like the fact that they think that by moving the mode button on the MD pad, they're doing you some kind of favour, but you're buggered if you wanted to use it for the vulcan cannon on After Burner Complete now.

You always were - After Burner Complete is a 32X game :eng101:


However, with a reset button you'll finally be able to finish X-Men on it... assuming it's a real Mega Drive reset button and it's not set to be loaded up custom UI gubbins.

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This is still a far cry from what they showed last year though...

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View PostBlack Squirrel, on 11 January 2019 - 01:00 PM, said:

View Postmentski, on 11 January 2019 - 08:43 AM, said:

I like the fact that they think that by moving the mode button on the MD pad, they're doing you some kind of favour, but you're buggered if you wanted to use it for the vulcan cannon on After Burner Complete now.

You always were - After Burner Complete is a 32X game //forums.sonicretro.org/public/style_emoticons/default/eng101.png


However, with a reset button you'll finally be able to finish X-Men on it... assuming it's a real Mega Drive reset button and it's not set to be loaded up custom UI gubbins.
I wasn't talking about the Nomad, I was talking about the controllers... You never know though, maybe they'll make it 32x compatible... That'd be a thing. The Neptune reborn as a handheld.
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Considering how hard the 32X is to even software emulate, I doubt very much we'll see that here.

A shame in a way, it's bloody hard to find a working 32X now.

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View PostOverlord, on 12 January 2019 - 03:08 PM, said:

Considering how hard the 32X is to even software emulate, I doubt very much we'll see that here.

A shame in a way, it's bloody hard to find a working 32X now.


I didn't realize it was problematic at all.

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