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Sega Saturn Bluetooth Pad Because Sega Forever needed to get worse...

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 04:42 PM

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Nintendolife has surprisingly given a review of the Sega Forever pushed Saturn Bluetooth controller which as a reminder is locked to the Android side of Sega Forever.

Link: Hardware Review: The Sega Saturn Bluetooth Pad Doesn't Live Up To Its Inspiration

The excerpt where Sega's quality control is yet again lacking/invisible is just what I expected it would be:

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Despite being listed on the packaging as being compatible with all of the Sega Forever games released so far, the controller works less than perfectly with several titles. We fired up Streets of Rage in the hope that the pad would improve our criminal-busting skills, but the in-game settings refused to allow us to map the pad's buttons to exactly how we wanted, which is a real shame. The first time we loaded up Sonic CD, on the other hand, it thought that we were pushing right on the D-pad even when we weren't touching it. Clearly, some of these issues may simply be down to the rather inconsistent nature of Bluetooth gamepad support in Android, but nonetheless, they're frustrating problems that show how awkwardly controller support has been factored into these games.


I'm posting this thread in hopes it shakes Retro-bit/Sega up in their boots in addition to the feedback we're already seeing.
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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:13 PM

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I got mine in. The piece holding in the screw on the battery compartment broke IMMEDIATELY, resulting in something rattling around in the controller. The controller is bigger, bulkier, heavier, and not nearly as comfortable as the original Saturn pad. The shoulder buttons especially don't feel genuine at all, being very mushy where the original pad's were clicky and responsive. The d-pad is much, MUCH stiffer, and you have to press really hard on LEFT to get it to register. The design on the telescopic piece that holds your phone seems pretty nice, and I do like that it rotates and can be angled, but everything else is a massive disappointment, especially considering the price. It's sad that Sega would sign off on something like this. I'll obviously be returning it, and I recommend everyone interested wait on Retro-Bit, who at the very least couldn't possibly come up with something worse.
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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:33 PM

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I got mine in, but I will be keeping it because it does exactly what it wasn't advertised to do as I expected: It can be used as a PC Bluetooth Controller. I have been using it to play Sonic the Fighters pretty well.

That said, this is pretty much garbage, and playing with a giant brick in your hands. The above article mentions Sonic wouldn't move directions they pressed, this I can confirm is not due to the Sega Forever title, but the absolute force needed to use the D-Pad on the controller.

The controller was designed and made by UK kick-nack maker Paladone.

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