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Fast facts on the 4 Way Play
Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$29.95[1] ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£?
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?
Sega Mega Drive
DE
?
Sega Mega Drive
ES
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The 4 Way Play is an accessory created by Electronic Arts for the Sega Mega Drive. It allows for up to four players to play together in certain games. Largely, mostly games designed by EA itself supported it. When first released, Sega's official Team Player multi-player adaptor was not compatible with 4 Way Play games. Later releases fixed this incompatibility issue.

The device itself plugs directly into the system and has no wires sticking out and attaches to the front of the system like an extension. To attach like this it plugs into both controller ports. Due to the way it is plugged into the system it is incompatible with devices such as the Sega Multi-Mega and X'eye.

Compatible Games

Gallery

Magazine articles

Main article: 4 Way Play/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 050.pdf

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Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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GamePro US 051.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
GamePro (US) #51: "October 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
4WayPlay MD Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
4WayPlay MD EU Box.jpg
Cover

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press release: 1993-07-21: 4 WAY PLAY: EA SPORTS FIRST TO MARKET FOUR-PLAYER ADAPTER FOR SEGA GENESIS
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