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Fast facts on the SG ProPad
Manufacturer: Recoton (STD, QJ, InterAct)
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? SV-434
Sega Mega Drive
US (New)
$? SV-434A
Sega Mega Drive
US (6)
$? SV-439
Sega Mega Drive
EU (2)
€22.99[1][2] ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£16.99 SV-434
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F SV-434
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? SV-434
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas SV-434



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The SG ProPad, and its six-button successor, the SG ProPad 2/SG ProPad 6, are two third-party controllers for the Sega Mega Drive developed by Recoton and their STD Manufacturing devision (being released under the QJ and InterAct brands). They are simple control pads with turbo features.

Three different variants of the controller were released. The original SG ProPad is a simple three button controller built similarly to a Super Nintendo controller (the shells were in fact recycled from Recoton's "SN ProPad" range). Later a six button variant was released titled the All New SG ProPad, which merely adds a button and replaces a turbo switch for the MODE button.

The SG ProPad 2 and SG ProPad 6 have completely redesigned shells, utilising a function key to set each button's turbo speeds as opposed to cluttering the controller with switches. The two seem to be identical, though the ProPad 2 is far rarer than the ProPad 6.

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Promotional material

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Game Players (US) Vol. 6 No. 12 "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[3]
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[4]
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 7 No. 5 "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[5]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #59: "June 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[7]
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EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[8]
  • GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[9]
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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GamePro (US) #68: "March 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #69: "April 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[10]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #70: "May 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[11]
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Mean Machines Sega (UK) #5: "February 1993" (1993-01-28)
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Physical scans

SG ProPad

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
Mega Drive, EU
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SGProPad Box Back.jpgSGProPad Box Spine.jpgSGProPad Box Front.jpgSGProPad Box Spine2.jpg
SGProPad Box Bottom.jpg
Cover

All New SG ProPad

Mega Drive, US
AllNewSGProPad MD US Box Front.jpg
Cover

SG ProPad 2/6

Mega Drive, US
SGProPad6 MD US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSGProPad6 MD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, US (Walmart)
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Cover
Mega Drive, EU (2)
SGProPad2 MD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU (2; alt)
SGProPad2 MD Box Front Alt.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU (6)
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Cover

References

  1. File:SegaForceMega UK 06.pdf, page 9
  2. File:CVG UK 145.pdf, page 6
  3. File:GamePro US 054.pdf, page 304
  4. File:GamePro US 057.pdf, page 170
  5. File:GamePlayers US 0705.pdf, page 2
  6. File:EGM US 058.pdf, page 8
  7. File:EGM US 059.pdf, page 8
  8. File:EGM2 US 05.pdf, page 16
  9. File:GamePro US 066.pdf, page 236
  10. File:GamePro US 069.pdf, page 160
  11. File:EGM US 070.pdf, page 146
  12. File:SegaForceMega UK 02.pdf, page 27
  13. File:SegaForceMega UK 03.pdf, page 13
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