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ASCII Pad FT

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ASCII Pad FT
Manufacturer: ASCII
Type: Control pad
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥? ASC-1301P
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(Capcom)
¥? ASC-1301M
Sega Dreamcast
JP
(SNK)
¥? ASC-1301K


The ASCII Pad FT is a special Sega Dreamcast controller manufactured by ASCII and only released in Japan. The "FT" stands for "Fighting Type".

The ASCII Pad FT is somewhat of a step backwards in terms of controllers, as it resembles a standard Sega Saturn Control Pad, dropping the analogue stick completely and replacing the L and R shoulder buttons with C and Z face buttons. It was built with 2D fighting games in mind, similar to the Dreamcast Arcade Stick, though is much smaller and has a switch to enable rumble features. It can also hold one VMU.

There are several types of ASCII Pad FTs, including the standard white edition, a black "Capcom" version and a blue "SNK" version. There is also a transparent-black version of the controller. There is also a ASCII Stick FT, which resembles an arcade stick. An "ASCII Pad FT2" peripheral with similar functions was later released for the PlayStation 2.

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Physical scans

Dreamcast, JP (white)
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Cover
Dreamcast, JP (transparent-black)
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Cover
Dreamcast, JP (Capcom)
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Cover
Dreamcast, JP (SNK)
ASCIIPadFT DC JP Box Back SNK.jpgNospine-small.pngASCIIPadFT DC JP Box Front SNK.jpg
Cover

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Third-party controllers for the Sega Dreamcast

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