Arcade Power Stick

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Arcade Power Stick
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Manufacturer: Sega
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 HAA-2650
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[1] 1655
Sega Mega Drive
EU
MK-1655-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[2][3] MK-1655-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$89.9589.95[4]
Sega Mega Drive
CA

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Arcade Power Stick (アーケードパワースティック) is an arcade stick peripheral for the Sega Mega Drive (though is also compatible with other consoles/computer that rely on DE-9 ports).

The Arcade Power Stick was followed by the Arcade Power Stick 6B.

Hardware

The Arcade Power Stick has three face buttons equipped with turbo features, which whose speed can be configured. A version by S-Chi was also released.

The Japanese release of the Arcade Power Stick features a joystick with microswitches, akin to arcade hardware. All non-Japanese versions of the peripheral utilize joysticks with rubber contacts, similar to the D-pad of a standard controller. All releases regardless of region use face buttons with rubber contacts, identical in function to that of a standard controller.

Magazine articles

Main article: Arcade Power Stick/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SE advert

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Print advert in ACE (UK) #37: "October 1990" (1990-09-xx)
also published in:

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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #108: "November 1990" (1990-10-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #38: "November 1990" (1990-10-xx)[6]

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Print advert in Sega Klubilehti (FI) #2: "2/91" (1991-xx-xx)

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Print advert in Sega Klubilehti (FI) #3: "1/92" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:

Photo gallery

Physical scans

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MegaTech (UK)
93
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Raze (UK)
90
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Sega Power (UK)
75
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Sega Mega Drive
86
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Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, CA
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Mega Drive, ?? (S-Chi)
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External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue page (Japanese): Mega Drive

References


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