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Dream Pad

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MadCatz DreamPad White.jpg
Dream Pad
Manufacturer: Mad Catz
Type: Control pad
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
$29.95[1] ?
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£19.99[2]
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ?
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas


The Dream Pad is a third-party controller manufactured by Mad Catz for the Sega Dreamcast. Dream Pads are among the most common third-party controllers for the system and were sold in a variety of colours, including white, red, orange, green, blue, purple, black and transparent. The white addition came first and was packaged in a cardboard box - subsequent colours were distributed in blister packs.

As well as providing the user with all the basic Dreamcast controller functions, it re-introduces C and Z buttons, can act as digital versions of L and R. These two buttons are programmable via a discrete semicircle button near the Start button, making the pad more useful for fighting games. It also has rubber grips and larger than the standard pad, making it arguably more comfortable to hold.

The controller is not without its flaws. Though the thumbstick has a rubber layer on top, this layer is prone to falling off after repeated use. Furthermore the back triggers can get stuck.

A small batch of Dream Pads were sold to North American Toys R Us stores with High Frequency branding. See Dream Pad (High Frequency) for more information.

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Promotional material

EGM US 125.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #125: "December 1999" (1999-11-09)
also published in:
  • Expert Gamer (US) #72: "June 2000" (2000-05-23)[3]

ConsolesPlus FR 095.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #95: "Décembre 1999" (1999-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Player One (FR) #104: "Janvier 2000" (xxxx-xx-xx)[4]
  • Consoles + (FR) #99: "Avril 2000" (2000-xx-xx)[5]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №216, p69[2]
Sega Dreamcast
60
Based on
1 review

Dreamcast, (white)
DreamPad DC Box Front White.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, (black)
DreamPad Black DC Box Front.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, (red)
DreamPad Red DC Box Front.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, (green)
DreamPad Green DC Box Front.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, (blue)
DreamPad DC Box Front Blue.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, (purple)
DreamPad Purple DC Box Front.jpg
Cover

References


Third-party controllers for the Sega Dreamcast

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