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|Made for: Sega Mega Drive|
|Manufacturer: Power 10|
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The Hot Stik is a third-party joystick released for the Sega Mega Drive and Nintendo Entertainment System.
While offering physical buttons for , , and START , the Hot Stik differs from its competitors by having no "base" in which tilting the stick would simulate a D-Pad. Instead the device consists of mercury sensors, creating a basic form of motion control. If the user tilts their hand in a certain direction, the mercury (which is a liquid at room temperature (and higly toxic)) will physically move due to the effects of gravity and create an electric connection.
Power 10 had previously used this technology with a more elborate "Hot Seat" peripheral for the NES, where the idea was to sit down and tilt a special chair (although the tilting technology was still confined to a joystick positioned on the side).
|Third-party controllers for the Sega Mega Drive|