Invader 3

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Invader3 MD.jpg
Invader 3
Manufacturer: QuickShot
Type: Control pad
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? QS-183
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
DM ?
Sega Mega Drive

The Invader 3 by QuickShot is a third-party controller for the Sega Mega Drive, sporting three buttons with turbo features. The Invader 3 is one of QuickShot's earliest controllers for the Mega Drive system, being replaced by the Starfighter 3+3 some months later. As with other QuickShot controllers, there are other "Invader" controllers - the Invader 2 for example is for the NES, sharing a similar plastic shell but with differing amounts of buttons (and plug).

The Invader 3 design was licensed by several peripheral companies, including Intertronic and TecnoPlus making it difficult to document. It is assumed that given their history and the existence of other variants, QuickShot designed this controller, but this has yet to be fully confirmed. Furthermore it is unknown which regions the Invader 3 was officially sold in.


Promotional material

GamePro US 048.pdf

Print advert in GamePro (US) #48: "July 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

CVG UK 144.pdf

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #144: "November 1993" (1993-10-15)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #145: "December 1993" (1993-11-15)More...[3]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #146: "January 1994" (1993-12-15)More...[4]

EGM US 050.pdf

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #51: "October 1993" (1993-xx-xx)More...[5]

Physical scans

Mega Drive, (Quick Shot)
Invader3 MD BoxBack.jpgInvader3 MD BoxFront.jpg
Mega Drive, (Intertronic)

Mega Drive, (Tecno Plus)


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