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Mega Drive third-party clone controllers

From Sega Retro

The Sega Mega Drive, unlike any other Sega console and almost unique in the world of video gaming at large, has received numerous unofficial copies or "clones" of three of its official control pad options; the standard three-button Control Pad (SJ-3500/MK-1650), the first Six Button Control Pad (SJ-6000/MK-1653) and the Genesis 3's 6 Button Arcade Pad (MK-1470 - not to be confused with the other MK-1470).

While many have appeared as part of officially licensed consoles produced by other distributors (e.g. Tectoy and its later Brazil-only Mega Drive and Master System consoles), many more have been produced by third-parties as replacement controllers with only minor differences. Production of these accessories continues to this day, not just in markets where Sega does not actively seek to protect its copyrights and patents, but across major markets too, where they continue to be sold unopposed.

Though build quality and internals can vary considerably across these products, basic functionality and design is identical to the official Sega models, and thus have been aggregated in the lists below. Many of these products can likely be traced to the same source (i.e. a production line in China), but little is known about the process at present.

SJ-3500/MK-1650 clones

Box Name Brand Date & Price Images Documentation
MD Sega Genesis Control Pad Clone Box Back.JPGMD Sega Genesis Control Pad Clone Box Front.JPG
Control Pad ?? (>=1990)
MD Sega Genesis Control Pad Clone Front.JPG
MD Sega Genesis Control Pad Clone Back.JPG


 ?? Access Line (>=1990)
ControlPad MD AccessLine.jpg


 ?? Blockbuster? (>=1990)
BlockbusterControlPad MD.jpg
BlockbusterControlPad MD Back.jpg


Control2Pad MD Box Front.jpg
Control 2 Pad Neon (>=1990)
Control2Pad MD.jpg


RadioShackController MD US Box Front.jpg
Controller for Sega Genesis Radio Shack (>=1990)
RadioShackController MD.jpg


Recoton3 MD Box Back.jpgRecoton3 MD Box Front.jpg
Replacement Control Pad for Sega Genesis Recoton (>=1990)
Recoton3 MD Front.jpg
V358
Recoton3 MD Back.jpg
V358


 ?? S-Chi (>=1990)
ControlPadSChi MD.jpg


SJ9200 MD TW Box Front.jpg
SJ-9200 ?? (>=1990)
SJ9200 MD TW Front.jpg
SJ-9200
SJ9200 MD TW Back.jpg
SJ-9200


MD Joystick J-303 Box Back.jpgMD Joystick J-303 Box Front.jpg
J-303 ?? (>=1990)
MD Joystick J-303.jpg
J-303
MD Joystick J-303 Back.jpg
J-303


ValuePak Box Front.jpg
ValuePak Performance (>=1990)


SJ-6000/MK-1653 clones

Box Name Brand Date & Price Images Documentation
MD Fighting Pad 6B Clone Box Back.jpgMD Fighting Pad 6B Clone Box Front.jpg
 ?? ?? (>=1993)
MD Fighting Pad 6B Clone.jpg


Blaze6ButtonControlPad Box front.jpg
6 Button Control Pad Blaze (>=1993)
6ButtonControlPadBlaze MD.jpg


Hyperkin MD GN6 box back.jpgHyperkin MD GN6 box front.jpg
GN6 Controller Hyperkin (>=2000)
Hyperkin MD GN6 controller front.jpg


6ButtonPadInnovation MD Box Back.jpgNospine-small.png6ButtonPadInnovation MD Box Front.jpg
6 Button Pad Innovation (>=1993)


FightingPutt6BJaguar MD Box Front.jpg
Fighting Putt 6B Jaguar (>=1993)


 ?? Neon (>=1993)
SixButtonControlPadNeon MD.jpg


Neo Joystick New Design? (>=1998)


 ?? SJ (>=1993)
Sj gamepad md.jpg


Joystick Pego (>=1993)
PegoJoystick MD.jpg


RetroPad Retro-bit (>=2000)
Retropad MD.jpg


Controller MD Box Front Tomee.jpg
Controller Tomee (>= 1993)


GenesisController MD Box Back Tomee.jpgNospine-small.pngGenesisController MD Box Front Tomee.jpg
Genesis Controller Tomee (2010)
GenesisController MD Tomee.jpg


XMMD20JS MD Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngXMMD20JS MD Box Front.jpg
Fighting Putt 6B XMax (2007)


6BMega2 MD Box Front.jpg
6B Mega 2 ?? (2005)


6BuffonArcadePad MD Box Front.jpg
6 Buffon Arcade Pad ?? (>=1993)


6ButtonsArcadePad MD Box Front TAS.jpg
6 Buttons Arcade Pad ?? (>=1993)


FightingPutt6B MD Box Top.jpg
FightingPutt6B MD Box Back.jpgFightingPutt6B MD Box Spine.jpgFightingPutt6B MD Box Front.pngFightingPutt6B MD Box Spine2.jpg
FightingPutt6B MD Box Bottom.jpg
Fighting Putt 6B ?? (>=1993)


FightingPutt6B MD Box Back Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngFightingPutt6B MD Box Front Alt.jpg
Fighting Putt 6B ?? (>=1993)


FightingPutt6B MD Box Front Alt2.jpg
Fighting Putt 6B ?? (>=1993)


MD StarGame Box.jpg
Fighting Putt StarGame (>=1993)
MD Star Game.jpg


JS162 MD Box Front.jpg
Game Pad ?? (>=1993)


JS846 MD Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngJS846 MD Box Front.jpg
Game Pad ?? (>=1993)
JS846 MD.jpg
JS-846


MegaPadII MD Box Front.jpg
Mega Pad II ?? (>=1993)


6BClone1 MD Box Back.jpgNospine-small.png6BClone1 MD Box Front.jpg
 ?? ?? (>=1993)


MD Retrobit Retrogen Classic Controller Box Front.jpg
Retrogen Classic Controller Retrobit (>=1993)
MD Retrobit Retrogen Classic Controller Front.jpg


 ?? ?? (>=1993)
MD 16 Bit JP Pad.png


 ?? ?? (>=1993)
MD 16 Bit pad 2.jpg


 ?? New Star (>=1993)
MD New Star Controller.jpg


MK-1470 clones

Box Name Brand Date & Price Images Documentation
ApevTech16BitJoystick MD Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngApevTech16BitJoystick MD Box Front.jpg
16-bit Joystick ApevTech (>=1998)
ApevTech16BitJoystick MD.jpg


 ?? Gamester EU: (>=1998)
Gamster6 MD.jpg


 ?? Gamester EU: (>=1998)
Gamester MD Gray MK-1470 Front.jpg


6 Button Replacement Pad Laing CA: (>=1998)
6ButtonReplacementPad MD.jpg


MD GamePadEB Box Front.jpg
Game Pad Electronics Boutique (>=1998)


 ?? Nippongame (>=1998)


GamePadNuke MD Box Front.jpg
Game Pad Nuke (>=1998)


 ?? Nyko (>=1998)
NykoPad MD.jpg


PegoJoystick MD Box Front Alt.jpg
Joystick Pego (>=1998)
PegoJoystick MD Alt.jpg


PegoJoystick MD Box Front Alt2.jpg
Joystick Pego (>=1998)


SuperPad MD US Box Back P042C.jpgNospine-small.pngSuperPad MD US Box Front P042C.jpg
Super Pad Performance (>=1998)
SuperPad MD Performance Alt.jpg
P-042C


MD 6 Button Arcade Pad Clone Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngMD 6 Button Arcade Pad Clone Box Front.jpg
6 Button Arcade Pad ?? (>=1998)
Bootleg Sega MK-1470 Front.jpg


6ButtonArcadePadPlayers MD Box Back.jpgNospine-small.png6ButtonArcadePadPlayers MD Box Front.jpg
6 Button Arcade Pad Players (>=1998)
6ButtonArcadePadPlayers MD.jpg


GamePad16Bit MD Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngGamePad16Bit MD Box Front.jpg
6 Button Arcade Pad Players (>=200x)


6BAPFPG MD Box Back.jpgNospine-small.png6BAPFPG MD Box Front.jpg
6 Button Arcade Pad Play Game (>=1998)


PlayGame6btnPad MD box.jpg
6 Button Arcade Pad Play Game (>=1998)
PlayGame6btnPad MD.jpg


SuperCobraMegaPad MD US Box Front.jpg
Mega Pad Super Cobra (>=1998)
SuperCobraMegaPad MD.jpg
S-2100


16BitSGSuperLoaderController MD Box Front.jpg
16-bit Super Loader Controller ?? (>=1998)
16BitSGSuperLoaderController MD.jpg


ForGenesisIII MD Box Front.jpg
 ?? ?? (>=1998)


Controller MD Box Front FR-6110.jpg
 ?? ?? (>=1998)


 ?? ?? (>=1998)
MK1470 MD Red.jpg


 ?? ?? (>=1998)
MK1470 MD Yellow.jpg


 ?? ?? (>=1998)
MK1470 MD Blue.jpg


 ?? ?? (>=1998)
MD 16 Bit Purple.jpg


 ?? ?? (>=1998)
MD 16 Bit Red.jpg


 ?? ?? (>=1998)
MD 16 Bit Blue.jpg


 ?? ?? (>=1998)
MD 16 Bit Black.jpg


 ?? ?? (>=1998)
MD 16 Bit Green.jpg


 ?? ?? (>=1998)
MD 16 Bit Orange.jpg



Third-party controllers for the Sega Mega Drive
  • Control pads
  • Arcade sticks
  • Computer joysticks
  • Wireless control pads
  • Others

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