Mega Pad

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Professional Control Pad
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Manufacturer: ASCII, Competition Pro, S-Chi
Type: Control pad
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥2,980 (3,069)2,980e[1] AS-1007MD
Sega Mega Drive
$24.9524.95[2] 2004
Sega Mega Drive

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The Mega Pad (メガパッド) is a third party control pad released in the early 1990s for the Sega Mega Drive manufactured by ASCII. It was licensed and distributed under Competition Pro branding in western regions as the Professional Control Pad.

The Mega Pad is a fairly bog-standard three button controller with turbo features. This one also has a slow motion mode which effectively a turbo feature added to the start (pause) button.

In the west, the controller was "followed" by the Professional Control Pad Series II and Professional Control Pad Series III.

Magazine articles

Main article: Mega Pad/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in GamePro (US) #20: "March 1991" (1991-xx-xx)
Print advert in Mega Drive Fan (JP) #13: "February 1991" (1991-01-08)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-01: "January 1991" (1990-12-08)

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Mega Drive, JP (Mega Pad)
MegaPad MD JP Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, US
ProfessionalControlPad MD US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngProfessionalControlPad MD US Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, (S-Chi Pad)
SChiPad Box Front.jpg


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