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|Made for: Sega Mega Drive|
|Manufacturer: QuickShot, Okano, Smart², TecnoPlus|
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The Python 3 is a third-party accessory developed by QuickShot for the Sega Mega Drive. It is a joystick, and a "sequel" to the Python 1 (and Python 1M) and Python 2. The Python 1 is compatible with various 80s home computers, while the Python 2 is for the NES.
The Python 3 has three buttons as well as a turbo switch. It is designed to be stuck to a flat surface for stability, and ergonomically designed like other QuickShot joysticks.
The history of the Python 3 is odd. Whereas the Python 1M was adopted by Tec Toy as an official product in Brazil, it seems the Python 3 mould was recycled by other companies. The GeniStick is almost identical to the Python 3 bar colour and naming schemes and the Mega Control Stick by TecnoPlus is also similar. It was also released in Germany by Okano as the Python GL-MD3.
- Main article: Python 3/Magazine articles.
- GamePro, "March 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 36
- Computer & Video Games, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-15), page 74
- Sega Power, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-07), page 8
- Video Games, "12/93" (DE; 1993-11-22), page 49
- Megazone, "November 1993" (AU; 1993-11-03), page 20
- GamePro, "October 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 89
- Computer & Video Games, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-15), page 41
- Computer & Video Games, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-15), page 69
|Third-party controllers for the Sega Mega Drive|