Race Controller

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DCRaceController 1.jpg
Race Controller
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Manufacturer: Sega
Type: Controller
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
¥5,8005,800[1] HKT-7400
Sega Dreamcast
$59.9959.99[5] HKT-7400
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast
DM 120.95120.95[3]
Sega Dreamcast
£44.9944.99[2] MK-55151-50
Sega Dreamcast
3500 Kč3500[7]
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Dreamcast

The Race Controller, known as the Racing Controller (レーシングコントローラ) in Japan, is an official steering wheel controller for the Sega Dreamcast. All Race Controllers are black with orange buttons, including the PAL version, despite PAL Dreamcasts opting for a blue colour scheme.

In North America it was not distributed by Sega - instead it was repackaged as the Rally Wheel and sold by Agetec (though games themselves still mark themselves as compatible with the "Race Controller"). The Rally Wheel variation of the peripheral features a port at its rear to attach pedals, though neither Sega nor Agetec released any pedals during the Dreamcast's lifetime.

The Race Controller has a poor reputation due to its basic construction and the noticeable deadzone at the centre of its turning radius, though it has since been proven that this deadzone is introduced by Dreamcast software. Some hobbyists have designed mods for the Race Controller to overcome this deadzone.

List of compatible games

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Race Controller Race Controller
English (US) Rally Wheel Rally Wheel
Japanese レーシングコントローラ Racing Controller


Official photographs

Magazine articles

Main article: Race Controller/Magazine articles.

Promotional Material

Print advert in Alaab Alcomputtar (SA) #16 (1999-02-xx)
Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #35: "Wrzesień 2001" (2001-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Play (PL) #14: "Październik 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[9]
  • Neo Plus (PL) #36: "Październik 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[10]
  • Play (PL) #15: "Listopad 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[11]
  • Neo Plus (PL) #37: "Listopad 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[12]
  • Play (PL) #15: "Listopad 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[13]
  • Neo Plus (PL) #38: "Grudzień 2001" (2001-xx-xx)[14]

Physical scans

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Race Controller

Dreamcast, JP
RacingController DC JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngDCRacingController DC JP Box Front.jpg
Dreamcast, US
RallyWheel DC US Box Front.jpg
Dreamcast, EU
RaceController DC EU Box Front.jpg
Dreamcast, BR


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