Remote Arcade System
From Sega Retro
|Remote Arcade System|
|Made for: Sega Mega Drive|
The Remote Arcade System, known as the Sega Cordless Pad Set (セガコードレスパッドセット) in Japan, is a wireless alternative to the standard Sega Mega Drive controller. It comprises a Remote Arcade Pad and a receiver, which rely on infrared signals rather than cables (similar to TV remotes). This means the user can control a game from a much larger distance. In PAL regions the bundle was called the Infra Red Control Pad and contained two controllers - controllers were not sold separately in this region. In South Korea the bundle was called the Wireless Fighting Pad (무선 파이팅 패드) while the sold separately controller was called the Wireless Fighting Pad Transmitter (무선 파이팅 패드 송신기).
The Remote Arcade Pad features six buttons, and the receiver plugs into both of the Sega Mega Drive's controller ports. In order for a second player to play, a second Remote Arcade Pad will need to be purchased. One receiver can handle two controllers. Each pad requires two AAA batteries and lasts for approximately ten hours.
- Main article: Remote Arcade System/Magazine articles.
also published in:
- GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 216
- GamePro, "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 167
- Sega Visions, "December/January 1994/1995" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 57
- Sega Visions, "February/March 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 89
- Sega Visions, "May 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 101