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Speedking

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Speedking SMS.jpg
Speedking
Manufacturer: Konix
Type: Joystick
Made for: Sega Master System
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
UK
£12.99[1]More...[2]
Sega Master System
FR
?F
Sega Master System
DE
DM ?
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas


The Speedking is a joystick released by Konix which is compatible with the Sega Master System. It was also repackaged and released as the 500XJ by Epyx. Both controllers are identical, bar the slightly different branding.

The Speedking was developed for high performance gameplay though is a little awkward to hold. The left hand grips the undeneath of the unit and makes use of the fire buttons, while the right is used to control the joystick. There are no obvious improvements over a regular Master System control pad.

Variations of the unit were released for home computers and other consoles, including the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Gallery

Promotional material

ACE UK 07.pdf

PDF
Print advert in ACE (UK) #7: "April 1988" (1988-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #11: "August 1988" (1988-xx-xx)[3]

Physical scans

Master System, (Speedking)
Speedking Box Front.jpg
Cover
Master System, (Speedking) (alt)
SpeedKing SMS Box Back Alt.jpgSpeedKing SMS Box Spine Alt.jpgSpeedKing SMS Box Front Alt.jpgSpeedKing SMS Box Spine2 Alt.jpg
Cover
Master System, (500XJ)
500XJ Box Front.jpg
Cover

References


Third-party controllers for the Sega Master System

Others | Clones