Taisen Cable

From Sega Retro

Saturn HSS-0107.jpg
Fast facts on the Taisen Cable
Manufacturer: Sega
Made for: Sega Saturn
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥2,000[1] HSS-0107

The Taisen Cable (対戦ケーブル) is device which allows two Sega Saturns to connect to each other. It can be seen as a console equivalent to a local area network (LAN) setup usually found with computers, where systems are all linked together within a small area. The official Sega-branded Taisen Cable was only released in Japan, however third-party alternatives were released in other territories and a number of non-Japanese games support the device.

The Taisen Cable and its derivatives perhaps had more of a use in store displays and gaming events rather than in the home. Despite acting as a physical connection between two Saturn consoles, each console requires its own television and its own copy of a compatible game in order to play. Only a few games were released with Taisen Cable compatibility, though many try to hide this fact, or have difficulty working with third-party variants of the cable.

Today physical links such as these have largely been replaced with online services, though this can produce latency and affect the quality of your game. Modern consoles can still be connected together through similar methods to the Taisen Cable.

Compatible games



  • Doom
  • Hexen (accessed through debug menu, very buggy)

North America

  • Hexen (accessed through debug menu, very buggy)

Physical scans

Saturn, JP
Saturn HSS-0107 box-1.jpg
Saturn, JP (newer)
Saturn HSS-0107 box-2.jpg


  1. 1.0 1.1 [
    / /s:eg)
Sega Saturn Hardware
 Saturn Variations   Sega Saturn consoles (HiSaturn, V-Saturn, etc.) | North America | Europe | Brazil | Asia | South Korea

HiSaturn Navi | SunSeibu SGX | Sega Titan Video

 Console Add-ons   Backup Memory | Sega PriFun | Video CD Card | Extended RAM Cartridge | Twin Advanced ROM System
Game Controllers   Control Pad | Control Pad (Australia) | 3D Control Pad | Arcade Racer Joystick | Infrared Control Pad | Mission Stick | Shuttle Mouse | Twin Stick | Virtua Gun | Virtua Stick | Virtua Stick Pro
Online Services/Add-ons   NetLink Internet Modem (NetLink Keyboard | NetLink Keyboard Adapter | NetLink Mouse) | Saturn Modem (Floppy Drive | Keyboard)
Connector Cables   21 Pin RGB Cable | Monaural AV Cable | RF Unit | Stereo AV Cable | S-Video Cable | Taisen Cable
Development Hardware Programming Box | Sound Box | E7000 | CartDev | SNASM2 | Sega Saturn Address Checker | PSY-Q Development System | MIRAGE Universal CD Emulator
Misc. Hardware   6 Player Adaptor‎ | SBom Multitap‎ | Action Replay | Pro Action Replay | Action Replay Plus | S-S Promoter
Other Articles Hardware Comparison | History (Development | Release | Decline and Legacy) | List of Games (A-M) | List of Games (N-Z)