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The Sega Dreamcast was the last mainstream video game console to have detachable rumble/vibration (or in the Dreamcast's case, "jump") packs to help immerse the player within the game. The official Jump Pack was often seen as expensive, bulky and heavy, so several third party manufacturers produced their own. Also unlike the VMU, Sega only produced the Jump Pack in one colour—white.

There are some interesting third party variants of the Jump Pack. For example, Mad Catz's "Force Pack" has an LED which flickers when vibrating.

This page lists all of the third party jump packs we know about. It is likely incomplete.

Box Name Brand Date & Price Images Documentation
ActiShock (yellow) ActiLink (>=1999)


ActiShock (blue) ActiLink (>=1999)


Mega Jump Pak Dragoncast (>=1999)
MegaJumpPak DC.jpg


Shaker Pack GAME (>=1999)


DC Shock Pack Gamestation (>=1999)


InnovationColorRumblePak DC US Box Front Clear.jpg
Color Rumble Pack Innovation (>=1999)


InnovationColorRumblePak DC US Box Front Red.jpg
Color Rumble Pack (white) Innovation (>=1999)


InnovationColorRumblePak DC US Box Front Green.jpg
Color Rumble Pack (green) Innovation (>=1999)


InnovationColorRumblePak DC US Box Front Blue.jpg
Color Rumble Pack (blue) Innovation (>=1999)


InnovationColorRumblePak DC US Box Front Purple.jpg
Color Rumble Pack (purple) Innovation (>=1999)


Hyper Pak Intec (2001)


JoltPackBlackWhite Box Front.jpg
Jolt Pack Joytech (>=1999)


JoltPackBlueWhite Box Front.jpg
Jolt Pack Joytech (>=1999)


Puru Puru Pack Kai Li Ta (>=1999)


ForcePack DC Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngForcePack Box Front.jpg
Force Pack Mad Catz (1999), £19.99[1]
ForcePack DC.jpg


Rocker Pak (white) Naki (>=1999)


RockerPak Orange.jpg
Rocker Pak (orange) Naki (>=1999)


ThunderPak Box Front.jpg
Thunder Pak (white) Nyko (1999)


Thunder Pak (red) Nyko (1999)


Thunder Pak (yellow) Nyko (1999)


ThunderPak DC Box Back Green.jpgNospine.pngThunderPak DC Box Front Green.jpg
Thunder Pak (green) Nyko (1999)


Thunder Pak (blue) Nyko (1999)
ThunderPak DC Blue Back.jpgThunderPak DC Blue.jpg


Thunder Pak (purple) Nyko (1999)
ThunderPak DC Purple.jpg


TremorPak DC US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngTremorPak DC US Box Front.jpg
TremorPak Performance US: (1999)
TremorPak DC.jpg


MotionPak Box Front.jpg
MotionPak Performance EU: (1999)


MotionPak Performance (>= 1999)


Puru Puro Pack Topway (>= 1999)
PuruPuroPack DC Topway.jpg


Jump pack/memory card hybrids

Some third-party manufacturers chose to combine the features of a Jump Pack with that of a Visual Memory Unit (sans screen and buttons), creating an accessory that could both cause a controller to vibrate, and allow game data to be saved. Sega never released this style of hybrid accessory themselves - you were always expected to buy each individually. Most of these are styled similarly to a standard Jump Pack, i.e. with a hangover at the top, making them better suited to the second port of a Dreamcast Controller.

Not all hybrid units can work as both accessories - Nyko's DC Hyper Pak, for example, has a switch on top that toggles between rumble or memory, being unable to perform both functions simultaneously. Alternatives to this scheme were building vibration functions into the controller itself, which several third-parties also did.

Box Name Brand Date & Price Images Documentation
4 Meg Rumble Pack (green) EMS (>=1999)


4 Meg Rumble Pack (purple) EMS (>=1999)


AdvancedJoltPackTransBlackWhite Box Front.jpg
Advanced Jolt Pack Joytech UK: £17.99[2] (2000)


AdvancedJoltPackBlackWhite Box Front.jpg
Advanced Jolt Pack Joytech UK: £17.99[2] (2000)


DC Hyper Pak (orange) Nyko (1999)
Dchyperpak.jpg


TremorPak Plus DC US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngTremorPak Plus DC US Box Front.jpg
TremorPak Plus Performance (>=1999)


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