ASCII Stick α

From Sega Retro

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ASCII Stick α
Made for: SG-1000 II, Sega Mark III and Sega Master System
Manufacturer: ASCII
Type: Arcade stick
Release Date RRP Code

The ASCII Stick α or ASCII Stick Alpha (アスキースティックアルファ) is a joystick manufactured by ASCII for Sega's 8-bit consoles (the SG-1000 II, Mark III and Master System). It is a fairly standard joystick with turbo features, though also allows the user to set the rate at which the turbos fire, as well as switch the function of the A and B buttons. It was only released in Japan.

ASCII re-used this basic design a number of times during the 80s, with different colour schemes and names depending on the platform . For example, it is called the "ASCII Stick Engine" for the PC Engine, "ASCII Stick X Turbo" for the MSX and X68000 computers, and "ASCII Stick Turbo Jr." for the Family Computer.


Physical scans

SG-1000, JP
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