Mega Pad

From Sega Retro

Professional Control Pad
Manufacturer: ASCII, S-Chi
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date RRP Code

The Mega Pad is a third party control pad released in the early 1990s for the Sega Mega Drive, suspected of being produced by ASCII. It was licensed and distributed under Competition Pro branding in western regions as the Professional Control Pad.

The Mega Pad is a fairly bog-standard three button controller with turbo features. This one also has a slow motion mode which effectively a turbo feature added to the start (pause) button.

In the west, the controller was "followed" by the Professional Control Pad Series II and Professional Control Pad Series III.


Promotional material

GamePro US 020.pdf

Print advert in GamePro (US) #20: "March 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
ProfessionalControlPad MD US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngProfessionalControlPad MD US Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, JP (Mega Pad)
MegaPad MD JP Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, (S-Chi Pad)
SChiPad Box Front.jpg
Third-Party control pads for the Sega Mega Drive