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Sega Genesis Megafire controller

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#1 RickR


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:59 AM

Check this out.  I didn't know these existed, but I had one in a box of controllers.  Looks like an official Sega gamepad that has autofire switches added.  Were these common?  I'm going to use it as my main Genesis controller.



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#2 MaximumRD


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 01:19 PM

             Interesting! I certainly do not recall seeing one before!                                                     

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#3 Arenafoot


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:09 PM

I saw one recently on eBay in a box of controllers. Outside of that, I've never heard or seen one before. (rare/uncommon)

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:55 PM

I've never seen that! That looks like an official Sega product almost. I wonder if that was done in response to the TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine controllers coming standard with auto-fire?

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#5 nosweargamer


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:42 PM



Yup, it appears to be the first turbo controller Sega made for the Genesis/Mega Drive. I'm guessing MegaFire gets it's name from the Mega Drive. Interestingly enough, on the first arcade style joystick Sega made for the Genesis, they labeled the turbo fire options, Megafire as well.

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#6 RickR


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

It's pretty wild to find.  I must have grabbed it in a thrift store and not even realized it was different than a plain Genesis pad until now. 

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:43 PM

Had one and loved it!  Worked great with arcade-style shoot 'em ups.  Really did wonders for Granada.  Try it with Twin Cobra, too!

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:54 PM

I don't think I've ever seen one of those!  Cool!

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