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From: aa778@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Fred Horvat)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.8bit.tricks
Subject: Sega Controllers
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Date: Sun Jan 17 11:42:57 1993

    This one is for you gamers out there.  Did you know that you 
can use a Sega controller on your Atari?  Well you can.   You 
can use a regular Sega controller or a Sega Genesis controller.  
If you ever noticed the plug on one it looks familiar.  It's the 
same 9-pin that the Atari uses.  All you need to do is plug it 
in and your on your way.  The Sega controller has the left thumb 
pad instead of a joystick.  For those who prefer the Japanese 
left hand thinking then your all set.  For those who never tried 
one it takes very little time to get used to it.  There are 
three buttons on the control pad we will only be concerned with 
one.  The fire button is "B".  On some controllers there is a 
turbo mode where you are supposed to get rapid fire.  I have not 
tried it yet so I can't tell you for sure.  If so then for most 
games that's as good as cheating or you can finally get through 
a level of a game you could not in the past.  
    This controller can be used on the Atari 2600, 7800 (I'm not 
sure about the second fire button), and all Atari Computers.  
Well it can also be used on other systems that use a Atari type 
joystick. (Tandy, ADAM, Commodore.....)
    What do they cost?  I picked a new generic controller for 
$12.99 plus tax you should get a better deal if you go to a used 
outlet and get a used one.
    What are the benefits?  Well for one they're cheap and last 
a long time.  They are less fatiguing on the hand on some games.  

They're available at just about every toy and electronics store. 

                                                Fred Horvat
                                                Your Atari Portfolio SYGOP

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