Today talk about a couple Controllers 6 Buttons ASCII 'Rhino’ Mega Drive (Mega Drive ASCII ‘Rhino’ 6 button controller) not acquired Consolegoods.co.uk directly from England.
If you follow the Skooter Blog, may already know that recently realized a childhood dream, to have available any game Mega Drive to play when you want (e no console original), thanks to Mega EverDrive - Cartridge Flash Mega Drive (Genesis) with SD and USB, and with a much better picture of what we had at the time, thanks to SCART Audio and RGB video cable + RCA sound for the Mega Drive III by Tectoy, Japanese and European Mega Drive II, and Sega Genesis 2 and 3 (Sega Mega Drive / Genesis 2 AV RGB Scart cable + RCA sound). Of course “when you want” It is relative, since I do not have more free time available to it as a child, but you get what I mean.
But if everything is already in perfect order with console, games, cables, etc., or missing? Exactly! Lacked the controls. What came with my Mega Drive is the original control Sega, with directional, The buttons, B, C e “Start”. In addition to this, I also have a Dynacom, called TPC-2, with all the original plus buttons and buttons for the turbo, B, and C, addition of a button “Slow”. Both are in perfect working order, but we know that the Genesis won a control 6 buttons around 1993/1994, when he was a life time up to quite considerable.
The control 6 Mega Drive buttons was released along with the expected “Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition” in most regions. Street Fighter was the great success of the season, and was the one responsible for boost sales of the Super Nintendo for a while, since the Super Nintendo won his first version of Street Fighter II well before the Mega Drive. Many believed that the Genesis would not have graphics processing power for a game with Street Fighter, and moreover had the control barrier: how to make a good version of Street Fighter for a console whose control was only 3 buttons? The Sega answer surprised me, the launch control 6 buttons for operation in any Mega Drive without modification, the change is only in the software, in other words, in games. And it was still maintained compatibility with all the old games, most automatically and some requiring hold the button “MODE ” pressed to turn on the console so that the control were instructed to behave exactly as a control 3 buttons. Also with respect to Street Fighter, the control 6 Mega Drive buttons took advantage over the Super Nintendo, by having 6 accessible buttons with your thumb, while the Super Nintendo requires the use of the L and R buttons, uncomfortable position for scamming in a fighting game.
But it was not Street Fighter only lived Control 6 Mega Drive buttons. Other games came later, although they have not been many. The best list I could find was this here:
- Clay Fighter
- Comix Zone
- Against / Probotector
- Davis Cup tennis/ Davis cup world tour
- Dragon Ball Z
- Eternal Champions
- Fatal Fury 2
- Fever Pitch Soccer
- Lost Vikings
- Midways Arcade greatest Hits
- Mortal Kombat
- Mortal Kombat 2
- Mortal Kombat 3
- Mortal Kombat Ultimate
- Ranger X
- Shaq Fu
- Samurai Showdown
- Street Fighter 2
- Super Street Fighter 2
- Streets of Rage 3
- Zombies ate my neighbours
In addition to these Mega Drive games, There are also games that use the 32X and Sega CD, were not included.
Then, with this new opportunity to play all the games on Mega Drive 20 years after, it became evident that I would need controls 6 buttons to get the full experience. I went out hunting these controls and I confess it was not easy. I came to buy a dirt-cheap model in eBay, which eventually came after Rhino, but he barely worth the little cost. That's when I ended up finding the Consolegoods.co.uk and its creator, Robert Webb. The site is very simple, has only a list of items with their respective prices. The freight needs to be verified via email with Robert, and the application shall also be done via email. But he is very agile and educated in answers, and accepts various forms of payment, including PayPal.
Drivers of the 6 Buttons ASCII 'Rhino’ Mega Drive (Mega Drive ASCII ‘Rhino’ 6 button controller) cost a little more than very general for lie there, but they are worth. The controls are relatively small, but comfortable to play. The directional button is very soft, excellent. The buttons, B, C, X, Y and Z are a bit noisy, therefore the resistance is only at the beginning of action to pressure them, but nicely responsive and do not compromise. The Rhino has 6 Chaves 3 turbo positions to select functions and self-firing for each 6 individual buttons, which is a great bonus. Furthermore, underneath there is a button “Slow”.
A fabricante é a ASCII Entertainment Software, Inc. I do not know much about this company, but from what appears to be researched specializes in video game accessories, based in Japan and subsidiaries in the US, England and possibly other countries. It was famous in the late 90 to make controllers “third-party” high quality for the consoles of the time. Today not even know if it still exists, it's likely that no longer exists and the Robert Webb got a beautiful old stock, which would explain the absence of this control in virtually all traditional shops, além do próprio eBay.
Rhino Gear appears as trademark at the bottom of the control, where the label appears also a number of patents in the United Kingdom. The controller is made in China. The two came clean, undoubtedly are new products without any use. Both the original manufacturer's box.
Na caixa temos a marca Rhino Gear in a logo with a rinoceroente, Rhino Pad and the top Rhino Pad for the Sega Mega Drive na inferior part. As the Mega Drive has no regional latch controllers, these drivers work in any Mega Drive, is Brazilian (Tec Toy), from the U.S. (Genesis), European or Japanese.
Custo total de £39,73 incluindo o frete do Royal Mail, the lowest cost method that includes tracking. I made the payment in 07/02/2013 and Robert sent the next day and has passed me the tracking code. The package arrived in Brazil in 13/02 and was delivered on the day 21/02.
|21/02/2013 11:42||CSD (Removed)||Delivery Effected|
|21/02/2013 09:34||CSD (Removed)||Out for delivery|
|13/02/2013 15:56||INTERNATIONAL TRAT Unidade PARANA – CURITIBA/PR||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
The packet came described as containing “2x game controllers”, com declared value $12,00. It was not taxed.
Ultimately, considero os Controladores de 6 Buttons ASCII 'Rhino’ para Mega Drive um verdadeiro achado. Not even in coleção do Diego Ramires “Mega Drive U Passado É Agora” eu vi um. And look, it has a huge collection of controls, incluindo até o “controle feminino de menina do Mega Drive”. 😀
E vou encerrando por aqui com uma recomendação bastante positiva para os Controladores de 6 Buttons ASCII 'Rhino’ Mega Drive (Mega Drive ASCII ‘Rhino’ 6 button controller) and also for the Consolegoods.co.uk. If you are buying there, Robert let you see his shop in Skooter Blog and if he wants to send some gifts we accept with all the affection. 😉 E vamos jogar bastante Mega Drive. 🙂