And let the continuity of articles on classic consoles (see the first of the series here). On last article showed the Light Phaser Gun. In this article I show two Master System Accessories: o Rapid Fire e o Joystick Tipo Master, which is the default joystick. Both were also manufactured by Tec Toy in Brazil.
Rapid Fire serves to add the turbo function at any joystick on the Master System. Just connect it to the console joystick port and connect the joystick to the Rapid Fire. With the turbo function enabled, hold down a button equates to keep pressing it repeatedly. It is a very useful function for games that require repetitive pressing of the buttons.
In several pictures I see of the versions of other countries that see two accessory switches which serve to enable and disable the function rapid fire for each of the two Master System control buttons individually. But Tec Toy bisonhamente not put the switches. The space was empty them. I do not know if this happened to all Rapid national Fire. I do not know if it happened in other countries at some point. But the fact is that without the switches function rapid fire is enabled all the time. This greatly limits the use of this accessory, because in some games the rapid fire is only useful for a button and interfere if it is used in other. For example, A button is used to shoot and another to jump, you will only want the rapid fire the fire button. Furthermore, in games that do not need rapid fire you must remove it rather than just turn off the switches.
I do not understand the reason for the Tec Toy have refiled the switches. Cut costs? Without switches the usefulness of Rapid Fire were severely limited. Little used this accessory. Today we do not need it anymore, because I can play Master System games My joysticks ASCII Rhino, that allow on and off individually for each turbo button.
Joystick Tipo Master
This is the default joystick Master System, with joystick and two buttons. My Master System II came with a. The other was purchased separately. Sales of the Master System II I ended up with separate joystick. Although no longer the Master System, I can connect the Joystick Master Type in Genesis to play Master System games. There are even a few Master System games that do not work with Genesis joystick, and require the Master System joystick. Two of them are Super Tennis and Volleyball Great, as the very Tec Toy informs the joystick box and the Mega Drive adapter box for Master System games. Perhaps there are other conflicting games, but were not recorded in Brazil. The reason for this limitation I can not say. I think I even investigated this, but I do not remember.
The Master System joystick also has the distinction of the directional button can be pressed in the middle activating all directions at once. This is useful, for example, to the event Half Pipe do California Games. Press the directional in the middle accelerates skateboard both when it is rising as when he's down, when the normal would press down to speed on the way down and up to speed on the way up.
Note that the System Master joystick is compatible with Atari 2600. In this case, the button 1 equivalent to the single Atari button. The joystick Atari 2600 also works in the Master System, with the button 2 getting away. O joystick do Mega Drive funciona no Master System, B and C with the function buttons making 1 and 2. The Master System control also works on the Mega Drive, but missing buttons A and Start. As you may have deduced, the joystick Mega Drive also works on Atari 2600, with the B button making the function of the single Atari button 2600, and the Atari joystick 2600 funciona no Mega Drive, with single button making the function button B.
Tec Toy personalized joystick Sega changing the logo of the second by her own. Translated to START and START CONTROL PAD to CONTROL. On the back there is also an indication of how Tec Toy manufacturer, produced in the Manaus Free Trade Zone, etc. It's interesting how that time national companies actually produced Products, instead of outsourcing production in China as it is today in most cases. Tec Toy was not only in Brazil alternative controls (arcade type, etc.), probably due to low demand.