[Review] 2º 8BitDo M30 – Wireless control for Mega Drive – AliExpress

The 8BitDo M30 is a Wireless Controller for Mega Drive (Sega Genesis). This is the second of them to acquire, again AliExpress, in the 8BitDo official store (8Bitdo Official Store), for use with my Analogue Mega Sg, which I have already spoken here in Skooter Blog. I can also use it with my Sega Genesis, my Mega Drive III, my Master System II, and even PC, USB Cable, or wireless with the use of a adapter.

I have spoken a lot about the features, advantages, disadvantages, and motivation to purchase a M30 in 8BitDo article on the first one. Also showed his test on several islands. So I will not repeat that information here, I recommend reading the review of the first 8BitDo M30 before continuing.

The 2nd 8BitDo M30 They come in a package equal to the first. The control is also exactly the same. The only notable difference is the receiver. It now comes with only one screw. The other screw hole just a black adesivinho, certainly to show that the absence is intentional.

As I have been following the reviews from the 8BitDo M30 I understand this absence. With the first version of firmware, the 8BitDo M30 I was presenting problems when two of them were used simultaneously. Any interference or the like. Some people claimed to have solved or alleviated the problem by removing one of the screws.

These problems are eliminated with version 2.00 from the firmware, so much so that my first 8BitDo M30 It has two screws in place and shows no problem, because I installed the latest version of firmware it once arrived. But I think the 8BitDo decided to take the second screw anyway, to ensure. The 2nd 8BitDo M30 It has come with the version 2.00 from the firmware installed.

The absence of the screw is something to be regretted. A lot of people does not care, but I think there is a reason for the receiver have been designed with two screws. It is more tightly closed with two.

Another difference I noticed in the 2nd receiver 8BitDo M30 It is that it is harder (hard) to fit in Mega Sg. Observando bem a o plug nota-se que os pinos de metal estão levemente desalinhados com a furação no plástico. Não compromete o funcionamento, mas certamente não deveria ser assim.

Check out the photos and the video of the unboxing and second Tests 8BitDo M30:

These are the package tracking information obtained in the AliExpress:

2019.05.08 16:25 (GMT-7): Delivery successful
2019.05.03 14:06 (GMT-7): Cleared customs
2019.04.26 08:31 (GMT-7): Started customs clearance process
2019.04.25 07:52 (GMT-7): Accepted by Last Mile Carrier
2019.04.18 12:44 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin
2019.04.16 13:46 (GMT-7): Shipment accepted by airline
2019.04.15 13:22 (GMT-7): Shipment left country of origin warehouse
2019.04.13 23:24 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin warehouse
2019.04.13 22:54 (GMT-7): Shipment dispatched

With the tracing code LP + 15 digits, You can get the full tracking and tracing code LB + 9 digits + IF in Cainiao:

2019-05-08 16:25:00

Import clearance success
2019-05-03 14:06:00

Import clearance start
2019-04-26 08:31:00

Arrive at destination country
2019-04-25 07:52:00

Hand over to airline
2019-04-18 12:44:00

Depart from transit country or district
2019-04-17 17:53:00

Arrive at transit country or district
2019-04-17 16:17:00

Received by line-haul
2019-04-16 13:46:00

Outbound in sorting center
2019-04-15 13:22:44

Inbound in sorting center
2019-04-13 23:24:18

Accepted by carrier
2019-04-13 22:54:18

These are the trace information obtained on the site of the station:

Delivered to the addressee object
Object out for delivery to the recipient
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution in Unit REMOVED / SP
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in CAJAMAR / SP for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP
Object forwarded
Distribution Unit in CURITIBA / PR for treatment plant in CAJAMAR / SP
Customs supervision terminated
Object received by the post Office of Brazil

It, Finally, We got the table-summary of purchase:

Product Name: 8BitDo M30
Name Original: 8BitDo M30 2.4G Wireless Gamepad for the Original Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive – Sega Genesis
Store: AliExpress | Store: 8Bitdo Official Store
Value: R$ 86,94
Current value: R$ 89,79 (US$ 21,24)
Payment Method: Credit Card Visa International
Shipping Type: Aliexpress Standard Shipping
Shipping Fee: Free
Package Home Country: China
Purchase Data: 11/04/2019
Submission Date: 13/04/2019
Data Delivery: 08/05/2019
Time in Transit: 25 days
Declared content: Gamepad
Type Marked Content: Others
Declared Value: USD 10.00
Taxed: Not
Taxable Value: -
Tax Value: -

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Hello. Thank Skooter for quality content.

I was far away years of retro games and now plan to return, immediately I intend to buy a MEGA (national or Chinese), but I will wait for the launch of the Mini Mega to compare.

My question is about the new controls 8BitDo, Krikzz, new Tectoy (3 and 6 buttons), Controls Fei Hao and some parallels (as Capcom Street Figther – white), are all compatible with SG, new Mega, Fei Hao and Mega Old?

In addition there is a large difference in response time and gameplay, right now I'm not worried about being wireless or not, only seek to present a control delay does not confuse vertical or diagonal with.

If possible is to sort in scalar 0-5, these differences.

If you can help me I thank you very much, although it would give a great review this team kkkkk.

Thank you.


I have more questions, regarding the conversion of Mega (Tectoy New and Old) for RGBA or HMDI, It has to do? Loses much from the image / audio Analogue SG? Or will hope the new Mega Mini?


You know qualify the quality in RGB is longer acceptable, good or better? I know it has its limitations, but may only use this.

Oh I'm in doubt between buying a monitor or an old TV. For I am almost certain that I will buy the old mega.


Thank you, I read all your articles on the topic, I think I can understand about it.

Is now trying to find an MD in good condition, buy a TV or monitor, to give choose the best equipment. I admit that I am biased to cheaper, since the RGB cable is much cheaper .

Again, I appreciate the goodwill that you have and the quality of answers.


Good morning, gostaria de saber se esse controle funciona no atari , pois são a mesma pinagem e no neogeo aes, obrigado e ótimo trabalho.

Rodrigo Malachi

It does not work, a friend tested on Atari and burned the receiver.

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