Genesis/SMS/Atari controller to USB adapter

A cable for connecting Genesis (3 and 6 buttons), Sega master system and Atari-style controllers to an USB port. (DISCONTINUED)

This product has been replaced by :


Product Description:
When playing good old games from the 8 and 16 bit computer/console era with an emulator, the gameplay is much better when using and original joystick or controller.

This is version 1 of the adapter. It has been replaced by Version 2 which has lower latency (2ms), is configurable and has an updateable firmware.
Supported controllers and specifications:
  • Genesis 6 button controllers
  • Genesis 3 button controllers
  • Sega master system controllers and other 2 button Atari-style controllers. (Button2 on pin 9)
  • Atari-style joysticks, such as the Competition Pro, Zip Stik and many others.
  • Genesis multi-taps (models MK-1657, MK-1654 and P-450). Up to 4 Genesis controllers can be used at the same time!
  • Input latency: Approximately 10ms.
Not supported:
  • Atari 2600 Paddles
Note: The type of controller is auto-detected when the adapter powers up. (i.e. when connecting the USB cable.)

None needed! This adapter implements a standard USB HID joystick and is supported natively by at least Linux, MacOS X and Win9x/2k/XP/7/8 32&64bits.

Picture Gallery:
The adapter
In use...
Supports 6 button Genesis controllers
Supports 3 button Genesis controllers
Supports SMS controllers
Supports Atari compatible joysticks

IMPORTANT: This is not a complete list. If your controller or game does not appear here, it simply means that we did not get the chance (or the idea) to test it, or that no one let us know that it works.

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Megadrive/SMS/Atari controller to USB adapter (v2)
An adapter for connecting Genesis/Megadrive (3/6 button), SMS and Atari-style controllers to an USB port