Evaluate: Retro-Bit Licensed Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn Controllers

Evaluate: Retro-Bit Licensed Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn Controllers

You always remember your first favourite controller.

Mine was a Sega Genesis controller I bought from the video retailer my mother labored at. It was no completely different than every other three-button gamepad besides that it had purple lettering. I used to be hooked up to it for no matter cause, and the Genesis controller has all the time been my favourite since. I like the rocker d-pad, the large, clicky, comfy buttons. Positive, the format is unquestionably not excellent for some video games, and the six-button controller would come later for combating video games and enhance immensely on the previous design, however regardless of the case, between Nintendo and Sega, I’ll all the time like Sega’s controllers finest.

So when Retro-Bit introduced a partnership with Sega to make licensed Genesis and Saturn controllers, touting “Authentic Grade” high quality, I used to be skeptical, to say the least. Whereas it has upped its sport through the years, Retro-Bit had some dismal early choices for third-party controllers, and those since – whereas a lot, a lot better – nonetheless do not match the standard of the originals, even when they’re an honest different.

After I bought a field full of those at my doorstep, I stated one factor: I would not go straightforward on them. It is one factor to say you’ve got a brand new controller, and one thing utterly completely different to name it “Authentic Grade.” If Retro-Bit had the boldness to assert that, then it ought to be judged accordingly, and with excessive prejudice.

Review: Retro-Bit Licensed Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn Controllers screenshot