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    Cool The ASCII Pad is the best controller ever.



    Officially licensed, semi-auto, auto-turbo. semi-slo mo, auto-slo mo.

    For the best system ever.

    Discuss.

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    Nothing to discuss. I agree with every piece of my body.

    THIS IS TRUTH.
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    What's there to discuss? /topic

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    I was disappointed with the ASCII Super Advantage, as I loved the NES Advantage to pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandAmChandler View Post


    Officially licensed, semi-auto, auto-turbo. semi-slo mo, auto-slo mo.

    For the best system ever.

    Discuss.

    -GAC-
    I got one of these for free and considered selling it. Boy, what a mistake that would've been. I think it's fine substitute for the normal SNES pad and to add auto-fire in the mix makes it appealing even moreso. If only there were more games that actually used auto-fire on the Super.
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    You're preaching to the choir, gentle friend.



    I like 'em so much I bought the company.

    I mean, two of them. I bought two of them.





    (But best system ever? Close, but not quite!)

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    Swap out the short cable with a standard SNES control pad cable and THEN you have the best SNES controller ever.

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    I got one in a bulk lot of stuff and I'm keeping it, I haven't used it much but it's a good controller.

    What do people think about the Ascii pad for the Genesis? I have one somewhere but haven't used it in years so I forgot what it's like, I think it's arranged like a SNES pad but it's for the Genesis. Is it as good as the SNES Ascii pad?

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    I bought 2 myself. Haven't used an actual SNES controller since. Still got em, still use em! It's my favorite controller ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid View Post
    Swap out the short cable with a standard SNES control pad cable and THEN you have the best SNES controller ever.
    This is correct. The swap takes mere seconds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    What do people think about the Ascii pad for the Genesis? I have one somewhere but haven't used it in years so I forgot what it's like, I think it's arranged like a SNES pad but it's for the Genesis. Is it as good as the SNES Ascii pad?
    While I love the SNES asciiPad as an upgrade to the standard SNES controller, I don't like what was done for the Genesis version. They basically tried to turn it into an SNES pad, but it doesn't feel that way at all. It feels cumbersome to me. The Sega Genesis 3 and 6 button controllers are perfection and simplicity distilled; no need for improvement. Once manufacturers figured out that 6 face buttons were possible, and largely preferred, the four-face/2-shoulder design began to seem backward. The original Super Nintendo's controller is wonderful, but when fighting games took off, 6 face buttons was where it was at.

    TL;DR: SNES asciiPad, "yay". Genesis asciiPad, "nay".

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    A challenger appears...


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    cant beat this
    meoooooowers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damaramu View Post
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    I adore the original 6-button Genesis controller. The Majesco pad? Not so much. Mushy, flimsy buttons and an all-or-none turbo (slo-mo trade-off) function = sad gamers everywhere.

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    I agree with this topic 110%.


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    I like the ASCII controller because it didn't reinvent the wheel. They took the original SNES controller's design (which is already cool) and added turbo. As long as I'm playing SNES, I'm using that pad. That goes for the remainder of my life.

    Is it the best ever? I think that award goes to the small Sega Saturn controller. It feels perfect when it's in my hands. Of course, I think people with bigger hands would probably prefer something else.


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    I've actually been hoarding these controllers since the early 90's when I discovered how delicious they were.

    I have 8 of them... so consider me in agreement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allyourblood View Post
    I adore the original 6-button Genesis controller. The Majesco pad? Not so much. Mushy, flimsy buttons and an all-or-none turbo (slo-mo trade-off) function = sad gamers everywhere.
    The auto-fire 6 button is good, for auto-fire, but that's it. The outer alpha buttons specifically A and Z don't have good support and over time as has happened with mine they can get stuck and or not press smoothly as originally.

    The official 6 button by Sega, as has been discussed before is superb and arguably one of the most comfortable and well designed controllers for any system. In my view, only the Saturn pad [EDIT] Mk2 (or official Japanese pad) surpass it's comfort and overall execution.
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    I had one of these in the mid-90s and literally used it to death. Lost my old SNES controllers during the 10 year period when I thought emulators were actually more enjoyable (ha!) so I've been using the ones from my SFC instead. Although I'd like to keep those in good shape so I should probably go looking for another one of these.

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    I'd say it's the best SNES controller and arguably the best pad with four face buttons.
    The cord swap is indeed very simple and totally worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fahlim003 View Post
    The official 6 button by Sega, as has been discussed before is superb and arguably one of the most comfortable and well designed controllers for any system. In my view, only the Saturn pad Mk1 (or official Japanese pad) surpass it's comfort and overall execution.
    Absolutely could not agree more. The slim Saturn pad took a wonderful design (Genesis 6-button), and made it better. It's my favorite non-analog pad, hands-down, and my favorite Dreamcast controller as well.

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