Sega Genesis Control Pad complete in box! To me this always look like something “Batman” would us. What a great controller. It broke free from the boxy controllers in the consoles a generation before the Genesis. The curved bottom even gave it a nice grip =)
“Mega Drive controllers are notable for being one of the first control pads to be ergonomically designed for the user’s hands. Though improvements were made in the coming years, previous systems had cornered edges with their controllers, meaning they were often uncomfortable to hold after several hours of play. The Mega Drive controller is rounded, and has its buttons placed in easier to reach positions.”
I totally agree. I notice even the consoles of today such as Xbox 360, PS3 and even the Pro Wii U controller have that kind of style today. You can actually still buy this controller today. Click here to see prices but I am sure they are all used and not as in mint condition as the one I am lucky to own =)
A Gamer that goes by “TC” put up MAME Arcade Galaga High Score of 176,320 not bad for a “noob” that hasn’t played the game in over 25 years. The score was witnessed by me (see video above) and at my new MAME Cocktail arcade cab (see build here). The score is far from a World Record (world record is currently being held by Andrew Laidlaw, a great guy btw) but stage 20 for a person that hasn’t played this game in over 25 years? I think it is pretty impressive stuff. It just makes me think of all the other players out there in the world that don’t go for World Records. Maybe they still have it in them? Maybe they could take down some of the WRs that are out there if they put some time into it? I guess I will have to hit up that person one at at time.