Check Out Wireless Sega Genesis, Saturn, And Dreamcast Controllers From CES 2018
By Michael Higham | @michaelphigham on
Retro-bit Bringing Back Original Sega Controllers
Retro-bit is known for bringing back old-school gaming with its own twist, but this year the company partnered with Sega to give us modern versions of controllers from the past. Wireless models of the Sega Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast controllers that are compatible with the original consoles were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. And while price, release date, and exact specs have yet to be determined, we got a closer look at them.
Sega Genesis Bluetooth Wireless Controller
The Bluetooth wireless Sega Genesis controller still has the six face buttons and eight-way directional pad. These are compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, and a separate dongle will let you use them with the old consoles.
Genesis Bluetooth Receiver
This is the separate Bluetooth receiver that makes the wireless controller work with the original Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive consoles.
Sega Genesis USB Arcade Pad
There will also be a wired USB version, and although it wasn't on display out of the box, we got to see it at CES.
Sega Saturn Bluetooth Wireless Controller
When it comes to Saturn controllers, the Bluetooth wireless model stole the show. It's compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. A separate Bluetooth receiver makes it possible to use this controller on the original Sega Saturn.
Sega Saturn Bluetooth Wireless Controller Box
Sega Saturn Wired USB Controllers
Three color schemes for the wired USB Sega Saturn controllers were showcased: white, grey, and black.
The Grey Saturn Controller
The White Saturn Controller
The Black Saturn Controller
Sega Dreamcast Controllers
Last but not least, Retro-bit gave the modern treatment to Sega Dreamcast controllers. Wired USB and Bluetooth wireless versions will be available with the original white color scheme, while the black version appears to only be for the original console. A Bluetooth adapter will also make the wireless version compatible with the Dreamcast.