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NES / Sega Master System Control Pad Controllers for Atari 2600 and 7800

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#1 mtarallo OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2018 10:06 AM

Hi Guys - my father has rheumatoid arthritis and loves to play video games. However his hands are very disfigured and it does not allow him to hold a older-style console joystick comfortably. Especially the one for the Atari 7800, that one even hurts my hands. So I searched around and could not really find any alternative NES-style / SMS-style control pads easily (except for these NES / SNES controller DB9 adapters available in Europe for about $45 each).


Some I found don't work with 2 button on the 7800. He loves the the Atari 7800 old school games (he played these with me as a kid) - I searched all over, and found a way to convert one - and I was successful in taking an OEM NES controller and making it work with the Atari 7800 (2 button games) and 2600 (1 button games). It actually makes the 7800 2 button games more enjoyable such as Choplifter. Playing Megamania is more fun too. 


So now I am building these to order and have made a few available for purchase on eBay if you are interested. Not looking to get rich quick off of this, I just have some parts inventory from my retro-collection and want to start making some room on my shelves.


You can see them here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263557597264


Thanks for looking!






Edited by mtarallo, Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:26 PM.

#2 mtarallo OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:26 PM

Since I posted this - I have sold a number of them on eBay and even some on LetGo and OfferUp - I have been making different configurations - including ones for Sega Master System and a Push-Up-to-Jump mod.


If interested check it out:



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