Seagull 78 Controller Adapter



Gamepad Gameplay for the Atari 7800!

The Edladdin Seagull 78 is a controller adapter that allows the use of any Sega Genesis gamepad or other Genesis controller with your Atari 7800, providing authentic two-button gameplay control on all Atari 7800 games.

Plug your Sega Genesis or compatible controller into the Seagull 78, then plug the 28" (0.7m) factory molded game cord into your Atari 7800 console. Buttons "B" and "C" on your Sega controller provide authentic two-button gameplay control on all Atari 7800 games. No other buttons are utilized on the controller while using the Seagull 78 adapter.

Note: This product is an adapter only!  You must provide the Sega Genesis compatible controller!

Note: The Seagull 78 controller adapter is not compatible with Sega Master System controllers.

Dakak on 10/19/2018 04:37pm
The adapter was shipped promptly. I paired it up with a hyperkin gn6 genesis controller I bought off of amazon. The result is amazing. I doubt that I will use the original controllers again
SmittyB on 09/15/2018 02:03pm
Being in the UK I had the pleasure of getting a 'europad' with my 7800, but you have to be kidding yourself to think it's a patch on the multitude of fantastic controllers the Seagull 78 opens up to you.
Probably my most played 7800 game is Xevious, I've become noticeably better and it's immeasurably more enjoyable now that I can use a Sega Mega Drive / Genesis controller with buttons that aren't made from a dish sponge.

I was curious as to whether the Sega infrared controllers would work and they do, but use an extension cable between the two as the Seagull 78 is just a fraction too long to allow the second controller plug on the adaptor to sit next to it.

'Must have' is something that gets thrown around a lot, but there is zero reason for anybody to handicap themselves with Atari's controllers when this is an option.

Do yourself a favour. plug in a Sega
GoldenWheels on 05/10/2018 02:05pm
An excellent adapter that works like a charm with every Genesis controller I have thrown at it.

IMO this is the best (besides being the cheapest) option for 7800 fans looking to avoid the awful stock Pro-Line controllers and retain two-button functionality.

These open up the 7800 to the wide variety of Sega Genesis controllers, which include arcade sticks, and pads with turbo functionality, many of which are fairly inexpensive nowadays.

I've used several controllers with this adapter, including the Sega Arcade Power Stick, Asciiware Power Clutch SG, stock Sega 3 and 6 button pads, Performance Gamepad 3 (my personal favorite due to it's discreet turbo buttons), Owl Pad, and the Beeshu Striker. All worked as they should.

It's a great addition to any 7800 fan's toolbox. Playing the games with well made controllers make a marked difference in how much you can actually enjoy them!

John Delaney on 03/04/2018 09:10am
Rather than trying to locate one of the hard to find Atari 7800 pad controllers I purchased one of these and attached my favorite Sega Genesis controller. I recommend this for anyone looking to improve the Atari 7800/2600 experience!
Jon Willig on 07/07/2017 05:12pm
Works great!
trebor on 05/12/2017 10:26am
Own two of these, they are fantastic. Here's why.

Works perfectly with 3 or 6-button Genesis controllers. There is excellent response and no lag present. The Seagull 78 can even be used in conjunction with an AtariVox connected through it without issue. Ditto having an MCPDev cartridge attached.

It is well worth the money. The end results are Button B mapping to the Left Button/Button 1 of the 7800, and Button C mapping to Right Button/Button 2.

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