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Would suggest Sega to USB converter First
on March 29, 2013
After playing with my Sega Retrolink controller I would have to say "I'm not too impressed." First of all I was hoping the controller would feel similar to my old 6 button Sega game pad, which I still have to compare to. No such luck. The weight is about half of the original, and I really liked my old 6 button because I could easily slide my figure across the keys, can't really do that on this. Now when I try it I feel like I'm going to rip a button out. Not to mention the design is a bother. If I smash the A button during a 'Mortal Kombat' Fight I jab my thumb on the plastic. I looked at the reviews and saw somebody broke theirs, and it doesn't surprise me. I feel I could very easily snap this in half. And it is only similar to my 6-button controller, not exact, it is only about 90% the size of the original. That bothers me only because I'm weird and can actually notice those things just by holding it.
So why did I buy this you ask... I was looking at getting a NES and SNES controller and the Sega controller was recommended. At the moment I was debating between a Sega to USB converter or just a Sega USB controller and thought I'd give this a shoot. Considering that I used my Discover Cash back and for all intensive purposes got this for free, it is not bad for free. It will be nice for when the kids want to play my old games on the computer so they can break this and not my nice controllers. But I think for myself I'll just get a Sega to USB converter next time. The purchase was not a complete waste, I really do like my NES and SNES controllers that I got, but they were not Retrolink. Again I would suggest a Sega to USB converter before this controller.