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You got Sega Saturn in my 360!


Twistedsypmphony, head moderator guy over at Xbox-Scene, tipped us off to his Frankensteinian project, the Sat-2-360 Controller Adapter. The adapter allows players to use a Sega Saturn control on the 360. Considered by many to have the best d-pad and button layout ever, the Saturn controller is perfect for Street Fighter II or the upcoming Mortal Kombat. The adapter is still a prototype -- and ugly as sin -- but the functionality is promising. The unit is (technically) wireless, though I'd pay for the same thing with a USB adapter.

If you'd like to learn more about it -- or make one yourself -- check out the forums at Xbox-Scene. For some X-tra credit, who wants to build me one? Anybody?

Now, if SEGA would get cracking on the Live Arcade version of Virtua Fighter 2...

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1. I would be more interested in using the 6-button Genesis controller. I thought that controller was perfect for playing SFII.

Posted at 10:42AM on Jul 19th 2006 by Alex Kim 0 stars

2. Alex Kim I was thinking the same thing but the Saturn pad is the 2nd best thing to the Genesis 6 button.

Posted at 3:28PM on Jul 19th 2006 by spoo 0 stars

3. A saturn Controller can be made to work with the 360.
But Microsoft cannot figure out how to make Xbox games work with the 360.

Posted at 4:49PM on Jul 19th 2006 by Scott Krueger 0 stars

4. Actually, truth be told, I prefer the Genesis 6-button myself. Best. D-Pad. Ever.

But this is a step in the right direction :)

Posted at 4:56PM on Jul 19th 2006 by Richard Mitchell 0 stars

5. So basically he just did a translation from the output of the Saturn controller to the 360 controller's buttons at the switch level... it certainly works but it's kind of the brute force solution isn't it?

Posted at 5:08PM on Jul 19th 2006 by dslamngu 0 stars

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