View Full Version : Sega Gear: ASCII Fighter Stick SG-6
You're playing Mortal Kombat 3 or Street Fighter II CE and you just can't take the controller's unsuitable D-pad. What's a gamer to do? Why, get himself a real fighting stick, that's what! There are plenty of candidates available (as evidenced by our Accessories & Peripheral Guide), so which to choose? There's the stellar Sega Arcade Stick, but those can be hard to find and are sometimes even pricey. A good alternative is the ASCII Fighter Stick SG-6, which gives you plenty of options to get the best out of your fighting game experience. Check out our Sega Gear review (http://www.sega-16.com/2006/11/sega-gear-ascii-fighter-stick-sg-6/) and see if this is the stick for you!
11-02-2006, 11:51 PM
ASCII made great controllers back in the day. The quality rivaled that of what both Sega and Nintendo put out.
11-03-2006, 12:56 AM
The Genesis was not good enough for true ASCII products, so we got the cheap ASCIIWARE instead.
You're playing Mortal Kombat 3
you just can't take the controller's unsuitable D-pad.
Then perhaps I should be using an official Sega 6-button pad. Can't be beat.
11-03-2006, 02:46 AM
Isn't this the joystick in those "HOW I SAVED THE WORLD FROM CROCODILE PEOPLE" (or something similar) ads?
Always wanted one as a kid so that maybe I too could fight crocodile people. I never actually owned any Genesis games that would be any better off with an arcade stick, at least not at that age.
11-03-2006, 05:34 AM
Yup Croc people ad.
I have a ASCIIPAD SG that i bought years ago and still use to this day. Solid as a rock and my weapon of choice when playing SOR2.
It's a shame they never made a 6-button pad that *WASN'T* using the SNES button placement, the SG d-pad is far better than the stock Sega 6-button controller.
01-13-2013, 03:22 AM
Got me one of these just the other day. They don't go for a whole lot nowadays. Mine cost the equivalent of $15.
So far I reckon it's a great stick. Very responsive and the whole unit feels very solid to me. That's always a plus in my book. I mean you get these really great looking arcade sticks but that don't have that arcade type feel because there's no real "weight" to them. This one is different. Thumbs up!
01-13-2013, 03:27 AM
Does this thing use real microswitches?
01-13-2013, 03:32 AM
AFAIK, the Japanese version of the stick does use actual microswitches.
01-13-2013, 03:34 AM
But the US one doesn't? Meh. My quest for the Capcom Genesis stick continues...
01-13-2013, 08:24 AM
I purchased the Capcom Stick and hated it. Returned it for the ASCii stick. The capcom stick had a really loose stick with a wide swing angle iirc. And the whole capcom unit felt hollow, light, and cheap.
The ASCii sticks are my default Genesis/Sega CD controllers.
The opical sticks they made for Dreamcast are some of the best home joysticks ever imo.
The joysticks they made for Saturn were cheap and junky though.
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