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    Default Sega Sports Pad..... The games are bad

    Over the last few months I have been picking up Master System/Mark III peripherals (sports pad, paddle controller, light gun, 3D glasses and FM mini) so I can have access to the full library. I have now got them all and finally wanted to get into the games.

    First up the Sports Pad / Trackball after a bit of the clean and WD40 the pad works great, but wow are the 3 games absolutely terrible !

    I didnít have much hope for Sports Pad Football or Great Ice Hockey as I donít enjoy American sports games at all, mainly due to unfamiliarity and understanding of the subject matter. But I thought I would get some enjoyment out of Sports Pad Soccer, but itís beyond terrible. The CPU shoots it will score because my goalie never seems to be anywhere near it, conversely I canít seem to score as the CPU goalie always positions himself well. Any attempt at possession football is a waste of time. I canít see how the Trackball is helping at all as the movement is slow and I constantly seemed to get outpaced. Just appalling !

    My only consolation is that the trackball seems to play nicely with Marble Madness even though itís not a sports pad game.

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    Yeah Iím bumping my own thread, but I am hoping this peripheral has more potential.

    Ok the 3 compatible sports games are generally poor, but Marble Madness is fun with the sports pad - anyone have any suggestions of other Master System (or Mega Drive ?) games that would be fun using this controller ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sut View Post
    anyone have any suggestions of other Master System (or Mega Drive ?) games that would be fun using this controller ?
    I enjoyed playing Sonic the Hedgehog on Master System with the sports pad. I never thought to try it with the Mega Drive versions - it would probably work there too. You have to sort of tap-tap-tap the trakball in the dirrection you want to go, since it's basically a left or right directional game it isn't hard to get the hang of. Most people would probably think it's a goofy way to play but I thought it was a fun challenge.

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    Playing something like Sonic never crossed my mind, might give it a whirl !
    Tried Lemmings, it seemed to ok more like using a mouse, but not sure if it will provide the speed and dexterity for later levels.

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