When we first checked out Retro-Bit’s Sega Genesis and Saturn controllers at CES in January, we came away from our brief hands-on very impressed with how the gamepads were shaping up. Well, both controllers finally began shipping a few weeks ago, and we’re pleased to report that these new renditions don’t merely look the part — they’re practically clones of the original hardware.

Retro-Bit’s Genesis and Saturn controllers currently come in two colors each, and customers have their choice of USB versions or ones that utilize the consoles’ proprietary connectors. They start at $14.99 for the 6-button Genesis controller, and go up to $24.99 for a Saturn USB one, while the USB-compatible Genesis controller adds shoulder buttons to the mix. The cable on each is 10 feet long — a generous length in an age when Nintendo is pumping out NES and SNES pads with comically short, 5-foot cables.


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