I noticed on Ebay, people are selling "New" packaged pads! Wow! These must be pretty hard to come by. Although, asking for £100 or more, but, they never seem to sell (well, for that price anyway)
Id Love to buy 1 of these as, being able to play with a new original pad, that hasn't been through the wars for 30 years, would be a Great advantage at gaming I think.
Anyhow, realistically, how much are these worth??? Thanks!
If you mean the pads packaged in the original Sega-branded packaging they're rare.
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Post by segaretrorevival on Jan 29, 2018 16:17:48 GMT
Just picked up a US one this weekend for $17.95 (£12.76) locally. That's on the cheap side over here, so I could see them being a little more through somewhere like eBay. If you're not opposed to importing from the states, some of the larger retro retailers sell them used directly... eStarland - $16.00 (£11.39) and Game Dude - $19.00 (£13.52). Both of them ship overseas.
The Main problem with the Sega Master System is that the D-pad breaks and falls out or just wears out completely and becomes really unresponsive (especially the 'up' direction...since it is used for jumping or acceleration/gas in some games (i.e. requires you to press it a lot)
You can just keep your old pad and buy a replacement D-pad from Ebay for really cheap, this should fix things if this is the problem.
I found an excellent replacement D-pad part that works better than the original here: