Retro-bit Bringing Back Original Sega Controllers


Retro-bit Bringing Back Original Sega Controllers

Retro-bit is known for bringing back old-school gaming with its own twist, but this year the company partnered with Sega to give us modern versions of controllers from the past. Wireless models of the Sega Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast controllers that are compatible with the original consoles were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. And while price, release date, and exact specs have yet to be determined, we got a closer look at them.



Sega Genesis Bluetooth Wireless Controller


Sega Genesis Bluetooth Wireless Controller

The Bluetooth wireless Sega Genesis controller still has the six face buttons and eight-way directional pad. These are compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, and a separate dongle will let you use them with the old consoles.



Genesis Bluetooth Receiver


Genesis Bluetooth Receiver

This is the separate Bluetooth receiver that makes the wireless controller work with the original Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive consoles.



Sega Genesis USB Arcade Pad


Sega Genesis USB Arcade Pad

There will also be a wired USB version, and although it wasn’t on display out of the box, we got to see it at CES.



Sega Saturn Bluetooth Wireless Controller


Sega Saturn Bluetooth Wireless Controller

When it comes to Saturn controllers, the Bluetooth wireless model stole the show. It’s compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. A separate Bluetooth receiver makes it possible to use this controller on the original Sega Saturn.



Sega Saturn Bluetooth Wireless Controller Box


Sega Saturn Bluetooth Wireless Controller Box



Sega Saturn Wired USB Controllers


Sega Saturn Wired USB Controllers

Three color schemes for the wired USB Sega Saturn controllers were showcased: white, grey, and black.



The Grey Saturn Controller


The Grey Saturn Controller



The White Saturn Controller


The White Saturn Controller



The Black Saturn Controller


The Black Saturn Controller



Sega Dreamcast Controllers


Sega Dreamcast Controllers

Last but not least, Retro-bit gave the modern treatment to Sega Dreamcast controllers. Wired USB and Bluetooth wireless versions will be available with the original white color scheme, while the black version appears to only be for the original console. A Bluetooth adapter will also make the wireless version compatible with the Dreamcast.



The Black Dreamcast Controller Box


The Black Dreamcast Controller Box



The White Dreamcast USB Controller Box


The White Dreamcast USB Controller Box