Arcade Power Stick

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Fast facts on the Arcade Power Stick
Manufacturer: Sega
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,800[1] HAA-2650
Sega Mega Drive
$49.95[2] 1655
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
DM ?
Sega Mega Drive

The Arcade Power Stick (アーケードパワースティック) is an arcade stick peripheral for the Sega Mega Drive (though is also compatible with other consoles/computer that rely on DE-9 ports).

The Arcade Power Stick has three face buttons equipped with turbo features, which whose speed can be configured. A version by S-Chi was also released.

The Japanese release of the Arcade Power Stick features a joystick with microswitches, akin to arcade hardware. All non-Japanese versions of the peripheral utilize joysticks with rubber contacts, similar to the D-pad of a standard controller. All releases regardless of region use face buttons with rubber contacts, identical in function to that of a standard controller.

The Arcade Power Stick was followed by the Arcade Power Stick 6B.


Promotional material


ACE UK 37.pdfACE UK 37.pdf

Print advert in
ACE (UK) #37: "October 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #107: "October 1990" (1990-09-16)[5]

CVG UK 108.pdfCVG UK 108.pdf

Print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #108: "November 1990" (1990-10-16)
also published in:
  • ACE (UK) #38: "November 1990" (1990-xx-xx)[6]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №9, p73[3]
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
1 review

Mega Drive, US
ArcadePowerStick MD US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngArcadePowerStick MD US Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
ArcadePowerStick MD EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngArcadePowerStick EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
ArcadePowerStick MD JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngArcadePowerStick JP Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, CA
ArcadePowerStick MD CA Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, ?? (S-Chi)
ArcadePowerStick MD Box Back SChi.jpgNospine-small.pngArcadePowerStick MD Box Front SChi.jpg

External link


  2. File:SegaVisions US 08.pdf, page 62
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:Raze UK 09.pdf, page 73
  4. File:ACE UK 37.pdf, page 51
  5. File:CVG UK 107.pdf, page 122
  6. File:ACE UK 38.pdf, page 36

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