Mad Catz 3 Button Controller

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Mad Catz 3 Button Controller
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Manufacturer: Mad Catz (US), Gamester (EU)
Type: Control pad
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive

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The Mad Catz 3 Button Controller is a third-party controller for the Sega Mega Drive developed by Mad Catz. It is, as the name suggests, a three button controller with added turbo features, but is otherwise mostly unremarkable.

There are a few slight variations of this controller. Mad Catz changed their logo during the production run meaning some have slightly different labels (on top of the common High Frequency label which Mad Catz also used when selling to Toys R Us). In Europe it was distributed by Gamester as the MD-3.

It would be followed by the Mad Catz 6 Button Controller.


Promotional material

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #152: "July 1994" (1994-06-15)
also published in:
Print advert in GamesMaster (UK) #23: "November 1994" (1994-10-20)
also published in:

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US (Mad Catz; 1993)

Mega Drive, US (Mad Catz; 1996)
MC 3 Button Controller MD box back.jpgMC 3 Button Controller MD box front.jpg
Mega Drive, US (Mad Catz; 1998)

Mega Drive, US (High Frequency; 1995)
Mega Drive, (Gamester)


Third-party controllers for the Sega Mega Drive
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