Remote Arcade System

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Pad MD Wireless.jpg
Fast facts on the Remote Arcade System
Manufacturer: Sega
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥4,800[1] HAA-2654
Sega Mega Drive
$39.99[2] MK-1628
Sega Mega Drive
US (Pad)
$14.99[2] MK-1629
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
DM ?
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
₩? SRP-1600T

The Remote Arcade System, known as the Sega Cordless Pad Set (セガコードレスパッドセット) in Japan, is a wireless alternative to the standard Sega Mega Drive controller. It comprises a Remote Arcade Pad and a receiver, which rely on infrared signals rather than cables (similar to TV remotes). This means the user can control a game from a much larger distance. In PAL regions the bundle was called the Infra Red Control Pad and contained two controllers - controllers were not sold separately in this region.

The Remote Arcade Pad features six buttons, and the receiver plugs into both of the Sega Mega Drive's controller ports. In order for a second player to play, a second Remote Arcade Pad will need to be purchased. One receiver can handle two controllers. Each pad requires two AAA batteries and lasts for approximately ten hours.

The Sega Saturn had a similar peripheral in the form of the Saturn Infrared Control Pad.


Promotional material


SegaVisions US 21.pdf

Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:

MegaForce ES 24.pdf

Print advert in
Mega Force (ES) #24: "Abril 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
RemodeArcadeSystem MD US Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, US (Pad)
MDWirelessController US Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
IRCP MD EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngIRCP MD EU Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
RemoteArcadeSystem JP Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, SK
MD KR Remote Arcade System Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, SK (Pad)
MD KR Remote Arcade Pad Box Back.jpgMD KR Remote Arcade Pad Box Front.jpg

External links


  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 File:GamePro US 054.pdf, page 216
  3. File:GamePro US 064.pdf, page 167
  4. File:SegaVisions US 22.pdf, page 57
  5. File:SegaVisions US 23.pdf, page 89
  6. File:SegaVisions US 24.pdf, page 101

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