Remote Arcade System

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Remote Arcade System
Made for: Sega Mega Drive
Manufacturer: Sega
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥4,8004,800 HAA-2654
Sega Mega Drive
$39.9939.99[2][3] MK-1628
Sega Mega Drive
$19.9919.99[3] MK-1629
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
£39.9939.99 MK-1649-50
Sega Mega Drive

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. In South Korea the bundle was called the Wireless Fighting Pad (무선 파이팅 패드) while the sold separately controller was called the Wireless Fighting Pad Transmitter (무선 파이팅 패드 송신기).

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. The Sega Mega Drive also had a similar third-party peripheral in the form of the Remote Control System.

Magazine articles

Main article: Remote Arcade System/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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FI advert (1994)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #24: "Abril 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #21: "October/November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Photo gallery

Physical scans

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
RemoteArcadeSystem MD US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngRemodeArcadeSystem MD US Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, US (Pad)
MDWirelessController US Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
IRCP MD EU Box Top.jpg
IRCP MD EU Box Back.jpgIRCP MD EU Box Spine.jpgIRCP MD EU Box Front.jpgIRCP MD EU Box Spine2.jpg
IRCP MD EU Box Bottom.jpg
Mega Drive, PT
IRCP MD PT Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngIRCP MD PT Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, KR
MD KR Remote Arcade System Box Front.jpg
Mega Drive, KR (Pad)
MD KR Remote Arcade Pad Box Back.jpgMD KR Remote Arcade Pad Box Front.jpg

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