The SG ProgramPad is a third-party control pads for the Sega Mega Drive, created by STD Manufacturing division (under the QJ and InterAct brands). It is a more advanced alternative to the SG ProPad,.
The SG ProgramPad, as the name suggests, has a built-in LCD display and the ability to "program" button combinations. This is especially useful in fighting games (for example in Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition, will make Ryu perform his trademark hadouken move, and by mapping this sequence to a button, this gives the player an advantage over the competition).
SG ProgramPad is an awkwardly designed controller, as presumably STD wished to recycle designs for their "SN ProgramPad" range for the Super Nintendo (a similar story occurred with the SG ProPad).
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