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Genesis 6 Button Controller games

by SpikeSlania Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:15 pm

Growing up as a kid, I never knew the Genesis had a 6 button controller. Now I know. I plan on getting a Genesis Model 1 and a Power Base Converter (Sega Cd model 2 is under debate and 32x is a no) I can guess that Street Fighter 2 uses the 6 button layout and possibly Final Fight Cd. But does any other game take advantage of the 6 button layout, or would I be fine with the original 3 button controller? (Plus a SMS controller for the few games that require it) I don't plan on picking up SF2, I'm a SF3 fan.
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Re: Genesis 6 Button Controller games

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:20 pm

The Lost Vikings is a great game and pretty much requires the 6-button controller. But I also prefer it on SNES.
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Re: Genesis 6 Button Controller games

by nightrnr Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:12 pm

Found this link:
http://www.sega-16.com/forum/archive/in ... 17829.html
Art of Fighting
Batman Forever
Beyond Oasis (uses Mode button for weapon switching as MODE+B)
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
Brutal: Paws of Fury
Clay Fighter
Coach K College Basketball
College Football's National Championship
Comix Zone
Contra Hard Corps
Cutthroat Island
Davis Cup Tennis
Duke Nukem 3D
Dyna Brothers 2
Eternal Champions
F1 World Championship Edition
Fatal Fury 2
FIFA 98: Road to World Cup
FIFA Soccer 96
FIFA Soccer 97
Garfield: Caught in the Act
Greatest Heavyweights
Head-On Soccer
International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (uses Mode button to select strategy)
Jammit
Judge Dredd
Justice League Task Force
LHX: Attack Chopper
The Lost Vikings
Marsupilami
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat II
NBA Action '94
NBA Action '95 starring David Robinson
NCAA Final Four Basketball
NHL 11 (http://www.blog.nhl91.com/#11gc)
NFL '95
Phantom 2040 (uses Mode button to stand in place )
Pier Solar and the Great Architects
Power Instinct
Primal Rage
Ranger X
Rise of the Robots
Samurai Shodown
Shaq Fu
Skeleton Krew
Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage
Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety
Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition
Street Racer
Streets of Rage 3
Super Street Fighter II
TechnoClash
The Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey & Minnie
Turrican 3
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Urban Strike
Virtua Fighter 2
Virtua Racing
WeaponLord
World Series Baseball '95
WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game
Yū Yū Hakusho: Makyō Tōitsusen
Zombies Ate My Neighbors

and a couple other message board links:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/216133-6-button-games/
http://perfectconversion.net/md-6button.htm

A definitive list needs to add Sega CD and 32X games.
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Re: Genesis 6 Button Controller games

by G-Darius Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:36 pm

I recall the 6 button being popular for Street Fighter 2 but I never really remember anybody going mad to own one for any other reason.
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Re: Genesis 6 Button Controller games

by Reprise Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:30 am

The 6 button pad is more or less essential for a select few games. I have one and just use it as my normal pad, although I had problems playing Lemmings 2 with it. I don't know if there's any documented problems with the 6 button pad having issues with some games or if it's just a weird glitch I happened to be experiencing when I tried the game?

Some 6 button games include:

Contra Hard Corps
Comix Zone
Eternal Champions

Those are the games I have that make use of it.
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Re: Genesis 6 Button Controller games

by Ziggy587 Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:53 am

Reprise wrote:I have one [6-button controller] and just use it as my normal pad, although I had problems playing Lemmings 2 with it. I don't know if there's any documented problems with the 6 button pad having issues with some games or if it's just a weird glitch I happened to be experiencing when I tried the game?


That is what the mode button is for! Some games have problems with the 6-button controller, it's not just you. For such games, hold down the mode button while powering on the console. This puts the 6-button controller into 3-button mode, making it compatible with those games.
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Re: Genesis 6 Button Controller games

by Reprise Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:16 am

Ziggy587 wrote:
Reprise wrote:I have one [6-button controller] and just use it as my normal pad, although I had problems playing Lemmings 2 with it. I don't know if there's any documented problems with the 6 button pad having issues with some games or if it's just a weird glitch I happened to be experiencing when I tried the game?


That is what the mode button is for! Some games have problems with the 6-button controller, it's not just you. For such games, hold down the mode button while powering on the console. This puts the 6-button controller into 3-button mode, making it compatible with those games.


Wow, cheers. I never knew that!
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Re: Genesis 6 Button Controller games

by Ziggy587 Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:23 am

And from what I've read, the mode button can be used as an additional button in games. There's a few games that actually use it.
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