Thursday, 15 October 2009

More than meets the eye...

Because it's getting harder and harder to make relevant posts about the Sega Saturn, allow me to present to you the Saturn controller Transformer!



This insectoid was built from the pieces of a discarded Sega Mission Stick by artist James Ian Killenger. It's a pretty clever modification, but I'm fairly confident that after this little operation, the controller will never play another game of Powerslave/Exhumed. However, in its current state, it would be right at home in a game of Galaga.

(Question: What games were especially designed for the Mission Stick? As a 2D enthusiast, I was never overly interested in playing the kinds of games that would have taken advantage of such a controller, but now I'm a little curious.)

3 comments:

Sega Dreamscape said...

Why?

Does this guy know how long and hard (snigger) i've searched for a mission stick, does he care?

Probably not, and the more i see it the more i think that it is kind of cool.

Wait no I dont, what the fuck?

Greg said...

Your answer lies here:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/saturn/file/916393/13286

Also, if you have two mission sticks, you can plug one into the other and play Panzer Dragoon Zwei with dual sticks, where one moves the dragon and the other aims.

Caleb said...

Panzer Dragoon.