The Analog Controller

Jenovi’s Retro Impressions recently posted a video chronicling the history of the analog controller.  It was pretty interesting to see how the gaming industry’s “standard” controllers have evolved over the years and to see some forward-thinking companies adding true analog support long before the N64 and Dreamcast made it mainstream.

I was particularly interested in a controller for the Genesis / Mega Drive that was designed specifically for After Burner and Space Harrier.  I’d never heard of the controller before and it really sparked my interest!:

It was also interesting to hear about some of the ideas Sega had for the 3D controller and also why the cord was a removable piece!  Enough with the spoilers though, check it out for yourself to see the history of some unique analog controllers!

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