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The Japanese Master System comes with two control
pads that are unlike any I've seen released in the UK when I owned a
Master System for the first time in 1988. These Japanese pads have
little screw holes in the center that allow you to screw in little
joysticks. These actually work quite well to my surprise.
A few of the board members over at ASSEMbler Games say that their American Master Systems came with pads like these Japanese ones minus the joystick while others say that their pads were like the British ones without any screw holes or caps covering screw holes. So the origin or to what continent these pads were available too is a bit of a mystery. All I can say is that out of the many Master Systems I saw in the UK, not one had pads likes these.