M2 Pad - Final

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M2 Pad - Final

Post by bitrate » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:28 pm

Well guys, after 10 years of searching I was beginning to think none of the few final M2 pads that were built had survived the gaming and electronics shows of 1995-1996.

As noted in another thread, one finally surfaced, along with some other really nice M2 items.


Even more surprising is the fact that it is a fully functional pad. I had been told years ago by a Panasonic employee that the final pads were mock-ups, so it was even more of a surprise to find a pad like this.


Most of us have seen the few pictures in gaming magazines of the time showing this pad alongside the console.



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The pad has an analog steering wheel, analog joystick, D-pad, 7 face buttons, 2 shoulder buttons, and a trigger button on the back.






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Pictured next to a black M2 proto pad.



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Post by Austin » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:30 am

Freakin' nice man... Although admittedly, it makes me a little jealous. ;D

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Post by NikeX » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:47 am

Analog stick working! And then the steering wheel: Like the Namco NeGcon. If you have time: I would like to see the M2 logo. Thanks.

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Post by BryWI » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:01 pm

It arrived! Amazing! How many degrees of turning does the analog steering wheel move?

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Post by pitsunami » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:47 am

Maybe the rarest and greatest M2 item!!

Really congratulations on getting this,i am dying jealous...

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Post by Scarlettkitten » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:06 pm

I'm not really into M2 stuff but getting hold of one of those, wow 8)
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Post by bitrate » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:20 pm

Thanks guys. I was almost certain that none of this stuff that was shown at CES/etc. survived.

NikeX wrote:Analog stick working! And then the steering wheel: Like the Namco NeGcon. If you have time: I would like to see the M2 logo. Thanks.

Will do. I'll try to get something up in the next few days.


[quote="BryWI]It arrived! Amazing! How many degrees of turning does the analog steering wheel move?[/quote]


The analog wheel gives about 100 degrees of movement.

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Post by ajgiov » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:55 pm

Where did you purchase such an item?

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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:43 am

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Post by bitrate » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:50 am

Yeah, it popped up on Yahoo Japan. The seller didn't seem to know much about it. They didn't even know if the M2 console worked or not.

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Re: M2 Pad - Final

Post by ArfredHitchcacku » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:03 am

I have a habit for over-exaggerating but is this one of the best controllers ever made or what? It's basically a Nintendo 64 controller which is nearly as versatile as the modern controllers but even better (Yes, I liked the N64 controller...) The D-Pad seems to be on par if not better than the N64's and the wheel would be perfect for old Paddle game collections...Imagine all the Atari hits, Pong, Circus, Warlords with that thing! Yes, maybe the M2 would have been a slightly less powerful Dreamcast...If I cared, I would be saying the same thing about the 3DO and the Sega Saturn if the 3DO never came to be...The M2 would have been great. It's especially sad when there was even a promised game, D2, which was scrapped and made from the ground up for the Dreamcast.
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Post by senjaru » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:26 pm

That looks like the least ergonomically designed controller I've ever seen!

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Post by 3DOKid » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:19 pm

senjaru wrote:That looks like the least ergonomically designed controller I've ever seen!
not seen many pads, no?

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Post by NeoGeoCD » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:02 pm

Cool find.

The design is weird tho, looks like balls and a dong :D

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Post by Martin III » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:21 pm

NeoGeoCD wrote:looks like balls and a dong :D
You sound British. :) Here in the States, we call them doorbells.

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