Genesis and Turbografx-16 Games with Analog Control Support

This list has two parts, first for the XE-1AP joystick and gamepad, and second for the Sega Mouse / Mega Mouse.


XE-1AP Games List

First, the XE-1AP analog joystick, and its gamepad counterpart, are very obscure Japan-only controllers.  They were released for a Japanese computer by a third party, but NEC and Sega supported them in some of their games despite this, and so did a few other third parties.  The XE-1AP gamepad is probably the first ever gamepad with a modern-style design with a small gamepad-sized analog stick on it; it was many years ahead of its time!  This is a short list of the games that support it.  I don’t currently have one of these, but I very, very much want one.  The US versions of these games should have analog support, but I’m not 100% certain, so I won’t list it as such below (I’ll do research on this.)

Sega Megadrive (Genesis) and addons

After Burner II (MD)
Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II (MD)
Musha Aleste (MD)
Fastest One (MD) (JP only release)
Galaxy Force II (MD)
Starblade (Mega CD)
After Burner III (Mega CD)
Night Striker (Mega CD) (JP only release)
Space Harrier (Super 32X)
After Burner Complete (Super 32X)

PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) and addons

The PCE requires a XHE-3 MSX/MD to PCE pin adapter in order to connect the joystick to the system, because the controller ports are different.  Very few people have this setup, but a few games are improved by it!

Forgotten Worlds (Super CD)
After Burner II (PCE) (JP only release)
Outrun (PCE) (JP only release)
Operation Wolf (PCE) (JP only release)


Sega Genesis/Megadrive Sega Mouse Games List

Second, the Sega Genesis Sega Mouse (Japan) and Mega Mouse (US) work with the following games.  They are standard two or three button mice; the US one has three buttons, the Japanese one only two, so get the US one, it should work with all the games I would expect.


Janou Touryumon (JP only release)
Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu (JP only release)
Nobunaga no Yabou: Zenkokuban [Nobunaga’s Ambition: National Edition] (JP only release)
Marble Madness

Sega CD

Mansion of Hidden Souls
Eye of the Beholder
Rise of the Dragon
Switch: Panic!
Wararau Salesman (JP only release)
Might & Magic III
Shin Megami Tensei (JP only release)
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep
The Secret of Monkey Island
Urusei Yatsura: My Dear Friends (JP only release)

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1 Response to Genesis and Turbografx-16 Games with Analog Control Support

  1. Julius says:

    Hi, I’m trying to get Megadrive Afterburner to work with the Sharp Cyberstick. Is there any trick to get Afterburner in analog mode?

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