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Dempa Micomsoft (bundled with Crazy Climber)
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Subject: X68000 dual-d-pad controller - XPD-1LR
I recently tore apart an X68000 dual-d-pad controller made by Dempa Micomsoft for the X68000.  It was bundled with Crazy Climber, and also worked with Libble Rabble (another Micomsoft release).  It's a fairly typical pad for the era: rectangular, flat, basically unadorned except for two d-pads and two buttons.

I dunno how they managed to release a pad with a cross-shaped d-pad, perhaps the patents Nintendo held didn't apply in Japan... 

You can read a little more about it on the GameSX.com wiki, but here's the fun part:

[Image: http://nfgcontrols.com/grafx/X68000-CCpad.png]

[Image: http://gamesx.com/grafx/X68000-CrazyClimberPad.png]

It uses the same 74157 chip found in the Genesis/MegaDrive pads, the TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine pads, FM Towns Marty 6-button pad etc.
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