M30 2.4G for Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini FAQ

    What is the difference between M30 bluetooth, M30 2.4G for original Genesis/Meg Drive and M30 2.4g for Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini?
  • Difference #1 - compatibility & connectivity:
  • M30 bluetooth works with Switch,Windows,Android,Raspberry Pi,macOS as well as all devices 8BitDo bluetooth receivers support.

  • M30 2.4G for original Genesis/Mega Drive has its own dedicated 2.4g receiver included. It connects to the original Sega Genesis, Mega Drive1&2 and Analogue Mega Sg, wirelessly via the receiver.
  • On USB connection, it works with Switch, Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi.

  • M30 2.4G for Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini has its own dedicated 2.4g receiver included. It works with Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini as well as Switch, wirelessly via the receiver.
  • On USB connection, it works with Switch, Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi.

  • Difference #2 - compatibility & connectivity:
  • STAR button
  • M30 bluetooth: star button = screenshot button on Switch mode.
  • M30 2.4G for original Genesis/Mega Drive: start button = turbo button on Switch mode.
  • M30 2.4G for Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini: start button = turbo button on Switch mode.
  • Controller mode LED indicator
  • M30 bluetooth: there are four LED lights on the bottom of the controller indicating the controller mode.
  • M30 2.4G for original Genesis/Mega Drive: N/A
  • M30 2.4G for Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini: N/A
  • Pairing button
  • M30 bluetooth: there is a dedicated button on the top of the controller next to the USB port.
  • M30 2.4G for original Genesis/Mega Drive: there is no dedicated button for this. “ - ” button functions as so.
  • M30 2.4G for Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini: there is no dedicated button for this. “ - ” button functions as so.
  • USB port
  • M30 bluetooth: USB-C
  • M30 2.4G for original Genesis/Mega Drive: Micro USB
  • M30 2.4G for Genesis Mini/Mega Drive Mini: Micro USB
    What is the difference between M30 2.4G for Mini and M30 2.4g for original SG/MD?
  • The differences are:
  • A. The shape of the receiver port for each receiver.
  • B. System compatibility.
  • M30 2.4g Mini is for Sege Genesis Mini & Mega Drive Mini.
  • M30 2.4g for SG/MD is for original Sega Genesis & Mega Drive.
  • Note: Both can work with Switch, Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi via wired USB connection.
    Can I use the 2.4g receiver for M30 2.4g for Mini with my M30 2.4g for original SG/MD?
  • No, you can not.
    Can I use this 2.4g receiver for SG/MD Mini with my PC?
  • No, it does not work with PC.
  • You use connect the 2.4g controller to your PC via the USB cable and play.
    What systems does it work with?
  • It works with Sega Genesis Mini and Mega Drive Mini. It also works with Switch, Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi via USB.
    Can I map the buttons? What can I do if I incorrectly mapped the buttons?
  • Yes, you can map the buttons. This is what you can do if the buttons are incorrectly mapped:
  • LEFT + Select : set Dpad as left analogue stick
  • Up + Select : reset Dpad
  • Right + Select : set Dpad as right analogue stick
  • Down + Select : Swap A/B and X/Y mapping
  • *Press and hold any of the key combinations above for 5 seconds to map the buttons.
  • *LED will blink in red to indicate the success of each button mapping.
  • *You need to reset the buttons manually.
    Does it work with 8BitDo bluetooth receivers/adapters?
  • No, it does not. It only works with the 2.4g receiver which comes with it.
    What do the two shoulder buttons do?
  • When it is connected to SG Mini/SG Mini:
  • L = Z
  • R = C
  • When it is connected to Switch:
  • C = R
  • Z = L
  • L = ZL
  • R = ZR
  • When it is connected to Windows 10:
  • C = R1
  • Z = L1
  • L = L2
  • R = R2
    Can I use it with Sega Saturn, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U?
  • No, you can not.
    Does it work with other 2.4g receivers by 8BitDo, for instance, SN30 2.4g receiver?
  • No, it does not work any other 2.4g receiver except for the one which comes with this controller in the box.
    Can I use two M30 2.4g for Mini on one SG Mini/MG Mini?
  • Yes, you can. One receiver for one controller port. One receiver for one controller.
    How do I charge the controller? How long does the battery last when fully charged?
  • We suggest you charge it via a phone power adapter.
  • The controller uses 480mAh rechargeable battery with 1-2 hour charging time. The battery can last up to 35 hours when fully charged.
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