M30 2.4G for original Genesis/Mega Drive 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 systems does it work with?
  • It works with original Sega Genesis, Mega Drive model 1 and 2, Analogue Mega Sg.
  • If you wish to use it with Switch, Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi, you need to use a USB cable for this.
    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 used with Mega Drive:
  • L = Z
  • R = C
  • On USB connection:
  • 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.
    Can I use it on any device which uses the same controller port?
  • This can not be guaranteed as different devices apply different output wattage.
    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 on one Mega Drive?
  • Yes, you can. One receiver for one controller port. One receiver for one controller.
    What do 3 button mode and 6 button mode actually do?
  • Since some games do not recognize 6 button mode, therefore, you need to swap it to 3 button mode which can be read and used by those games.
  • To sway between these two modes: press and hold MODE button on the controller for 3 seconds. Blue LED on the receiver blinks twice to indicate the success of mode switching.
  • *Default mode on the controller - 6 button mode.
    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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