Many game controllers designed for a specific games machine can be adapted to work on another by attaching a converter. For instance, the adapter pictured above allows Playstation 2 compatible controllers to work on a Sega Saturn games console.
Many of these adapters are Playstation one and PS2 controller compatible. There are a huge range of second hand controllers possible to connect in this way including a range of one-handed controllers and arcade sticks. It is also sometimes possible to daisy-chain adapters to get an even wider range. Sometimes not though.
£35 or Synthetic Dreams PSX64
Attach Playstation Standard Controllers to Sega Megadrive / Genesis consoles using D9 Atari style connector.
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AtariAge Stelladaptor. Attach a huge range of Atari compatible controllers to your PC or Mac. Comes supplied with a USB cable.
£40 or Brook
Use Playstation controllers on a Dreamcast. No memory card slot.
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Use any standard PSone or Playstation 2 compatible controller on your Sega Dreamcast. Includes a VMU slot for full compatibility.
POA or Play Asia
Use a PSone or PS2 gamepad on a Nintendo GameCube. Can also be used on the original Wii with some gamepad compatible games.
Attach Playstation Standard Controllers to Nintendo Famicom consoles with D-shaped 15 pin controller sockets. Lik-Sang old stock.
Attach Playstation Standard Controllers to NEC PC Engine round 8 pin controller sockets. Lik-Sang old stock.
Attach Playstation Standard Controllers to PCs with a USB socket. Design may change.
£35 or Tototek
Attach Playstation One and 2 gamepads to SEGA's Saturn games console.
Attach Playstation One and 2 controllers to Nintendo Super Famicom consoles. Not compatible with European SNES. Lik-Sang old stock.
The XCM Max Gear Cross Fight adapter enables some Xbox 360 controllers to play Classic Controller games such as Mario Kart 8.
Use Playstation One and 2 gamepads on your Microsoft Xbox. Supports vibration and memory cards. See also the Smart Joy Frag.
The XCM Re-Mapper allows for Xbox 360 wired controllers to have the buttons remapped. See also Titan Two, XFPS 360/Sniper and Max Shooter.
Raphnet Technologies - Great range of retro controller adapters.
Tototek - Adapters for PSone and PS2 controllers to 3DO, Famicom, Megadrive, Master System, NeoGeo, PC Engine, Saturn, Super Famicom, Turbo Grafx 16 and Xbox.