What game controllers/ gamepads work with Pandora's box retro arcade consoles?
Given the variation of Pandora's box game consoles and gamepads on the market, you'll find that the compatibility between these will vary.
We have had varied success with PS2, PS3 and Xbox wired controllers on different Pandora's boxes.
These controllers have been retired for the upgraded premium Xbox-style controllers.
If you have an old game controller be it Xbox or PlayStation it's worth giving it a try – keep in mind unless you have a USB hub you can only use 1 external gamepad.
Your success might vary from jackpot to some buttons work, or nothing works at all - it really is luck of the draw.
If you don't succeed, then these game controllers and hub have been successfully tested on the following Pandora's arcade boxes with respective CPUs;
- Pandora's box 11s (A7)
- Pandora's box 12s Saga (H3)
- Pandora's box 18s Saga(A9)
Our USB gamepads with 3 port hub are an affordable option that gets the job done.
They'll bring a different element of play to console games or expand the entertainment as you bring onboard two more players
They can be configured from within your settings menu to work as whichever player you chose be it Player 1 and Player 2 or Player 3 and Player 4. Please do keep in mind that this is however dependent on your Pandora's box and the specific games/version you want to use the gamepads with.
While your Pandora's box likely has 2 USB ports, in most cases only 1 port is allocated for external controllers, so you will need a compatible 2 port hub if you plan to use 2 external gamepads.
Thankfully our pack comes with a compatible 3 port USB hub so you've always got an extra port up your sleeve for whatever you may need down the track be it a mouse or keyboard.
While we have not specifically tested on other devices, our USB gamepads and 2.0 hub will work on other USB 2.0 compliant computers and consoles.
Gamepad dimensions: 16cm length x 10cm width x 6cm height
USB hub dimensions: 7cm length x 3.5cm width x 1cm height
What's in the box
2 x USB wired Gamepad controllers
1 x 3 port USB 2.0 hub
The boring stuff
- While we have tested this setup on our 11,12s & 18s consoles, with the vast variations of pandora boxes out there along with rebranded consoles, please keep in mind we cannot give you an absolute guarantee that these will be 100% compatible with your existing setup.
- Due to the light and screen differences, the colour of the item may be slightly different from the pictures.
- Please allow up to 1cm size difference due to manual measurement.
- Console in the picture is for reference only and not included.
Feeling nostalgic playing these classic games
Pandoras box USB Gamepad controllers and 3 port hub
Pandoras box USB Gamepad controllers and 4 port hub
Couldn’t wait to play my old favourites and I’m still waiting, the kids have hi-jacked my console😂
All the old classics on the one machine. Takes me back to my teens in high school. Absolutely love this console. Bought it for my kids but I'll probably play it more than them LOL 😊 Thank you Electraecade!!