Quickshot QS-127
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The Quickshot QS-127 is a set of wireless joypads released in Europe. The product name is "Starfighter 1".

It requires four AAA batteries per controller. The controllers communicate with the base station using infrared (IR). You need to attach a included DB25 cable to the base station which splits out to provides two DE-9 connectors and two NES connectors.

In addition to the D-Pad and two trigger buttons, the controllers have a few more buttons and switches:

  • Player 1 / Player 2 switch - To select which player is using which controller
  • Power Off / Auto Fire / Off Auto switch - To power off the controller, and select if auto-fire should be enabled (probably for trigger button 1 only)
  • Start / Select - Start and select buttons for NES mode
  • Slow Motion switch - Frame by frame for NES mode
Brand Quickshot
Model QS-127
Year 1989
Region Europe
Launch price
Package content


The base station has a multi-system select switch to select between (A) SEGA, (B) MSX and (C) ATARI/COMMODORE mode.

Note: There are several other models of Quickshot "Starfighter" joypads:

  • QS-157 Starfighter 2W for NES
  • QS-173 Starfighter 3+3 for Sega Megadrive & Genesis
  • QS-181 Starfighter 3B for Sega Megadrive & Genesis
  • QS-191 Starfighter 5 for PC
  • QS-192 Starfighter 3W for Sega Mastersystem
  • QS-200 Starfighter 1 for Atari & Commodore

They all look very similar at first glance. Before purchasing for use with your MSX, ensure it looks like the pictures below, that it has the system select switch.


Quickshot QS-127 box
Quickshot QS-127
Quickshot QS-127 set
Quickshot QS-127 base station
QS-127 base station (underside)
QS-127 battery locations
Quickshot QS-127 cables
Quickshot QS-127 box set
Quickshot QS-127 box (back)
Quickshot QS-127 - box
Quickshot QS-127 - box