Quickshot QS-138F
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The Quickshot QS-138F is a joystick released in Europe. The product name is "Maverick 1M". The M stands for Microswitch, which gives a more tactile response then leaf switches.

It can connect to two joystick ports simultaneous and the player can be selected with a switch. This also allows the joystick to potentially be used with two different systems without changing cables around.

It has an autofire function that can be enabled (probably Trigger A only).

Brand Quickshot
Model QS-138F
Year 1991
Region Europe
Launch price
Package content


The multi-system select switch can be switched between (A) ATARI/COMMODORE, (B) MSX, (C) AMSTRAD or (D) SEGA. It's also the case of the QS-128F Maverick 1, that is the same but with leaf witches.

Note: There are several other models of Quickshot "Maverick" joysticks:

  • QS-128N Maverick 2 for NES
  • QS-128NL Maverick 2 for NES
  • QS-162 Maverick 3 for SEGA Genesis/Megadrive
  • QS-175 Maverick 3+3 for SEGA Megadrive & Genesis
  • QS-190 Maverick 2B for SNES

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 and just two trigger buttons.


Quickshot QS-138F box
Quickshot QS-138F box (back)
Quickshot QS-138F box
Quickshot QS-138F
Quickshot QS-138F underside
Quickshot QS-138F