3DO BT Bluetooth Adapter for 3DO - Humble Bazooka

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3DO BT Bluetooth Adapter for 3DO - Humble Bazooka

The 3DO BT is a Bluetooth Adapter that allows you to connect various Bluetooth controllers to your 3DO. This includes PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, Switch Joy-Cons, 8BitDo (Bluetooth only) and other Bluetooth controllers.

The 3DO BT runs on the incredible BlueRetro platform by Jacques Gagnon. A portion of each sale is donated to Jacques to further support the platform.



  • Use various Bluetooth devices with your 3DO
  • Supports Turbo
  • Low latency
  • Remappable buttons that save to the 3DO BT
  • Fits perfectly in FZ-1, FZ-10, and Goldstar 3DOs (other models untested)
  • Can connect to an original 3DO controller for multiplayer or connect up to 7 devices directly to the 3DO BT
  • Easy to use web interface
  • Open source and user updatable
  • Plug & Play

Note: Bluetooth is limited to 7 devices but there is a way to connect 8 devices using a Wii remote and BlueRetro mapping as explained here by Jacques Gagnon.

Quick Start Instructions


  1. With the adapter connected, power on your console.
  2. The adapter’s LED will slowly pulse indicating it’s ready to be paired to. If this is the first time powering on the adapter, it may take 30 seconds to start pulsing.
  3. Put your Bluetooth controller into the correct initial pairing mode (i.e. on a DualSense, press Share + Options).
  4. After the controller is initially paired, you can simply power on the controller for it to pair again. (i.e. press the PS button of the DualSense controller).

You can find more information like specific controller brand pairing instructions in the official BlueRetro Pairing Guide.



Button functions:

“R” Button:

Resets the adapter

“P” Button:

Short press (when a device paired already): Disconnect all Bluetooth devices from the adapter.
Short press (when no device is paired): Cancel Bluetooth inquiry mode (new pairing).
3 sec hold: Enable Bluetooth inquiry mode for pairing a new device.
10 sec hold: Factory resets the adapter to default configuration and clears Bluetooth pairing keys for devices previously paired.

LED Status:

Solid: An error occurred, try rebooting the adapter with the “R” button.
Pulsing: Bluetooth inquiry mode enable (new pairing).
Off: Controller connected.

Web Config Information:

Any time you connect to the Web Config, no controller should be paired to the adapter. Web Config is only supported on Desktop or Android Chrome. The full Web Config instructions can be found here. It will cover things like button mapping, turbo, presets, and more.

How to access the Web Config:

With the adapter connected to the console and the console powered on, navigate to to configure adapter.

Updating firmware via Web Config (OTA FW update):

Note: Expect around 5 minutes of update time on a PC and significantly longer on Android

  1. To download the latest firmware, navigate to
  2. Click the “Download Now” Button. You can donate or click “No thanks, just take me to the downloads”.
  3. Click the “Download” button next to the latest “HW1” firmware file.
  4. Unzip the downloaded file somewhere easy to access on your computer/phone.
  5. With the adapter connected to the console and the console powered on, open a tab/window in your web browser and navigate to
  6. Click “Connect BlueRetro” button.
  7. Select the “BlueRetro_hw1_3do.bin” file from the unzipped firmware file you just downloaded.
  8. The “Live Output” will scroll through with the update process. Allow it time to finish.

Visit the Official BlueRetro Instructions for more in-depth information.

Latency with controller:

  • PS4/PS5: ~5.4 ms
  • XBOX One: ~8.8 ms
  • Switch Pro: ~12.4 ms
  • PS3: ~12.8
  • WiiU Pro: ~13.2 ms
  • Wiimote: ~16.3 ms 



6 Reviews

  • 5
    What? Bluetooth on 3DO?

    Posted by Elio Filho on Jan 10th 2024

    Yes indeed, sounds strange but it works! Tested with Xbox and PS5 controllers, its amazing to play 3DO games with this modern touch. Unfortunately there is no sound on the controller jack for us to use headphones like the og controller allows, maybe in a future firmware update...

  • 5
    Seamless Gaming Upgrade: My 3DO BT Adapter Experience

    Posted by Marcelo Carrapatoso on Dec 31st 2023

    I recently got my hands on the 3DO BT Bluetooth Adapter and it has totally transformed my gaming experience on the 3DO. The adapter’s plug-and-play functionality made the setup process incredibly simple and intuitive. The ability to use a wide range of Bluetooth controllers, including my favorite 8BitDo, has given me a newfound flexibility and comfort in gaming. The low latency ensures smooth gameplay, and the button remapping feature is a great touch for customization. Highly recommended for any 3DO enthusiast looking for a modern twist to their retro gaming setup!

  • 5
    3DO wireless controller adapter.

    Posted by Partick on Apr 2nd 2023

    Great idea for a new 3DO item. Works great with the controller I`m using. A great improvement to the control when playing 3DO games. Highly recommended to anyone who want improved controls over an original 3DO controller.

  • 5

    Posted by hitman on Apr 2nd 2023

    Works good with 3D0 system and good price.

  • 5

    Posted by mohammed althehli on Mar 22nd 2023

    hi i`m from uae i ordered this dongle straight from the u.s , i just recieved this product and maaan what an amazing look .. it gives you a great impression about the craftmanship and the time they put on it unlike the other cheap plastic dongles that you get from amazon .. the 3do label on it is a real eye catcher , not to mention that this dongle is the only reliable dongle around the internet for the 3do and the other alternatives is just some old expensive wireless controllers that will cost you an arm and leg to get one .. thanks for this high quality item

  • 5
    3DO BT - 3DO Bluetooth Adapter - Humble Bazooka

    Posted by Evan on Mar 16th 2023

    Great product. Love that I can use my Wii U Pro controller to play 3DO. Easy to update, too.