THE JOY & FRUSTRATIONS OF THE JOYSTICK

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THE JOY & FRUSTRATIONS OF THE JOYSTICK

Postby defender of the crown » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:58 pm

Here are a few joysticks i've gone through:
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ATARI 2600 JOYSTICK- A bit uncomfortable to use at times: :(

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THE CHEETAH - Kept pressing fire button by mistake: :)

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COMPETITION PRO - This was ok but no autofire: :)

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QUICK SHOT TURBO 2 - This made a click when you moved it into position which helped a bit when playing IK+ for those head punches, turning round & sumersaults: :)

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ZIPSTICK - Great to use: :)

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ATARI TRACK BALL - Great to use when playing Arkanoid 2, i got some great high scores 400k+: :D

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THE BUG - Then we end up with this great little bug, comfort, clicks when you move and auto fire: :D :D :D[/img]

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KONIX SPEEDKING - I remember these but never had one :D
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Postby Dal » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:02 pm

The Zip-Stik has always been my weapon of choice.
One very rugged stick - even takes the punishment from those 'athletic' type games where you have to give some mean left right waggles just to run 100 metres..... you felt like you'd physically done 100 metre sprints after that!
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Postby defender of the crown » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:04 pm

Dal_1978 wrote:The Zip-Stik has always been my weapon of choice.
One very rugged stick - even takes the punishment from those 'athletic' type games where you have to give some mean left right waggles just to run 100 metres..... you felt like you'd physically done 100 metre sprints after that!


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Postby unseenmenace » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:55 pm

You can get Zipsticks with AutoFire incidentally. I have several and yes they are great little joysticks that can certainly take a bit of abuse 8)
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Postby defender of the crown » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:57 pm

unseenmenace wrote:You can get Zipsticks with AutoFire incidentally. I have several and yes they are great little joysticks that can certainly take a bit of abuse 8)


I stand corrected thanks for pointing that out, I missed a joystick out i'll update my post.

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Postby woody.cool » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:09 pm

For me, the weapon of choice has always been a Cheetah 125+
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Postby Mug UK » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:04 pm

Got given about 5 (or six) Cheetah joysticks last month .. can't stand them myself as always preferred the Konix Speedking.
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Postby Dal » Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:26 pm

... I feel another poll coming on.....
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Postby bripilot » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:01 am

I've always preferred the Wico Bat joystick... the close runner up would be the Epyx 500XJ which look alot like your Konix Speedking. The micro-switches in the joystick were awesome. =)
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Postby Shockwav3 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:46 am

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CX-24 for me. Sexy, responsive, suitable for left and right handed people.

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Postby atari_mark » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:34 pm

I had a Konix Speedking but moved onto the Konix Navigator. Great URL of joysticks over at http://www.ko-gathering.com/wiki/index.php?title=Joysticks#Konix
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Postby sh3-rg » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:27 pm

Konix Speedking my fave & converted Atari Trackball for mouse games, both mentioned above. I did have a very nice Hong Kong fake mini joystick towards the end of ST game playing though, tight little microswitched stick. I've always been pretty poo with joysticks, give me keys any day!

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Postby Dal » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:51 am

the Cheetah was also a good stick purely from a spares perspective. With 4 fire buttons and only one personal preference there were 3 spare microswitches you could rewire when one got knackered!
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Postby simonsunnyboy » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:07 am

Shockwav3 wrote:Image
CX-24 for me. Sexy, responsive, suitable for left and right handed people.


My hands ache after 3mins of play with this pile of crap. IMHO the least usable joystick ever....
Competition Pro or a QuickShot derivate but nothing else :D
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Postby bullis1 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:18 pm

Personally my faves are that rubber-coated ergonomic Wico Grip, or the best ever, a Sega Master System pad that's been modified with micro-switches instead those rubber things. It's not too tough to do really!


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