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From the Forum question for issue 74

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:34 am

What's your favourite joystick?

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Post by jdanddiet » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:38 am

Quickshot II - not the best technically but looked fantastic:-

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Post by Fred83 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:51 am

Zipstick!,all that waggleing you had to do coundnt break it! :lol: :lol:
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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:52 am

The best stick I ever owned was the clear Competition Pro 5000. The Competition Pro Plus/Zipstick was also fantastic, and I now use those with the Mac and a Stelladaptor. I recall the Powerplay Cruiser also being pretty good at the time. The Arcade (a bit like a one-button Competition Pro) was also excellent.
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Post by fredghostmaster » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:56 am

The one that came with the Atari VCS. Short stick, one red button, sorted!

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Post by pottyboy » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:07 pm

The Zipstick is my favourite! A comfortable and clicky 2 button joystick that was built to not break whenever you had to get a criminal to confess in the amiga version of APB. :)

The autofire switch and suction cups were handy too.
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Post by Greyfox » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:13 pm

for me the one and only...Image but when they broke you and take'em apart and jiggy the sensor pads in order to get back to Activision's Decathlon, because there was no dip switches till later on until the Atari 800xl 3rd party one appeared, and for the live of me can't remember the name of it.. it was a small joystick with a red stick..and had the triggers at the side of it..

edit: found it, it was called the The Konix Epyx 500XJ joystick..very strong joysticks and never had to replace it..here's a pic.
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Post by rossi46 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:30 pm

The Bug joystick has been my favourite across multiple platforms. I love how the small microswitched stick allowed for very precise control in certain games like Gods, Golden Axe and Gloom. After using this amazing joystick, other seem clumsy and clunky by comparison.
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 74

Post by Morkin » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:33 pm

I can only ever remember using a Cheetah 125 with my Spectrum, so I'll plump for that one.
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Post by SirClive » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:38 pm

The Atari joystick was perfect for Daley Thompson's decathlon. Just hold the base in one hand, put your other palm flat on the top of the stick and oscillate wildly!

My fave though was the Competition Pro. Unfortunatley the new USB ones just don't cut the mustard most of the time now though due to button placement, but for single button games they are damn fine.
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 74

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:41 pm

Competition Pro 5000, brilliant for any game and hard as nails !!

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Post by TMR » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:59 pm

It has to be the Zipstik, close to impossible to destroy and wonderfully responsive; i used to play Space Harrier on the 32X, starting the game with a pad because it needed the start button, then swapping the controller connection out before the "get ready" prompt was finished!

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Re: From the Forum question for issue 74

Post by Mayhem » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:01 pm

A toss-up between the Competition Pro and the Powerplay Cruiser. Both were sturdy, excellent, well-made joysticks that have lasted me more than 20 years in total. The latter might just edge it due to the torque setting to make it easier to waggle in certain games!
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Post by harlequ1n » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:14 pm

If arcade sticks are to be included, my trusty SE Madcatz Fighting Stick would be it.
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Re: From the Forum question for issue 74

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:56 pm

As others have said , microswitched Comp Pro , although the original Atari stick is a fine alternative
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