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Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:31 am
by Mayhem
trunky wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:55 am
The Konix Speedking. Still have mine, it still works and just feels right.
*beats Trunky to death with it*

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:44 pm
by Bluce_Ree
No joystick can beat QAOPM on the keyboard. At least until the M button stops working and you've got to move to QAKLJ.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:02 pm
by NorthWay
My "The Arcade" with switchable and adjustable auto-fire mod.

But I have always been lusting for an "Arcade Professional" http://www.atari-spielanleitungen.de/bi ... _gross.jpg as I have never seen or tried one... please RG, why don't you review it? Do a joystick roundup review while you are at it.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:21 pm
by paranoid marvin
Bluce_Ree wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:44 pm
No joystick can beat QAOPM on the keyboard. At least until the M button stops working and you've got to move to QAKLJ.

Spoken like a true rubber keyboarder :D

If you'd upgraded to Spectrum+, +2 or 128 then it was qaop space

Ultimate were bizarre with their keyboard layouts , but the worst were the ones that made us use the 'cursor' keys.

As for sticks, the Comp Pro is champ, but as far as the lesser machines (or 'consoles' as they're also known) are concerned it's the Trident.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:17 pm
by Ryan GH
Favorite joypad has to be the xbox 360 controller for windows. Very very comfortable and super slick responsiveness.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:37 pm
by mrmessy
Back in the 8 bit and 16 bit days, it was the Competition Pro 5000. I used to hate the look of them and stuck with the Quickshot type joysticks to start with, but when I finally used one, I was rather amazed.

Joypad-wise my favourite for many years was the Dualshock 2, but I now prefer the Dualshock 4.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:34 am
by Doddsy
I still have the Suzo Arcade stick for my Commodore 64/Amiga. That stick is built like a tank and has real arcade buttons which for the time, brought the 80's arcade experience a little closer to home when playing the likes of Bombjack, Commando and Green Beret.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:27 am
by stvd
The paddle (& driving) controllers for the Atari VCS.

Although I had a Kempston & a Quickshot I rarely ever used them. I can't remember any game on the Spectrum that was improved by the use of a joystick over the keyboard.

Megadrive pad was good but felt cheap.

SNES was better build quality but ergonomically poor.

Playstation (dual shock) was great.

Dreamcast - same as megadrive

Xbox - too big but the 's' version is great.

360 - Close to perfect

If I'd followed the PS route instead of the Xbox then I'd probably gone for Dual Shock but I'll go for the 360 controller.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:47 am
by WoodyCG
Retro - Quickshot V - the one with the big red fire button. Lovely for playing Commando on the Amstrad.

Modern - Xbox One wireless - pretty close to perfect ergonomics I reckon.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:51 am
by Eric
Either of the official Sega Saturn pads, although if they would add a Mega Drive d-pad to them that would be perfect.

Once Sony produce an analogue offset Dual Shock that would be cool.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:00 pm
by RetroMartin
Megadrive 3 button. Simple, sleek. Easy.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:52 am
by greenberet79
Wiimote (Motion Plus) and Nunchuk.

Feels so natural in games like Skyward Sword and Sin & Punishment, and really makes sports games come alive especially on Wii Sports Resort. Makes controlling feel an extension of you rather than just pressing buttons to make something happen on a TV screen.

Worst goes to the Kempston Joystick on the Speccy 48k. Ridiculous adapter in the back - all you had to do was look at it and it'd reset the computer!!

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:03 pm
by mrmessy
greenberet79 wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:52 am
Worst goes to the Kempston Joystick on the Speccy 48k. Ridiculous adapter in the back - all you had to do was look at it and it'd reset the computer!!
I don't think there was an actual Kempston Joystick, was there? Wasn't it just the Kempston Joystick Interface - which supported all Atari-style 9 pin joysticks? Kempston sort of became the standard joystick input method for most Spectrum games after a certain date.

Some of those interfaces were pretty bad. The first Kempston compatible joystick interface I had came with my first Quickshot Joystick. The position of the joystick port had the plug hanging over the actual keyboard!

However, there were loads of really good Kempston compatible joystick interfaces available for the Spectrum. My brother and I also had Ram Turbo Interface, which was ace, and didn't wobble at all. Solid.

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:45 pm
by stvd
Kempston made the competition pro.
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Device name Competition Pro Joysticks
Year 1983
Manufacturer Kempston Micro Electronics Ltd (UK)
Type Hardware: Joystick
Original price £25.00
Budget price £16.95
Score 9.00 (1 vote)   

Re: Discuss - 169

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:32 pm
by trunky
Mayhem wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:31 am
trunky wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:55 am
The Konix Speedking. Still have mine, it still works and just feels right.
*beats Trunky to death with it*
It's very flimsy and I'm quite fat so I think I'd win.