What was your favored joystick on your 8 bit or 16 bit comp?

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Post by Lindopski » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:28 am

I had the cruiser pink/green/yellow but didnt like it and a million Quickshot ones
I loved the Competition pro , so much I have bought the new USB version for my pc.
But my fave all time Joystick by miles is the little atari one that came with the Atari 2600.
I used it on my 2600,my c64 and my Amiga.
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Post by necronom » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:12 pm

Zipstick. I used it all through the Amiga years and still use it now for emulation (if I only need one button).

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Post by mel the bell » Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:50 pm

comp pro :)
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Post by GetDexter » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:35 pm



A great, innovative joystick.

And now for my confession...

I subscribed to Amstrad Action in the mid eighties and the offer at the time was that I would get a Konix Speedking joystick for free.

Well, after waiting all of two weeks, it didn't appear, so I wrote a letter saying so. Then three days later, it appeared!!! My wonderful Konix Speedking joystick!!!

And then, another three days later, ANOTHER Konix Speedking joystick appeared!!! Yippee!!!

Did I send it back to Amstrad Action? Did I hell!!

However, twenty years after I committed this atrocious act of criminality, I am hoping any of the AA team who happen to be reading this will let bygones be bygones... :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by OriginalJax » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:27 pm

I was never really that specific - didn't have that much money, so I tended to have the cheaper joysticks (or the older models of newer 'good' ones).

I suppose that's really when gamers started looking for that 'edge' - the controller was pretty much the only thing you could customize, and some players would *only* play with their favourite controller...


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Post by C4 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:04 pm

A regular joypad.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:50 pm

C4 wrote:A regular joypad.
What constitutes a 'regular' joypad?
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Post by russgalleywood » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:54 pm

Definitely the Competition Pro, the clear one was my favourite. I still have the microswitches from my first black one! They stood head and shoulders above all other joysticks of the time.
I had a soft spot for 'The Bug' too.

My least favourite were the awful black monstrosities that came with a Beeb in the mid-eighties. They were held like a flight stick but had no base to stand them on the desk and they had a terrible, tiny stick on top that would simply flop to one side if you didn't hold it central!
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Post by Kai » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:09 am

Competition Pro. Best Joystick ever! 8)

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Post by preownedgames.co.uk » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:54 am

I feel a poll coming on.
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Post by Ghostbiscuit » Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:01 am

Zipstik. 8)

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:15 am

Kai wrote:Competition Pro. Best Joystick ever! 8)

The only joystick that could stand up to contionuous Kick Off 2 play

There were loads of variations,from the standard black/2 red buttons to
electric blue with 2 silver round buttons and 2 little silver triangle buttons
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Post by moominpapa » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:22 am

I used to like using the old Mastersystem joystick on my commadore 64 and amiga. Also on the amiga the extra button was sometimes usable in a few games which was a great bonus. Not sure if the extra button worked on the c64 though.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:24 am

I may be wrong,but I think it was Atari who designed the joystick with 1 button

Games could have turned out a whole lot different if the machine had come with 2 independant buttons
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Post by Jonathan » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:32 am

Zipstick all the way, though the Competition Pro comes a close second.

I really can't be doing with joypads though, they're completely unusable.

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