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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:36 am
by paranoid marvin
Jonathan wrote: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.
Joypads are ok for certain games.
The dual-shocks are better for driving games than a joystick ever was,but they're analogue and perhaps don't count
Also I couldn't imagine playing Mario World without a pad

For all games pre-1990 and virtually all arcade games,there's no substitue for a joystick

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:28 am
by necronom
Jonathan wrote:I really can't be doing with joypads though, they're completely unusable.
I totally agree if you are talking about non-analogue joypads. The main reason I didn't even consider getting a console (until the Dual-shock PS came out) was because of the unusable control method. It's almost as bad as using keys, but with added pain.

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:52 am
by Mantas
I always used the Quickshot 1 joysticks on my C64 and thought they were ok. My friend had a Cheetah joystick for his Speccy which I didn't like. Then one day I got a Quickshot 2 Pro (the red one with the microswitches) which I always thought was the best there was - although the clicking could get rather annoying. About a yeat ago I found the Sega Megadrive 6 button arcade stick and I have to say that this is an excellent joystick. I can get very precise responses from it which is really crucial when playing games like IO or Blackhawk. Sometimes if you're lucky one of the buttons acts as a space bar which is useful. It also has a metal base so its nice and solid. Best bit is that it can be used on any 15 pin computer or console port. I'd recommend anyone to track one down and try it.

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:48 am
by Antiriad2097
Mantas wrote:15 pin computer or console port.
Shirley you mean 9 pin :roll:

I often stick to dpad input on my dual shocks :oops:

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:59 am
by Mantas
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Mantas wrote:15 pin computer or console port.
Shirley you mean 9 pin :roll:

I often stick to dpad input on my dual shocks :oops:
Er...............probably. I couldn't be bothered to get up and count them.

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:40 am
by felgekarp
Both the old types of Atari joysticks where pretty good, the competition pro was ace, in fact I've still got mine and I'm sure I've got a zipstick lying around somewhere. I also had one that I thought was a quickshot 5, the stick was cr*p but it had a huge firebutton on the base, it had the stick on a base and then another base in front for the other fire button, does anybody else remember this?

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:41 pm
by lavalyte
I thought the SunCom Tac-2 was really good... very sturdy, no internal switches to wear out, metal shaft, two fire buttons on each side.

It was even better when I wired another button into it with autofire. That made dropzone even better.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:44 am
by Maolstrom
The Star Cursor for amiga/atari etc. T'was made in Australia and kicked the mighty booty!

I have an ad from an Aussie amiga mag, but can't work out how to post it :)

Edit: Thanks to Antiriad2097 for the image posting help!

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