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What was your favourite retro joystick?

Post by DJevAL » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:51 am

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For me it was always the marvellous Konix Speedking!


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After dealing with the horrible N64 etc controllers its got me yearning for the beatiful simplicity of the Speedking I spent many hours using and abusing.

The design was brilliant how it perfectly fitted into one hand - the fire buttons you need being right there under your trigger fingers.

It was also incredibly robust - it lasted me throughout my entire Amstrad gaming time from about 1989 onwards ... through all the Daley Thompson/Combat School/California Games etc types!

Amazing!

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Post by DonkeySpank » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:57 am

Always loved the Quickshot joystsicks, especially the QS Turbo (the red one) but for the C64 it's gotta be the Competition Pro!

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Post by DJevAL » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:10 am

DonkeySpank wrote:Always loved the Quickshot joystsicks, especially the QS Turbo (the red one) but for the C64 it's gotta be the Competition Pro!
This one? :D

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Gawd.... I'd totally forgotten about this one! Loved it!! The red! And the nobbly bits on the side! Just loved the look of it at the time.

I think I broke this one in record time though, the replacement didnt last long either :(

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Post by DonkeySpank » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:13 am

Yep that's the one - it had microswitches in the buttons AND the stick so it clicked like crazy! It was great!! That red plastic was sex on a stick (almost literally) back in the 80s!! LOL! :lol:

Dammit I'm *this* close to searching eBay for one of those now!!! :shock:

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Post by felgekarp » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:20 am

It was this beauty, check out the firepower you get with it.

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Post by DJevAL » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:22 am

felgekarp wrote:It was this beauty, check out the firepower you get with it.

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Is that a giant red fire button there?? :o :o

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Post by DonkeySpank » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:22 am

Is that real?!?!! LMGDAO @ that fire button!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by felgekarp » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:29 am

I used to love that joystick I think i've still got it lying around somewhere. It wasn't one of the best but man that firebutton, I used to get a lot of envious looks from people. :D
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Post by DJevAL » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:30 am

That firebuttons outrageous!!!!!!!!!



Man wish I'd seen that at the time ... I remember going round my mates house to play SpyHunter on his Atari 800XL as we could plug in multiple joysticks for 1 player (cant remember how now) ... and we used have an extra joystick on the floor for the Interceptors accelerator! I can only imagine how we could have used that fat-ass fire button!!!



Can anyone remember the joystick - I think like the Python series and more of a flight stick - that in the middle of the stick at the top had a red fire button ... but it had a clear plastic casing on which you had flip open with another switch allowing you to fire then!! Awesome!! Like something out of a James Bond movie. If anyone can remember let me know - wouldnt mind hunting it down.

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:31 am

Not nearly as retro but I still have a soft spot for this,
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Post by revgiblet » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:34 am

There has been at least one thread on this before but as your opening post contained a picture of the Speedking (second greatest joystick ever) I have decided to let it lie.

The greatest joystick ever?

ZIPSTICK
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Post by felgekarp » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:45 am

Surely the worst joystick of all time is this.

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Bland, small base and only one fire button.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:54 am

felgekarp wrote:Surely the worst joystick of all time is this.


Bland, small base and only one fire button.
Dont forget incompatible with any other machine as well - The Dirty, Robbing, amstrad bastards.....

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Post by DJevAL » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:55 am

felgekarp wrote:Surely the worst joystick of all time is this.

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Bland, small base and only one fire button.
It cant be as bad as the one shipped with CPC464s?

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Man they were terrible, mine broke after about 3 weeks.

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Post by felgekarp » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:06 am

DJevAL wrote:
felgekarp wrote:Surely the worst joystick of all time is this.

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Bland, small base and only one fire button.
It cant be as bad as the one shipped with CPC464s?

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Man they were terrible, mine broke after about 3 weeks.
I don't know that Amstrad one's got 2 fire buttons.
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