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SunChild 01 February 2011 01:56

Games supporting 2 (ie. independent) fire buttons?
(Note: thought a bit about posting this into /support.games/ at first, but since this is not exactly about asking help to fix/play a game, + involves some recollection (and therefore nostalgia, as with all things Amiga ^^), well I hope I made the right choice in posting here after all)

To make things clear after reading the latest entries (page 4/5 of the thread): the point intended here is to list as _exhaustively_ as possible! ie. NOT limiting to any specific 2 (or MORE!!?) buttons support, nor excluding anything like eg. games natively not supporting more than one button (late/unofficial added support like WHDload is of equal interest), or games offering that support in particular conditions or on specific configs (like only for CD32, or only when using Sega gamepads, etc.).
To put it short: The point is not about historical accuracy or anything like this but to list what Amiga-related games can be played with MORE than one button TODAY. Therefore EVERY game title fitting the theme of this thread in any way can (should!) be contributed, and if by ANY existing means (through any kind of patch, using any kind of Amiga config, joystick/pad controller, etc.) it proves possible to play an Amiga game using more than ONE button, then it is of interest to this list, and you're then more than welcome to contribute its entry --hopefully to get a comprehensive list eventually. (Whenever known, details about the origin/conditions of use of the >1 button support will be given -- don't forget to tell if you know any details about).

So, as a follow-up of sorts to this thread, it seemed like an interesting idea (to me anyways) to come ask your help in listing as many Amiga games as possible that feature support for a 2nd fire button on the joystick.

I kinda reckon the list may prove pretty short [EDIT: Not so short anymore after your many contributions — thank you all guys!] but that should only make the job easier (or would it?).

So here we go people, if you remember any particular game(s) supporting 2 or more fire buttons, please share your valuable knowledge about it below...

Up to date list collecting all the names submitted in this thread so far (August the 2nd, 2019 — 11 MONTHS till last update!!!!!! Apologies as always... Update will happen much faster next time! *Fingers Crossed*):

1943 (WHDLoad)
After the War [Dinamic] (WHDload: 2nd button=Kick)
Agony (WHDLoad/original?)
Alien 3
Alien Bash 2
Alien Breed (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Access Intex; CD32 joypad support: Switch Weapon/Pause, Forward+Reverse+Play=Quit to WB, Yellow=Open Map, Forward+Reverse=Quit Current Game)
Alien Breed 2
Alien Breed - Tower Assault (CD32 joypad support)
Alien Breed 3D (CD32 only?)
Alien Breed 3D2 - The Killing Grounds (CD32 joypad support)
Alien Fish Finger (v1.30+)
Apano Sin (2nd button=Swap ship position, 3rd=Smartbomb, 1+3=Freeze/Slow down, 1+2=Eject capsule when ship is damaged)
Arabian Nights (CD32 only, 3 Assignable Buttons: Attack, Inventory On/Off, Jump)
Astro Marine Corps (WHDLoad)
Badlands (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Fire Bullets/Missiles)
Base Jumpers (All _except_ CD32: 2nd button=Bonus points — when pressed a few times)
Battle Squadron (WHDLoad)
BC Kid
Black Viper
Blastar [Core] (2nd button=Smart bomb)
Blues Brothers (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Brutal Sports Football
Bubble and Squeak
Bubble Bobble (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause, Forward+Reverse=Quit)
Bump 'n' Burn [CD32] (CD32 joypad support)
Cabal (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Grenades (remap); CD32 joypad: Play button=Pause)
Capital Punishment
Celtic Heart
Chaos Engine (CD32 only)
Chaos Engine 2 (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support)
Chase HQ II: Special Criminal Investigation (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Turbo)
Cool Spot
Cosmic Spacehead (2nd button=Change option in adventure parts)
Crackdown (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support)
Damage (WHDLoad; CD32 joypad support)
Death Mask (CD32: 2 buttons=Side stepping/Turning)
Deliverance (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Deluxe Galaga
D/Generation (CD32 only)
Desert Strike
Exile AGA (CD32 joypad support)
Fantastic Dizzy AGA (WHDLoad; CD32 joypad: Blue/2nd button=Jump, Forward=Inventory info, Reverse=Load/Save menu, Play=Pause)
Fifa International Soccer
Fightin' Spirit
Fire and Ice
Fire Force
Flying Shark SE (2nd button=Bomb)
Football Glory
Forest Dumb Forever (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support)
Ghost 'n' Goblins (WHDLoad)
Giana Sisters Special Edition (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Gloom Deluxe
Golden Axe
Gravity Force (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Fire Bullets)
The Great Giana Sisters (2nd button=Jump)
Giana II – Future World [Hard'n'Heavy hack] (2nd button=Jump)
GunBee F99 (2nd button=Drop bombs)
Hybris (WHDLoad)
The Immortal (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Pause/Select Item; CD32 joypad: Custom Certificate/ Toggle Music/Quit/ Quit to WB)
Incredible Crash Dummies (? To confirm: support according to the sticker on Front Box Cover)
Jim Power (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause)
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja
John Madden American Football
Jungle Strike
Keen Dreams
Kick Off 3 (2nd button _required_ to play)
Kick Off 3: European Challenge
The Lost Vikings
Marvin's Marvellous Adventure (_requires_ CD32 joypad)
Mean Arenas (CD32 only: 2nd button=Bomb)
Mega Typhoon
Mega Twins (WHDLoad)
Miami Chase (WHDLoad, CD32 joypad support: Play button=Pause, Green=Escape, Blue/2nd button=Show Map)
Midnight Resistance (WHDLoad)
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat 2
Mr Nuts
Nigel Mansell's World Championship
NightBreed (2nd button=Run)
Ninja Mission [Arcadia]
Ninja Warriors (WHDLoad /2 buttons joystick modes/: 1st button=Use Knife, 2nd=Throw shuriken)
North & South (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Select Unit; CD32 joypad/joystick control for both players)
Payback (CD32 & PSX — with special interface — joypad support)
Pegasus (WHDLoad)
Powerglove Reloaded (2nd button=Jump)
Premiere (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause, Forward+Reverse=Quit [Esc])
Primal Rage (2 buttons Option: 1st button=Normal Moves, 2nd=Special Moves)
Project X
Putty Squad (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, 3rd/Yellow=Inflate, Forward/Reverse=Select item, Play=Pause, 6 digits instead of 5=Score counter)
Quik the Thunder Rabbit (CD32: 2nd button=Jump)
R-Type 2
Rainbow Islands (WHDLoad)
Road Avenger (CD32 joypad support; 2nd button=?)
Rubicon (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Ruff'n'Tumble (WHDLoad)
RVF Honda (WHDLoad: 2nd Joypad/Blue button=Accelerate)
Sarcophaser (WHDLoad)
Shadow Dancer (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Use Magic)
Shadow Fighter (CD32 only)
Shadow of the Beast 3 (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Weapon Change)
Shaq Fu
Shinobi (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Trigger "Banzai")
Silkworm (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Jeep; CD32 joypad: Pause, Quit, Abort game)
Skeleton Krew
Snow Bros
Soccer Kid (CD32 only - 2nd button=Jump)
Solomon's Key
Solomon's Key 2 (2nd button=Retry Level / Level Selection Options)
Space Gun (joystick control mode: 2nd button=Change ammo type)
The Speris Legacy
Sqrxz 2010/Remake (1st button=Pause Game, 2nd=Jump)
Sqrxz 2 (1st button=Pause Game, 2nd=Jump)
Sqrxz 3 (1st button=Pause Game/Jump, 2nd=Jump/Pause Game)
Sqrxz 3 (1st button=Pause Game/Jump, 2nd=Jump/Pause Game)
Stardust (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Access Weapon Menu)
Spherical Worlds (WHDLoad)
Starray (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support - 2nd button=?)
Stormlord (WHDLoad)
Street Fighter 2
Super Obliteration
Super Skidmarks
Super Stardust (WHDLoad; CD32 joypad support on Standard/Floppy version)
Super Street Fighter II
Super Street Fighter II Turbo (CD32 joypad support)
Superfrog (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause, Forward+Reverse=Quit [Esc]; CD32: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
SVIW (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Jump Buggy)
Tales from Heaven (1st button=Jump, 2nd button=Set dynamite)
Thexder (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Activate Shield)
Tiger Claw (2nd button=Jump)
Tiger's Bane (CD32 joypad support)
Toki (WHDLoad)
Tony & Friends In Kellogg's Land
Top Gear 2 (CD32 only)
Total Football
Trap Runner
Treasure Trap (WHDLoad; CD32 joypad: Pickup/Drop, Map, Smartfish)
Turrican II
Turrican 3
Untouchables SE (CD32 joypad support)
Uropa 2 (CD32 joypad support)
Watchtower (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Grenades; CD32 joypad: Pause/Quit/Quit to WB)
Wing Commander (CD32 only)
Wipeout 2097 (CD32 joypad support)
Wonderboy in Monsterland SE (2nd button=Jump, Down=Enter doors, Down (held)=Look down)
Wonderdog (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause, Forward+Reverse=Quit)
Wonderdog SE (2nd button=Jump)
Worms: Director's Cut (CD32 joypad support)
Xtreme Racing
Yo! Joe!
Ziriax (WHDLoad: 2nd button=Weapon Selection)
Zool (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause)


PS. This page uses the above list (or at least an old and very incomplete version thereof) -- very interesting wiki tuto to mod your classic digital joystick(s) into a 2 independant buttons one!

Retro-Nerd 01 February 2011 02:24

Turrican 1-3
Bubble and Squeak
Fire and Ice
BC Kid

SunChild 01 February 2011 02:41

Nice list for a start (all are pretty excellent games too!).

Was never aware that any of the Turrican games did propose the support!!! (Even though I owned a couple of 2 button sticks back in the days). I'll try that ASAP in WinUAE!! thx for the tip R-N!

(EDIT: Ok, after trying it again with 2 buttons mapped in WUAE I realized I _was_ aware of the support in Turrican! ^^ I just forgot about it though...)

Any others, people? :)

frikilokooo 01 February 2011 02:57

Skeleton Krew
Alien Breed 2
Alien Breed Tower Assault
Bubba'n Stick
(A lot of Core games)

SunChild 01 February 2011 03:59

I like Core. Twas always a favourite company of mine as I enjoyed many of their products and thought they often proved very well done in terms of production and gameplay. I never realized the 2 buttons support was a common feature of their games though.
Here's one more reason for me to praise them I guess! ^^

Retro1234 01 February 2011 04:03


Originally Posted by frikilokooo (Post 733603)

Are we counting Patched WHDload installs or just out of the Box?

Mortal Kombat 1+2
Rtype 1+2
Cool Spot

frikilokooo 01 February 2011 04:25

I can not remember if Agony originally used 2 buttons,very bad if Agony didn't do that.

SunChild 01 February 2011 05:06


Originally Posted by Boo Boo (Post 733615)
Are we counting Patched WHDload installs or just out of the Box?

I suppose both (at least my interest in asking the question was more about ideas of what games to play than purely /historical/). Although if you can remember which is which you might as well put it as a sidenote...

Thanks for your contributing BTW! That the original R-Type did support this comes once again as a total surprise to me... I got my 2 separate buttons joysticks rather late and I guess I just skipped playing many among the older games of my collection using them.
Never too late to fix that though! ;)

cosmicfrog 01 February 2011 14:26

Desert Strike :) WHDLoad version dose, can`t remember if original dose too

Minuous 02 February 2011 01:18

Great Giana Sisters.

SunChild 02 February 2011 10:07

Giana sisters, really?
Could you be more specific? I can't even start to figure out what the 2nd button could be used for... :D

TCD 02 February 2011 10:12


Originally Posted by SunChild (Post 733805)
Could you be more specific?


- 2nd button supported (to jump)

SunChild 03 February 2011 01:08

Right, Thx CyberDruid. That refered to the WHDLoad version again (I still don't have the reflex to try these, ha ha).

Mmmh, technically this is 2nd button support indeed, albeit not a very exciting one (AFAI'm concerned) since it maps an action (jump) already available anyway with the UP direction on the stick.
That may be of interest for console gamers. I've personally always hated using a button to jump in any game (and invariably remap this function to UP direction where available), it just doesn't feel as much natural as merely pushing the stick up to perform.

SunChild 15 February 2011 14:51

Found another...

Apparently Puggsy (platformer from Psygnosis) not only supports 2 buttons but they are indeed required to play it properly.

frikilokooo 15 February 2011 19:39

A few more: Football Glory,Virocop,Xtreme Racing,Mega Typhoon,Battle Scuadron.

Lion 16 February 2011 00:41

Another question: What Amiga-compatible joysticks have two independent mouse buttons?

slk486 16 February 2011 09:13


Originally Posted by Lion (Post 736895)
Another question: What Amiga-compatible joysticks have two independent mouse buttons?

This one http://segaretro.org/File:QS128F.jpg :cool

But any Master, Mega Drive, or CD32 controller would do as well.

Cammy 16 February 2011 09:27

The one I use here is switchable between 1 and 2 button modes.

It's the QuickShot Python and it has a turbo-fire switch too. There's a love/hate thread about them here on EAB, but I can't see anything wrong with the ones I have, I own four of them and they all work perfectly and feel great to handle.

Here's the thread about them: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=37133

frikilokooo 16 February 2011 10:59


Originally Posted by slk486 (Post 736943)
But any Master, Mega Drive, or CD32 controller would do as well.

All don't work with two buttons,those that I have none works with two buttons.

CD32 controller works of course.

slk486 17 February 2011 01:48


Originally Posted by frikilokooo (Post 736960)
All don't work with two buttons,those that I have none works with two buttons.

CD32 controller works of course.

Oh, my bad. I remember using my Mega Drive Arcade stick with a few Amiga games, that supported 2 buttons, but was probably more luck, than anything else, then :)

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