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Old 15 August 2019, 17:20   #201
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I had lots of Tac-2 for most of the Amiga years. Then read about Cheetah The Bug which got rave review in the leading Swedish Amiga magazine at the time, and I got one. But I always came back to the Tac-2 even onwards, alternated between them.
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Old 15 August 2019, 21:25   #202
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To me it was really The Arcade - and of course the Competition Pro series... however, The Arcade was always my joystick of choice
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Old 15 August 2019, 23:26   #203
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The good old competition pro. Very durable in fact I'm still using the same one I had from back in 1991/1992 and its had some hammer over the years.
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Old 15 August 2019, 23:54   #204
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The good old competition pro. Very durable in fact I'm still using the same one I had from back in 1991/1992 and its had some hammer over the years.

Same for me. I preferred them before the micro switches got too clicky. The joystick didn't move so smooth after they changed them
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Old 16 August 2019, 11:15   #205
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My own favourite was the Sigma Ray from Logic3. But, the shaft was top heavy and it eventually started leaning forward.
Otherwise, it was amazing.


It had auto fire, 5 buttons, good for left or right handers (The Wico's biggest problem imo)






I also have a zip-stick. Never liked it, and still sort of don't. I never use it.
The competition pro 5000 I have is meh too. Never liked it either, but the zip stick was better.
WOW now THAT design rings some bells. Especially the placement of the base buttons.

Did that ever come in red? Possible I'm mixing it with a QS II Turbo in my head.

For me, after breaking MANY a microswitch spring on QS and QJ sticks, I swapped from favoring "flight stick" to going ZipStick....and GOD that thing was buttle proof!

A preference of style? No.

But I'd hail it as the BEST joystick I ever owned, as, reguardless of how nice a joystick looks or feels...it's useless if it doesn't work.

ZIP STICK WINS

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Old 16 August 2019, 11:26   #206
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Competition Pro or Zip Stick. Joysticks of champions!

Great to read all the other favourites here.
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Old 16 August 2019, 12:52   #207
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If you take a Wico base (any will work) and a Quickshot (the one that looks like a cobra with the top switches and the trigger) you can merge the two. The metal shaft of the Wico is almost exactly the same as the plastic shaft that the Quickshot uses. If you take the Quickshot handle into its two halves and drill one hole in the Wico shaft you can have the best of both worlds. With the switch that the Quickshot gives you then the stick can have a rapid-fire circuit too. Best of both worlds.
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Old 16 August 2019, 13:37   #208
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My 5 year old daughter loves the Konix Navigator.
It broke last week... tears and everything as she doesn't like any other from my collection of about 15 others.
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Old 16 August 2019, 14:22   #209
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Don’t like joysticks, even from my Spectrum days, i used keys instead, then a Megadrive pad or keyboard when i got my Amiga, i did have a Quickshot 2 button stick, but preferred keys on games that supported them.
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Old 16 August 2019, 16:16   #210
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Quickshot Python was the weapon of choice way back when.

These days however the kids struggle with up-for-jump if I hand them a joystick. A generic Sega pad with a button wired to up is much more popular with the younger generation.
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Old 17 August 2019, 02:43   #212
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WOW now THAT design rings some bells. Especially the placement of the base buttons.

Did that ever come in red? Possible I'm mixing it with a QS II Turbo in my head.

I think you're thinking of the Supercharger SV-123.


It had a very similar base to the Logic3.


No, it only came in blue.
But, they also made the Alpha Ray, which was a smaller version of the Sigma Ray.
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Old 17 August 2019, 04:34   #213
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Competition Pro ...

I never used one of these Arcade Game Pads ... why is the joystick on the LEFT side??
I am right handed as most people and I simply can not imagine using my left hand for the stick ...
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I'm right handed too; but all arcade games had the joystick on the left and the buttons on the right so got used to it
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Competition Pro for me. They seem to hurt my hands more than I remember them doing back in the day, or it might be that my hands are getting older.
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Competition Pro!
Or any other real joystick of similar proportions which I can hold in both hands. I also liked the original VIC-20 Commodore joystick, which is smaller.


I never managed to play any game with "gamepads", which make it unnecessarily hard to hit the right direction.
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Old 17 August 2019, 14:25   #217
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I'm used to joypads now.

...but they are rubbish for arcade games; how are you supposed to pull off moves in the "Street Fighter" or "King of Fighters" series using a joypad

For arcade games you definitely need something like:
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Old 17 August 2019, 15:13   #218
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An HotRod SE (which I have).

Me too!!


Hotrod buddies!!!


We should start a club...


I upgraded mine with an iPac, and Happ Competition (convex) buttons.


And set the bottom 4 to the Neo Geo colours
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Old 17 August 2019, 23:22   #220
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The Tomahawk (aka Pacman) was always my number one. Well known here for its insane durability.
It feels like a coin-op joystick, because it actually is a coin-op joystick, put in a little box. The manufacturer later released a larger base version with two bigger, arcade-like buttons, one on each side. I always preferred the small one though.
It really was the best way to play all those wonderful Amiga games.

Anyway, this is my Tomahawk. Still as good as new, after all those years:
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