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Old 03 September 2016, 23:52   #161
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Old 04 September 2016, 13:37   #162
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Konix Speedking! It was THE BEST! I tried a Cheetah Bug afterwards, but I found it too small and fiddly.
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Old 23 September 2016, 20:45   #163
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Old 24 September 2016, 20:12   #164
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My favourite joystick is the ¨rare¨ Quickshot Chimera III (made for the Megadrive). It was innovative and different.
I have always been interested by this joystick.

is it clicky?
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Old 24 September 2016, 22:56   #165
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While, Zip Stik is hands down the best Joystick ever

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Old 02 January 2018, 20:23   #166
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My favourite joystick is the ¨rare¨ Quickshot Chimera III (made for the Megadrive). It was innovative and different.

The simple question is: Has anybody here tried it? Because it's the best joystick ever. Simple as that.

I just need one guy complaining something about it. Well, it's in fact the worse to smash it to its sides in games like Decathon or related, but the best for the rest of games.
Just to comment that I was searching now how to be able to use the jump with a joystick button in the Robocop 2 game for the C64. The game has an option as default to use the C64GS joystick. Yep, those craps of Cheetah ones [ Show youtube player ]

But listen... I've tried with the QuickShot Chimera III, and a button works as jump (space) with it

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I have always been interested by this joystick.

is it clicky?
No, it isn't clicky, sorry.

Another thing: If you liked any of the Desert Strike/Jungle Strike/Urban Strike games in the Megadrive, you should play them again using this joystick as it's perfect for them.

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Old 02 January 2018, 21:43   #167
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BTW, there is an auction now for 106 NES controllers:

https://www.ebay.es/itm/106-classic-....c100033.m2042
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Old 03 January 2018, 21:47   #168
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Zip Stick
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Power Play Cruiser (for adjust-ability)

Have a Competition Pro which is good but a bit sloppy these days
(It has had a hard life = Cracked + screw missing)

The BUG was novel, but not too good.

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Old 03 January 2018, 22:54   #169
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My all time favourite one is the Telemach 200.
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Old 04 January 2018, 00:04   #170
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I alternate between

TAC2
Sega arcade power stick (Good for up jumps and 2 button)

or

My custom made Joystick. Each button has a 3 way selector switch so I can assign each button to either Button 1, Button 2, or Up (this way those games with Up as jump get a button)













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Old 04 January 2018, 01:23   #171
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While, Zip Stik is hands down the best Joystick ever
Meh!

Competition Pro - Nothing else comes close.

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Old 04 January 2018, 01:32   #172
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My favourite of all time has to be the Black / Red Competition Pro 5000 (industrial leaf switch fire buttons and micro switch directions) but with my selectable auto fire mod (second button)

I do also like Zip Sticks (with the circular not square plastic stick restrictor) and the QJ Megastar (sv135 - mini version) as has 3 buttons and I has been modified it to be usb / wireless HID device
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Old 04 January 2018, 02:21   #173
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Star Cursor. Best controller ever.

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Old 04 January 2018, 02:35   #174
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Konix Speedking! It was THE BEST! I tried a Cheetah Bug afterwards, but I found it too small and fiddly.
Seconding the Speedking here, I don't have two of them for nothing <3
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Old 04 January 2018, 05:34   #175
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Seconding the Speedking here, I don't have two of them for nothing <3
Quickshot Joyball!
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Old 04 January 2018, 14:07   #176
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Star Cursor. Best controller ever.

Agree! I have this Joystick and it is awesome!

I also modded mine years ago so that the yellow button acts the same as up on the joystick, leaving the 2 red buttons as normal fire buttons.

Basically making it a 2 button joystick in any amiga/c64 platform and racing game, which is much better then using up on the joystick to jump or accelerate!

Sure some games have 2 button options if your controller has 2 independent buttons, but this way with the mod to my star cursor, i get 2 button control in all platform/racing games!

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Old 15 January 2018, 13:19   #177
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Zipstik Professional - later remade by Euromax. The yellow button version.
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Old 17 January 2018, 09:58   #178
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While, Zip Stik is hands down the best Joystick ever

I agree - have/have had many Amiga ones/PC emulating attempts.

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Old 28 April 2018, 03:04   #179
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OK, so I'm going to throw a bit of a wildcard in here :



At first glance this looks like your usual Competiton Pro knock-off (and in fact it's called a "Prof Competition"...) - I actually got mine with my original Amiga 500 Batman Pack, which came with the Tenstar pack and whatever joystick the little computer shop had sitting in stock. But as it turned out, this little beastie is actually a bit special.

For starters it was made by a firm called Suzo (who were better known for a joystick called "The Arcade"), and it wasn't until many years later that I looked them up and discovered that they made (among other things) joysticks and controllers for coin-ops as well as for the home market. One aspect of the Prof Competition that some might see as a turn-off is that while the stick is micro-switched, the fire buttons are leaf-sprung and as such not as responsive as those with microswitches - but the stick itself is easily as responsive as any of the traditional favourites.

What really sets Suzo's stick apart though, as far as I'm concerned, is that that the thing seems to be hewn from granite. As I mentioned above, I got my original stick thrown in with my first A500; that would have been in February 1990. I reluctantly switched main machines from my tricked-out A1200 to Wintel (required for my degree) in October 1997, and that Suzo stick was still as good as the day I got it. That's seven years of use and occasional extreme abuse*, with the only maintenance being a squirt or two of switch cleaner to the fire buttons in all that time. Others I knew had Competition Pros, ZipStiks, Speed Kings etc. and got through several of each during their Amiga years, but that little Suzo stick kept motoring on like some kind of joystick Methuselah.

Surviving examples are sufficiently rare that "Suzo Prof Competition" sat in my eBay wish list for something like 5 years before one turned up (my original was unfortunately lost to a parental house move), and I was willing to pay £25 plus postage for a second-hand stick that I knew only cost something like £13.99 when new. When it arrived though, it felt like an old friend in my hands and when I tested it, it worked perfectly.

Colour me happy.
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I never liked the prof competition 5000's plastic shaft.. Every other similar suzo stick (arcade, prof 9000) had steel shafts in them, so why the lack of love for this one. :-)
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