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cool 6 24.00%
awesome 4 16.00%
great 4 16.00%
wild 3 12.00%
crazy 9 36.00%
dumb 4 16.00%
silly 4 16.00%
ugly 4 16.00%
crap 6 24.00%
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Old 28 July 2008, 16:22   #1
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Big grin One of the craziest joysticks from the past

Anyone knows this contraption?
It was produced by a polish hardware company called Matt who specialised in such gaming accessories, back in the early 90's, and was... quite usable.



Not very precise for platformers, but great for racing games or simulators (wing commander anyone? ).

And checkout the crazy design!

It had 2 modes:
- in the 1st one you could just stick it to the table and make it stable as a house



- or, in the 2nd mode you could bend it and hold in the air



Pretty wild for that time.



More Skorpion piccies on Picasa Web Album



I had 2 of those contraptions back in the days, sadly I broke the fire button in the 1st one, and the handle itself in the 2nd one.
But it was definitely more stable than a QuickShot for example...

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Old 28 July 2008, 16:26   #2
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What a freaky joystick! I doubt it was really good to use (but Shoon will tell me ). I have one joystick at home I yet have to find the name which is pretty stange too. Will post a piccie if I find it's name .
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Old 28 July 2008, 16:30   #3
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I saw this skorpion for sale here in my country, long time ago, i only regret not have bought it!
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Old 28 July 2008, 16:31   #4
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I saw this iskorpion for sale here in my country, long time ago, i only regret not have bought it!
Don't you mean iScorpion, Yoto? Let me guess, produced by Apple?



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Hey, what's with editing your cool post?

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Old 28 July 2008, 17:06   #5
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I don't like joysticks of this type ie QSII turbo and stuff. Can't play many games with them. I did have a QSII+ only for flight sims.
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Old 28 July 2008, 17:18   #6
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I think those dreaded pistol grip pacifier type joysticks with a joystick on top are way freakier, haha
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Old 28 July 2008, 18:08   #7
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believe me guys, much better and way inventive then their other products


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Old 28 July 2008, 18:16   #8
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They made also adaptor Amiga/Atari joystick->PC joystick
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Old 28 July 2008, 18:33   #9
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Anyone ever seen one of these? I have one now that I got my 'new' A500. It's a 'Highscreen Colani' joystick (you know that designer). Very strange thing with far too many buttons.
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Old 28 July 2008, 18:36   #10
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yeah, I think I saw something like that, for the PS methinks, but it had an extra joystick handle for the other hand and this was some kind of a cyber thrust unit with buttons, used in simulators mostly.
pretty cool, but the connector reveals it's not for the amiga
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this is not plug for Amiga joystick port, maybe for NES clone?
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Old 28 July 2008, 18:41   #12
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Well mine has a Amiga connector (I don't have a digicam or handy to make a photo, but will ask my neighbour to make one tomorrow). It's just one 'stick' and you have one firebutton under the tip of your forefinger and another one under your thumb. There are three more buttons on the base of the joystick to use with the other hand. Really strange thingy believe me .
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Old 28 July 2008, 18:44   #13
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@ shoonay
Well i dont know if it was a iskorpion, sorry, but i remember about that contraption that turned to form a base. Maybe something similar...
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@Yoto: transformers/transmorphers perhaps?
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Old 28 July 2008, 19:21   #15
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Looks pretty flimsy. I'd snap it like a twig.
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this is not plug for Amiga joystick port, maybe for NES clone?
Methinks its PC gameport by the looks of it. And it overall looks strange.
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Old 28 July 2008, 20:16   #17
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Here's a picture where you can see the Amiga plug :



It's a really strange one. Anyone else who has a strange joystick at home?
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Shoonay, I meant like

http://www.developscranton.com/image...werplayerC.jpg
http://www.cedmagic.com/tech-info/re...j-joystick.jpg
http://www.atariage.com/2600/control...geJoystick.jpg
http://www.retrogames.co.uk/stock/as...r_joystick.jpg

*brr* :P
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Just found this... if anyone want's to get these contraptions, they're still available at MATT's main site for both Amiga (16EU) and PeeCee (19EU)
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Cool! Might think about starting a strange joysticks collection Maybe you have to help me getting through the ordering process Shoon
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