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Old 27 July 2009, 16:24   #1
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Opinions please: Best arcade joysticks.


After getting frustrated with the lack of control keyboards give me over typical arcade games such as shoot'em ups, I'm looking to buy an arcade joystick. The one that has caught my eye is this one (click image to go to the X-Arcade shop):

It looks like a very good stick, but is it? Does anyone have any experience with it? And what do you guys recommend?

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Old 27 July 2009, 16:32   #2
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I've got the exact X-Arcade as shown in the picture and personally I think it's bloody awesome. Love playing Mame (and many other games) with it.

I just want an xbox 360 adapter for it, then it would be perfect.
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Old 27 July 2009, 16:49   #3
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This looks great! would be ideal for anybody building an arcade cab
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Old 27 July 2009, 20:15   #4
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I'm sure people are sick of me saying this now, ROFL... I have the original HotRodSE. It's awesome and still going strong after 9 years

Unfortunately though, it's no longer available to purchase

@Thorham: check out these related threads for other people's arcade joysticks and opinions:

... These Arcade Joysticks?
... My big pink knob...
... Which Arcade Stick?
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Old 28 July 2009, 00:57   #5
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45x15 cm wooden or metal plate, a couple holes, and this... http://arcadegames.se/
(select Kontroller, Joystick in the dropdown)

I prefer the Cherry battop handles and blade-switched trigger buttons.

Customized joyboard for €20 Can't be beat. 1mx40cm heavy 5 cm thick brick across your lap, nah. Maybe that's just me.
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Old 03 August 2009, 14:06   #6
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Thanks guys I'll probably just build my own, much cheaper
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Old 03 August 2009, 20:31   #7
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Buy the street fighter IV arcade stick it's PC compatible
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Old 04 August 2009, 19:55   #8
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I can't get it working with my xbox-PC adaptor - but the Street Fighter Anniversary stick from a while back works great for me.

Great artwork with it too, and an awesome poster. It's not Happ-quality but it's a great stick for the price.
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