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Old 08 July 2010, 00:25   #1
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Retro joystick v mini Megadrive game pad

It's something like 15 years since I last had a retro joystick with my Amiga and I can't remember what games they work best on - compared with using a mini Megadrive game pad.

I've got a 6-button game pad but only the 'B' button works.

I've seen a Cheetah 125+, Cheetah Mach-1, Zip Stik and Quickshot 1/2/5/7/9 for sale and I'm thinking of buying one or two of them.

Which of the above joysticks are good and which should be avoided?

Thanks.
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Old 08 July 2010, 00:35   #2
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Hi!

Zipstick seems to b the stick of choice amongst most Amiga users I know

However I use one of these mostly:



Its a Quickshot stick and has a great arcade feel to it, buttons are solid and the stick is really procise (digital directions) also works in games that support 2 buttons.

Another cool feature is that it has two leads and a switch 1/2 player and I have it plugged into my A1200 Tower and also my A1200 Desktop at the same time so can easily switch between.

As you probably guessed, I highly reccomend this Joystick.

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Old 08 July 2010, 00:58   #3
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After a little Google searching, I believe that's a Quickshot Maverick (of which there's only one on eBay at the moment - international seller).

I came across a Quickshot Footpedal System earlier for 12 - wonder how that'll work with car games.
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Best idea just search for Quickshot and look at the pictures

Here's a UK one:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sega-Master-Sy...item3caeceb201

(Quite expensive - I paid 2 for mine at a car boot sale)

And there's probably more...

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It's the Quickshot Professional QS-128F.
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It's the Quickshot Professional QS-128F.
Just looked under my stick and Retro Nerd is 100% correct, thats the fella
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Spectravideo, right?

http://www.thosewerethedays.de/items...8f_620x660.JPG
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i have a Zipstick (used this back in the day) and an ascii megadrive pad its a flat design and feels very solid (used now, because i am too used to control pads now)

mine is much cleaner and darker than the above
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