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Old 28 September 2012, 13:43   #81
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Nothing beats the quicksilver stick.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.
That is the shittiest thing I've ever seen, worse than the Bart/Batman/Alien joysticks, which now stay in a firm second place forever.
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Old 28 September 2012, 14:02   #82
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I could never get the hang of these:
http://cpcrulez.fr/im3/hardware_joys..._speedking.jpg
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Old 28 September 2012, 15:00   #83
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I could never get the hang of these:
http://cpcrulez.fr/im3/hardware_joys..._speedking.jpg
The analog version with two buttons is excellent for games like Mig-29 or Overlord:
http://img.over-blog.com/481x475/1/2...g-analogue.jpg

I have one
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Old 28 September 2012, 16:12   #84
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I never understood joysticks like this. The fire button might have been alright for some games, but a shooting game would have been impossible.


By far the worst joystick I have ever used was Atari 2600jr:
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Old 05 February 2013, 18:40   #85
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Old 05 February 2013, 19:04   #86
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I could never get the hang of these:
http://cpcrulez.fr/im3/hardware_joys..._speedking.jpg
It took a while, but when you get used to it, you'll never want to use anything else It's just superior thumb saver and nothing matches the accuracy and speed of it. I learned to use it only couple of years ago and now I have 10 of them. Two button version is great with many WHDLoad games.

But absolutely worst joystick I've had is The Boss. The first joystick I ever got... It's just unbelievably unaccurate with its big movement, rotating stick (you never know where it points) and only one clumsy button on the top of the joystick. Absolutely horrible. Avoid this:

And heh... don't believe what this tells: http://www.atariguide.com/10/1003.php

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Old 05 February 2013, 19:29   #87
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The Boss was my first joystick too and I quite liked it.
Many hours was spent playing Ghosts 'n' Goblins on my breadbin using that.

Worst joystick: Easy, anything by Quickshot.
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Old 05 February 2013, 20:54   #88
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Old 05 February 2013, 21:15   #89
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this

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgur...QEwBA&dur=9342

My aunt bought one for me when I was a kid, Worst joystick ever
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Old 05 February 2013, 22:59   #90
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Worst controller is your standard C32-pad, broke 2 brand new ones in like 2 days of playing Sensi:
I subscribe this. I was never able to play with this gamepad. I promptly changed it for a Competition Pro.
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Old 09 February 2013, 17:58   #91
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The Cruiser was the best Amiga joystick I ever owned. Just perfect! (I still have it, actually.) The CD32 Gamepad was the worst... by a mile.

Nobody has mentioned it, but I bought a Bug as my second joystick on Amiga Power's recommendation, and I HATED it. Diagonals were absolutely impossible to pull off. (Maybe mine was defective?)

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Old 09 February 2013, 21:35   #92
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the crappiest Joystick i've used was the original Atari 2600 joystick. Back in '77 as in 1977, i actually managed to break a few of these.
I have to ask, but what other '77 do you think people might mistake "'77" for? :P
Unless there's time travellers amongst us that youre aware of, or people who were playing video games with 9 pin joysticks in the 19th centuary it doesnt quite seem worth pointing out


Back on topic though, my vote would have to go for the Speek King. Awkward as all heck for pretty much anything but a joystick waggler type game. I have a sneaking suspicion that I mightve voted to those TI/99 sticks someone else posted about earlier though if Id ever used one

As for the cd32 joypad I almost really like them. If it wasnt for the flimsy feel and the weak rubber in the d-pad they'd have been one of my all time favorite joypads. Theyre so much more comfortable and less hand cramping than things like a competition pro (typically Im not a big joypad fan (although I love the xbox360 pads almost as much as Nintendo appears to (anyone who has seen or played a Wii U will understand the reference))).

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My mate used that on his Amiga 500 ..... It almost felt like this one
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Old 17 February 2013, 23:56   #94
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Nobody has mentioned it, but I bought a Bug as my second joystick on Amiga Power's recommendation, and I HATED it. Diagonals were absolutely impossible to pull off. (Maybe mine was defective?)

No, I had the same problem. Horrible to try and hit diagonals.
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Nobody has mentioned it, but I bought a Bug as my second joystick on Amiga Power's recommendation, and I HATED it. Diagonals were absolutely impossible to pull off. (Maybe mine was defective?)

I mentioned it and diagonals where indeed crap.
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Old 18 February 2013, 00:12   #96
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the worst joysticks i have ever encountered are the ones shipped with the C64GS.
there REALLY horrible.


they last all of five minutes
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Old 18 February 2013, 00:40   #97
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Any joystick with only one firebutton, or any joystick with several trillion firebuttons all inexplicably wired together as though they were one.
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Old 22 February 2013, 20:07   #98
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Not the way to play NES games
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Old 23 February 2013, 01:54   #99
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I've still got one of these plugged into my c64, one of my favourite joysticks ever.

I never bought one, one came with my Amiga when I bought that (new) and whenever it broke I used to ride my bike to their offices as they where based 3-4 miles away, and get a new one,

Used to break after about 364 days (depending on the weather) and I'd ride up and get another one.
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Used to break after about 364 days (depending on the weather) and I'd ride up and get another one.
We're meant to assume they weren't covered by a 1 year warranty, then.
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