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Old 23 February 2013, 23:25   #101
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For me, the worst joystick on amiga was/is the competition pro. My hands hurts in a long
session of gaming, so it was quickly replace with a genesis pad.
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Old 12 April 2015, 02:23   #102
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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.
I ixed mine by opening it and jamming Lego bricks in -- still works now!
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Old 12 April 2015, 17:18   #103
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Old 12 April 2015, 18:05   #104
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The worse Joystick? It had be ATARI 2600 Joystick and it was so Hard move left or whatever directions you want to go. So very stiff....

Horrible joystick!

The Best Joystick? ZIPSTICK (with autofire buttons option) Amazing!
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Old 12 April 2015, 18:19   #105
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+1 for Atari - and they did break in a day or two - used lots of Lexan and contact cement to fix them.
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Old 12 April 2015, 18:51   #106
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I remember my mate had one of these awful left handed monstrosities. Hated it. I always loved the Competition Pro pad. Was never really into joysticks. Although I did have that lovely Cheetah 125+ on my C64.

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Old 12 April 2015, 18:52   #107
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it's strange that all modern joypads are "left-handed" by that standard.

and guitars.
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Old 12 April 2015, 19:48   #108
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What about those (sorry for the size):

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Old 12 April 2015, 20:14   #109
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I remember my mate had one of these awful left handed monstrosities. Hated it. I always loved the Competition Pro pad. Was never really into joysticks. Although I did have that lovely Cheetah 125+ on my C64.

Monstrosity? Best joystick ever and I think the design has aged well too. I am left-handed, mind.

I wasn't a fan of joypads, so it just goes to show how different people are. Never tried the Competition Pro joypad but I always disliked the joystick and unfortunately never grew to like the USB version either.

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Old 13 April 2015, 12:29   #110
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Nobody seems to have mentioned this yet. Good idea, terrible in practice!

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Old 13 April 2015, 13:27   #111
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I remember my mate had one of these awful left handed monstrosities. Hated it. I always loved the Competition Pro pad. Was never really into joysticks. Although I did have that lovely Cheetah 125+ on my C64.

I have to admit that I like the Quickshot Maverick. It has a second fire button and a nice autofire mode, so it's been my first choice for Apidya and R-Type. Unfortunately, the non-microswitch version is not very durable.
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Old 21 April 2015, 01:29   #112
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The base was just big enough to be uncomfortable to hold in the hand during long playing session combined with a tiny stick that was too short to be effectively hold with your hand.

I must admit it was perfect for Track & Field where you had to rock the stick left and right fast, with his smaller stick it took a less pronounced motion of your hand.
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Old 21 April 2015, 22:14   #113
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crappiest joystick?

any joystick that used leaf springs..end of
they had about a 2 weeks lifespan tops.
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Old 22 April 2015, 11:31   #114
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I love this one! I bought it for my birthday almost 20 years ago My brother broke just two-three weeks later it by playing one of those "left-right-left-right-as-fast-as-you-can" games (Eskimo Games). I was SO sad... but luckily enough I was able to finally buy another one two years ago and the microswitches are just as clicky as I remembered

It's a super-comfy joystick, really love it.

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The konix speedking was for me the worst joystick ever. Couldn't even work out how to hold the damn thing properly never mind use it. My brother thought it was the best joystick ever.
I've had one recently and while not a complete train-wreck, certainly makes you think "what were they thinking!"
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Old 22 April 2015, 12:11   #115
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I had one of those Cruisers. Hated it. It was uncomfortable to hold, and mine had the "instant autofire" option built in (with no means to switch it off) that made games like Speedball 2 and Sensible Soccer unplayable (they required long presses of the fire button to do certain moves).

I loved my Konix Navigator, but couldn't get on with the Speed King as I found the second your hands got slightly sweaty the joystick would move around in your palm too much.
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Old 22 April 2015, 17:02   #116
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Personaly I like the speedking and navigator, but because of a few issues (at least for me) I'm not using them :

the speedking is for right handed only (I'm left handed) and a bit too big for my medium sized hands
the navigator only have 1 button (so I have to use another controller for 2 buttons games, and all my handling learning curve on the navigator is ruined)
the buttons on both joysticks are really firm (make my fingers hurt after a few hours).


I also owned the quickjoy "fighter" stick : I never liked it. The quickshot "arcade" stick was decent, but the buttons were too firm for my own taste.
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