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SunChild 01 February 2011 00:56

Games supporting 2 (ie. independent) fire buttons?
(Note: thought a bit about posting this into /support.games/ at first, but since this is not exactly about asking help to fix/play a game, + involves some recollection (and therefore nostalgia, as with all things Amiga ^^), well I hope I made the right choice in posting here after all)

To make things clear after reading the latest entries (page 4/5 of the thread): the point intended here is to list as _exhaustively_ as possible! ie. NOT limiting to any specific 2 (or MORE!!?) buttons support, nor excluding anything like eg. games natively not supporting more than one button (late/unofficial added support like WHDload is of equal interest), or games offering that support in particular conditions or on specific configs (like only for CD32, or only when using Sega gamepads, etc.).
To put it short: The point is not about historical accuracy or anything like this but to list what Amiga-related games can be played with MORE than one button TODAY. Therefore EVERY game title fitting the theme of this thread in any way can (should!) be contributed, and if by ANY existing means (through any kind of patch, using any kind of Amiga config, joystick/pad controller, etc.) it proves possible to play an Amiga game using more than ONE button, then it is of interest to this list, and you're then more than welcome to contribute its entry --hopefully to get a comprehensive list eventually. (Whenever known, details about the origin/conditions of use of the >1 button support will be given -- don't forget to tell if you know any details about).

So, as a follow-up of sorts to this thread, it seemed like an interesting idea (to me anyways) to come ask your help in listing as many Amiga games as possible that feature support for a 2nd fire button on the joystick.

I kinda reckon the list may prove pretty short [EDIT: Not so short anymore after your many contributions — thank you all guys!] but that should only make the job easier (or would it?).

So here we go people, if you remember any particular game(s) supporting 2 or more fire buttons, please share your valuable knowledge about it below...

Up to date list collecting all the names submitted in this thread so far (February the 2nd, 2020 — 6 months to the day till last update):

1943 (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=?)
After the War [Dinamic] (WHDload: 2nd/Blue button=Kick)
Agony (WHDLoad/Original?)
Alien 3
Alien Bash 2
Alien Breed (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Access Intex; CD32 joypad support: Switch Weapon/Pause, Forward+Reverse+Play=Quit to WB, Yellow=Open Map, Forward+Reverse=Quit Current Game)
Alien Breed 2
Alien Breed - Tower Assault (CD32 joypad support)
Alien Breed 3D (CD32 only?)
Alien Breed 3D2 - The Killing Grounds (CD32 joypad support)
Alien Fish Finger (v1.30+)
Apano Sin (2nd/Blue button=Swap ship position, 3rd=Smartbomb, 1+3=Freeze/Slow down, 1+2=Eject capsule when ship is damaged)
Arabian Nights (CD32 only, 3 Assignable Buttons: Attack, Inventory On/Off, Jump)
Astro Marine Corps (WHDLoad)
Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump & spinning kick (with direction) when long jump enabled)
Badlands (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Fire Bullets/Missiles)
Base Jumpers (All _except_ CD32: 2nd/Blue button=Bonus points — when pressed a few times)
Battle Squadron (WHDLoad)
BC Kid
Black Viper
Blastar [Core] (2nd/Blue button=Smart bomb)
Blues Brothers (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Brutal Sports Football
Bubble and Squeak
Bubble Bobble (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause, Forward+Reverse=Quit)
Bump 'n' Burn [CD32] (CD32 joypad support)
Cabal (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Grenades (remap); CD32 joypad: Play button=Pause)
Capital Punishment
Celtic Heart
Chaos Engine (CD32 only)
Chaos Engine 2 (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support)
Chase HQ II: Special Criminal Investigation (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Turbo)
Cool Spot
Cosmic Spacehead (2nd/Blue button=Change option in adventure parts)
Crackdown (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support)
Damage (WHDLoad; CD32 joypad support)
Death Mask (CD32: 2 buttons=Side stepping/Turning)
Deliverance (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Deluxe Galaga (CD32 joypad)
D/Generation (CD32 only)
Desert Strike
Dyna Blaster (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Detonator, Play=pause)
Exile AGA (CD32 joypad support)
Fantastic Dizzy AGA (WHDLoad; CD32 joypad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Forward=Inventory info, Reverse=Load/Save menu, Play=Pause)
Fifa International Soccer
Fightin' Spirit
Fire and Ice
Fire Force
First Samurai (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=jump, Yellow button=Activate bell, Play=Pause)
Flink (CD32 joypad _required_ - 2nd/Blue button=?)
Flying Shark SE (2nd/Blue button=Bomb)
Football Glory
Forest Dumb Forever (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support)
Ghost 'n' Goblins (WHDLoad)
Giana Sisters Special Edition (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Gloom Deluxe
Golden Axe
Gravity Force (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Fire Bullets)
The Great Giana Sisters (2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Giana II – Future World [Hard'n'Heavy hack] (2nd/Blue button=Jump)
GunBee F99 (2nd/Blue button=Drop bombs)
Hybris (WHDLoad)
The Immortal (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Pause/Select Item; CD32 joypad: Custom Certificate/ Toggle Music/Quit/ Quit to WB)
Incredible Crash Dummies (? To confirm: support according to the sticker on Front Box Cover)
JetStrike AGA (CD32 joypad support - 2nd/Blue button=?
Jim Power (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause)
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja
John Madden American Football
Jungle Strike
Keen Dreams
Kick Off 3 (2nd/Blue button _required_, =?)
Kick Off 3: European Challenge
Liquid Kids (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Litil Divil (CD32 joypad _required_ - 2nd/Blue button=?)
The Lost Vikings
Magic Pockets (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Marvin's Marvellous Adventure (CD32 joypad _required_ - 2nd/Blue button=?)
Mean Arenas (CD32 only: 2nd/Blue button=Bomb)
Mega Typhoon
Mega Twins (WHDLoad)
Miami Chase (WHDLoad, CD32 joypad support: Play button=Pause, Green=Escape, 2nd/Blue button=Show Map)
Midnight Resistance (WHDLoad)
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat 2
Mr Nuts
Nigel Mansell's World Championship
NightBreed (2nd/Blue button=Run)
Ninja Mission [Arcadia]
Ninja Warriors (WHDLoad /2 buttons joystick modes/: 1st button=Use Knife, 2nd=Throw shuriken)
North & South (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Select Unit; CD32 joypad/joystick control for both players)
Parasol Stars (WHDLoad, CD32 joypad support: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Payback (CD32 & PSX — with special interface — joypad support)
Pegasus (WHDLoad)
Pinball Dreams (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support)
Pinball Fantasies (CD32 joypad support)
Pirates! Gold (CD32 joypad _required_)
Powerglove Reloaded (2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Premiere (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause, Forward+Reverse=Quit [Esc])
Primal Rage (2 buttons Option: 1st button=Normal Moves, 2nd=Special Moves)
Project X
Putty Squad (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, 3rd/Yellow=Inflate, Forward/Reverse=Select item, Play=Pause, 6 digits instead of 5=Score counter)
Quik the Thunder Rabbit (WHDLoad/CD32: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
R-Type 2
Rainbow Islands (WHDLoad)
Risky Woods (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Road Avenger (CD32 joypad support - 2nd/Blue button=?)
Road Rash (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support)
Roadkill (Green button=launch missile/rocket)
Rolling Thunder (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support; 2nd/Blue button=Blue button=Short jump, Yellow=Big jump / Change platform level)
Rubicon (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Ruff'n'Tumble (WHDLoad)
RVF Honda (WHDLoad: 2nd Joypad/Blue button=Accelerate)
Sarcophaser (WHDLoad)
Shadow Dancer (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Use Magic)
Shadow Fighter (CD32 only)
Shadow of the Beast (WHDLoad: 2nd button and CD32 joypad support - =?)
Shadow of the Beast II (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Green=Offer item, Yellow=Display score, Rev/Fwd=Select item, Play=Talk)
Shadow of the Beast 3 (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Weapon Change)
Shaq Fu
Shinobi (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Trigger "Banzai")
Silkworm (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jeep; CD32 joypad: Pause, Quit, Abort game)
Skeleton Krew
Snow Bros
Soccer Kid (CD32 only - Blue button=Jump)
Solomon's Key
Solomon's Key 2 (2nd/Blue button=Retry Level / Level Selection Options)
Space Gun (joystick control mode: 2nd/Blue button=Change ammo type)
The Speris Legacy
Sqrxz 2010/Remake (1st button=Pause Game, 2nd=Jump)
Sqrxz 2 (1st button=Pause Game, 2nd=Jump)
Sqrxz 3 (1st button=Pause Game/Jump, 2nd=Jump/Pause Game)
Sqrxz 4 (1st button=Pause Game/Jump, 2nd=Jump/Pause Game)
Stardust (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Access Weapon Menu)
Spherical Worlds (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=?)
Starray (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support - 2nd/Blue button=?)
Stormlord (WHDLoad)
Street Fighter 2
Super Methane Bros (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Super Obliteration
Super Skidmarks
Super Stardust (WHDLoad; CD32 joypad support on Standard/Floppy version)
Super Street Fighter II
Super Street Fighter II Turbo (CD32 joypad support)
Superfrog (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause, Forward+Reverse=Quit [Esc]; CD32: 2nd/Blue button=Jump)
SVIW (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump Buggy)
Tales from Heaven (1st button=Jump, 2nd/Blue button=Set Dynamite)
Thexder (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Activate Shield)
Tiger Claw (2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Tiger's Bane (CD32 joypad support - 2nd/Blue button=?)
Toki (WHDLoad)
Tony & Friends In Kellogg's Land
Top Gear 2 (CD32 only)
Total Football
Trap Runner
Treasure Trap (WHDLoad; CD32 joypad: Pickup/Drop, Map, Smartfish)
Turrican II
Turrican 3
Ugh! (WHDLoad: CD32 joypad support)
Untouchables SE (CD32 joypad support)
Uropa 2 (CD32 joypad support)
Watchtower (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Grenades; CD32 joypad: Pause/Quit/Quit to WB)
Wing Commander (CD32 only)
Wipeout 2097 (CD32 joypad support)
Wonderboy in Monsterland SE (2nd/Blue button=Jump, Down=Enter doors, Down (held)=Look down)
Wonderdog (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause, Forward+Reverse=Quit)
Wonderdog SE (2nd/Blue button=Jump)
Worms: Director's Cut (CD32 joypad support)
Xtreme Racing
Yo! Joe!
Ziriax (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Weapon Selection)
Zool (WHDLoad: 2nd/Blue button=Jump, Play=Pause)

PS. a GoogleDocs Page List which seems to include info from this thread (been only started, so not many entries yet)
PPS. This page uses the above list (or at least an old and very incomplete version thereof) -- very interesting wiki tuto to mod your classic digital joystick(s) into a 2 independant buttons one!
PPPS. A special dedication to Solo Kazuki who contributed (ans still do!) at the very least double or triple as much as anybody else to make this list grow and reach its current length! Loads of thanks to you for it, man...

Retro-Nerd 01 February 2011 01:24

Turrican 1-3
Bubble and Squeak
Fire and Ice
BC Kid

SunChild 01 February 2011 01:41

Nice list for a start (all are pretty excellent games too!).

Was never aware that any of the Turrican games did propose the support!!! (Even though I owned a couple of 2 button sticks back in the days). I'll try that ASAP in WinUAE!! thx for the tip R-N!

(EDIT: Ok, after trying it again with 2 buttons mapped in WUAE I realized I _was_ aware of the support in Turrican! ^^ I just forgot about it though...)

Any others, people? :)

frikilokooo 01 February 2011 01:57

Skeleton Krew
Alien Breed 2
Alien Breed Tower Assault
Bubba'n Stick
(A lot of Core games)

SunChild 01 February 2011 02:59

I like Core. Twas always a favourite company of mine as I enjoyed many of their products and thought they often proved very well done in terms of production and gameplay. I never realized the 2 buttons support was a common feature of their games though.
Here's one more reason for me to praise them I guess! ^^

Retro1234 01 February 2011 03:03


Originally Posted by frikilokooo (Post 733603)

Are we counting Patched WHDload installs or just out of the Box?

Mortal Kombat 1+2
Rtype 1+2
Cool Spot

frikilokooo 01 February 2011 03:25

I can not remember if Agony originally used 2 buttons,very bad if Agony didn't do that.

SunChild 01 February 2011 04:06


Originally Posted by Boo Boo (Post 733615)
Are we counting Patched WHDload installs or just out of the Box?

I suppose both (at least my interest in asking the question was more about ideas of what games to play than purely /historical/). Although if you can remember which is which you might as well put it as a sidenote...

Thanks for your contributing BTW! That the original R-Type did support this comes once again as a total surprise to me... I got my 2 separate buttons joysticks rather late and I guess I just skipped playing many among the older games of my collection using them.
Never too late to fix that though! ;)

cosmicfrog 01 February 2011 13:26

Desert Strike :) WHDLoad version dose, can`t remember if original dose too

Minuous 02 February 2011 00:18

Great Giana Sisters.

SunChild 02 February 2011 09:07

Giana sisters, really?
Could you be more specific? I can't even start to figure out what the 2nd button could be used for... :D

TCD 02 February 2011 09:12


Originally Posted by SunChild (Post 733805)
Could you be more specific?


- 2nd button supported (to jump)

SunChild 03 February 2011 00:08

Right, Thx CyberDruid. That refered to the WHDLoad version again (I still don't have the reflex to try these, ha ha).

Mmmh, technically this is 2nd button support indeed, albeit not a very exciting one (AFAI'm concerned) since it maps an action (jump) already available anyway with the UP direction on the stick.
That may be of interest for console gamers. I've personally always hated using a button to jump in any game (and invariably remap this function to UP direction where available), it just doesn't feel as much natural as merely pushing the stick up to perform.

SunChild 15 February 2011 13:51

Found another...

Apparently Puggsy (platformer from Psygnosis) not only supports 2 buttons but they are indeed required to play it properly.

frikilokooo 15 February 2011 18:39

A few more: Football Glory,Virocop,Xtreme Racing,Mega Typhoon,Battle Scuadron.

Lion 15 February 2011 23:41

Another question: What Amiga-compatible joysticks have two independent mouse buttons?

slk486 16 February 2011 08:13


Originally Posted by Lion (Post 736895)
Another question: What Amiga-compatible joysticks have two independent mouse buttons?

This one http://segaretro.org/File:QS128F.jpg :cool

But any Master, Mega Drive, or CD32 controller would do as well.

Cammy 16 February 2011 08:27

The one I use here is switchable between 1 and 2 button modes.

It's the QuickShot Python and it has a turbo-fire switch too. There's a love/hate thread about them here on EAB, but I can't see anything wrong with the ones I have, I own four of them and they all work perfectly and feel great to handle.

Here's the thread about them: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=37133

frikilokooo 16 February 2011 09:59


Originally Posted by slk486 (Post 736943)
But any Master, Mega Drive, or CD32 controller would do as well.

All don't work with two buttons,those that I have none works with two buttons.

CD32 controller works of course.

slk486 17 February 2011 00:48


Originally Posted by frikilokooo (Post 736960)
All don't work with two buttons,those that I have none works with two buttons.

CD32 controller works of course.

Oh, my bad. I remember using my Mega Drive Arcade stick with a few Amiga games, that supported 2 buttons, but was probably more luck, than anything else, then :)

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