i strongly advise you to look at the x arcade stick. Ten and 15 buttons
models are available and ones with one or two sticks.
The point of the stick is to have something much like the arcade machines of
the 80's and 90's, a stick you can really hammer around, thus apparently
it's bullit proof (certainly I've had mine for a number of years and it's
Other models also come with track balls for mouse control, and I believe
there is a specifically flight orientated model, though I myself have the
more classic arcade affair.
It is usb compatible and comes with a life time guarantee (which isn't a
joke sinse I had mine repared in 2008 sinse the wire connector to the stick
had got disturbed while moving house, though certainly this wasn't caused by
me playing games on it at all), pluss if you want to plug it into your game
console you just buy and adapter and screw it onto the end of the lead.
I actually have one for my gamecube which i play games like soul calibur on,
and should I ever get another console I'll certainly buy an adapter for it.
Weerdly enough the only thing I don't! use it for is pc, though really the
only reason for this is me being too lazy to go through the config, and too
happy with using the keyboard on most games anyway, though should analogue
jumps or fighting game motions be required I well might change my mind on
In the Uk, I bought mine from a mail order shop called gremlin support who
were wonderful with tech support and even put me through to the states and
had someone talk me through the connection process, complete with money back
guarantee. not sure where else you'd get one, but the company's own site can
be found at http://www.x-arcade.com/ complete with a resellers list I
the only thing I'm disappointed about is that they don't do adapters for the
Snes, the oldest console they've got is the ps1, though as my capcom fighter
stick is stil in full working order despite being about 16 years old, this
isn't currently a problem.
I'd strongly advise looking at X arcade joystick wise.
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