Hi Ron.

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 been great).

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 this.

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 believe.

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.

Hth.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.

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