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*Worst* joystick?
« on: 20:14, 05 April 14 »
There have been a few threads on the best joystick, but which one you think is the worst you have handled?


For me, it must be this:


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With its triangular handle giving you cramps and blisters in no time, small base you can't really grasp and a feeling similar to that of a corpse going stiff (or so my pathologist friends says), I wonder if they ever played with it before they marketed the thing.


After that, I'd say the NES and SMS pads (ok, not joysticks but still).

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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #1 on: 00:34, 06 April 14 »
I was in agony after holding the konix speedking for a while, you had to grip it very tightly to stop it slipping out of your hand. >:( :( :'( ;)

Although not for the CPC, the joysticks supplied with the TI 99/4A were reputed to be very bad as well.
 

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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #2 on: 01:17, 06 April 14 »
Ah yeah, have heard about the TI but I don't even know what they look like...

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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #3 on: 03:26, 06 April 14 »
They were all bad. Thankfully we all use controllers that fit nicely into your hands with plenty of buttons these days.

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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #4 on: 05:57, 06 April 14 »
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controllers that fit nicely into your hands with plenty of buttons these days.
I feel like they simply glued two Speedking together.. (one right hand and one leftie)...

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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #5 on: 13:17, 06 April 14 »
There have been a few threads on the best joystick, but which one you think is the worst you have handled?


For me, it must be this:


[attachimg=1]


With its triangular handle giving you cramps and blisters in no time, small base you can't really grasp and a feeling similar to that of a corpse going stiff (or so my pathologist friends says), I wonder if they ever played with it before they marketed the thing.


After that, I'd say the NES and SMS pads (ok, not joysticks but still).


i saw the same of this on retro thing web site.....  Retro Thing: Worst Retro Joystick Ever?




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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #6 on: 13:26, 06 April 14 »
google image search of worst ever sticks.......




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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #7 on: 13:49, 06 April 14 »
My mate had one called, IIRC, Le Stick. Basically it was like a joystick with no base and a fire button on the top. All you had to do, in theory at least, was tilt it in the direction you wanted to move. I think the pair of us tried using it for about an hour before condemning the thing to the pile of useless crap and going back to the keyboard, as actually playing anything with it was utterly impossible.

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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #8 on: 15:00, 06 April 14 »
All time worst has to be the Acorn dual analogue joysticks, an ergonomic nightmare. If it's digital only Amstrads JY series also weren't that great.

Bryce.
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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #9 on: 16:44, 06 April 14 »
the worst joystick was the one whick would too easily break.


Many of them could be considered this I guess.
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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #10 on: 18:40, 07 April 14 »
Although I am a c64 junkie I have to admit the worst joystick ever was the Cheetah Annihilator which was was bundled with the C64gs and some C64c bundles  :o
Embrace all 8 Bits :-)

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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #11 on: 19:45, 07 April 14 »
All the ones I had were pretty crap. The Cheetah 125+ felt good but lasted all of 2 minutes with those stupid metal prongs. The Cruiser wrecked my hands and looks garish but still lasts even to this day - I am using it on my Spectrum +2 as it has the correct connector. The Voltmace feels OK but sucks at platformers with the small stick and poor response.

All time worst has to be the Acorn dual analogue joysticks, an ergonomic nightmare. If it's digital only Amstrads JY series also weren't that great.

Bryce.

Yup, the Voltmace's were far superior  :laugh:

Although I am a c64 junkie I have to admit the worst joystick ever was the Cheetah Annihilator which was was bundled with the C64gs and some C64c bundles  :o

lol, I have a pair hopefully rotting well in the loft I from my Night Moves pack  :)

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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #12 on: 21:50, 07 April 14 »
The worst joystick ever is anything that's ever been used for a few games of Daley Thompson's Decathlon because the chance of it working properly after that is almost 0...

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Re: *Worst* joystick?
« Reply #13 on: 01:47, 08 April 14 »
On the other hand I always hated the "competition pro"... those like this :

no precision and hard to use, close to no ergonomy as well...

But yeah, they were solid and would rarely/never break.