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Fight/arcade sticks

Postby Luigi » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:28 am

I bought my first fight/arcade stick about 6 months ago and I really love it and I am starting to really get into them and all the differences and I want to buy more which is not good because they are expensive lol but I thought I would make a thread dedicated to their awesomeness.

I didnt see many arcades growing up but I saw a few of the popular ones: Pacman tabletops in pizza shops, galaga at the movie theatre, Metal Slug in the bowling alley, Bust a move and Rampage somewhere I dont remember. I recent times Ive seen some newer ones: Virtua Fighter 4 at the mall in Waterloo, a Vs pacman in playdium, TMNT the arcade in Canada Computers, and the new centipede at dave and busters. Oh and there were always those ones without sticks like the racing/rafting ones and the rail shooters like terminator, jurassic park, house of the dead, time crisis.

But this thread is about the sticks you can take home, and the first of these I remember was when my friend bought the Soul Calibur 2 stick at a garage sale:

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This one was for consoles, but around the same time the X-arcade developed an adapter to work on PC:

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In the late 00s Street Fighter 4 came out and for a short while Street Fighter was the big fad again, at the time Mad Catz made an arcade stick for it and they have gone on to become a premium brand:

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And it was around this time they made the stick that I have, the Mayflash for PC, PS2/3, and Xbox:

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I love it because its cheap and highly functional. Some say the parts break easily but Ive been using mine a lot for 6 months and zero issues so far.

The other big premium brands are Hori and Qanba, and I had previously known Hori for their retro controllers they make:

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Its also popular for fans to mod their sticks with custom parts:

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I'd like to buy the new Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro which comes with 20 built in classic arcade games, but after shipping and currency conversion its like 300 buck :(

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I found this video of fans who had made some very creative and unique custom builds:



And here are some bonus cool sticks for good measure:

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Postby Canuckster » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:43 am

thought this thread was about this


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People say they all want the truth, but when they are confronted with a truth that disagrees with them, they balk at it as if it were an unwanted zombie apocalypse come to destroy civilization.

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Postby Canuckster » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:46 am

People say they all want the truth, but when they are confronted with a truth that disagrees with them, they balk at it as if it were an unwanted zombie apocalypse come to destroy civilization.

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Postby Edge Guerrero » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:04 pm

- Would love to play with your stick, Bro!
No romo of course!

I've saw the Street-Fighter one. i think SNK has them too.
The last one you posted looks cool!
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Postby Edge Guerrero » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:07 pm

Canuckster wrote:thought this thread was about this


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- Bat Masterson?

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- I rent this space for advertising

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Postby Canuckster » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:21 pm

Link is gone, wankers.
People say they all want the truth, but when they are confronted with a truth that disagrees with them, they balk at it as if it were an unwanted zombie apocalypse come to destroy civilization.

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Postby Luigi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:13 am

Some good info on parts:

https://www.tested.com/art/makers/46453 ... e-cabinet/



Some websites that sell parts:

https://paradisearcadeshop.com/

https://focusattack.com/

http://www.twistedquarter.com/index.php ... Path=4_154
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Postby Edge Guerrero » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:04 pm

- Theres a thing i woul like to own:


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Don't be selfish, preserve this world for the next generations.

I'll never long for what might have been
Regret won't waste my life again
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