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#1 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:43 AM

So, I got Cookie Monster Munch and Alpha Beam with Ernie in a lot. It says I have to use Kids controllers to play them, but those are kinda pricy. I researched a little and found some vague information that keyboard controllers work as well.´I have a pair of those somewhere in one of my hardware boxes. So... do they work?

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:40 AM

The star raiders touchpad works

#3 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:11 AM

Thanks. Does that mean the keypad controller definetly doesn't work?

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:31 AM

Yes.

Edit: I men´t "yes" they are the same.

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:13 AM

All three controllers are the same functionaly with just a different plastic shell and button spacing. http://www.atariage....&ControllerID=6

#6 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:12 AM

Thanks for all the answers. I just dug out my keypad controllers and tested the games. They are kinda cute, but I doubt they will get a load of playtime on my Atari in the future. But still - a nice unusual addition for my collection.

I really wonder why that controller is needed for the games, though. I wished I had a joystick when I played them. And man, am I happy that Cookie Monster starts eating faster after the first few cookies :-).

Edited by karokoenig, Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:13 AM.


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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:17 PM

In ebay type in "atari kids controller". First result kids controller is only 8.99 and 4 shipping. Comes with cookie monster game. Resell the cookie monster as an antique for 15 and the controller is free.

#8 tschak909 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:05 PM

Yes, kids controller = keyboard controller with big buttons.

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#9 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:41 PM

In ebay type in "atari kids controller". First result kids controller is only 8.99 and 4 shipping. Comes with cookie monster game. Resell the cookie monster as an antique for 15 and the controller is free.


Nice plan. Has a tiny catch, though. I am in Germany, so shipping would be about $16. The game alone goes for around 2,50 Euro on German eBay. You see the numbers in your calculations are a wee bit off :-).

#10 Rob Mitchell OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:12 PM

This reminds me of a project I want to make: an interface box to allow me to control the SS games with a joystick.





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