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#1 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:28 PM

and i must say that even the el cheapo 'CX40' sticks that came with my Atari Flashback feel better than the old TI 'Wired Remote Controllers'.

 

Not that I don't have some sentimental attachment to them, but good grief.

 

I foresee hunting down a Wico Slik Stik (or equivalent) in the very NEAR future!


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#2 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:47 PM

The Slik Stik was made by Suncom, perhaps better known for the Tac-2. :) On the other hand, Wico made the Red Ball, Command Control, Boss etc.



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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:59 PM

The Slik Stik was made by Suncom, perhaps better known for the Tac-2. :) On the other hand, Wico made the Red Ball, Command Control, Boss etc.

doh!  thanks for the correction  :)  I'm sure I've looked at both.

 

Boy would I have sounded silly otherwise.



#4 Casey OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:30 PM

Had a Tac 2 and a slik stik back in the day (they were different).  I prefer the slik stik.  I always felt the fire buttons on the Tac 2 required more force than the slik stik.



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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:52 PM

I prefer the wico bat handles myself, leaf switches>microswitches

 

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:31 PM

The only thing worse than the TI Joysticks are the beige consoles.


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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:23 PM

and i must say that even the el cheapo 'CX40' sticks that came with my Atari Flashback feel better than the old TI 'Wired Remote Controllers'.

 

Not that I don't have some sentimental attachment to them, but good grief.

 

 

The only thing worse than the TI Joysticks are the beige consoles.

 

Just keep stabbing me in the heart.  I guess next you haters will say Zero Zap is the worst game ever?!

 

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Epyx 500J and the Suncom Tac-2 always my favorites :)



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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:01 AM

The only thing worse than the TI Joysticks are the beige consoles.
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Ummm.... no.

#9 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:21 AM

now now, Zero Zap is in my list of top ten games played.  ;)  



#10 Casey OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:28 AM

The only thing worse than the TI Joysticks are the beige consoles.


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I would have to disagree with that.



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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:20 AM

now now, Zero Zap is in my list of top ten games played.  ;)


You don't really "play" Zero Zap... after shooting the arrow, you just watch it. :lol:

#12 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:24 AM

You don't really "play" Zero Zap... after shooting the arrow, you just watch it. :lol:

lol!  i like the sounds and stuff, tho- been playing that game since i was a wee sprout.  my kiddos like it too, but my son is always hitting the zeroes. ;)



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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:55 PM

to update the thread (rather than resurrecting the ancient joystick one), i hit up a game store in Springfield and picked up a 'Retro 2600 Classic Controller' for 13 bucks for right now till i can spend some time to get a proper stick. 

 

the weight and the button/stick feel pretty good.

 

i did kind of roll my eyes, tho, because they were selling the flimsy Flashback sticks for 8 bucks a whack purporting that they were the original CX40 sticks.



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Posted Sun Dec 3, 2017 4:01 PM

The only thing worse than the TI Joysticks are the beige consoles.

I totally disagree.  I love my beige consoles!  Superior power switch, easier to care for.  Man, the black/silver ones are pretty, but they are SO easy to scratch and dent the metal.

 

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