So I just got a logitech action pad new old stock still in all the packaging. Tried tempest 3000 with the action pad. Have to say the analog stick works as smooth as butter. Ive seen videos where some get stuck maybe thise were defective. Of course as with anything only time will tell. I will say this the stick on the pc version seems smooth as well. It to doesn't get stuck. I guess all else fails if my nuon controllers analog stick bits it there is the pc version I can use as parts. One thing is that this game definitely needs a rotating pad not a d pad or stick. But in total I'm into all of it for about $190.
$50 for the Toshiba dvd player
$20 for tempest
$115 logitech action pad
$20 for a broken Toshiba dvd player
Which I managed to get working. Is got a bad gear thats on the motor that moves the laser. Still sorting it out.