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Hi guys

 

Can anyone one conform for me whether or not the black button variant controllers are actually better?

 

I have read reports of the D-Pad being raised and more responsive and the buttons being sharper.

 

If this is the case i will definitely grab one.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Yes, the black button controllers have the slightly raised D-pad and is a bit stiffer, but takes less force to press a direction. These might feel "cheap" to some people.

 

The grey ones sink in a bit when pressed and have more of a mushy feel - like the Pro Controller. These take a little more pressure before actuating.

 

As to which one's better, depends on preference I guess. I like both for different reasons and haven't noticed either being better or worse for diagonals (after break-in), though I might lean toward the raised D-pad variant myself. Was the original pack-in at system launch too.

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I have three black button controllers and tend to get a gray button controller, since that's the way to experience the Jaguahh.

Then I will know by myself which one I like the best. Watch the "Jag bar" x-mass special which deal with this issue. Take a look at it.

I complain sometimes by the black controller since it hurt my thumb after a couple of hours in the action, so I'm pleased there is a more mushy alternative.

Now you know.

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Thanks guys for your input. im going to get one to check it out and see which i like the best.

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Posted this comment in another thread. Included it below as it seemed relevant here too.







I've long had a fascination with the Jaguar, but only recently played one and got into collecting for it. Part of that fascination stems from when I saw a picture of the controller back in '94 or so and thought 'what the hell is that!?'.



Having played both the black and grey ones, yes there are definite differences, as you say Kill_Bill. In fact I was really struck by how much of a difference there was.



The Jaguar has it's faults, and the controller is often cited as a prime example, but, like many others, I was pleasantly surprised when I first held it. It was pretty comfortable. For it's time too, the '3D' moulding was a definite step up from the mostly flat SNES, Mega Drive, 3DO controllers too. I also think the flak for C B A ordering of the buttons is unfair: Nintendo had been doing it B then A for years and, to my knowledge, hadn't been criticised as much as Atari were for doing the same thing with the Jaguar controller. I also don't get the criticism regarding it being huge and chunky. It's actually quite light and is not dissimilar to other controllers both before and since other than they tend to have a gap between the two 'prongs' you put your fingers round, while the Jaguar uses that for the number pad.



Even though I was pleasantly surprised with the how the controller felt to hold, I have to say that the D-pad and the buttons were sources of disappointment. The D-pad was too small, too shallow, wasn't 'clicky' enough to really give feedback on how you'd moved it and the same criticism could be made for the C B A buttons. However, having played both the black and grey button versions I was taken aback with how different they feel with regard to these points. I can't remember off the top of my head which one was better (the black button one I think) but it made such a difference to the feel of playing the system as it basically resolved those issues for me.


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I would disagree that the MD/Genesis controllers were flat, they were probably the first rounded controllers I remember. I do agree that it gets a bad rap in terms of its size, as it is quite comfortable to me. I'm not sure why people would complain about CBA vs ABC on the buttons as they're merely labels and as you pointed out Nintendo had done the reverse letting years prior. The biggest problem w/the Jag controller IMO is the fact it was released at a time when 6 buttons were the standard, I have no idea WTF Atari was thinking releasing a controller w/only 3 action buttons.

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I would disagree that the MD/Genesis controllers were flat, they were probably the first rounded controllers I remember.

 

Just to clarify - I mean flat in terms of their profile view. Yes they are rounded when you look at them in the direction that you would when holding them, which is a step up from the NES and Master System rectangular ones, but turn them side on, and they are pretty much flat.

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Just to clarify - I mean flat in terms of their profile view. Yes they are rounded when you look at them in the direction that you would when holding them, which is a step up from the NES and Master System rectangular ones, but turn them side on, and they are pretty much flat.

Yep, I know what you meant and I stand by what I said. Those controllers aren't flat at all. I can upload a photo if you'd like.

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Yep, I know what you meant and I stand by what I said. Those controllers aren't flat at all. I can upload a photo if you'd like.

 

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There is no subjectivity about it.

 

If you you think the object pictured above isn't, to choose my words, 'pretty much flat', you are simply wrong, or blind.

Well that's a SNES controller and I said "MD/Genesis" so which one of us is wrong or blind?

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