Yes, the three free games help ease the sting, but that’s little consolation if you already own them. Plus it seems like the kind of item I’d buy, even if I knew it was only of average quality; sometimes I just get a bee in my bonnet with such things. Comment and Save Until you earn points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. But that’s not to say it’s perfect. And until we see something like a version of the X-Arcade Joystick , it’s pretty much the only option. While the joystick, spinner, and turbo controls all worked as advertised, the Arcade GameStick didn’t quite win us over.

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MadCatz molded the gamestick in styled off-white plastic with grey hard rubber accents around the edges. Not so much without the Atari paddle, though. Like Pac-ManFrogger ‘s gameplay requires just a joystick–no buttons–so being able to grasp the ArcadeStick provides a more visceral connection to the game than the D-pad or thumbsticks on the standard controller. Unfortunately, the long stick on the MadCatz controller is much too loose and requires too much travel to make it usable with MK3 and SF2.

This style of controller design, however, went extinct relatively early in console history due to the arrival of the gamepad, generally a far more comfortable and accurate design for faster paced gameplay. Likewise, Time Pilot –where your fighter jet centered on the screen takes on a swarm of incoming hostile bogeys–plays great as well.

TheTramp Follow Forum Posts: To add to the retro flavor of the controller, MadCatz includes redemption coupons for three games on Xbox Live Arcade: There weren’t many games available on XBOX at the time and the spinner was pretty unnecessary.


This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live. CoverlessTech Follow Forum Posts: The result is a relatively compact game stick that merges all of a ga,estick controller’s buttons into a square base designed to be held in hand like the classic gamesticks of yore.

We’ve changed, we promise. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The biggest problem, however, isn’t any aspect of the gamestick’s construction and mechanics, it is rather the fact that gamesticks simply aren’t terribly comfortable to hold or accurate in arcaee.

The only thing that controller is good for is taking apart and salvaging the PCB for a custom joystick. The key additions are switches for turbo fire arcad a trackball-replacement spinner that surrounds the right analog stick.

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KingPossum Follow Forum Posts: In the final analysis, whether or not the Mad Catz Arcade GameStick is a worthwhile purchase is a pretty subjective decision. The dual thumbstick plus D-pad controls can leave something to be desired, especially when you’re playing an Xbox Live Arcade title.

Until you earn points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. A four-way directional pad and the standard A, B, X, and Y buttons occupy the other two quadrants of the front face, with some other required keys back, start, the “dashboard guide” button squeezed in as well.

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If it’s an authentic Kaboom! Yes, that’s it exactly. Recently, Xbox Live Arcade on the Xbox has opened the doors to a wealth of easily accessible classic games on a gamesticm system. Retro gamers may enjoy the MadCatz GameStick for its old school play characteristics, and more casual gamers like parents might find the stick more approachable.


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Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Don’t show this again. I tried a demo of Kaboom! If you play gqmestick lot of Xbox Live Arcade titles and the standard gamepad isn’t working out for you, the GameStick is a viable option.

The MadCatz GameStick was successful in lending a retro edge to the classic games, but after a brief moment of gaming retrospection, we quickly realized that we were much better at the games when using a gamepad.

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Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. The digital d-pad, however, is definitely better than the official controller’s, so gamesick played with that for a bit. Comment and Save Until you earn points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. The general mechanics of the MadCatz gamestick are capable. The other problem with the Arcade GameStick is the price.