View Poll Results: Top-10 Retro Video Game Controllers

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  • Dreamcast (Factory, 1998)

    2 5.56%
  • Vectrex (Factory)

    3 8.33%
  • Quickshot 2 (3rd Party)

    3 8.33%
  • Atari 2600 (Factory)

    11 30.56%
  • Game & Watch D-Pad (Donkey Kong & others)

    0 0%
  • Colecovision (Factory)

    0 0%
  • Quickjoy Foot Pedal (3rd Party)

    0 0%
  • Competition Pro (3rd Party)

    1 2.78%
  • Gamecube (Factory, 2001)

    2 5.56%
  • X-Arcade

    0 0%
  • NES (Factory)

    7 19.44%
  • Sony Dual Shock (Factory, 1997)

    7 19.44%
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    Quote Originally Posted by saberman View Post
    Daley Thomson's was the death of a few of my Quickshot 2s.
    I wonder if anybody actually killed a C64 keyboard playing that game, because unlike the original Decathlon, you could play using CTRL + 2 + SPACE.
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    Once witnessed a Zip Stick (amiga) thrown/pushed into someones face, after he was wiped out on F1GP in multiplayer by the person behind the face. The Joystick was fine, face not so lucky.
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    I've never quite understood the love for the Zip Stik. Its a Comp Pro with sharp corners added to the fire buttons. Why not just use the more comfortable Comp Pro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TV's Mr. Neil View Post

    You know, they made joysticks for the Genesis as well, and you can plug those into your Atari 2600, too.
    So you are saying you would just use some other DB9 joystick that happens to be made for Sega? There are soooo many DB9 sticks out there that it is easy for me to belive that a good experience could be had like that.

    I actually think the D-Pad makes some 2600 games better, but its clear that you've never really had a good experience with the old stuff. I still think you should try Frostbite with a few different controller options. Try to score more than 40k. Its a great little game.

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    Sadly none of my favorites were on the list (SNES, N64 and 6 Button Mega Drive) so I went for the historical significance of the NES controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameGavel View Post
    I won this on that other auction site. Looking forward to having a shiny, brand new . . .
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATARI-2600-S...item3f0ef60b76
    I have a more hideous option for you if that one falls through for some reason:

    http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...oducts_id=1011

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    I must admit I was shocked to see the Colecovision stick make the list at all. The only time I use it is when I want to play a game that needs an overlay, otherwise it just hurts to use. Usually I'll plug in a Genesis 6-button stick to get that "arcade feel."

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    I was genuinely surprised to hear that SoCal never broke his 2600 controllers. They were pretty tough, but we were pretty easily able to tear off the rubber or break the plastic disc inside. I can't say I have ever sat on one. I may try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcv View Post
    I can't say I have ever sat on one. I may try it.
    See if you can do that while playing Decathlon.
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