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Joysticks and controllers is a nerd's best friends. Feel free to take a look at some of them here. All of the items on this page are from my personal collection so far. If you notice something that's wrong or missing, please let me know. If you want to see (and can get your hands on it) a controller that I'm missing, take a nice picture with white background, describe it well using the standards that I have and then send it all to this address. I'm also thinking of adding pictures of boxes and manuals to the controllers, good thing or?

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3DO SpeedPad
A crap-joypad from a crap-company. We all hope that the designer of these horrible things at Logic 3 was shot. It's ugly, probably never used by anyone, have numb buttons and is made of poor plastic quality. Look at the "Terminator" further down on this list to view an even uglier one. The only good thing about it is that it has a long cord, maybe one can use it to anything else. Why not strangle the boss at Logic 3?
MODEL NUMBER: JT3DO
Company: Logic 3, Wembley, UK
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: 3DO
Buttons: 7 (A, B, C, L, R, X, P) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 211 cm
Color: Black
Other:  
Box  

 

Amiga CD 32
Amiga CD32 was no success, probably because nobody made any real games for it. Almost everything was converted from Amiga 500, 1200 or other consoles like the 3DO. Their controller was not very good either. Even though it looks pretty funky, most of the old games didn't need seven buttons! It also have a tendency to brake. But it's pretty nice to hold on to, at least for a few minutes. Play and pause is the same button.
MODEL NUMBER: Amiga CD 32
Company: Commodore
Made in: China
Year: 1994
System: Commodore Amiga CD 32
Buttons: 7 (red, blue, green, yellow, ''>, <<, >>) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 251 cm
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

Ascii Arcade Stick
It's not beautiful but feels ok. The extremely big buttons makes you think it's made for children. But at the same time small children would have problems to press more than one of them at the same time, due to the large space between them. One weird thing is that the webaddress www.asciient.com that is mentioned in the manual for this one, is for sale. Did they go bankcrupt? Bought for 49 sek at Expert, Visby.
MODEL NUMBER: 8160-E (SLEH-00009)
Company: Asciiware
Made in: Thailand
Year: 1997
System: Sony Playstation
Buttons: 10 (X, O, square, triangle, L1, L2, R1, R2, select, start) + joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 208,5 cm
Color: Gray
Other: Powered by 3.3 Volt, 0.026 Watt.

 

Atari 7800 Joypad
Cool design but it's not very nice to hold on to. Made for Atari's videogame system 7800. It was no succees and this wasn't either. But what could you expect when it competed with Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Master System. Atari lost as usual.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Atari
Made in: USA?
Year: 1986
System: Atari 7800
Buttons: 2 + joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 156 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Atari Jaguar Controller
Hmm... wonder who designed this freaky controller. Obvious it has borrowed the number system from a telephone or the intellivision control pad. Over the numbers you place a inlay-card that you get with each game so that you can understand what all buttons are for. This is also borrowed from Intellivision. Or was there another one before that system? This control pad is pretty nice to hold on to but the buttons are somehow very oldschool and don't fit the first person shooter to the console very well. Atari why did you always fuck up everything?
SERIAL NUMBER: B43C0098766
Company: Atari
Made in: USA?
Year: 1993
System: Atari Jaguar, Atari Jaguar CD
Buttons: 17 (A, B, C, pause, option, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, *, #) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 217 cm
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

CD-i 3-Button Arcade Pad
This one is made for the Philips CD-i system that came in lots of different versions. The most console-lookalike was CD-i 450/550. The joypad has pretty thick ends and a thin centre which makes the grip really nice. The three buttons to the right is called dot, double-dot & dot+double-dot (which means that it has the same function as pressing the first two at the same time). It also has a speed switch on the side where you can select N, I & II. It controls the speed of the steering cross, a weird but nice function. The "CD-i 3-Button Arcade Pad" was not the original joypad released with system, but the orginal one was pure crap so this is preferred by most of the CD-i gamers (if there are any...). The cord is 310 centimetres long.
TYPE NUMBER: 22ER9021
Company: Philips
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Philips CD-i
Buttons: 3 (o, oo, o+oo) + steering cross + speed switch
Turbo: No?
Autofire: No?
Cordlength: 310 cm
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

CDTV Remote Controller
Wow, it really looks like a wet dream. A remote controller and control pad in one. The IR port is integrated in the CDTV console, that's nice. The CDTV was 10 years before its time and was a real flop sadly. The good thing about it is that if you attach a diskdrive you can play all the old Amiga 500 games. The steering cross is almost as the one on the "Sony Controller" and not very good in diagonals. Not much software was released for it and when you play the old Amigagames you may want to use a joystick instead. Because on most of the games you accelarate and jump by pressing up and that is not very nice to do on a control pad.
MODEL NUMBER: 252594-01
Company: Commodore
Made in: Japan
Year: 1991
System: Commodore CDTV
Buttons: 24 (A, B, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, ''>, <<, >>, stop, escape, enter, genlock, cd/tv, joy/mouse, power, volume up, volume down) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: Wireless
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Command Control Bat Handle Joystick
Wico must be one of the greatest companies in the art of developing joysticks. After "The Boss" they made this one. A solid thing that goes on for ages. With the button selector you choose which button you want to use. A common sight next to a C64 or a Amiga. Wico is now making lots of strange products but unfortunately just industrial joysticks. You'll find them at www.wicothesource.com. Read about "Command Control Famous Redball Joystick" for more information.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Wico
Made in: USA
Year: 1988
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sega Master System etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick + button switch
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 153,5 cm
Color: Black/Red
Other: Some of them have four suction cups underneath

 

Command Control Famous Redball Joystick
Another more unusual Wico "Command Control". This one is called "Famous Redball Joystick". Just as it's twin brother, it can be used to Sega's Master System if you put the switch to base. The manual says: Congratulations! You have just purchased the finest game controller money can buy. We know you take your game-playing seriously. So does WICO. That's nice. Read about "Command Control Bat Handle Joystick" for more information.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Wico
Made in: USA
Year: 1988
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sega Master System etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick + button switch
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 153,5 cm
Color: Black/Red
Other: Some of them have four suction cups underneath

 

Competition PRO
A copy of the "Nintendo 64 Controller" with turbo and autofire for all of the buttons. It's a little bit bigger than the original. TL and TR stands for turbo left and turbo right. They are placed next to the L and R buttons. The slow button is placed under the joypad. The original controllers was rather expensive, so in the 90's this was a decent substitute. The steering cross is rather poor but not many games use it anyway.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Competition?
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Nintendo 64
Buttons: 12 (A, B, L, R, TL, TR, Z, 4 x C, start) + steering cross + analog joystick + 7 turbo switches + slow switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 182,5 cm
Color: Transparent
Other:  

 

Competition-Pro Joystick
A rather ordinary joystick that's pretty good. It has buttons on each side so both left- and right-handed can use it easily. An English add told that it had precision game control and that's true. Fits to Commodore, Amiga, Atari and some others too. The design isn't very slick but it's a strong one. Later versions of it had autofire.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Kempston Micro Electronics, England
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 1984?
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 161 cm
Color: Black (Even other various colors, but which?)
Other:  

 

Computer Video Game Control Pad
A copy of Sega's "Mega Drive Control Pad" made by an unknown company in an unknown country. But even though, it can't be much worse quality than Sega's original. The cord is only 108, 5 centimetres, and that is really disgusting. It must be one of the shortest cables to a controller in the history of gaming.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Unknown
Made in: Unknown
Year: 199?
System: Sega Mega Drive I/II
Buttons: 4 (A, B, C, start) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 108,5 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Computer Video Game Control Pad (Pro-3)
I don't know really if "Pro-3" is the name of the controller or the name of the company that made it. Either way it's extremly ugly. The control pad has a hole in the steering cross, perhaps used to place a joystick in. It has a SLOW button on it's back too. The start-button is placed in a different way than the original controller. It suck anyway...
MODEL NUMBER: SJ-4001
Company: Pro-3?
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 199?
System: Sega Mega Drive I/II
Buttons: 7 (A, B, C, A (turbo), B (turbo), C(turbo), start) + steering cross + slow switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 132 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Control Pad
Maybe the world's most simple joypad? And one of the first made by Sega. No wonder it's so basic and ugly. Button number 1 is also the START button. The steering cross to this one often brakes inside the controller, that's bad but sometimes you can use it pretty well anyway. That's a relief. It's probably the only real opponent to Nintendo's first controller.
MODEL NUMBER: 3020
Company: Sega
Made in: Unknown
Year: 1985
System: Sega Master System I, Sega Master System II
Buttons: 2 (1/start, 2) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 200 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

GoldStar Control Pad
Goldstar also made a 3DO console just like Panasonic and Sanyo. A funny thing with 3DO is that the second controller port isn't placed on the console, it's placed on the first controller. You can link an unlimited amount of the control pads to the console, even though only 8 will be playable. As well as Panasonics control pad, this too has a very long nice cord. The 3DO-control pads are some of the most advanced oldschool controllers if you look inside them.
MODEL NUMBER: GPA111M
Company: Goldstar
Made in: Korea
Year: 1993
System: 3DO
Buttons: 7 (A, B, C, L, R, X, P) + steering cross + volume switch
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 229 cm
Color: Gray
Other: Earphones port and volume switch on the control pad.

 

Home Arcade Twin Shock
Maybe the biggest joystick in the world? This bad boy is over a half metre wide! On the picture there is also a original Playstation joypad so that you can compare it with something. It's made for those who want the real arcade feeling in front of their TV and Sony Playstation. And with a buddy too. It contains two slow-motion buttons and also a turbofunction. With the SET TURBO button you choose which button you want to accelerate, and with the CLR button you set it to default. And do you know what, it also contains Dual Shock vibration! (Even if it doesn't feel much.) The one on the picture is bought for only 99 Sek at EB Games, Helsingborg.
MODEL NUMBER: PSXTWINSTK
Company: Blaze
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Sony Playstation
Buttons: 26 (X (x 2), O (x 2), square (x 2), triangle (x 2), L1 (x 2), L2 (x 2), R1 (x 2), R2 (x 2), select (x 2), start (x 2), set turbo (x 2), clr (x 2), slow (x 2)) + 2 joysticks
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 256 + 256 cm
Color: Black/Gray
Other: "Dual Shock Force Feedback" vibration compatible

 

Honey Bee CD32 Professional Control Pad
Another one from Honey Bee that looks almost like a Megadrive pad. They made this for the Super NES too. One funny thing that separates it from the original Amiga CD32 pad is that the pause/play button is devided into two on this one. It is imported to Sweden by WCT AB and has a slow switch also. The Honey Bee CD32 control pad came with a complete useless user manual.
MODEL NUMBER: SF-3 UK REGISTERED DESIGN: 2026064
USA REGISTERED DESIGN: 342100
Company: Honey Bee
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Commodore Amiga CD 32
Buttons: 8 (red, blue, green, yellow, '', >, <<, >>) + steering cross + 6 turbo switches + slow switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 177 cm
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

Joystick
Wow, what an original name this piece has! The manufacturer is unknown and most of other things around it too. If you reconize it and know something about it, please send a mail and tell me.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Unknown
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 19??
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 126 cm
Color: Black
Other: Four suction cups

 

Joystick-505
A real good one even though it's extremly ugly. Bought very cheap at a flea market. It's a pity I've used it so much that one of the buttons almost collapsed. The cordlength sucks though. There is something wrong with the fire indicators in this one. Only one is working and that one works for both of the buttons. Wrongly connected maybe? Probably made for the Sega Master System originally. Not recommended for left-handed persons.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Unknown
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 19??
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sega Master System etc.
Buttons: 2 (A, B) + joystick + turbo switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 124 cm
Color: Pink, Red
Other: 2 fire indicators and four suction cups

 

Joystick Turbo Junior
Somebody told me that this is the one you got when you bought a Commodore 64, is that so? It's really worthless anyway. There's no information on it what so ever.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Unknown
Made in: Unknown
Year: 198?
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 130,5 cm
Color: Black
Other: There are four suction cups under it.

 

Joytech
God damn, this is a horrible thing! We all know that Joytech makes bad controllers but this must the worst of them all. It must have been made of the cheapest plastic they could have found.You can almost feel it brake apart in your bare hands. Avoid! It has slow and turbo functions, but the turbo button affects all of the buttons, and what are the Z and C buttons for, more turbo?
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Joytech
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Sega Dreamcast
Buttons: 11 (A, B, C, X, Y, Z, L, R, slow, turbo, start) + steering cross + analog joystick
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 170 cm
Color: Transparent green
Other: 2 small indicators that lights up when you hit the slow or tubro button

 

Konami
This one is a really wet dream for many gamers. It works to both NES and SNES. It's cordless, and designed like a "Super Nes Controller". There is a switch on the back of the transmitter that says NES, SUPER NES and that's where you decide what you want to use it to. This joypad is much bigger than the original but that is not a problem. They seem to be a rare item.
MODEL NUMBER: RU008 (9321)
Company: Konami
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 199?
System: Super Nintendo & Nintendo Entertainment System
Buttons: 8 (A, B, X, Y, L, R, select, start) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: Wireless (Remote-box cord: 146 + 149 cm)
Color: Gray
Other: Powered by three LR03 (AAA in USA) 1,5 Volt batteries.

 

Mega Drive Control Pad
Sega, oh Sega, why couldn't you make these things better? Sega's Master System- and Mega Drive- control pads are almost always totally worn-out when you buy them second hand. This one is an exception and in good condition. They came with two different cord lengths, probably because the first one was to short and gave Sega to much complains. 123 centimetres is just to short for real gamers. The second version measured 202 cm.
MODEL NUMBER: 1650
Company: Sega
Made in: China
Year: 1989
System: Sega Mega Drive I/II
Buttons: 4 (A, B, C, start) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 123/202 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Mega Fire
Same as the "Mega Drive Control Pad" except that this one has switches for turbo and autofire. Made by Sega itself. Not a very common controller, but useful in some games. The cord is a little bit to short though. The start button is placed in a different way due to the turbo-buttons.
MODEL NUMBER: MK-1657-50
Company: Sega
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Sega Mega Drive I/II
Buttons: 4 (A, B, C, start) + steering cross + 3 turbo switches
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 131 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

NES Advantage
The NES Advantage was released 1987, but why? There's no game that really fits to it. The company Camerica later made the familiar "Turbo Tronic Joystick" and was sued for it (look at it and you'll understand why). The SLOW button fakes slowmotion by hitting the start button rapidly. As most others also do. Another worthless function. But you can't deny that it's a beautiful joystick. Used in the movie Ghostbusters 2 to steer the Statue of Liberty.
MODEL NUMBER: NES-026 (S/N: SCN0002147)
Company: Nintendo
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 1987
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Buttons: 7 (A, B, select, start, slow, 2 x turbo) + joystick + 2 turbo switches + 1/2 player switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 233 cm (double cord)
Color: Gray
Other: Can be connected to both of the ports on the NES at the same time due to the double cord.

 

NES Max
This one was probably made for the game Track & Field II (released the same year) where you often had to rotate in the events. The steering cross is a really a smart construction with a rotating centre. But it's pretty useless to ordinary games. The two gray buttons beneath the red ones are the turbo versions of A and B. In other words, a small and beautiful gadget.
MODEL NUMBER: NES-027
Company: Nintendo
Made in: Japan
Year: 1988
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Buttons: 6 (A, B, A (turbo), B (turbo) select, start) + steering cross
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 245 cm (double cord)
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

Ni-5
Another joystick for the NES. Useless? Well almost. Why did companies develop all of these joysticks to a console that was so heavy dedicated to control pads? What the "Ni-5" stands for is not explained, but it has probably something to do with the first two letters in the word Nintendo. It has a quite nice handle if you are bored enough to try using it.
MODEL NUMBER: SV-301
PATENT NUMBER: 1054353
Company: Quickjoy
Made in: China
Year: 19??
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Buttons: 4 (A, B, select, start) + joystick + 2 autofire switches
Turbo: No
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 127 cm
Color: Gray
Other: There are four suction cups under it.

 

Nintendo Controller
A perfect start in life isn't this? The controller is a little bit to square, so sometimes you'll hurt your palms after some hours of gaming. Otherwise it's probably the ultimate control pad with a perfect setup of buttons. I wonder how many millions of people that have had this control pad in their hands? The SELECT and START buttons has inspired a lot of control pads, even Microsoft's X-Box controller.
MODEL NUMBER: NES-004
Company: Nintendo
Made in: Japan
Year: 1985
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Buttons: 4 (A, B, select, start) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 233,5 cm
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

Nintendo 64 Controller
This was probably the best ergonomic control pad until Nintendo released their Gamecube controller. Or maybe it still is? It seems that your hands are made to hold on to it. Unfortunately the analog stick is far from perfect, many people use it in a wrong way due to this. White powder is leaking out next to the joystick when it's used a lot. And it also weares out if you are to rough with it.
MODEL NUMBER: NUS-005
Company: Nintendo
Made in: China
Year: 1996
System: Nintendo 64
Buttons: 10 (A, B, L, R, Z, 4 x C, start) + steering cross + analog joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 183 cm
Color: Gray, Yellow, Blue, Black, Green, Red
Other:  

 

Panasonic Controller
Panasonics Original Control Pad with an amazing cord length of three and a half metres! That's absurd but really good, wonder how they could afford that? The controller has some cool ideas as earphones port and volume switch. But why link the second controller two the first instead of connecting it to the console directly? It has the common "A3201?" socket and if you try to connect it to a Amiga or something like it, it will have the same affect as if you point the joystick forward all the time, that's all.
MODEL NUMBER: FZ-JP1
Company: Panasonic/Matsushita
Made in: Japan
Year: 1993
System: 3DO
Buttons: 7 (A, B, C, L, R, X, P) + steering cross + volume switch
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 350 cm
Color: Black
Other: Earphones port and volume switch on the control pad.

 

Quickshot
Cordless joypad from Quickshot that both works to the NES and Master System. Bought for 10 sek at the transvestit's fleemarket in Klippan. Unfortunately I don't have the IR transsmitter, so I haven't had the chance to test it. But it seems to be a nice one. Quickshot, for professional players as the text on it reads. You might have to discuss that... And if the turbo and autofire is the same thing on this one I don't know either. At least it says turbo besides the A and B buttons.
MODEL NUMBER: QS-127
Company: Quickshot
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Sega Master System I/II & Nintendo Entertainment System
Buttons: 3 (A, B, select/start) + steering cross + slow motion switch + 1/2 player switch + power off/autofire/off auto switch
Turbo: Yes?
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: Wireless (Remote-box cord: ?? cm)
Color: Black/Gray
Other: Powered by four LR03 (AAA in USA) 1,5 Volt batteries.

 

Quickshot
A Quickshot joystick to the Super Nintendo. And what do we need this one for? I really don't know. It has a SLOW button, but no controller has been bought because of that. A long cord and a nice grip makes it playable though. The turbo is placed on the side and affects all of the colored buttons at the same time. Which can be irritating sometimes. But why don't they name their joysticks different names?
MODEL NUMBER: QS-197 (9347)
Company: Quickshot
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Super Nintendo
Buttons: 8 (A, B, X, Y, L, R, select, start) + joystick + turbo switch + slow switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 254,5 cm
Color: Gray
Other: There are four suction cups under it.

 

Quickshot (SVI)
It has the same handle as the "Quickshot II Turbo" and is kind of stiff moving around. I haven't had the opportunity to test this one. The SVI stands for Spectravideo I think, an American computer.
MODEL NUMBER: 318-102
Company: Quickshot
Made in: Hong Kong
Year: 198?
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick + autofire switch
Turbo: No
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 126 cm
Color: Black
Other: There are four suction cups under it.

 

Quickshot II Turbo
This joystick's autofire switch has three positions: auto fire, manual fire and CPC 464. The last position is probably used when you plug it in to an Amstrad CPC 464 computer. Quickshot continues to make non-interesting joysticks.
MODEL NUMBER: QS-111
UK DESIGN REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1033206
Company: Quickshot
Made in: Hong Kong
Year: 198?
System: Amstrad CPC 464, Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick + autofire switch
Turbo: No
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 125 cm
Color: Black/Red
Other: There are four suction cups under it.

 

Saturn Control Pad
This is the first joypad to the Saturn and followed you home with the Model 1. Somebody told me that this one has the nicest steering cross of all controllers. Maybe it's true? It's a good joypad but it wasn't very revolutionary when it came. Maybe the "Mega Drive Control Pad" evolved into this, or? It's nicer than its little brother, at least in my opion. And the steering cross sure is nice.
MODEL NUMBER: MK-80301
Company: Sega
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 1995
System: Sega Saturn I/II
Buttons: 9 (A, B, C, X, Y, Z, \<<, >>/, start) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: ??? cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Saturn Control Pad
This is the second of the official Saturn Control Pads. It was released with the Model 2 of the Saturn. Probably becasue the small asian hands didn't like the first one. Except to the size it's almost a look-alike of the first one. Its bigger brother is kind of nicer and more stabile. This one feels a little fragile. But it's up to your own taste, a guess. A 3D-pad followed too later on.
MODEL NUMBER: MK-80313
Company: Sega
Made in: China
Year: 1996?
System: Sega Saturn I/II
Buttons: 9 (A, B, C, X, Y, Z, \<<, >>/, start) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 255 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Sega Arcade Power Stick
The name of this thing is "Sega Arcade Power Stick". With the megafire speed switch you can decide how fast you want the turbo to function. That's neat. The knob on the joystick is really big and the whole thing is pretty heavy. This is a solid thing that will keep you occupied a long time if you like it. It has also a twin brother that you can find down below.
MODEL NUMBER: MK-1655-50
SERIAL NUMBER: COE 02847
Company: Sega
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 199?
System: Sega Mega Drive I/II
Buttons: 7 (A, B, C, 3 x Megafire, start) + joystick + megafire speed switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 200,5 cm
Color: Black
Other: 3 megafire indicators.

 

Sega Arcade Power Stick II
Sega made a follow-up to their Mega Drive arcade stick and this was the result. Probably made because they wanted a stick that could use the X, Y and Z buttons. Other real differences are small but it uses swithces instead of buttons to activate the turbo-mode. And it's almost even more beautiful than the original.
MODEL NUMBER: MK-1627-44
SERIAL NUMBER: 671-3223-44?
Company: Sega
Made in: Japan
Year: 199?
System: Sega Mega Drive I/II
Buttons: 8 (A, B, C, X, Y, Z, start, mode) + joystick + 6 turbo switches + megafire speed switch + 3/6 button switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 190 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Sega Dreamcast Control Pad
Hurray Sega! At last they made a really good joypad. This one has two memory card ports, where you also can put a rumble pak in. The virtual memory card is perhaps the coolest thing with this one, it has a LCD screen where you can see things on while playing your Dreamcast. Really nice feeling on all of the buttons and the joystick too.
MODEL NUMBER: HKT-7700 U.S. PATENT NO: 5,525,770; 5,396,030
JAPANESE PATENT NO: 2870538
Company: Sega
Made in: Japan
Year: 1998
System: Sega Dreamcast
Buttons: 7 (A, B, X, Y, L, R, start) + steering cross + analog joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 206 cm
Color: White
Other:  

 

SF-3
It looks like a Mega Drive pad but it's made for the SNES. The control pad is very flat and that doesn't feel good at all when you're playing with it. All the buttons have both turbo and autofire, that's good but the overall grade for this one is still only two stars due to it's bad quality. The buttons doesn't feel good at all.
MODEL NUMBER: SF-3 (2026064)
Company: Honey Bee
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Super Nintendo
Buttons: 8 (A, B, X, Y, L, R, select, start) + steering cross + 6 turbo switches + slow switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 188,5 cm
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

Slik Stik
Another classic joystick. The "Slik Stik" is is shaped as a "TAC-2" but it's much smaller. That makes it a little bit hard to handle for an adult. Otherwise it is an excellent one. The word slik i pronounced but not correctly spelled as the Swedish word for lick (slicka) and that caused a lot of jokes back in the days, like: Don't lick on your Slik Stik... You may wonder why it's not called "Slick Stick", did anyone had patent on that name already?
PATENT NUMBER: 4.439.649
Company: Suncom
Made in: China
Year: 198?
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 1 + joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 164 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Sony Controller
The control pad to the console that is the worlds most sold videogame. The steering cross is not very nice to your thumb. And after an hour of Tekken it doesn't feel very well at all. It's hard to make a square and a triangle with text.... any ideas? It's also really ugly when you stop and take some time looking at it.
MODEL NUMBER: SCPH-1080
Company: Sony
Made in: China
Year: 1995
System: Sony Playstation
Buttons: 10 (X, O, square, triangle, L1, L2, R1, R2, select, start) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 208,5 cm
Color: Gray, Purple etc...
Other:  

 

Specialized Joystick
This is a big one, and it feels great under your palms. It's turbo lets you hit the button 36 times per second, really neat! That's the maximum, but you can also adjust it with the turbo switch if you want it slower. Asciiware made more than one arcade stick to the Playstation, check out the "Ascii Arcade Stick" too. This one was bought for 49 sek at Expert, Värnamo.
SERIAL NUMBER: SLEH-0002 (023210)
Company: Asciiware
Made in: Japan
Year: 1995
System: Sony Playstation
Buttons: 10 (X, O, square, triangle, L1, L2, R1, R2, select, start) + joystick + 8 turbo switches + slow switch + turbo adjustment switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 232 cm
Color: Gray
Other: Powered by 3.3 Volt, 0.043 Watt.

 

Speedking
Just as "The Bug" this one is placed in your palm. It has a really nice grip but it's designed for right-handed persons only. The stick is also very good. It the same as the "Epyx 500 XJ" except that it only has one button.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Konix
Made in: Unknown
Year: 1986
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 1 + joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 132 cm
Color: Black
Other:  

 

Super Nes (PAL) Controller
The controller that placed the standards for the future consoles. Both Nintendo, Sony, Sega and Microsoft has borrowed things from this one. Sony stole the L, R, SELECT and START buttons, Sega stole the buttons color combination and Microsoft stole both the color combination and the SELECT and START buttons. Haven't they understood that the SELECT button is useless yet?!
MODEL NUMBER: SNSP-005
Company: Nintendo
Made in: Japan
Year: 1991
System: Super Nintendo
Buttons: 8 (A, B, X, Y, L, R, select, start) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 241 cm
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

Super Nes Score Master
Kick ass, is what this arcade stick is doing most of it's time! It has turbo and autofire to all of the buttons and even a SLOW switch. A well-built model that will last for the rest of your life. Best used with beat 'em up-games as Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Clayfighter. That is, if you want to have the arcade feeling while playing. It truly suck when you're playing Smash TV. Guess why?
MODEL NUMBER: SNSP-026 (SNSP-A-HJ (EEC))
Company: Nintendo
Made in: Japan
Year: 1993
System: Super Nintendo
Buttons: 8 (A, B, X, Y, L, R, select, start) + joystick + 6 turbo switches + slow switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 211,5 cm
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

TAC-2 (Totally Accurate Controller)
Maybe the most famous joystick of them all? This is a true classic that you can read a lot about on the internet (here too). It came in two different colors, black and white. Some of them are also a little bit different inside. A very strong joystick that even held when you threw it into a wall. But now after many years they are beginning to fall apart. Especially the metal stick inside it.
PATENT NUMBER: 4.439.649
Company: Suncom
Made in: USA (Black TAC-2 says Taiwan on it's cord, white says China.)
Year: 198?
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 159/163 cm
Color: Black, White
Other: There are atleast two different versions of the TAC-2.

 

Techno Plus
Do you recognize this one? It has the same shape as the "CD-i 3-Button Arcade Pad", wonder why they stole that design? They have placed the L and R beside the other buttons which make this one pretty lame, perhaps it's good in some fighting games though. It's a really weird one with an unknown background. Even though it's pretty ok to play with and has turbo & autofire for each button and even a slow switch.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Unknown
Made in: Unknown
Year: 199?
System: Super Nintendo
Buttons: 8 (A, B, X, Y, L, R, select, start) + steering cross + 6 turbo switches + slow switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 192 cm
Color: Gray
Other:  

 

Terminator
This must be one of the ugliest control pads ever made. It looks like a futuristic bicycle, or something like it at least. But it's rather common finding next to an old Saturn. It must have been very cheap when it was sold. It's not comfortable in any second but it works alright. A big amount of fire indicators lights up when you hit the different buttons.
MODEL NUMBER: JT483
PATENT NUMBER: 2039456
Company: Logic 3, Wembley, UK
Made in: China
Year: 199?
System: Sega Saturn I/II
Buttons: 9 (A, B, C, X, Y, Z, <<\, />>, start) + steering cross
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 181,5 cm
Color: Gray
Other: 10 fire indicators that lights up when you hit the buttons
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The Boss
A classic joystick from the stone age og gaming. The handle rotates around its own axle, which often is irritating. But maybe useful in some games where you want to turn your joystick upside down and play (yeah sure...). There's a nice feeling in the handle and we're talking real hardcore plastic here, no damn second hand quality. Unfortunately it's not good in the diagonal run. Try IK+ and you'll understand what I mean. Did Bruce Springsten use this?
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Wico
Made in: USA
Year: 198?
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 1 + joystick
Turbo: No
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 169,5 cm
Color: Gray & Black
Other:  

 

The Bug
An interesting little fellow that comes in green or black. You grasp "The Bug" with one hand under it (that hand also presses the buttons) and steer with the other. It has turbo and a double cord so even Sinclair Spectrum users could use it. It's not very comfortable but a funny little joystick. The cord is splitted in a weird way at the first socket. That's why the cordlength says 125 + 21 cm. Loved by some, hated by some others. One of the best ones according to Marcus Durham at least.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Cheetah
Made in: Unknown
Year: 1990?
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick + turbo switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 125 + 21 cm
Color: Green, Black
Other: Can be connected to both of the ports on the computer at the same time due to the double cord.

 

The Cobra
It's big, black and mystical. Pretty nice feeling in the handle but it's a noname joystick and the quality is the same. If you have any information about this one, please mail.
PATENT NUMBER: 26799
Company: Unknown
Made in: Unknown
Year: 198?
System: Commodore, Amiga, Atari, Sinclair ZX Spectrum etc.
Buttons: 2 + joystick + autofire switch
Turbo: No
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: 126 cm
Color: Black
Other: There are four suction cups under it.

 

Turbo Tronic Joystick
Here it is! The product that got Camerica broke... Nintendo had tried to sue them for a long time but couldn't do it before they made the mistake of manufacturing a copy of Nintendo's "NES Advantage". It looks a little bit weird, works okey but is nothing that could have sold very well.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Camerica
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 198?
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Buttons: 4 (A, B, select, start) + joystick + 2 turbo switches + 1/2 player switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 171 cm (double cord)
Color: Black
Other: Can be connected to both of the ports on the NES at the same time due to the double cord.

 

VJA-360
A cordless one to Sega's Mega Drive, that's nice! I don't know which company that has made it but it's imported to Sweden by WCT AB. Whatever that is. The 1/2 player switch has four different positions: Expert, 2P, 1P and Off. But what is expert? The switches are almost to hard to use. It also has a SLOW button. Both player can use but not at the same time.
MODEL NUMBER: VJA-360 (VRA-366)
Company: Unknown
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 199?
System: Sega Mega Drive I/II
Buttons: 4 (A, B, C, start, slow) + steering cross + turbo switches + 1/2 player switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: Yes
Cordlength: Wireless (Remote-box cord: 41 + 41 cm)
Color: Black
Other: Powered by two LR6 (AA in USA) 1,5 Volt batteries.

 

Wireless Infrared Remote Controller
A controller for the NES made by Acclaim. And a real nice one too. Not many folks played wireless in the 80's, but with this one you could. It has a little lamp that lights up when you hit a button. A turbo switch and a on/off switch so it won't use up your batteries when its not used. The one on the picture is having problems with the on/off switch, it has contact problems.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Acclaim
Made in: Taiwan
Year: 198?
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Buttons: 4 (A, B, select, start) + steering cross + on/off switch + turbo switch
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: Yes?
Cordlength: Wireless (Remote-box cord: 49 cm)
Color: Gray
Other: Powered by four LR03 (AAA in USA) 1,5 Volt batteries.

 

Zinger
Another classic for the NES. A nice looking joystick that have been around for a long time now. The turbo is here called Quick Fire. There are two different buttons for both A and B. It also works good for both right- and left-handed persons. Zinger has a nice grip and is a probably the best joystick made for the NES. On the socket the word Nintendo is printed, I think that says pretty much about it's quality. I've also found it with slight different Turbo buttons. Kam Wah from Great Britian tells me that it also can be found with the color pink or green.
MODEL NUMBER: None
Company: Beeshu
Made in: China
Year: 198?
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Buttons: 6 (2 x A, 2 x B, select, start) + joystick + 2 turbo switches
Turbo: Yes
Autofire: No
Cordlength: 217 cm
Color: Gray, Pink, Green
Other: There are four suction cups under it.

 

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