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   Bring the Arcade at home
 
PLAY THE PERFECT WAY ALL THE ARCADE GAMES
that are emulated on computers (PC and Mac) !!!
All you need is one computer, one emulator with roms and the arcade controllers.
4-way Joystick 8-way Joystick Spinner Trackball Steering Wheel
Use our database to find the game you want to play using the correct control.
   Most Common Controllers
It all depends on what kind of game you like to play !!!
 
 Over 75% of arcade games are 8-way type 
 
 Lots of 'Golden Age games' are 4-way type 
 
 Some games are only enjoyable with Spinners 
 
 ... and others are playable with Trackballs 
For other controls, please see below...
   Different Types of Controls
2-way Joystick 4-way Joystick 8-way Joystick 49-way Joystick
Rotary Joystick 360° Joystick Analog Joystick Pushbuttons
Spinner Trackball Steering Wheel Flight Yoke
Combo Special Compatibility between each specific control
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2-way Joystick Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
It only allows movement in 2 directions.
   

Horizontal (left and right):

All games need a maximum of 2 buttons.
Exception for less than 10 games, maxi for Meosis Magic (5) and Crowns Golf (6).

Used on Bubble Bobble, Carnival, Circus Charlie, Galaga, Joust, Mario Bros, Moon Patrol, Space Invaders, etc...

137
   
   

Vertical (up and down):

Special controller available for Defender and Stargate.

Used on Defender, Stargate, Mayday!!, Moon Shuttle and Runaway.

6
   
   

Double Vertical:

All games need at least one joystick with top fire button.

Used on Battle Zone, Polygonet Commanders, Ultra Tank, Vindicator, etc...

7
 
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4-way Joystick Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
It allows movement in 4 directions
(left, right, up and down).
   
 
 Essential to play correctly 4-way games 
If you play these games using a different control, sometimes you'll be stuck
because hitting the diagonals gives no response.
 

Regular:

All games need a maximum of 4 buttons.

Used on Amidar, Bomberman, Burger Time, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong serie, Frogger, Pac-Man, Pengo, Rally X, etc...

225
   
   

Diagonal:

A four way joystick 45 degree angled.

Used on Jack Rabbit, Q*Bert, etc...

7
   
   

Double:

The only way to 'really' play the all time classic Karate Champ.
Assault and Screw Loose need 2 fire buttons.

Used on Assault, Karate Champ and Screw Loose.

3
 
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8-way Joystick Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
It allows movement in 8 directions
(left, right, up, down and diagonals).
   
 
 This is the MOST COMMON arcade control 
 

Regular:

Used on... more than 3 games out of 4.

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Double:

The only way to 'really' play several of the all time classics.
Cloak and Dagger, Fire Trap, Lost Tomb, Minefield, Rescue Raider, Rescue and Water Match need one button.

Used on Black Widow, Crazy Climber, Robotron - 2084, etc...

30
 
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49-way Joystick Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
It has a 7x7 grid which represents 49 different positions.
   

No more than 3 buttons are needed.

Used on Arch Rivals, Blaster, NFL Blitz, etc...

12
 
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Rotary Joystick Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
It allows movement in 12 directions.    

Two types are available: one uses conventional switches and the other is optical.


For Front Line, The Tin Star and Wild Western one 8-way joystick is also needed.

For 720 we recommend the use of a Spinner.


Used on Bermuda Triangle, Guerilla War, Ikari Warriors, Midnight Resistance, Time Soldier, T.N.K. III, etc...

16
 
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360° Joystick    
Photo electronic switching are used instead of conventional switches.    



Can be setup for 4-way or 8-way operation and allows precise 45 degree and 90 degree.

The BEST alternative to a traditional joystick.

Less noisy and last longer.


 
 
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Analog Joystick Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
The pressure exerted on the joystick corresponds to the degree of motion of the object being controlled.    

Check our special controller for 'Doom Like' games.

Used on After Burner, Food Fight, G-Loc, Galaxy Force, Solvalou, Space Harrier, Spy Hunter, T-Mek, etc...

77
 
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Pushbuttons Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
Each pushbutton allows one action only.
   

Single contact when pressed.

Best way to play gambling and quiz games.


Used on Asteroids, Badlands, Eliminator, Gravitar, Professor Pac-Man, Solar Quest, Space Duel, Track and Field, etc...

183
 
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Spinner Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
Arcade control consisting of a knob that spins 360.    
 
 A must have to play dedicated games 
 
Deals with one axis only (horizontal or vertical).

Used on Arkanoid, Blasteroids, Camel Try, Disc of Tron, Super Breakout, Tempest, Tron, Warlords, etc...

64
 
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Trackball Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
Arcade control consisting of a ball that is manipulated in any positions.    
 
 A must have to play dedicated games 
 
Deals with two axis (horizontal and vertical).

Used on Centipede, Crystal Castle, Marble Madness, Missile Command, Rampart, Sonic The Hedgehog, etc...

84
 
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Steering Wheel Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
Two types: 360 and 270. 124  
 
 For Driving Games 
 
360 Optical steering wheel

FOR EMULATION: The most versatile, all games are playable.

FOR PC GAMES: Not compatible with most of the games.


Used on Chase H.Q., Hot Rod, Pole Position, Super Sprint, Turbo, WEC Le Mans 24, etc...

 
 
270 Optical steering wheel

FOR EMULATION: Very few compatible games.

FOR PC GAMES: Just skip it!


Used on specific games using a directional yoke like Road Blasters.

 
270 Analog steering wheel

FOR EMULATION: Lot of games but can't play 360 games.

FOR PC GAMES: Your #1 choice.


Used on Cruis'n USA, Daytona USA, Indianapolis 500, Out Run, Ridge Racer, San Francisco Rush, Virtua Racing, etc...

   
   
Analog Pedal:

The pressure exerted on the pedal corresponds to the speed level with the ability to stabilize it.

Used on APB, Cruis'n USA, Final Lap, Hard Drivin', Pole Position, Spy Hunter, Super Sprint, etc...

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2-Speed Shifter:

Used on Chase H.Q., Continental Circus, Out Run, Pole Position, WEC le mans, etc...

48
   
   
4-Speed Shifter:

Can also be used as a '2-Speed Shifter'.

Used on Night Driver, Sprint, California Speed, F1 Exhaust Note, San Francisco Rush, etc...

27
 
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Flight Yoke Use it
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Control the (left/right) directions by steering and the (up/down) directions by pulling back/pitching forward.    
 
 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 
 
It allows a 270 rotation and is extremely accurate.

The Star Wars fans MUST own it.


Used on Hydra, Return Of The Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, S.T.U.N. Runner, Star Wars.

50
 
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Combo Required by
Original
Emulated GAMES
 
Combination of several types of controls in one panel.  
With a 'Combo' you can play all the games that are compatible with
each of the individual controls plus the dedicated games...

DOCKING STATION

 It allows you to create the following 'combos' using the individual controllers. 

The pictures represent the real arcade control panels only, the products we sell may vary.
Used on Crater Raider. 1
Used on Forgotten Worlds. 1
Used on Kozmik Kroozr, Discs of Tron, Mad Planets, Tron and Zwackery. 5
Used on Front Line, Sheriff, The Tin Star and Wild Western. 4
Used on Inferno. 1
Used on Tuntankham and Timber. 2
Used on Tapper. 1
Used on Joyful Road. 1
Used on Boot Hill and Gun Fight. 2
Used on Snake Pit and Wacko. 2
Used on SDI - Strategic Defense Initiative. 2
Used on Cyber Commando, Cyber Sled and T-Mek. 3
Used on After Burner, Air Combat, Galaxy Force, G-Loc, Star Wars Arcade, etc... 9
Used on Air Inferno. 1
Special  
Arcade control specially designed for specific games.  
   




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Compatibility between each specific control
Regarding playability.  
--> 360°
5/5 0/5 0/5 0/5 0/5   0/5 4/5        
4/5 5/5 0/5 0/5 0/5   0/5          
4/5 2/5 5/5 3/5 3/5   2/5          
3/5 1/5 3/5 5/5 3/5   2/5          
3/5 1/5 3/5 3/5 5/5   2/5          
360° 4/5 5/5 5/5 3/5 3/5   2/5          
3/5 1/5 3/5 3/5 3/5   5/5          
4/5 3/5 1/5 1/5 1/5   1/5 5/5        
                5/5 0/5 3/5 0/5
                4/5 5/5 2/5 3/5
                3/5 0/5 5/5 0/5
                2/5 3/5 2/5 5/5
 
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