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X-Arcade Video Game Controller - X-Arcade Solo

by Xgaming
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Includes USB Connection

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  • ASIN: B00008ELB0
  • Item Weight: 12 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,771 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

The realistic joystick that gives you the feel of being in the arcade!

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "The Pros & Cons of X-Arcade Controller" -by LatinMessiah September 29, 2004
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   

1) Looks and feels just like the arcade! It incorporates all the same materials used in real arcade machines, i.e.: the black plastic trim, the semi-rough textured overlay, the comfy fighting game style joystick, the heavy-duty buttons engineered to take abuse, and even the same type of wood as used in real arcades!

2) Reasonably priced. It's the cheapest arcade style controller out there...without compromising authenticity/arcade feel!

3) No drivers needed....plug and play! That's it! Super easy.


1) Joystick and buttons are a bit too noisy, maybe due to the fact that it's brand new. The casing for this controller is hollow for the most part, and is made out of dense wood, which acts as sounding board, causing it to amplify the sound of clicking buttons. It doesn't bother me much, but the people around me think otherwise.

2) Doesn't come with the USB adapter. Must purchase seperately for another $40 from X-Gaming ($30 for the adapter, $7 for shipping & handling, and $3 for CA sales tax). This adapter is completely optional, but it beats having to use the supplied serial port cables, which can get kinda messy around your desk since you have to "daisy chain" your keyboard to the X-Arcade controller for it to work.

3) Buttons only come in black. Well, it's not really a con. Personally, I would like to have my "punch" buttons seperated from my "kick" buttons with the use of nice, brightly colored buttons, but I guess I can manage.

In conclusion, I highly recommend the X-Arcade Solo Controller. I did all my homework when choosing the perfect arcade-style controller for my PC/MAME setup and this was the obvious choice. Great value; great price.

I'm a picky shopper and often return things back to the store if they don't meet my expectations. So take it from me...this one's a keeper!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By B. Buck
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought my first X-Arcade SOLO stick back in April as a replacement for my aging pelican real arcade for original XBOX.
I never intended to use this on anything more, but the fact it was PC compatible was a bonus.

Upon receiving it, I was really happy. Playing streetfighter 2 turbo and other classic arcade titles was like going back into a time machine. Then Mortal Kombat 9 came out and this thing really got put to the test. The layout is pure genius with the traditional 6 button, but then the staggered two at the bottom. This makes the stick great for traditional fighters and makes games like Mortal Kombat 3 easy to play because you can make the bottom left button the RUN button!

Well here's where this review takes a momentary sour note. The bad news is, IF you're a fighting game fan...the knock off stick inside this just isn't up to the task. After about a week of some hard-core vs. matches with my buddies...the stick started making a grinding noise and didn't feel as responsive. I did a little research and found out it's a common theme with these. They were designed more for games like final fight or games where you aren't making tons of fast jerky motions.

Now the good thing is, there is REAL Arcade parts for this, that can drop RIGHT IN! and they are Very affordable ($9.95 each)and easy to install. Even for someone who isn't super techy like me.

What I ended up doing was Ordering a replacement stick from paradisearcadeshop dot com. The one I went with is the EXACT Same one that was used in the arcades in the early 90's it's called the IL Eurostick. There is also a Chinese version of the same thing (also an upgrade over the stock xgaming stick) But not as good as the IL Eurostick...it is called the HAPP Competition stick.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome for arcade games May 20, 2011
By Dude
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
To anyone out there who enjoys playing the old arcade games this is a must have. I got it so that I could mimic playing the games at the arcade like in the old days. IT actually feels like the arcades, it is as close as it gets to playing the actual arcade game. I had no problems installing it in Windows 7 and also in Ubuntu 11.04.

I highly recommmend it, it's sturdy, durable and same feel as the arcade.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super item for MAME April 9, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Big! Heavy! and Strong! But, anyway use this super device. It's totally natural feeling like an arcade game. I can recommend play with MAME, but it's very dangerous! You can't stop playing until morning (in fact, I couldn't) , and the excited 70's 80's memory revives. I wish all fan of the good old game will enjoy with this device.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 14, 2014
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Works very nicely, but you are on your own to obtain roms.
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