5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A good stick that can easily become a great stick.,
This review is from: Wii Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Arcade FightStick (Video Game)
I've been using the Hori Fighting Stick for the last 2 years and unmodified this is a much better stick. The artwork is awesome and the color scheme for the joystick and buttons isn't nearly as bad as the uber-boring SFIV SE sticks. This is a solid stick right out of the box, if you haven't been spoiled by Sanwa and Seimitsu parts yet then you'll probably think this is the best home arcade stick ever. The joystick is very smooth and responsive, not too loud either, the buttons are pretty darn good too. I'm not sure what type of parts they used for this stick but they are definitely better than the stock parts in all the other SE sticks from Madcatz, not as good as the TE sticks of course as those come with Sanwa parts already. You don't NEED to mod this stick to have a good arcade stick for your Wii...but it's a very easy stick to modify if you decide to. There is no soldering required if you use the right parts, you can get a Sanwa joystick that is a simple swap out and you can use Sanwa snap-in buttons or Seimitsu snap-ins if you can find them (discontinued, the threaded ones work too but are a tight fit in this stick). Basically, this is the best stick for the Wii...I doubt they will make TE sticks for the Wii unless the TvC game and stick do amazingly well, it's good enough out of the box and it's a LOT easier to modify than the Hori stick.
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Initial post: Feb 6, 2010 5:56:12 AM PST
Oliver Leland says:
I just installed Seimitsu screw-in buttons yesterday with no trouble whatsoever. Still waiting for the replacement stick to arrive...
IMO, the buttons are good, but I've been spoiled by my HRAP EX-SE; the stick is terrible. Much too loose and cheap-feeling.
Great stick overall, though, for reasons you list in your title: it's very easy to mod.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2010 9:02:28 AM PST
Cool, I wasn't sure if the screw-ins would work out or not, I was concerned that the button closest to the joystick might be a bit of a pain to install with such a small space between the joystick mount and the nut from the button, glad it worked out for you.
I agree with that, the buttons are passable but the stock stick in this thing is absolutely pathetic, from the look of it they tried to copy a JLF and didn't come anywhere close...almost looks like one though.
Hope you get your replacement joystick soon, enjoy!
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2010 12:49:53 PM PST
Oliver Leland says:
The B button nut fits snuggly beneath the joystick's metal gate. Basically all you have to do is slide the nut underneath that gate and screw the button in from the other side.
Installed the LS-32 last night, and it's a world of difference... time to hit up the VC!
Posted on Oct 24, 2010 5:15:52 PM PDT
Brian S. says:
Does this work with virtual console games, like Nobunaga's Ambition, which request a classic controller/game cube controller?
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