About the Product
- It's more than a joystick or controller -- it's a complete arcade replica with all the features you like about the top controllers on the market
- Features 20 custom-designed buttons you can program
- Also has built-in 1 or 2 player buttons and Left & Right pinball buttons
- Specially-molded twin controller sticks exclusively designed for X-Arcade
- No special drivers or hardware is needed!
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Top Customer Reviews
As soon as you place your order or pick it up at your local Fry's, go to Home Depot and buy some rubber mesh shelving liner and a moderate size roll of 3M double sided tape. While the stick is rugged, heavy, and just oozes quality construction, it's way more mobile than I'd like when it's sitting on a smooth surface like a coffee table. I popped the hard rubber screw covers off, screwed the screws in all the way and applied small squares of double sided tape over the screws. Then I applied the tape the short length of the base and a few generous strips between the screw points along the length of the base, in addition to a few generous strips in the middle to help insure the stability. I then applied the shelving relatively taught to the bottom surface. While the stick could weigh a few more pounds for those 2 player sessions, it really isn't necessary after you apply the shelving to the bottom. On my wood coffee table, the stick now stays put wereas before, it would slide all around when I was the only person playing. It was much worse with two people. An adventurous person might look at securing weights within the confines of the joystick cabinet as an added bonus to immobility.
Many of the complaints directed at this product are those directed at its PS2 adapter. While this may have been a problem with older revisions of the adapter hardware, I can say, without a doubt, that it has been adressed. The PS2 adaptor is how it always was--you plug the serial-male into the serial-female in the back of the X-arcade, then connect the 2 PS-style controller inputs at the front to the PS2. If you want to use a PS3, 2 incredibly high-quality PS3 -> PS2/PS2 mem-card adapters are included, which plug into the PS3's USB ports and can be set via the PS menu easily.
I set up my PC, using assorted programs (Joy2Mouse to convert the PS3 signal to a PC-friendly mouse-button click), to test the lag using all assorted adapters. All adapters tested had a delay of less than 7 milliseconds, which is about half the time a frame spends onscreen in a 60fps game. Check this link: [...]which inspired me to do the above test (and basically lays out exactly how to do it including program names) The feedback is realtime given the new equipment.
The button layout is the only thing I'm not huge on--that and, upon original shipment, my 2p joystick "stuck" when the Right direction was toggled. It was easily fixed upon adjusting the throw (which is easily done by unscrewing all 4 feet, complete with intuitively layed-out innards, labels, and quick-disconnects for modding fun.Read more ›
I got the X-Box adapter and after seeing how well it works on the PC and X-Box, I plan to purchase the adaptor for my Gamecube as well.
If you are looking for a great way to play those Mame Roms or old arcade classics, this is a must have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
First off let me start saying that I repair Electronics for a profession. We purchased this (mine is the trackball version) because I did not have the time to build one myself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by unkempt23
Perfect for retro gaming. I use this on a raspberry pi 3 and play all my old video games with it.Published 3 months ago by Rob A. Eckstein
This works perfect with my MAME emulator. I will be purchasing more in the near future.Published 3 months ago by NorCal man
If its an authentic feel that you are looking for, this is the stick for you. If you don't have an immediate impulse to purchase the unit, sign up for their newsletter and wait for... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Justin
DO not buy this the control had wires disconnected inside I reconnected no problem. But then the xobox 360 support dose not work. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dennis Hodge
THIS IS THE BEST PRODUCT IN THE MARKET EASY TO PLAY ARCADE GAMES WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL X ARCADE CONTROL FOR MAME...5 STARSPublished 10 months ago by itachi
My main issue with this joystick is the diagonals where terrible when I first got it. After doing some research I figured out u had to take the whole bottom of the joystick off and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Clint R.