Atari 2600 Joystick of Choice?

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Atari 2600 Joystick of Choice?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 16th, 2010, 5:20 pm

You've seen my recent "Atari 2600 Controller Round-up" page, where I mentioned that the Jamma stick was my personal favorite.

So what is YOUR preferred joystick to use with the 2600?

steer

Atari 2600 Joystick of Choice?

Postby steer » March 16th, 2010, 5:38 pm

Master System Controller that plugs right in!


TedE.Bear

Atari 2600 Joystick of Choice?

Postby TedE.Bear » March 16th, 2010, 10:39 pm

The Boss wasn't mentioned in your round-up....



I have great memories of trading Van Halen II and Diver Down cassette tapes with a friend for this controller.  I did take a while to reaclimate my brain to realize that the jump button was ONLY on the top.....  While not exactly the 2600 thread...this is the controller I used to solve BRUCE LEE on the Commodore 64 with.

Honorable mention....to the GEMSTICK....it is only slighty uncomfortable and is easily adjustable to get used to after a short while.  More importantly...along with cockroaches it will survive a nuclear war!!! Very, very durable!!!!!

Jake

Atari 2600 Joystick of Choice?

Postby Jake » March 17th, 2010, 12:16 am

[QUOTE=The Video Game Critic]You've seen my recent "Atari 2600 Controller Round-up" page, where I mentioned that the Jamma stick was my personal favorite.

So what is YOUR preferred joystick to use with the 2600?
[/QUOTE]

Hands down the original Atari 2600 joystick. Even with easy breakage,
if you find a nice one, seems to pay off in a big way. This brand of stick has gotten me, my best 2600 scores. So, I'd say the original one for me!

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Atari 2600 Joystick of Choice?

Postby chrisbid1 » March 17th, 2010, 11:28 am

the updated cx40 included with the atari flashback 2 system


Bayou Billy

Atari 2600 Joystick of Choice?

Postby Bayou Billy » March 17th, 2010, 11:32 am

the best controller to use with the atari 2600 (and even the atari computer) is the sega Genesis Arcade Stick (Not the original one with a directional pad)



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