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Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
« on: June 13, 2012, 12:50:07 PM »



Competition Pro USB Joystick

Summer Games & Winter Games Edition

They are back! Now PC users can also compete in exciting events in the home computer classics Summer Games and Winter Games ? where the gaming fun of yesteryear meets the high-res graphics of today. Together with 33 specially selected titles from the Amiga Classix collection, this bundle of gaming classics offers hours of enjoyment.

At the same time the Competition Pro, one of the best joysticks ever made, gives you that real retro feeling with its original 80s design, the famous click of its micro switches, and its modern-day USB connector - reviving the golden era of home computing.

Features:
    [*]Digital USB joystick for the PC
    [*]Original Competition Pro design
    [*]Micro switches for that original sound and maximum robustness
    [*]Extremely rugged stick with metal spring
    [*]4 fire buttons plus switchable rapid-fire function
    [*]35 retro games on one CD: 33 titles from the Amiga Classix collection plus Winter Games and Summer Games
    [*]No driver required
    [*]Cable length 1.8m
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    EUR 24.90 incl. 19% German VAT (EUR 20.92 excl. VAT for non-EU customers)

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    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 09:10:28 PM »
    Is this version polled at 1000hz?

    At least the earlier USB classic joysticks have been way too laggy.
     

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    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 02:57:13 PM »
    I'd like a version that contains the games as well on an internal USB mass storage device, and I'm too lazy to open it up and stuff in a hub and flash drive myself.
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    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 05:06:45 PM »
    Always hated these joysticks.  Just not comfortable to use at all
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    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 02:44:28 PM »
    My favorite joystick had a baseball bat like stick. Remember those?
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    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 11:33:39 PM »
    Quote from: JJ;696485
    Always hated these joysticks.  Just not comfortable to use at all


    Glad I'm not the only one.  I have several of them, but give me the old "fighter plane" type with the thumb and forefinger fire-buttons any day.
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    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 08:46:43 AM »
    If I am really honest I can not imagine using anything but an xbox control pad.  Gamecube pad at the worst
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    Offline XDelusion

    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 07:43:45 PM »
    I have never understood why Euro gamers love this stick design so much. It always seemed awkward and cumberson in comparison to my Atari 2600 joysticks.

    Anyhow, stick aside, it's nice to see little retro gaming devices like this still come out.
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    Offline Ral-Clan

    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #8 on: June 18, 2012, 04:51:51 PM »
    European Amigans (and C64 owners) seem to love this stick - and they seem to think of it as synonymous with Commodore computers.

    But in N. America it was not common.  The Atari 2600 or the WICO bat joystick were more common and loved here.
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    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #9 on: June 18, 2012, 09:58:18 PM »
    I always preferred either Sega pads or those handheld epyx sticks myself.
     

    Offline XDelusion

    Re: Competition Pro USB Summer & Winter Games Edition Joystick
    « Reply #10 on: June 19, 2012, 08:08:44 PM »
    No doubt! Though I've noticed with some old school games an Atari 2600 joy stick seems to work best over all, but for most of my classic gaming needs I use a modified Nintendo NES control pad. The Sega Master System controller, or my Playstation controller adapter.
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