New Sega Saturn controllers
barbudreadmon last edited by
The original sega saturn 3d controllers remind me of the original xbox duke controllers. They look uncomfortable.
The first xbox controller was inspired by the dreamcast controller, and the dreamcast controller was inspired by this Saturn 3D controller.
edmaul69 last edited by edmaul69
@barbudreadmon i think the xbox “duke” controllers were tested by Shaq. I have small hands and the duke controllers didnt bother me. The design of every xbox controller made are comfortable to me and keep my hands from cramping unlike a lot of controllers. If people think the duke was uncomfortable they should try using the analog controller for the Sega Saturn that was used for NIGHTS into dreams. That thing was bulky as hell. Not comfortable at all. I dont think the dreamcast controller is comfortable at all either.
quicksilver last edited by
@edmaul69 I liked the "duke" xbox controllers too. I have long fingers so most controllers are uncomfortable and leave my hands feeling cramped after a short while. The Xbox 360 controller with the battery compartment square in the middle of the controllers I find very annoying. For the xbox one they moved the battery compartment to be flush inside of the controller, this was a lot better for my hands. But still not as nice as the original xbox controller. But I can see how most people didnt like it.
edmaul69 last edited by
@quicksilver im waiting for the “duke” xbox one controllers to come out. I also love that the jewel is an lcd screen that does the original xbox boot video. In march i am buying it.
SgtJimmyRustles last edited by SgtJimmyRustles
I kinda doubt it's going to happen. I owned an original xbox, but I had the smaller controller, the one that was based on the xbox japanese controller.
I stand corrected. Looks like you get your wish.
edmaul69 last edited by
@sgtjimmyrustles the March announcement was made yesterday. So i am 100% certain it is happening.
SgtJimmyRustles last edited by
Yeah, I looked it up and saw it.
Beldar last edited by Beldar
I picked up each of the current "dual-link" controllers I could find. I tested them with games appropriate for their respective systems.
I tested the NES clones with Megaman and Gun Nac. While they don't feel exactly the same as the originals, they preform surprisingly well. The A and B buttons are slightly off set, but I actually find that more comfortable. I do not like the Start and Select buttons being moved upwards, but they work fine. The d'pad and buttons are actually really responsive and feel pretty nice.
The SNES clone is almost as impressive as the NES version. It's far closer to cloning the original and has identical button layout. It is fully functional and plays just fine. My only complaint is that the buttons have a slightly loose rattle to them, but it makes no difference in play. I tested these with Street Fighter II and Final Fight.
Now the Genesis/Megadrive clones... Marvelous! They are quite similar to the original model except the mode button is a little different. The d'pad is the best feature and feels very nice. The buttons are a little crispy, but I remember the upper row on the originals feeling like that when they were new. I tested these on a variety of games. Street Fighter, several shmups, and Streets of Rage.
I am honestly surprised at how decent these are compared to the heaps of cheap junk you can find on Amazon. If you need clone controllers for emulation or the original hardware, these are pretty satisfactory. I would rate the SNES and NES controllers 4/5 and the Sega clones a full 5/5.
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BobHarris last edited by BobHarris
@beldar So I thought there were regional differences between dual shock 4 v2's (Japan having the better dpad). There aren't. It was just a fluke. That dpad wasn't supposed to be in that V2 at all. I've found out that a lot (maybe all) of V1 dual shock 4's have that superior dpad. Apparently Sony thought they improved the dpad design in the V2 by making it more matte and grippy. But for me the older dpad plays miles better so I bought some broken V1 controllers to harvest those dpads. :)