rocketfan Posted April 14, 2022 Share Posted April 14, 2022 On 4/12/2022 at 7:47 PM, Slikatel said: Here are a couple examples of the iconic 2600 joystick with extra buttons. The Hyperkin Trooper II and the Blaze Retro Progressive Joystick Well, yes I do find that interesting. as I have stated many time in posts on AtariAge, I really like they Trooper II. It's designed essentially for use in Retroarch (and hence, Emuelec, Batocera, Recalbox, and the like). For playing any two button 7800 or 5200 game it's great to have the primary action be the traditional Atari fire button, and the rear left trigger be the secondary action. The right-side buttons are just for lefties IMO, though they could be mapped to other weird purposes like startup selections in say Colecovision games. On the front are Select and Start which are pretty essential in navigating through retroarch. I actually am a big fan of AtGames products and own quite a few. I do wish they would add a second action button to a new Flashback, as you say for "side load" games. It would be huge to me and some of us "Atari freaks" but not really worth their money if they are not providing some two button games. I love the idea someone had above to just add some of the great home brew games. They could probably (are rights even needed when already published to the world on AtariAge?) include many of those 7800/5200 games (Scramble!) for free. I know they don't always have name recognition, but they are not as "low res" as 2600 games, and often quite fun. From reviews I have read, even the "Nostalgia Flashback Buyers" sometimes gripe "I didn't remember how blocky the 2600 graphics were" and might appreciate the slightly improved games added from the later consoles. I always figured that's why the arcade ports of Frogger and Space Invaders were thrown in... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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