Let’s talk input devices!
No idea where this one is at the moment - time to search the garage! It gets the job done, but the button layout is garbage.
Solid, but the stick is too close to the buttons. They fixed this in later models, and added a touchpad but I never upgraded.
Ugly in my opinion, even with the Famicom colors. It’s Bluetooth and works with a wide range of systems though. I use it with my RetroPie primarily.
Great as a desktop stick when I’m grinding AI battles in MK11. Might be useful if you travel. Squishy button feel though.
Lovely color but I don’t like the buttons much, despite generally liking Hayabusa parts. I need to swap them out. The “missile launch” style door over the start button is cool.
The curves are a nice contrast with the usual blocky arcade stick ergonomics. Nice to have some games onboard. Hard to upgrade the stick though, which really needs it.
Lives up to the name “Tankstick”. It’s big, beefy, solid, and heavy. Wish I’d gotten the trackball version - but it wasn’t out yet when I bought mine. Impractical for two players unless you have a dedicated space setup for it. May be able to find used ones online. Definitely get the USB electronics upgrade then though - no lag.
A solid stick. Stick is close to the buttons but surprisingly solid for a MadCatz product.
It just feels good to use - good stick response and crisp buttons. The internal storage is nice too. My favorite stick. The Dragonball Fighterz edition is cheaper and you can swap the art out.
To take the sticks between consoles I use the Titan Two. The Titan Two is amazing, but expensive. It also requires an original controller being connected to operate.
Alternatively I use Brooks adapters. The non-Wingman models can introduce some lag. Using their “tournament” firmware helps though. The new Wingman XE is only for Xbox One to PS4 but works with no perceptible lag.