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Thought this was a great deal on pre order at Play.com for all you retro loving gaming geeks (myself included) Seems a great deal for a USB Competition Pro with the classic micro switches and metal stick.

Perfect for playing the included CD Collection of 99 Full Version C64 classics, or for that matter the Atari Stella Emulator, or the Amiga WinUAE etc etc.

*Customised DPI in game adjustment.
*Digital USB joystick featuring micro switches.
*Extensive games collection with 99 full version C64 classics. Includes such classics as Bomb Jack, Ghosts N Goblins, Defender Of The Crown, Turrican and many many more.
*4 buttons featuring that original 80s sound.
*Autofire mode on the back of the base.
*Extremely robust sprung metal stick.
*No driver needed.

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The joystick doesn't get recognised by the software by default. This is what you have to do to get it working...

1) Plug in the joystick and start up the game menu.

2) Load up any game and then Settings -> Joystick settings

3) In the drop down box for Joystick #2 select "Speedlink..." (most games expected the joystick to be plugged into port #2 back then).

4) Look in the bottom right hand corner of the window for the game and you will see two groups of 5 dots. Move the joystick and press a few buttons. The dots will light up according to the direction you are pushing the stick or the centre one if press fire.

You only have to do the above once and the stick will keep working across all other games.

- Cuddy
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#1
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#2
Brings back memories LOL

I have got one of these in Green used to use in my Atari

One of the best you could get at the time
#3
Looks good :thumbsup::)

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An icon of the ’80s, the ‘Competition Pro’ is an absolute classic of a joystick for fans of the C-64™, Amiga™ & co which for many was their first love. It could be found in millions of homes across the world - and still brings joy to users to this day. 99 C64 Classix games on one CD for the PC make this bundle a real retro blast from the past.Game-Collection 99 includes: - 500cc Motomanager- Adventureland- Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai- After the War- Airwolf- Alleykat- America´s Cup- Ancipital- Attack of the Mutant Camels- Batalyx- Battle Ships- Batty- Beyond the Ice Palace- Bomb Jack- Brain Artifice- Buggy Boy- Catastrophes- Championship Sprint- Chuckie Egg- Circus Attractions- Cleanup Service- Cleanup Time- Crime Time- Cubulus- Cyberdyne Warrior- Cybernoid- Cybernoid 2- Defender of the Crown- Deliverance- Elektra Glide- Eliminator- Enforcer – Fullmetal Megablaster- Exolon- Frank Bruno´s Boxing- Ghosts’n Goblins- GP Tennis Manager- Grand Monster Slam- Gremlins 2- Gribbly’s Day Out- Hercules – Slayer of the Damned- Hover Bovver- Ingrid´s Back- Inherits of the Throne- Iridis Alpha- Italy 90 Soccer- Kobayashi Naru- Last Battle- Leonardo- Live and let die- Lords of Doom- Marauder- Meganova- Mighty Bomb Jack- Mindbender- Mission Elevator- Mystery Fun House- Navy Moves- Nea Eon- Nebulus- Overlander- Paperboy- Paranoid- Paranoia Complex- Perseus and Andromeda- Pink Panther- Powerama- Prospector- Pyramid of Doom- Ranarama- Return of the Mutant Camels- Samurai Trilogy- Satan- Schwert und Magie 1- Schwert und Magie 2- Schwert und Magie 3- Sentinel- Shard of Inovar- Shiftrix- Sindbad and the Throne of the Falcon- Skramble- Space Harrier- Strom Warrior- Stormlord- Super Hang-On- Supertrux- ThunderCats- Time an Magik- Trilogy- Turrican- Turrican 2- TV Sports Football- Uridium- Venom- Waxmorks- Wizard of Akyrz- World Championship Soccer- Yuppie’s Revenge- Zynaps- Zzzz
#4
List of games is pretty much irrelevant, although handy having some games come with it, the majority if not all C64 games are now in the public domain anyway. Impossible Mission is an essential addition thats not in the game pack!
The Joystick though at this price is essential for PC Emulators of 8 and 16 bit gaming!
#5
Looks good, though for those who not bothered about the joystick there are plenty of free emulators and roms (do a google search) for all of the classic 8 bit computers Acorn/BBC, Amstrad, C64/128 and spectrums etc..,
#6
Robw01
Looks good, though for those who not bothered about the joystick there are plenty of free emulators and roms (do a google search) for all of the classic 8 bit computers Acorn/BBC, Amstrad, C64/128 and spectrums etc..,


True, but the main point of this is the price point of a USB Joystick I have not seen one this low priced at just a tenner, especially of this quality.

To get a proper experience of playing these retro classics, especially C64 owners keyboard controls just don't cut it, the majority of C64 and Amiga games were Joystick control only..trying to play them with a keyboard just doesn't work the same in emulation. Not like with the Spectrum and BBC whereby the majority of games were designed with the keyboard in mind and the kempston joystick interface as more of an afterthought.

Just try playing Sensible Soccer on the Amiga Emulator WinUAE with the keyboard, you would be frustrated in minutes.
#7
Destroy Him My Robots
#8
looks like you could get a decent amount of pleasure by sitting on it. 2 in 1, bargain!
#9
Genius, I can finally afford a C64.
#10
gutted. no last ninja series or microprose soccer.
#11
Wow - I used to have this exact controller for my Amiga (minus the USB lead!)

Think I might have to buy one, for old times sake......:-D
#12
Beach Head, Monty Mole? They have missed some classics.
#13
cicobuff
True, but the main point of this is the price point of a USB Joystick I have not seen one this low priced at just a tenner, especially of this quality.

To get a proper experience of playing these retro classics, especially C64 owners keyboard controls just don't cut it, the majority of C64 and Amiga games were Joystick control only..trying to play them with a keyboard just doesn't work the same in emulation. Not like with the Spectrum and BBC whereby the majority of games were designed with the keyboard in mind and the kempston joystick interface as more of an afterthought.

Just try playing Sensible Soccer on the Amiga Emulator WinUAE with the keyboard, you would be frustrated in minutes.


Funny you should say that as I play the pc version of sensible soccer with keys (I did own an amiga 600/1200 and CD32/SX1 expanison) !!

Anyway I didn't vote cold and totally understand what you mean, I must admit forgotten how joysticks feel.

For my retro gaming I've been using a ps1 pad which I use with my sega/nintendo emulators or my N64 pad for playing Wrestling on N64 emulator.

Anyway everyone enjoy your retro gaming : - )

I mentioned the emulators for another deal on here a while back just so those who cant afford those megadrive/snes or others emulators and dont mind playing with keys can hunt them down for free.
#14
Heat and REp

wow dam i feal old now lol used to go to me m8s to play swos or kick off befor that or even micrpose soccer or what evere it was lol :) but more the swos or kick off :)
scooter :)
#15
tilyymolly
Beach Head, Monty Mole? They have missed some classics.


Boulder Dash and Way Of The Exploding Fist would have been good too
#16
scooter
Heat and REp

wow dam i feal old now lol used to go to me m8s to play swos or kick off befor that or even micrpose soccer or what evere it was lol :) but more the swos or kick off :)
scooter :)


microprose soccer was awesome :thumbsup:

it was made by sensibe software as well before they went on to make even better footy games!
#17
Tempted

but there is no Last Ninja games or The Green Beret, R-Type, Jack the Nipper, Alien Breed and International Karate! etc..

Those games were class

Use to love game from Developers System 3, Imagine, Team17, US Gold, Ocean.

Man, I'm feeling old now!
#18
anyone know if this has flimbos quest?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtdUBPYVKmk
#19
Guys, it doesn't really matter what games it comes with, at the end of the day you can download from plenty of sites C64 tape or disk images for pretty much any game/demo/application that was made for it.

I guess the most important thing is its an easy way to get an old skool digital joystick working with any emulator for playing the old C64/Atari 8 Bit/Amiga/ST classics.
#20
#21
earwolfigz
Destroy Him My Robots


Another visitor, stay a while......stay forever! ha ha ha ha ha lol

Those were the days! I had a C64 but first of all a speccy 48k (rubber keys) still got it boxed in my attic (get excited at the thought of it!!!) I remember the first game I bought (although I had speccy chess, Horace goes skiing etc with the it) which was Manic Miner bloody great!!!

Kids these days don't know they are born!!! lol :whistling:
#22
ive been trying to find a c64 / amiga 500+ game for ageeeessssss and cant think of the name... anyone remember this one?

platform game, you start at left of screen and have to run to right over different obsticles to get the the princess in the castle??? used to love that game but cannot remember it for the life of me!

p.s Last ninja rules - my dads mate wrote it! (claim to fame over) :-)
#23
Welshweeks

Those were the days! I had a C64 but first of all a speccy 48k (rubber keys)


I kind of went the other way(ish), had a C64c first then also got a 48k+ (plastic keys). I never made it on to the 16bit computers (Amiga, ST) and stayed on both those 8bit systems until the mid 90s when I got my first PC :)
#24
Ghosts n goblins?
#25
As much as I think he's a twąt, the Gadget Show's Jason Bradbury has a good point when he says the ZX Spectrum should be relaunched as a netbook with as many games as you can fit on it, or downloadable over Wifi/3G etc.
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joel_69
ive been trying to find a c64 / amiga 500+ game for ageeeessssss and cant think of the name... anyone remember this one?

platform game, you start at left of screen and have to run to right over different obsticles to get the the princess in the castle??? used to love that game but cannot remember it for the life of me!

p.s Last ninja rules - my dads mate wrote it! (claim to fame over) :-)


That could be pretty much any platform game! Can you give any more info?
How is the good mr T. these days, still portly?

As for the deal, nice one. Get the games from lemon64 or similar....
1 Like #27
joel_69
ive been trying to find a c64 / amiga 500+ game for ageeeessssss and cant think of the name... anyone remember this one?

platform game, you start at left of screen and have to run to right over different obsticles to get the the princess in the castle??? used to love that game but cannot remember it for the life of me!

p.s Last ninja rules - my dads mate wrote it! (claim to fame over) :-)


Sounds like Hunchback on the MSX................

But it's obviously not.
#28
i used to have this joystick for my c64! i want !!
#29
joel_69
ive been trying to find a c64 / amiga 500+ game for ageeeessssss and cant think of the name... anyone remember this one?


Finders Keepers?
#30
vornstar13
Sounds like Hunchback on the MSX................

But it's obviously not.


It was a hunchback game though ...
MSX showoff
#31
joel_69
ive been trying to find a c64 / amiga 500+ game for ageeeessssss and cant think of the name... anyone remember this one?

platform game, you start at left of screen and have to run to right over different obsticles to get the the princess in the castle??? used to love that game but cannot remember it for the life of me!


Could it be Hunchback by Ocean Software? I remember loving it at the time...

http://homepages.tesco.net/~parsonsp/html/hunchback.html
#32
vornstar13
Sounds like Hunchback on the MSX.................


Thats exactly what I thought. It was available on the C64 too.

Although like someone said, with that description it could be almost any game of that era. :D
#33
#34
Wow. I have dabbled in emulators over the years, and I was always frustrated by having to use the keys, a weakness that blighted my early use of Doom and the like on the pc, but if I can now buy a USB joystick to plug in and use with the emulators well that is just too cool.

Nobody has mentioned PARK PATROL!!!

Great spot.
#35
The commodore plus4 was also a great machine but didn't have as many games
#36
bertbert
Could it be Hunchback by Ocean Software? I remember loving it at the time...

http://homepages.tesco.net/~parsonsp/html/hunchback.html



Donkey Kong???

Been looking for ages for Slap Fight
God I miss my C64
#37
SWOS here I come!
#38
fanstastic.... brilliant for sensble soccer and kick off 2 on my amiga emulator/
#39
will be picking up one of these when ive got the cash.
#40
I bought my brother one and I fail to see how it was ever great to play sensible soccer with, we never had a spectrum, c64 or amiga) but everyone claimed the original competition pro was the best. But when I fired it into some sensible soccer it controlled awfully and is painful.

It's a very accurate recreation of the original as we have one in the house (picked up at a car boot sale in the 90s as joystick ports were pretty much universal so I used it on my pc) except for the snazzy red colour scheme (though the same one with amiga games at play was red and black) compared to the grey original.

Bottom line, try out your old first to make sure you like it still.

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