Old Skool Gaming - Speedlink Competition Pro USB Joystick with 99 Best of C64 Classix Game Collection was £16.99 now only £7.99 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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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.

Digital USB joystick featuring micro switches with no driver needed
Autofire mode on the back of the base
Extremely robust sprung metal stick
Four buttons featuring that original 80s sound
Extensive games collection with 99 C64 classics

Also available at Play.com at £7.99 - http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/13496887/SPEEDLINK-Competition-Pro-USB-Joystick-And-99-C64-Games/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518%7Ccc:%7Cprd:13496887%7Ccat:Film+Memorabilia
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#1
http://images.play.com/banners/content/USBJoystickc64.jpg
#2
ah bombjack... remember getting well over 1 million points at the local chipshop to join a group of friends who got over 1 million. Was 10p at the time, and each game lasted about 40 minutes not great profit for the chippy owners i should think.
#3
...tempted to get one just for comedy value
1 Like #4
Tinners
...tempted to get one just for comedy value

Bet your a real live wire at parties X)
banned 1 Like #5
We spent years trying improving technology to get away from these old games now someone puts "retro" in the title and people want them! there were rubbish first time around and they still are!
#6
SHOWMAN36
We spent years trying improving technology to get away from these old games now someone puts "retro" in the title and people want them! there were rubbish first time around and they still are!

Have to agree. Bought this from Play the last time it was posted at £9.99, so did other guys in the office trying to relive their youths.

Played it solidly for about 30 minutes going through the games until we realised that things had moved on and that the retro factor just isn't enough. Now we have them all stuffed at the back of our desk draws gathering dust and cobwebs.
#7
Paid a tenner a bit back so this is good. As said though it was a bit of a letdown but the joystick now takes pride of place on my shelf and gets stacks of comments from folk who call in.
#8
Why is the disc black with a rainbow like a ZX Spectrum?
#9
Waterboy8535
SHOWMAN36
We spent years trying improving technology to get away from these old games now someone puts "retro" in the title and people want them! there were rubbish first time around and they still are!


Have to agree. Bought this from Play the last time it was posted at £9.99, so did other guys in the office trying to relive their youths.

Played it solidly for about 30 minutes going through the games until we realised that things had moved on and that the retro factor just isn't enough. Now we have them all stuffed at the back of our desk draws gathering dust and cobwebs.


Let me tell you if you break one of these bad boys out at a party of drunken friends there would be physical confrontations all round.

The PS3/Xbox would have to sit in the corner in embarrassment, ok well maybe they are not that good, but still, I am going to have to disagree and say I am a fan of the retro gaming.

The games in the pic all look familiar but that one in the top right, that just gave me butterflies in my stomach, or some kinda weird sensation anyway, I love games.

Many thanks


Edited By: sparkyIreland on Jul 29, 2010 20:24: CAUSE I CANT SPELL THE BEST, NICE FEATURE OF THE SITE THIS
#10
I stick to downloading emulators (just try doing Sinclair Basic on Spectaculator!) but I had a Kempston Joystick (electric blue with white buttons) and loved it. Even if it was really stiff to use. Ooer, missus.

The only games I've went back to years later are good ole Skool Daze, Bak 2 Skool and some of the Ultimate Play The Game, er, games.

The Amazon link doesn't appear to work?
#11
Linky: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Speedlink-Competition-Joystick-Classix-Collection/dp/B002ZG7852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280432042&sr=1-1

At school it was, the Commodore 64 vs the Spectrum kids, and, did you have a Kempston Joystick or a Quickshot? I like this blue/silver Competition Pro one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Competition-Pro-USB-Joystick/dp/B000MGOB4S

Loved the programme Micro Men by the way. And Sir Clive got engaged to an ex-lapdancer recently. Who says nerds can't pull!
#12
Spectrum 48K + Quickshot ftw
#13
I always prefered the "Bug" joystick on my speccy
#14
http://www.tietokonemuseo.net/koneita/sinclairzx3.jpg
#15
steztheskinhead
http://www.tietokonemuseo.net/koneita/sinclairzx3.jpg

oh i feel sick!
#16
Used to spend every penny I had on my atari 2600, commodore 64 and later amiga 500 and 1200's.... but always used to try and avoid these joysticks and go for joypads.... they were so much more user friendly and easier to use - especially with sensible soccer and cannon fodder etc.

I can proudly claim to be the man that lead the way, the visionary, years ahead of my time...... the man who inspired the likes of playstation and Xbox to introduce joypads with their consoles....all bow to me in honor!
#17
I bought two of these babies a week ago. Forget about the disc - I haven't even tried it. Lots of old games are available for free for v64 and probably others as well. I had the real "Competition pro 5000" back in the day which these are a replica of. The look is perfect, but I don't remember them being so "stiff", Still it is absolutely a worthy purchase and build quality seems great.

I don't get the two small triangular buttons - I believe they were on some later models of this stick originally, but I don't need them or want them, but they're there.
#18
Ah remember these joysticks well, brings me back, ordered

Anyone know what the complete list of games are? Is comando and ghostbusters in there?
#19
@ souljacker

No and no.
#20
Probably should have been "Yes", "No" and "No". Forget about the list though. Download the games you feel like. Most c64 games are freely distributable now and have been for many years.
#21
Yeh, just get an emulator, and stroke your joystick lovingly every now and then. I quite fancy one as an ornament (though I want the blue/silver one!!).
1 Like #22
Ahh I remember Grithiffths Games Megamart.

You can play the old classic 'Diarrhea Dan' right >here
#23
leefal
Ahh I remember Grithiffths Games Megamart.

You can play the old classic 'Diarrhea Dan' right >here


Oh, amazing! I never played that game but I remember seeing it on TV back in the 80s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_TgM0pCDvI
#24
Royvedas
I had the real "Competition pro 5000" back in the day which these are a replica of. The look is perfect, but I don't remember them being so "stiff", Still it is absolutely a worthy purchase and build quality seems great.


Don't forget, if this stick got quite as much action/abuse as your original it would probably loosen up very quickly. :)

I hated new joysticks, it took ages for them to reach the correct 'looseness', and then soon after they would break. I suppose I should have gotten out more as a teenager...
#25
I used to work with the guy that made bombjack! I played it to death as a kid so when many years later I got a job in a games studio and discovered I was working with it's creator, it was like meeting God! :)
#26
Is this compatible with the WinUAE Amiga emulator?
#27
I used to love my C64, until the tape drive caught fire half way threw playing the TMNT game !

Other favourite was robocop on a cartridge as my mates didnt have any cartiridge games so they used to always want to play on it. love seeing retro stuff like this as it takes me back.

Dam i feel old now !
#28
I bought this a couple of months back for £9.99 so the price is better. However, I have say that although the joystick was state-of-the-art back in the 80's, these days it feels horrible and the microswitch clicking sounds are annoying. For playing for more than a few minutes its horrible. My hand gets sore quickly.

The emulator would not work smoothly on my new ASUS laptop and I had to reboot after every game. Some games didn't run at all.

On the plus side, it's a USB joystick and it worked fine with MAME
#29
http://www.dimenticatoio.it/images/thumb/4/49/Joystick-quickshot.jpg/350px-Joystick-quickshot.jpg
#30
leedale30
http://www.dimenticatoio.it/images/thumb/4/49/Joystick-quickshot.jpg/350px-Joystick-quickshot.jpg


Ah, one of my first joysticks...Problem is my trigger finger or thumb just couldn't fire fast enough....

This was my weapon of choice though...
http://www.retrogames.co.uk/enlarge.cgi?image=015854.jpg&ref=015854&name=015854
#31
slimy31
leedale30
http://www.dimenticatoio.it/images/thumb/4/49/Joystick-quickshot.jpg/350px-Joystick-quickshot.jpg
Ah, one of my first joysticks...Problem is my trigger finger or thumb just couldn't fire fast enough....This was my weapon of choice though...http://www.retrogames.co.uk/enlarge.cgi?image=015854.jpg&ref=015854&name=015854

I know what you mean, I had that but then rewired one of my master system controlers (I would never try to do anything like that now?!) to work with the spectrum. Much better. http://www.cedmagic.com/tech-info/remote-control/sega-master-pad.jpg
1 Like #32
SHOWMAN36
We spent years trying improving technology to get away from these old games now someone puts "retro" in the title and people want them! there were rubbish first time around and they still are!

Of course they're rubbish, they're Commodore 64 games. If this had Spectrum games in it however it would be the deal of the decade.
#33
Of course they're rubbish, they're Commodore 64 games. If this had Spectrum games in it however it would be the deal of the decade.

ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
#34
I found a list of the games on this:-
Here are the 99 games included in the collection:
• 500cc Moto Manager
• 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
• Storm Warrior
• Stormlord
• Super Hang-On
• Supertrux
• ThunderCats
• Time and Magik
• Trilogy
• Turrican
• Turrican 2
• TV Sports Football
• Uridium
• Venom
• Waxmorks
• Wizard of Akyrz
• World Championship Soccer
• Yuppie’s Revenge
• Zynaps
• Zzzz
#35
Oh heck, I was so terrible at Airwolf.

Nice stick, always preferred a Zipstick Pro myself though.
#36
Schwert und Magie? Was that a foreign list by any chance? :)

There are some decent games in there. Turrican has actually aged very well, as has Zynaps. Uridium is as hard as it ever was. Grand monster slam was an absolute classic, and Cybernoid made a lot more sense to me this time round.
#37
Hated this type of controller - about all it was good for was building up muscles in your arm.... :{
#38
Let's face it... You'll never beat the old Atari joystick.

http://www.derekerdman.com/ilovemilkshakes/may2009/NORMAN_LOOK_AROUND/drngs_neux/atari_joystick.jpg
#39
Preferred the Zipstick Pro too - found it recently in the attic with my old Vic 20 and C64 - unfortuntately the 64 wouldn't start up (shame with so many decent tapes and disks there!), but the Vic20 was as good as ever at around 27 years old! The Zipstick worked perfectly with Cosmic Cruncher (the Pacman clone), and with my favourite game of the 80s, the classic cartridge GORF - blasting that mothership to bits is still satisfying all these years on :D

As for this collection, if it'd had Kikstart or Kikstart 2 i'd have ordered it immediately - I remember Kikstart as my first C64 game, and spent many an hour on the course construction kit - now if that's on an emulator somewhere...? :)

From that list i'd highly recommend Bombjack and Ghosts 'n Goblins, and I seem to remember Buggy Boy was pretty good at the time too... see that none of the Epyx 'Games' series are on there though - Summer Games II and Winter Games must've destroyed many a joystick!

Shame this is £16.72 now :(

Edited By: mattk3410 on Dec 03, 2010 00:18: price increase

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