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Re: Controller talk

Post by dege13 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:57 pm

Yeah, I have been watching this since Rerez talked about it. I was going to buy one through the Kickstarter, but then I saw the price of $70+$30 shipping from for Canada.. and it's a Canadian company. Hell, they are an hour drive from here. And that was the Early Bird price.

That's where I said 'no way'... Then on top of that, I noticed that you actually need the version with the USB dongle to do many consoles. That's $100+$30 shipping. Nope. Not for something I cannot get at least an independent review of first.
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Re: Controller talk

Post by dege13 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:41 am

I don't have much to say about this myself, but someone may be interested.

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Re: Controller talk

Post by SelfDestructow » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:10 pm

Found this controller at a flea market today. I've never seen on like it before. Says it's a Capcom Pad Soldier for the Super Famicom. Weird item to find here in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Post by dege13 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:35 pm

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That thing looks pretty cool. I was trying to find info about what it's purpose was and found an article that gave a good point of view.
The Super Famicom (and by extension, the Super NES) had a great controller, but arcade fans of Street Fighter II were dismayed when the game landed on the 16-bit home consoles in 1992. The SFC controller had the requisite number of buttons to play the game properly, but they were not in the standard arcade formation of two rows of three buttons. Capcom sought to fix that by releasing the Pad Solider, a controller that rearranges the SFC buttons to match its arcade counterpart. It's designed for fighting games, but it works with any game for the console.
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Re: Controller talk

Post by SelfDestructow » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:25 am

Thanks for the link! Yeah, I had assumed that since it was a Capcom controller with a 6 button pad that is was intended for use as a Street Fighter 2 controller but I wasn't sure if it was a Japan only thing. When I posted the pic on Twitter (link below), Josh @FranticSociety mentioned he had a NTSC one when he was young, confirmed that it was essentially made for SF2 (as the article you found describes) and that it worked pretty well with most games.

I haven't tried it out yet but I would agree with the article that not having shoulder mounted L and R buttons would be a problem with some games.

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