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i fooking loved the n64 pad.it was crazy
In my lap.
with the massive telephone bit in the middle you were supposed to slide a card over - worst controller EVER.
i love early 90s design aesthetics. CHUNKY PLASTIC FTW.
you were supposed to be able to take it down the arcades and upload your characters to their Naomi systems. Absolutely rubbish. The Dreamcast controllers were quite good though, the analogue shoulder buttons were really useful for racing games.
no other controller fits so well in your hand without cramping *I'M LOOKING AT YOU N64 CONTROLLER*
its ace though
and it was a nightmare for multiplayer Goldeneye if you got the shitty pad
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it would be the current 360 controller for pure function. All Sony's pads - up to and including the current one - retain their FAIL value due to the rubbish deadzone in the middle of the sticks. Which they STILL refuse to fix after all this time, and make playing first person games a (comparative) bleedin' chore.
There's something weirdly loveable about the Gamcube controller too. So snug; and those ace shoulder buttons.
Retro value: the 6 button Megadrive pads. For SFII:CE, obv.
Retro comedy value: those amiga and ST ones that had a smooth disc where the pad should be. They didn't work, but every fucker bought them.
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N64 pad ftw.
Although Wii Remote + Nunchuck is pretty sweet.
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that's a really dumb thing to say
Stop ignoring me. It was REVOLUTIONARY and all pads since OWE IT EVERYTHING.
good choice sir
really, really good; but the d-pad was too small and spongey. I had a second party pad which mimicked the design but was abit more chunky, and it was absolutely magic.
the original XBOX one though, that was a corker
cottage sized xbox controller. He called it 'the loaf'
obviously, I guess, since it pretty much informed the design of the 360 pad.
I dunno, there was something satisfying about the moose-sized one too; the super-powerful rumble maybe?
Although I do have a soft spot for the N64 pad. "One joystick?? Yellow 'c' buttons for strafing! MADNESS!"
to play shoot em ups properly on so it will always have a place in my heart.
you're a shmups man? Are you into full-on bullet hell shit? As a man who can't get past the first level of Ikaruga, ou're having my respect if so.
altho only a bit. my boyf is very into them and frequently gives me hour long lectures on the virtues of one d-pad over another. great stuff.
n64 for me, but i love most nintendo controllers. anything else usually makes me feel queasy, esp some of the 3rd party gamecube ones out there that literally make me feel vomity.
gamecube controller coming in second, but dualshock for football games.
probably going to cost me over £100, because there's no way I'm playing that with the 360's pad. Why couldn't they get that bit right too?
Not even any contest. All the buttons are accessible without moving your hand. The N64 one was fucking awful. It had three handles.
I tell you what else was EVIL. Megadrive. GOD. WHAT THE FUCK. Horrible.
the ps2 stick is shit and really hard to get to!
a tiny bit fussy at times (d-pad, z button?) but the build quality and stick were THE BEST.
the must have been made of the most indestructable material know to man, the amount of times I threw the against the wall or bit them in frustration
Acctualy I like the SNES and Playstaion bestist but I havent played on the new lot of consoles like xbox and all them lot.... oh yeah 3DO was a joke a shit shit joke.
don't forget the D pad..
but as JayPe kinda suggested, it's often others that develop and refine them into their best forms.
before they added those thumbsticks and a rumblepack.
It was a perfect fit for hands and intuitive to play with.
Fit like an extension of the hand, was basically the PS2 controller with all the problems sorted.
it's the only controller I feel genuinely comfortable handling, it's just big and reassuring feeling, everything was in the right place on it, although it could have been a tiny, tiny bit smaller maybe. Apart from that though it's fuckng ace.