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Joystickery, Part 3

In this installment of my ongoing series about arcade-style joysticks for home consoles, I’m going to talk about two very different sticks in my collection: The Capcom Fighter Power Stick, and…a struggle stick for the Atari 2600?! I also want to talk a little bit about the upcoming arcade stick units from Capcom and SNK. So join us, won’t you (sorry Karina), for Parte the Thirde of Joystickery on Retro Game SuperHyper!

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Neo Geo Mini: The RGSH Test

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So here it is! I’ve been excited about this since its announcement, and on October 15, 2018, the Neo Geo Mini was released in the US. Seriously, as soon as SNK showed their little 40th anniversary surprise, I declared, in no uncertain terms, “I’m buying that.”

Also, the hilarious irony of a console whose advertising slogan was “Bigger – Badder – Better” and bragged about the “Meg” size of their cartridges being reduced to a tiny unit the size of a Coleco tabletop game is not lost on me.

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2 Years!

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Today is the second anniversary of Retro Game SuperHyper! Happy birthday! Continue reading “2 Years!”

Joystickery

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Having been introduced to videogames through arcades and the Atari 2600, I have largely lived my gamer life feeling that videogames should be played with joysticks. I mean, naturally I’ve gotten used to control pads, and I do think that the SNES controller and the DualShock are two of the best game controller designs of all time, and there are plenty of games with control schemes that cannot be executed efficiently on an arcade-style joystick setup. But I’ve always been a sucker for adding arcade sticks to my consoles; to me, there’s always been something better, more formal, more serious, more proper about using a joystick whenever possible. Continue reading “Joystickery”

Holding Out for a Hero

Riding Hero is a first-wave Neo-Geo title that typically catches a whole lotta crap from people. But you know what? I’m gonna go to bat for it right now, because I love it and it doesn’t get talked about enough.

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