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Author Topic: "Asteroids controller" what the heck is this thing?  (Read 793 times)

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"Asteroids controller" what the heck is this thing?
« on: March 21, 2019, 02:47:20 pm »
Does anyone here know how this controller works?
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Re: "Asteroids controller" what the heck is this thing?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 04:37:38 pm »
No idea but I'm sure Randy will be along shortly to tell us why it's crap.

This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: "Asteroids controller" what the heck is this thing?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 05:00:19 pm »
I can only think it's some kind of spinner that replaces rotate left/right, perhaps with a push function for firing? But as Asteroids doesn't use analog controls, God knows...

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Re: "Asteroids controller" what the heck is this thing?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 05:06:28 pm »
They just hijacked the picture of that cab. That is some stupid eye tracking game. The cab has no controls. I think it is called Eye Asteroids.

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Re: "Asteroids controller" what the heck is this thing?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 07:11:38 pm »
They just hijacked the picture of that cab. That is some stupid eye tracking game. The cab has no controls. I think it is called Eye Asteroids.

they couldn't even be hip and call it eyesteroids?

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Re: "Asteroids controller" what the heck is this thing?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 10:16:26 am »
I think if you dig around on AliExpress you'll find there's a steering wheel that's meant to slide down onto that spinner.  Can't remember now how I found it, but I remember seeing it.