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Lomar

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2 player 4-way joystick games?
« on: August 15, 2005, 08:13:05 pm »
My quest continues ...

Have the PC and monitor.  Bought the cabinet today.  Some bowling game that looks like it use to be a fighter cabinet of some sort.

Whatever.

The control panel on it is ... big.  I'm going to replace it with a new piece of wood cut to the same size as the old one so I can get a fresh start.

So .. I have all sorts of real estate (13" x 35").  So PLENTY of room for 2 joysticks, 12 buttons, trackball, etc..

My question is -- it seems that I can't find a conclusive answer on using combo 4/8 way joysticks.  They seem like they do 8 way good but 4 way bad (and I DO NOT want to hear my wife complaining about Ms. Pac Man).   So, I figure, I have the space ... I'll just add a dedicated 4 way joystick.

Pure genius!  ;)

However .. can anybody think of 2 player games that would require 2 dedicated 4 way joysticks or can I use just 1?

Finally -- anybody using the J-Stik in 4 way mode for games like pacman and galaga?  Does it work pretty good for you?
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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 10:54:17 pm »
How much space have you got?

2 player Karate Champ needs FOUR 4-way sticks, 2 per player.

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2005, 02:41:42 am »
Yup, I have the original cabinet with that game. Nobody plays it :(


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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2005, 02:46:38 am »
Crazy Climber?

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2005, 07:07:31 am »
 :D

What I actually meant was ... are there games where 2 people will be playing at the same time with 4 way joysticks?

So, I was going to have 2 8-way joysticks but only wanted to put 1 4-way joystick on for certain games.  For example, Galaga and PacMan won't have 2 people playing simultaneously.  Are there 4-way joystick games that people DO play simultaneously?

And I used to LOVE Kung Fu Fighter.

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2005, 07:09:28 am »
If you have room I would go with a dedicated 4way.

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2005, 09:31:09 am »
Crazy Climber?

Crazy Climber uses two 8-ways.

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2005, 07:25:07 pm »
Crazy Climber?

Crazy Climber uses two 8-ways.

Oh how the hell would you know?

*takes a look at avatar*

...oh....

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2005, 08:58:30 pm »
*takes a look at avatar*

...oh....

Take a look at the sig too.

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2005, 09:09:49 pm »
Let's see..

Joust, Tetris, Mario Brothers and Bubble Bobble are two player simultaneous games that will play very well on 4 way joysticks.  I'm sure there are others, but those are the ones that stand out for me at the moment. 

-88mph

But those games are actually 2-way games and they will play perfectly fine on 8 way joysticks because there is never a need to up or down. 

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2005, 09:11:02 pm »
*takes a look at avatar*

...oh....

Take a look at the sig too.

Ha...nice.  I would love to get a classic cabinet...saw a Ms Pac Man going for 1200 on Ebay.  I looked in my wallet but I only had a couple 10's...  :(

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2005, 11:44:17 pm »
I think he's asking if he needs two 4-way sticks for anything.  Like if Donkey Kong was simultaneous two-player.

I can't think of anything off the top of my head except for Karate Champ.

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2005, 09:54:35 am »
the bomberman games are 4 way arent they?  and they're four player... Im pretty sure im going to make a 'classic' CP that will have two 4 ways.

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2017, 01:49:56 pm »
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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2017, 03:29:49 pm »
I think he's asking if he needs two 4-way sticks for anything.  Like if Donkey Kong was simultaneous two-player.

I can't think of anything off the top of my head except for Karate Champ.

I know Joust uses 2-way joysticks, but I kind of categorize 2-way joystick games with 4-way because I've never had problems using a 4-way joystick for 2-way joystick games, and Joust is 2 player simultaneous.

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Re: 2 player 4-way joystick games?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2017, 10:37:14 pm »
There are multiplayer 4-way simultaneous games, however almost all of them are in the black and white era. Only big exception I can think of is Atari Tetris, which is the worst version of Tetris ever made and can be skipped.
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