Time for some powerplay!
Before everything went touchscreen and game controller buttons had a more tactile and reassuringly massive feel; the joystick was king. Never mind your fiddly shoulder buttons and twiddly thumbsticks; any diehard arcade gamer will tell you that a good old-fashioned stick gives you more control and greater speed every time. Even in today’s frantically-paced games. Which is why Marvel and Capcom have teamed up with Sony, Microsoft and arcade aficionados, Hori; to bring you the Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Arcade Stick for PS3
Hailed as the ultimate piece of kit for beat ‘em up fans, this old-school button basher puts all of your controls in easy reach. Used by pro gamers and novices alike, the oversized joystick and buttons
make dropping combos and making subtle movements a doddle – far easier than trying to tweak a tiny thumbstick, anyway.
Joystick, buttons and artwork
Styled on Hori’s massively popular Arcade Pro V series
, this is one of the finest arcade sticks on the market. Sanwa – leading manufacturer of arcade machine parts – have kitted out the interior with their most responsive and durable hardware, including two turbo settings (10 times/sec and 20 times/sec). While Marvel and Capcom have given it their blessing by emblazoning their iconic characters across the face of it.
Short of giving change for a fiver and churning out Slush Puppies it’s the closest you can get to the original arcade experience. And it’s a superb way to get one over your mates in any button bashing games. Now, do you side with Ryu and Ken or Spidey and Wolverine? Decisions, decisions…
More detail and specification