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    Saturn Sega Saturn Virtua Stick

    I know the Saturn is home to some great fighters, and since Fighters Megamix was recently reviewed, I'd like to know something about this accessory.

    I have digital copies of Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, and Sonic the Fighters on PSN. I am planning to get a Hori fight stick mini for my PS3. However, looking back on the ol' Saturn, I wanted to know how this fight stick for that system holds up in terms of quality. Has anyone had the opportunity to own one or use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeckidy View Post
    I know the Saturn is home to some great fighters, and since Fighters Megamix was recently reviewed, I'd like to know something about this accessory.

    I have digital copies of Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, and Sonic the Fighters on PSN. I am planning to get a Hori fight stick mini for my PS3. However, looking back on the ol' Saturn, I wanted to know how this fight stick for that system holds up in terms of quality. Has anyone had the opportunity to own one or use it?
    I have one and IMO its the best Arcade stick ever made.


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    There are two HSS-0136 variants. The earlier models have a vintage seimitsu LS-56 stick, which is unbeatable. The newer variants have an ascii stick, which is still quite good. If you ain't happy with the ascii, just swap it for a modern seimitsu.

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    I really want one of these.. so many Saturn games would play better with a joystick..

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    Depending where you live a US seller just put one on eBay for like $75 shipped.
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    I have this one which is also called the Virtua Stick.


    It's pretty good, nice weight, durable build. I wish the buttons were a little bigger though. It's definitely not a Hori style arcade replica or anything, but I think I paid like $20 for it back in the day, and as far as I know, they still don't for much more than that nowadays. I'd recommend it for $30 or less. It's definitely a quality product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by profholt82 View Post
    I have this one which is also called the Virtua Stick.


    It's pretty good, nice weight, durable build. I wish the buttons were a little bigger though. It's definitely not a Hori style arcade replica or anything, but I think I paid like $20 for it back in the day, and as far as I know, they still don't for much more than that nowadays. I'd recommend it for $30 or less. It's definitely a quality product.

    Not a clicky stick though

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    Quote Originally Posted by profholt82 View Post
    I have this one which is also called the Virtua Stick.


    It's pretty good, nice weight, durable build. I wish the buttons were a little bigger though. It's definitely not a Hori style arcade replica or anything, but I think I paid like $20 for it back in the day, and as far as I know, they still don't for much more than that nowadays. I'd recommend it for $30 or less. It's definitely a quality product.
    Yup what I have. I got mine about 2 years ago new in box for $24 shipped. I love it despite the stick not clicky. I played a lot of fighring games with it and funny enough Panzer Dragoon.
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    I might get one. Whatís inside? I doubt itís leaf switches

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    Quote Originally Posted by profholt82 View Post
    I have this one which is also called the Virtua Stick.


    It's pretty good, nice weight, durable build. I wish the buttons were a little bigger though. It's definitely not a Hori style arcade replica or anything, but I think I paid like $20 for it back in the day, and as far as I know, they still don't for much more than that nowadays. I'd recommend it for $30 or less. It's definitely a quality product.
    Itís pretty flimsy. I had crack mine open and glue back some plastic tabs that kept the joystick in place. Iím almost afraid to work it like an arcade stick, because I fear that it will fall apart.
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    Really? Huh. Mine's been going strong for years, never had an issue with it. I suppose I don't use it a ton though. It's not a fancy stick by any means, but it's cheap, has a good weight and feels solid to me. I'll take your word it though, Vet. I'll try not to get too over zealous rocking the stick.

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    I have the Pal version of the Stick and its ok, but its rubbish compared to the Virtua Stick and also a step back from the Arcade Power stick on the MD
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