We have covered already a few items from RetroRadionics as New ZX Spectrum Parts in Multicolor Color and Clear Faceplates, Key Mats, Cases and Membranes and more important New Portable ZX Spectrum 128 Replica and now it is time to introduce their new product Atari compatible Joysticks. Finally one can get decent and quality new joysticks at normal prices.
At the moment Joysticks are available at Pre-Order price for only $19.99 and for that you get Quality Joystick with long lasting micro switches with 9 pin connector/9 wires ATARI standard joystick with 1.5m long cable all build to last. Joystick is ABS plastic mold and it is available in different colors and of course it has Automatic fire switch with Fire1/Fire2 option.
What is also important for some hard core gamers and people that like extra value is that Joystick is repairable: You can get all spare parts from replaceable mechanics,micro switches, ball in different colors, vacuum pads and even cable! Cable can be changed easily with interchangeable with 9pin mini connector on joystick PCB side.
Enjoy Joystick gallery and pre-order now as you will get better price 🙂
4 thoughts on “Production of New Atari compatible Joysticks from RetroRadionics”
About the joystick from RetroRadionics. People in german Forum64 had asked the producer, what the sentence “Joystick mechanics by Sanwa standard” exactly means and the producer wrote there, that this is a chinese clone from the Sanwa JLF controller and NOT real Sanwa parts, like you wrote here. If this clone is good or not, we will see, when the first people have their joystick. That this can NEVER be a real Sanwa stick, is completely clear, when you look at the price of only 19,90 Euro. A real Sanwa JLF-TP steering-unit alone, without the case and all the rest, costs more than the complete RetroRadionics controller. I want to tell this for the reason, that maybe some buyers could be disappointed, when they read your article and then think, the buy real japanese Sanwa parts here. Nevertheless, that it is a clone must not automatically mean, that it’s not good to use, but that there will be a difference to a real Sanwa Arcade-Stick, which costs 100,- Euro and more, is also clear.
Only one comment there…. I make ArcadeR joysticks that in order to get it no need to sell kidneys… It is with compatible Sanwa mechanics…. Worth any penny.. But in the case that people prefer original Sanwa mechanism… I can offer for 50 usd price!… Two sets for 100 usd (not euros)
Of course the stick is worth the EUR 19,95 or whatever it will cost finally. That’s a very good and cheap price for such a stick. But in the article here is written the sentence
“for only $19.99 and for that you get Quality Joystick mechanics by Sanwa”
and this is not true, because it’s not from the japanese factory Sanwa, it’s a chinese Sanwa clone, that was built inside this joystick. Therefore it’s good that Knuthilf Samström made this clear for the readers. Otherwise it could lead to confusion among buyers, who might think when they read the article, that they were buying an original Sanwa JLF here.
You are right, they are not Sanwa, but with compatible Sanwa mechanics.