I have a couple questions. I’ve actually looked around quite a bit for an arcade stick for my friend but have had no luck. He wants to get a huge arcade stick for himself similar to the Hori RAP one that is around.
Are there any other bigger arcade sticks around aside the RAP: Ex Premium VLX?
If any of you are Real Arcade Pro: Ex Premium VLX owners would you recommend one of these sticks to a friend? and how does the Real Arcade Pro Stick compare to the SSFVI TE Fightstick?
There is the Saturn HSS 0130 if you can find one and have a lot of cash. It uses a real arcade panel. Outside of that you are pretty much just looking at real arcade panels in boxes or customs in general.
I personally like my VLX a lot. It feels just like the arcade to me when sitting on a table in front of me. It never moves during play. I like the TE though for its portability. The VLX is a bit too cumbersome to carry around, though someone looking for a large stick probably isn’t too concerned about that.
I would get the VLX because it is just cheaper and will work for the system he buys it for out the box. The HSS is for Sega Saturn, so a lot of work tools and know how will need to be done to mod it to work for a modern system. When I was done I spent almost a grand on my HSS and am afraid to let it leave the house. The HSS is harder to carry around than a VLX.
The VLX is the best joystick I have ever owned. At first the price was off putting but I then realized you essentially are getting an authentic arcade Vewlix panel (and I also realised the money I would have to pay in replacement TE Sticks :P) so I had to have one of these babies. What’s awesome is the wide range of games it works on. This is just a test of games I tried with the VLX on the PS3.
Virtua Fighter 5
Ghouls N Ghosts
Turtles In Time
After Burner Climax
Namco Museum Essentials
Street Fighter HD Remix
Sonic Wings Special
Atari Anniversary Edition
Ah good. Thanks for the info everyone. Price was not an issue here for my friend, but I wanted to make sure that it was a quality product and wanted to know of other options. Appreciate the input everyone!
Damn those actually look pretty nice, but how does it compare to the Premium VLX? I the MvC2 TE stick right now but looking to get another stick and I really want VLX but don’t have the cash for that at the moment but hopefully in the future and it’s not really travel friendly but I just saw the V3 SA which looks similar to the VLX. Anyone have any details or reviews regarding the V3 SA vs VLX?