Mad Catz Arcade GameStick Review (Xbox 360)

Thanks to a weekly release of titles, the Xbox Live Arcade library is quickly growing to include a number of coin-op classics such as Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger and Galaga, as well as some newer releases including AstroPop and Lumines Live!. Many of these games are fantastic recreations of their arcade counterparts, but one of the most common criticisms regarding their gameplay has to do with the D-Pad on the Xbox 360 controller being, well, awful.

Thanks to the fact that the default Xbox 360 controller has one of the worst D-Pads anyone has ever played, many of Xbox Live Arcade's games are somewhat frustrating to play since they don't quite seem to have the feel we'd hope for. Hoping to give Arcade gamers a solution for this, well-known hardware manufacturer MadCatz has developed their version of a classic-style arcade controller designed specifically for the Xbox 360.

TeamXbox recently spent a weekend checking the MadCatz Arcade GameStick out to see how well it fared.

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ironwolf3551d ago (Edited 3551d ago )

post your opinions. It looks interesting.

God of Gaming3551d ago

I just dont know if I can justify the price of this thing ($60 bucks) but it does look interesting

FFVIIFan3551d ago

but it looks alright. At least it matches the 360 feel. Though I think it has too many buttons for a joystick. I mean if you're only going to use it for old arcade games, why the thumbstick and extra analog pad. With the joystick that's three ways to move, overkill?

gogators3551d ago

and it shoul have placed a 6 button configuration instead of only 4. Still can't see how this will help with SF2.

Zinswin3551d ago

I'm really glad I bought the Hori DOA 4 joystick last year... it's AWESOME for arcade games that demand an 8 point joystick. Unfortunately, I don't think it's for sale anymore...