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Controller discussion; N64 controller discussion - collecting/issues/help
Topic Started: Jul 23 2006, 12:29 AM (42,678 Views)
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Nov 28 2012, 02:27 PM
Nov 15 2012, 07:43 PM
Does anyone here have the interact Sharkpad Pro? If so, I would like to know if it's thumbstick is the same or better than the nintendo original controller.
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Yeah, I've got... well, more than a few. >_<

The control stick in the sharkpad is a different beast altogether, it doesn't really feel like an official one at all. In my opinion, it isn't as good as an official stick in good condition, but better than a worn stick, or those gcn style replacements. With all that said, I quite like them.

You can see the control stick range of two of my sharkpad pro controllers here.

A word of warning - as hinted at in the link above. the behaviour of the control stick doesn't appear consistent across all sharkpad pro controllers, at least in my experience. When buying one, you don't know what you'll end up getting.
How well does the Shark Pad Pro work in Smash Brothers? I own a MakoPad controller, and it is fairly difficult to maintain the same level of control with your character when compared to an official N64 stick; nothing like the Gamecube style replacement stick, though, which practically renders that game unplayable.

Just the other day I picked up one of the new style replacement sticks with the potentiometer internals. Even though it has a rather large dead zone, Smash Brothers is very playable and not too affected by this. After playing for two days, I'm quite sure I'd rather have the potentiometer replacement (given longevity...) instead of the MakoPad for Smash Brothers.
Edited by Coligion, Dec 21 2012, 03:23 AM.
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