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Hori Digital Gamecube Pad -- $9.95


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Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:39 AM

Wow, can't believe so many people here are buying them. They seem solid, but CC is selling Classic controllers for $14.99 the first week of release. I'd rather pay $5 more for it.



getting it with CvS2 and Ikaruga in mind. possibly Chaos Field as well.


I wasn't aware of the CC deal on the...CC....so thanks for posting that! Might as well get one of those as well.

#32 daroga   swimming with nanocarp CAGiversary!   11178 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:58 AM

I've seen the same thing (or something remarkably similar) at EB B&M, also for $10, if you guys prefer not to buy online.

They're similar, but they're crap 3rd party, verses Hori which is practically first party in the quality of their accessories. Granted, I've not sued the "retro" controllers that EB/GS sells, but if past history has taught me anything, it's avoid 3rd party controllers at all costs, with a few exceptions, the Hori Digital Pad being one of them.

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#33 wampa8jedi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4096 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:59 AM

I've owned one of these for years, and still use it--works amazingly for any 2d games (Ikaruga, Nintendo Puzzle Collection). Highly recommended.

#34 nwaugh   thread killa CAGiversary!   1387 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 04:21 AM

This is my first eStarland purchase - how long does an order usually take to move past "processing"?

#35 RolePlayer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   238 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 05:18 AM

This is my first eStarland purchase - how long does an order usually take to move past "processing"?


usually pretty quick. I got my Shadow Hearts 3 guide within days after ordering. used 2-7 days. Prolly took 3-4.

And on a side note, can someone suggest a list of games that are perfect for this controller besides Ikaruga? Trying to make these controllers useful until i get the Wii.

#36 nwaugh   thread killa CAGiversary!   1387 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 06:17 AM

From what's been said previously:
All GBA games
Capcom vs. SNK EO
Chaos Field
Ikaruga
Mega Man Anniv. Collection
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
Nintendo Puzzle Collection
Resident Evil
WarioWare, Inc.

Games that have promise:
Alien Hominid
Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (first half)
Mega Man X Collection
Midway Arcade Treasures 1-3
Puyo Puyo Pop
Resident Evil 2, 3
Sonic Gems Collection
Sonic Mega Collection
Super Smash Bros. Melee

#37 Miranda   about.me/adnarim CAGiversary!   1652 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:00 AM

From what's been said previously:
All GBA games
Capcom vs. SNK EO
Chaos Field
Ikaruga
Mega Man Anniv. Collection
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
Nintendo Puzzle Collection
Resident Evil
WarioWare, Inc.

Games that have promise:
Alien Hominid
Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (first half)
Mega Man X Collection
Midway Arcade Treasures 1-3
Puyo Puyo Pop
Resident Evil 2, 3
Sonic Gems Collection
Sonic Mega Collection
Super Smash Bros. Melee


Also works great for Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen (Naruto: Clash of Ninja) 1-3. It won't work on the 4th version of the game since they took out d-pad support in that one. :(

#38 TyranT   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   54 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:15 AM

Megaman X collection uses the same controll scheme as the first Megaman collection so it works great for that too..

Only I wish they had some more black ones... I don't want an indigo one.. :(
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#39 brianmoy   Brian the best I can. CAGiversary!   2021 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 12:23 PM

What the hay, I might get 1 or maybe a couple. A gamer friend told me these were pretty cool and usually spendy.
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#40 SpoDaddy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   115 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:13 PM

I am guessing that at $20 the classic controller is just worth it.


Probably, but the classic controller won't play games on the Game Boy Player.

#41 lilboo   Not addicted to WoW CAGiversary!   18235 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:52 PM

I agree, I'll just eventually get classic controllers being that I don't have a gameboy player.Hopefully Buy.com keeps the $10 off $30 promotion. 2 classic controllers for $30 would be nice.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 01:58 PM

Mine shipped already. Then again, I ordered early Monday morning before this was posted. I was going to share, but I got side-tracked. Glad you gamers found it.
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#43 nwaugh   thread killa CAGiversary!   1387 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2006 - 10:16 PM

A few more games that can be used with the Hori pad, taken from:
http://www.nintendos...article975.html

Resident Evil 4
Surprisingly, one of the GameCube's best titles is playable with the Hori pad. RE4 uses the c-stick for camera adjustments and the sniper rifle. The latter is definitely important, but it's only necessary in certain sequences, so the game can be played in huge chunks with the Hori pad. In fact, the d-pad and the button layout are actually well-fitted to this action game. Aiming was still easy, though not as precise as aiming with the analog stick. The Hori pad can also be used to play the other Resident Evil titles on GCN, with the exception of Resident Evil 0, which requires the c-stick to control your partner. Capcom's Resident Evil franchise is easily the best choice for using the Hori pad.

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
This game works surprisingly well with the Hori pad. The game uses the c-stick in certain situations with your back to the wall, but it's not necessary and this game is completely playable with the Hori pad. As a matter of fact, playing Twin Snakes with the Hori pad felt very natural, and Snake's actions were all easily executed and very responsive.

Need for Speed Underground
The Need for Speed game uses the c-stick for looking back. The game can be controlled with the d-pad, and the Hori controller's larger digital pad actually controls the cars very nicely, though again it's not as precise as an analog stick. Still, with the sensitivity with which the analog responds in the game, some may actually prefer to play with the d-pad.

Some other games that can be played with the Hori pad (though with slightly limited functionality) include Madden and the Phantasy Star Online games.

#44 MarioMania   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   48 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 10:32 PM

I love the Controller for GB/GBA game

But the D-pad Clicks...not like the SNES pad, When I try to selete something..it double taps it..I

#45 allyourblood   America's youth sucks. CAGiversary!   3152 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 10:49 PM

I love the Controller for GB/GBA game

But the D-pad Clicks...not like the SNES pad, When I try to selete something..it double taps it..I


none of mine exhibit this. in fact, i A-B'd it with a couple SNES pads in terms of feel and responsiveness, and found them very similar.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:37 AM

BUMP!

Got mine and finally got to test it today with Capcom Vs. Snk 2.

works great! Initially, the weird button set up was throwing me off, since I've played 2-D fighters exclusively with the PS2 for years, but I adjusted quickly.

The d-pad is awesome though. Can't wait to use this when I pick up Ikaruga this weekend.

BUY THIS PAD!

#47 daroga   swimming with nanocarp CAGiversary!   11178 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:30 PM

Just checked to see if this was still valid and it is. Bumping it up now that the Wii is out and osme people may have renewed use for it with the Virtual Console, etc.

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#48 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5277 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 09:21 PM

Saw the Pelican "Retro" version of this controller at Gamestop for $7.99.
Is it a good enough controller for the Gameboy Player, seeing how I can't buy the Hori one online?

#49 databuild   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   221 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2006 - 10:18 PM

My order hasn't shipped yet. This is my first time ordering with them.

#50 S_G   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   290 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2006 - 11:25 PM

Saw the Pelican "Retro" version of this controller at Gamestop for $7.99.
Is it a good enough controller for the Gameboy Player, seeing how I can't buy the Hori one online?


I have the Hori and the Pelican and both are better than the regular GC controller when using the Gameboy Player.

#51 angrysalad187   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   165 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 02:53 AM

sold out?
if not how much is shipping?

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 03:38 AM

Sold out, unfortunatly. And I had just talked my wife into letting me splurge on two more. :(
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:33 AM

Just got the 3 I ordered yesterday...and they are AWESOME for Wii VC!!:applause: :bouncy:
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#54 wyatt8   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2006 - 03:01 PM

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that their are Hori pads available at http://www.warpzonev...39&cat=0&page=1

I've used them before for some classic games and their service is good. Priority shipping is only $4.95 up to one lb.

Just thought I'd let you know.

Wyatt
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#55 allyourblood   America's youth sucks. CAGiversary!   3152 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:56 PM

so saith Brocktoon.
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#56 Admiral Ackbar   It's a trap! CAGiversary!   15848 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:59 PM

Anyone have any opportunity to compare the Hori with the new classic controller?

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#57

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:59 PM

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that their are Hori pads available at http://www.warpzonev...39&cat=0&page=1

I've used them before for some classic games and their service is good. Priority shipping is only $4.95 up to one lb.

Just thought I'd let you know.

Wyatt



it's weird that you're talking like you are just a customer, since you obviously are affiliated with the place. that makes you look sketchy.
what color is it anyway?

BUT if your store is legit, then thanks! :)


these pads are great. I think my CvS2 skills actually improved with the super tight d-pad.

#58 wyatt8   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2006 - 02:35 PM

it's weird that you're talking like you are just a customer, since you obviously are affiliated with the place. that makes you look sketchy.
what color is it anyway?

BUT if your store is legit, then thanks! :)


these pads are great. I think my CvS2 skills actually improved with the super tight d-pad.


Alright, you got me, I'm the owner. But we have about 60 of them available if anyone is interested. They are the Indigo colored ones, all brand new in box.

My distributor said the supply they got was a closeout for the remaining stock from Hori so there are not supposed to be any more after this.

If anyone has any questions please let me know.

Wyatt
Get hundreds of used classic video games at http://www.warpzonevideogames.com - Great Prices! Great Selection!

#59 Dah-Dee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   140 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2006 - 02:43 PM

Alright, you got me, I'm the owner.


We shouldn't have to "get you," you should have been truthful to begin with instead of attempting to deceive us, which you clearly were with your statement, "I've used them before for some classic games and their service is good." :shame:

Please feel free at your very earliest convenience to apologize profusely and to offer these pads for sale to CAG members at your cost or below. That'd be a good start on making amends. [-(

#60 databuild   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   221 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 December 2006 - 12:03 AM

In stock now - 14.95 for purple one at eStarland