June 22, 2024

Arcade style joysticks for various systems

We have many great joysticks to bring your computer or console back to life. We make many different types and will go into them below. We have links to our Etsy and eBay stores where they can be purchased.

All our joysticks no matter the system use 8-way Sanwa style joysticks and Sanwa style buttons. They all have rubber feet on the bottom to keep the joystick from sliding around on the table. We design all the cases ourselves and build the joysticks ourselves.

Our first joystick is the standard Atari 2600 style joystick. This will work with many systems.

  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 7800 (Single fire games)
  • Atari 8-bit computers (400/800/XL/XE/XEGS)
  • Atari ST/STE/ TT/ Falcon Computers
  • Commodore Computers (VIC20, 64, 128, Amiga)
  • Colecovision and Adam (Some games require original controller numpad to start game)

Both fire buttons are the same which allows for right or left handed use.

  • Size with case 4 6/10″ wide x 3 3/10 length x 4 1/4″ tall (116.5mm wide x 84mm length x 108mm tall)
  • Joystick Controller cord is 5′ long
  • Large 30mm buttons

We also make a TI-99/4a version of this joystick in the same exact form factor. It is just wired for a TI computer which has different pinouts than the Atari standard.

We make a larger joystick with 2 individually addressable fire buttons for various systems. We have versions for these systems.

  • Apple IIe / IIc / IIgs (II and II+ require 9pin game port adapter)
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Joy2B+ (Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit computer, Amiga, ST, some Sega). Info here
  • Commodore 64 / Commodore Vic-20 (Compatible games and more info here)
  • Radio Shack Color Computer 1/2/3 and Tandy 1000 Systems (Only Coco 3 and Tandy 1000 systems support second fire button)
  • USB Joystick

To purchase any of the joysticks use these handy links.