|★ HARDWARE ★ JOYSTICKS ★ FOOTPEDAL ★|
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Well, you've seen the Bug, now it's time to dig out your old race games and give Quickjoy's Footpedal offering a test drive. Do you remember Chris Price's Black Box? We at ACU gave the lowdown on it quite some time ago and, considering the big response Chris got to the article, it would seem that you gamesters out there like anything that enhances the feel of your latest purchases.
Following on from that excellent foot pedal device, though on a much more commercial vein, is Spectravideo's latest stick innovation, or should I say non-stick innovation.
Basically, the Footpedal is designed to enhance your existing joystick, by taking over three of the normal functions of your regular stick. What that means for race lovers, is that you can reconfigure the foot pedals to correspond to the accelerator, brake and clutch of your motor, just like the real thing, leaving your handheld to take care of the steering.
On beat-em-ups, or Ninja offerings, the Footpedal can also help to make those flying kicks much more satisfying, it really is that versatile. The beast itself looks superb, decked out with multicoloured pedals against an ice cool grey surround. Operation is simple as well, with the Footpedal plugging directly into the machine, and your regular joystick plugging into the second lead from the pedals.
Using an extremely simple switch over box, the three pedals can be reconfigured in a trice, simply by pushing the sliding buttons into the correct sequence. Once that's done, you're on your way to yet more high scores with this brilliantly devised unit. Anything that enhances your playing power has got to be a must for serious gamesters and the Footpedal does exactly that.
Extremely durable, the Footpedal should give you hours of endless fun. A joy to use, as well as being a very practical piece of equipment, this is certainly no gimmick. Featuring industry standard microswitches, you should be able to hammer this one around like there's no tomorrow, and still end up ahead of the opposition.
If you like to get the most out of your games, you need the right equipment, and this is one offering well worth getting your hands on. It's applications really depend on your own preferences, even though it lends itself to some games more than others. All we need now, to finish the job off, is a proper Race Ace steering wheel. Any offers?