|★ HARDWARE ★ JOYSTICKS ★ Sure Shot Triplets ★|
|Joystick - Sure Shot Triplets|Amstrad Computer User)||Hardware Joysticks|
And then I opened the second box, only to be confronted by a minor dilemma, name of Sure Shot. Or rather three of them. A trio of similar joysticks with the same name. Two with short, bulbous shafts
and one with a long, tapering rubber-co-ated waggly bit (Roget is short on shaft similes). The difference between the first two (short and bulbous) is that one has a top fire button - hooray! Other than that, snap.
Microswitches take care of direction dictation and the fire buttons on the base. The version with the top fire button utilises the "stick up the hole" principle detailed earlier. Fine in theory, but it does have the problem that it becomes more difficult to move the stick when the top button is pressed, as some graphics packages demand. Apart from this, the feel is pleasant enough.
The lightness of touch needed comes as a welcome relief after the rigours of the Pro Ace, but there is still a little muddiness in the action. This should concern none but the purist, as otherwise this stick has little to fault it. The design is sturdy and the throw limited to almost the right extent.Altogether, overall a pleasing but vanilla flavoured product.