Has anyone used their fightstick for nonfighting games?

#1 Posted by V (328 posts) -

Hello dear Giantbomb users, 
 
Recently, I went out to a local store and purchased a fightstick in hopes that I could get better at SFIV before the next iteration came out.  But after playing a few matches, unlocking some of the characters, I saw my copy of NCAA Football 10...  I was quite bored at the time, so i though, why the hell not, and i popped in the disc in.  As i sat there with fightstick in hand, I led the Virginia Cavaliers ahead of the Washington State Cougars by a considerable margin.  So my question to you is this my friends and enemies; Have you ever played a game that was not meant for your fightstick with it?

#2 Posted by JJOR64 (18911 posts) -

When I play MAME, I use my arcade stick since they were arcade games back in the day.  Final Fight feels so much better with an arcade stick.

#3 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

Wait 
That stick works on like Football games and other random shit like that ? 
Awesome ! 

#4 Posted by Odyssey (114 posts) -

The only way to play Pacman CE.

#5 Posted by SamStrife (1282 posts) -
Never thought to....gona try it on FIFA later, I bet that's slick with a joystick.
#6 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -

Yeah I've played some other games with it. 
 
I got one kill against my friend in call of duty with it.

#7 Posted by 10MP (311 posts) -

I have tried it with megaman 9, pacman, and a few others but a pad gives me better control.

#8 Posted by Plasma (931 posts) -

Alot of Xbox Live arcade games work great, as they were originally REAL arcade games.

#9 Posted by sfighter21 (794 posts) -
@AniMoney said:
" Yeah I've played some other games with it.  I got one kill against my friend in call of duty with it. "
REALLY!!?  lol.  That's crazy!
#10 Posted by jaycee13 (523 posts) -

i use mine for silent hill 3 on the pc

#11 Posted by MrJared (397 posts) -

Yes, I use mine all the time for Mushihime-Sama Futari.
 
Remember, they were called arcade sticks before the term "fight stick" existed. You should use them on arcade-style games :)

#12 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -

If you're a camper in MW2 or something, you can set the mode to right stick, and just aim down the sights and shoot dudes.

#13 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1110 posts) -

I play Twinkle Star Sprites with mine.

#14 Posted by lordofultima (6208 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy said:
" I play Twinkle Star Sprites with mine. "
Nobody wants to hear about that gay shit.
#15 Posted by V (328 posts) -

i feel like i want to get good at guitar hero with it...

#16 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@sfighter21 said:
" @AniMoney said:
" Yeah I've played some other games with it.  I got one kill against my friend in call of duty with it. "
REALLY!!?  lol.  That's crazy! "
Yeah he got like 20 on me though as I kept switching between right stick to aim and left to move lol. But just getting that one pretty much meant I won. 
 
@V said:
" i feel like i want to get good at guitar hero with it... "
Might actually be better than a guitar.
#17 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -

I used it for 1v100 turbo makes that awesome.

#18 Posted by Xcessive (109 posts) -

GranTurismo 5p, works pretty well actually

#19 Posted by Gambit (727 posts) -

man seems like it would be hard to use it with NCAA you would have to flip the switch to juke, hurdle, make hot routes, hit stick people, and pump fake.
But yeah I have used it for arcade games and before it broke I used my fight pad to play games on my PC.

#20 Posted by V (328 posts) -
@Gambit: oh, i didnt say it was intuitive... i stopped after a while because you do have to change it up for juking, its just the idea of using a joystick to play Football that isn't Blitz is funny
#21 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

I enjoy my SF4 joystick quite a lot on a lot of arcade or emulated games.  I also like trying out some PC games with simple controls using Xpadder to really get the most out of it.

#22 Posted by Necrotrophic (261 posts) -

i play megaman with my fight stick

#23 Posted by Von (328 posts) -

Playing Sensible Soccer (the original, not the goofy looking remake) sounds like a blast with one of those things.

#24 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

Yes.
 
Works with 2D games like Odin Sphere quite well actually. 
 
Any compilation with arcade games, I mean how can you not use the joystick?!

#25 Posted by jakob187 (21644 posts) -

No, but I used it for real fighting.  It looked a lot like Roger Daltrey meets UFC.

#26 Posted by sxezskoz (40 posts) -

I exclusively play Culdcept Saga with my arcade stick. Slow turn based strategy is made even more relaxing if you don't have to hold the controller, very satifying to issue commands with a big button too. I tried it out of laziness after playing Soul Calibur IV and forgetting to swap controllers after I sat down- turned out to be an awewsome idea and now I make sure my arcade is connected before I boot up Culdcept.

#27 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

a little bit unrelated but one night at a house party we decided to try and play tekken 5 with a dance mat - i can guarantee a drunken laugh if you guys get the chance to try that shit out- its insane

#28 Posted by sxezskoz (40 posts) -
@V: when i worked as a tester at activision, we played street fighter iv every day during our breaks. as such, i would bring my stick to work everyday. one day i got curious and tried out guitar hero with the arcade stick. if i remember correctly, the certain gh i was working on recognized the controller as a non-guitar/non-drum controller and only allowed me to use it in conjunction with the microphone to do vocals.
#29 Posted by NateDogg (465 posts) -

puzzle fighter!

#30 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@sxezskoz said:
" @V: when i worked as a tester at activision, we played street fighter iv every day during our breaks. as such, i would bring my stick to work everyday. one day i got curious and tried out guitar hero with the arcade stick. if i remember correctly, the certain gh i was working on recognized the controller as a non-guitar/non-drum controller and only allowed me to use it in conjunction with the microphone to do vocals. "
Dude thats sweet, what game were you testing?
#31 Posted by onimonkii (2429 posts) -
@sxezskoz said:
" @V: when i worked as a tester at activision, we played street fighter iv every day during our breaks. as such, i would bring my stick to work everyday. one day i got curious and tried out guitar hero with the arcade stick. if i remember correctly, the certain gh i was working on recognized the controller as a non-guitar/non-drum controller and only allowed me to use it in conjunction with the microphone to do vocals. "
when i worked there we did stuff like this with racing wheels and that fucked up looking gun controller for xbox
 
a simpler time...
#32 Edited by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Hook it up to your PC and you can play MAME with it.  Shmups, fighters, etc. galore!
 
Also great for rhythm games such as Stepmania, DJ Max, Pop'n Music, etc.

#33 Posted by wiltron (6 posts) -

No, but I have chainsawed someone in Gears of War using my driving wheel. It was awesome. Made more so by the car noises I was making as I "drove" Marcus around the map.

#34 Posted by sxezskoz (40 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @sxezskoz said:
" @V: when i worked as a tester at activision, we played street fighter iv every day during our breaks. as such, i would bring my stick to work everyday. one day i got curious and tried out guitar hero with the arcade stick. if i remember correctly, the certain gh i was working on recognized the controller as a non-guitar/non-drum controller and only allowed me to use it in conjunction with the microphone to do vocals. "
Dude thats sweet, what game were you testing? "
i tested on GH:WT, GH:M, GH:SH, GH5, BH, and some of the DS versions. SF4 madness hit around the end of testing GH:M, started playing during GH:SH, but I didn't bring my stick to work until I was working on GH5.
#35 Posted by championfetus (245 posts) -

no but i used the DDR pad for tonyhawk games.

#36 Posted by RobertCop (18 posts) -

I've used my fightpad for Castle Crashers

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