> I have a USB arcade stick (1 joystick and a whole bunch of buttons). Its great for > MAME and games like Street Fighter II, I wonder if it would be any good for something > like Super Mario 64 (using the joystick as the analog stick and the buttons for A, B, > Z, C< and C> (the buttons most used when playing SM64)
I would find a digital 8-way stick to be a pain in the ass to control Mario, especially in tight areas like creeping past that piranha plant in Whomp's Fortress and other narrow areas, especially when Lakitu suddenly decides that being 30 degrees to one side is just the perfect location as opposed to being right behind you on such a narrow ledge, while refusing to move back no matter how many times you hit those C buttons to straighten it out! The "Mario cam" isn't much better in most cases, often with Mario taking up too much screen space or blocking the view of the ground even when zoomed out. You would definitely want an analog stick for Mario 64.