My brother-in-law and I are planning out a 4 player MAME cabinet. We want it to be able to play most MAME games. I was thinking of going with four Ultrastick 360s, two of their recoil guns, a trackball, 6 buttons for first two players, 4 buttons for the other two.
I know the U360s are really expensive and not the best at any one type of control, but they seem to be the best all-around. From what I read, they work with 2, 4, 8 way, analog, and many weird control styles. And I imagine most driving games will work with them as well, so they can double as joysticks. I would get the spinner upgrade for them as well, but those are way too expensive.
My question is this: Is it worth it to get four or them for a 4 player can? Or do I end up spending too much and sacrificing too much control? From what I've read, I haven't found anyone who has built a 4 player cab with four U360s.