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excaliburlives
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Push-Pull spinner?
#321283 - 02/02/14 04:34 PM


Anyone know where I can buy a push pull spinner? I already have an Oscar control spinner, but I want a new for Discs of Tron.



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Re: Push-Pull spinner? new [Re: excaliburlives]
#321296 - 02/02/14 11:27 PM


GroovyGameGear makes one:

http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=311


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Re: Push-Pull spinner? new [Re: lamprey]
#321301 - 02/03/14 02:06 AM


> GroovyGameGear makes one:
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> http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=311
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>
> Cheers!

which game does it use this spinner?



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Re: Push-Pull spinner? new [Re: edcosta]
#321390 - 02/03/14 11:57 PM


Here is what I'm aware of:


  • Discs of Tron
  • Zwackery
  • Forgotten Worlds (only push)



http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Spinners_and_Dials



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Re: Push-Pull spinner? new [Re: lamprey]
#321416 - 02/04/14 04:56 AM


Would Front Line count?

Had to push to fire and spin/turn dial to aim but not a "free" spinning dial...



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Re: Push-Pull spinner? new [Re: Bad A Billy]
#321419 - 02/04/14 07:20 AM


I'd say no because it was an 8-way rotary stick. You needed to push in the direction you wanted to move (just like the other rotary stick games). However, as you mentioned, you did have to push-down on the stick to fire.



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Re: Push-Pull spinner? new [Re: lamprey]
#321426 - 02/04/14 04:19 PM Attachment: frontlin.png 337 KB (0 downloads)


The stick was a regular 8way for movement. The dial rotated to aim & then was pushed to fire. It's just that the dial was not free spinning. It was notched, like an old TV channel changer button with 8 channels. That's what made the game so much more god awful hard to play. Trying to change stations and pushing while bullets & grenades came flying at you! A rotary (Ikari type) would have made it so much more enjoyable & easier. But you had to start somewhere to get to Ikari. It was a lesson well learned by Taito.

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Re: Push-Pull spinner? new [Re: Bad A Billy]
#321455 - 02/05/14 02:26 AM


Ahh, My bad. I thought it was a rotary joystick.

Apparently, under the covers the "spinner" is similar to a rotary.

I'm not sure if this is helpful, but here is a link to one of the many discussions about it..

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=58653.0


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