GBAtemp's Taito DS Paddle Controller Review

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Mar 3, 2008
  1. Urza
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    [​IMG] GBAtemp's Taito DS Paddle Controller Review
    Official GBAtemp Review

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    Several months after its original release bundled with Arkanoid DS, Space Invaders Extreme has been released, a hack for Mario Kart DS made available, and the device itself is up for purchase on its own. Is it worth the price for just a handful of games? Read on and find out.

    Feel free to leave your comments and questions in response to this thread.

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    It is fun for Space Invaders Extreme [​IMG]
     
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    I think its definitely worth it for Space Invaders Extreme!

    I got the paddle recently and it feels brilliant and accurate. I'm looking forward to more uses with it for future games...dual screen techno-pong anyone?
     
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    Thanks for the great review...

    I've immediately ordered one!
     
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    Could be fun to play with.
    Might get it if it's sold seperatly.
     
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    Looks like a nice little review, I'd like to have one of those (I bet Tetris DS would be fun to play with that).

    Nice job, Urzy [​IMG]
     
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    around £15 for this? no way, that amount of money can go towards a brand new game.
     
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    It does sell separately, I got mine through play-asia, which cost about 10GBP. Also comes in different colours.
     
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    Seems pretty cool and all, but unless one was to fall into my lap, I won't bother. There's just not enough games to support me buying one.
     
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    Yay, I picked up mine today [​IMG]
     
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    All it needs is to have a homebrew library.
     
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    Play-asia is sold out of every color but pink(EHH!). Superufo.com has them in stock. I ordered a black one from there and it arrived in 8 days from HK. Price was $20.13.
     
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    If new .... woah fast reply looks different ... games start supporting this, it'd be great I think. Doesn't seem quite worth it for two games at the moment. Great review though, Good work.
     
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    There's no library, but we have the basics figured out and I'm almost ready to release a game that uses it. My game is kind of a similar concept to Space Invaders Extreme, even though I didn't know about that game at all when I started on mine. In the future, though, I'd like to also write a top-down racer and Tempest style game for the paddle. I think there will be a lot of interest in using the paddle among other homebrew developers, too.


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    Originally I was super interested in this peripheral... until I tried Arkanoid DS and was horribly disappointed in their remake. Might be good for Space Invaders but honestly this seemed like a must have for Arkanoid fans.
     
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    It would be great to play classic vector MAME games if somebody would be brave enough to try to emulate or port them to the DS. Even games like Geometry Wars would benefit from this !
    I've been thinking about getting a spinner for a couple of years already, and this little and relatively inexpensive gadget might just do it !
     
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    I need to get me one of these. Arkanoid is one of my all time favorite series. And this new Space Invaders Extreme just kicks ass. I've been playing it since it's been released. These two games alone warrants a purchase for me.
     

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