I'm going to start with saying I'm really pleased with the site and I'm sure I'll buy again here. That said the gun is ok and I knew its limitation before buying but I'm still a bit disappointed. Calibrating for some reason was a pain in the ass, it's supposed to be fast and simple but for some reason it took way too many tries to successfully complete the process even though I was following the PDF guide. The gun is pretty accurate as long as you play in the same position you calibrated, this would be a non issue if calibration worked properly since I could simply calibrate the gun each time.
The software is also pretty bad and buggy.
4 stars since I guess it's still the best lightgun available (imo mostly because it has no competition rather than by its own merits)
Hello. After reading lots of reviews, I finally came to a buying decision. To buy this untraditional lightgun. Arcade world shipped this fast and service was amazing.
The gun it's self is alright. Looks like a Namco gun con. Just different tech running inside. The workings of the gun are good. Accuracy is half decent provided you stay in the same spot, or just use onscreen crosshair. The sensor bar is top mounting only. But I can live with that. Had to get a USB extention as mounted it above projector.
The build of this gun lacks quality. It feels plastic and cheap. It's not something which feels nice to hold and use. I am currently looking for a proper arcade gun which I will use and swap insides of. Then add more buttons. TBH if I had known about the build quality in the beginning, the. I would have purchased internals only. But as with life. You just have to deal with it.
Many thanks ArcadeWorld.uk shop for services.
The gun is the best! That says it all!
Thank you, I'm sure to order something else)
Really a good light gun , no lag , emulator work verry good with aimtrack .
First of all, it's the first time I have used Arcade World and I will be back in the future. Fantastic service all round and i can highly recommend them.
I did a lot of reading and researching before deciding to buy these guns, so I knew they were never going to be as good or reliable as traditional light guns, but I have to say I am a little disappointed in how far off traditional light guns they are.
Setup was relatively easy, and the build quality and feel of the guns is superb. The instructions are good and they arrived well packaged.
The problem I have is that they are VERY temperamental. I find I have to be a good 8 foot away from my 40" TV for them to be anywhere near accurate, and even then they are a little off and don't always register at the bottom of the screen. I have tried the sensor in several different locations and pointing up and down to no avail.
I also find that even the slightest movement from the position they were calibrated in will cause them to become pretty much unusable. Again, I was aware of these limitations before I purchased, but I was just hoping they wouldn't be quite as problematic as I have found.
They are very good if the guns are going to stay in exactly the same position and distance away from the sensor, and if you have an on screen cross hair. Don't expect to be able to play non-crosshair games with any real degree of accuracy as I have found it pretty much impossible. Add into this the problems you may face with resolution changes between games and it makes using them a real pain.
They are definitely the best guns available using this technology, but are nowhere near the traditional light guns for accuracy or ease of use.
Just like to say,great service again from arcade world UK. Item Received in a few days.
Now for the AimTrak Arcade Light gun.
The gun looks Great and looks and feels good.There are 2 buttons at the end of the gun,the left one works but the right one does not work.So bare this in mind when configuring your gun on mame
please read all the info on setting up as it was hard to set up at first, but once you have done this it works great.if you need extra help look on you tube,it helped me.
Playing games again like operation wolf and point blank with this gun is a dream ,I love it.
I would recommend this gun to anyone who will love playing old classic light gun games and all so the new ones.
Received it after 2 weeks (but because of customs). struggled a bit configuring it, but when I was satisfied, I played House of the Dead and only stopped because of hand cramps, shoulder pains(keeping gun up) and realizing I played for a few hours non-stop. Can't give it full rating because of configuring part (have to fine-tune still - can't use other 2 buttons in game yet) but else awesome product!
Bought and received 7 days after (4 days for delivery and 3 days for bank payment)!! GREAT
Quite tricky to calibrate the first time. But so much fun when playing point blank or house of the dead !!
the positive points:
- mame compatible (read the configuration pdf on the official website for more infos, great docs !);
- emulate mouse of joystick (only tried as a mouse emu);
- no driver needed as it emulates a keyboard and a mouse;
- good weight and size
- buttons easy to reach;
- usb cable long enough more than 3 meters(quite long would i say)
- no lag in the mouse movement (reactivity is perfect)
the only negative points are:
- even if it is not really needed, more than 2 button would have been interesting (it is possible to buy a bare kit but solder skills are needed);
- (not really a problem) you need to calibrate the gun at the distance you intend to play otherwise the pointer won't move as desired if you play closer to the screen.
but all the fun is present. I definitelly recommend that gun !! but only in black as blue seems cheap ^^!