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Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK Ball Top Joystick

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£24.00 (Inc. VAT)
£20.00 (Ex. VAT)
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  • 5
    Hori RAP4 Kai - improved precision, engineering, movement

    Posted by Kalwant on 22nd Feb 2019

    The stock Hori Hayabusa joystick in a Hori RAP4 Kai isn't bad but it isn't perfect. I found on some games it isn't as responsive as it should be which is bizarre given it uses Omron microswitches. I also found it a little too loose. It improved with a KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Gate but I swapped the whole thing for this Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT-SK and it is definitely superior. The engineering is better, it's more responsive, it's tighter, smoother and more effortless to use. I've used it with a Sanwa GT-Y Octagonal Restrictor Gate. I was an Arcade King during the 80s / 90s and have used many joysticks on many different machines. I play games using MAME on a Windows PC like Nemesis, R-Type, Truxton, Street Fighter various versions etc.

    Many thanks to Arcade world for having such an extensive range, speedy delivery and for keeping the arcade arena alive!

  • 5
    Universally good for any level players

    Posted by Giedrius on 18th Mar 2018

    Had for few years, can withstand even the most tilting players..

  • 5
    Nicely finished product with a solid feel.

    Posted by Colin Vella on 2nd May 2017

    While I cannot yet speak for its longevity, it seems to be a very high quality product with a solid feel to it.

  • 5
    Sanwa consigliato

    Posted by massimo on 20th Aug 2016

    is my first purchase, first of all compliments from them ,( here in Italy venice) the package arrived in just 5 days from shipment. no ups normal express delivery
    For joystyck Sanwa they do not serve simply have presentations just inform online to find out which is the best in its category, I still have to mount it so my review is only on low feelings offline, with a small surcharge the SK version offers the additional black cover .

  • 5
    For me the best joystick

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Jul 2016

    I've tried a lot of joysticks (Hori Hayabusa, Seimitsu LS-32 etc. etc.) but at the end of the day I prefer the feeling of the JLF. I really like the looseness of this stick. The previous one, mounted on a MadCatz TE, lasted me about 2500 hours of gameplay, so it's very reliable too.

  • 4
    Good All Round Joystick

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Jun 2016

    The Sanwa JLF is a smooth and sensitive joystick. For the best results with this joystick in my opinion a quick but relaxed hand is needed.
    This stick has decent engage and throw but the switches are sensitive so again it is good to keep a relaxed hand when using the stick to allow the switches to release, when dashing for example.
    Upon first impression I noticed that the stick had a rapid and responsive feel but at the same time it felt too loose for my hand. Although with the stock spring it was useable for me, I opted into getting a stiffer Seimitsu LS-55 spring which gave the stick a firmer feeling without being to stiff.
    Starting out using the JLF I didn't like using the square gate as my inputs would always stop due to hitting the corners, so I opted into trying a circular and octagonal gate, the octagonal being what I preferred for a short time before going back the the square due to missing diagonals.
    For anyone having issues with a square gate when performing motions, I advise not hitting the corners when performing them as this slows down the input, try moving the stick within the gate or at least again try not to hit the corners. The square gate I find works well for finding diagonals for jumping, blocking, charging and dragon punch motions.
    I've had this stick for over 6 months now and during that time I've grown to enjoy using this joystick, although the JLF takes time to get used to especially if you're a pad user as I was, I definitely recommend this joystick for anyone making the switch from pad due to the customisability and smooth motion of the joystick.

  • 5

    Posted by Jimmy on 26th Nov 2015

    It is quieter than my stock joystick as well as being smoother and more responsive.