The Euro joystick is a high quality joystick, manufactured in the EU by IL. This 8-way joystick is similar to the ones used in original Mortal Kombat arcade cabinets. This joystick has a light spring pressure, medium travel and is fitted with soft clicking Cherry microswitches and a white actuator. This joystick has a tear drop style handle with matching coloured dust cover. This joystick is very soft clicking, due to the light actuation force of the quality Cherry microswitches and in our opinion, is one of the best joysticks to use for an arcade project.
Product features: * The IL Eurostick has dedicated 8-way movement * Similar to Mortal Kombat cabinet joysticks * Soft clicking Cherry microswitches - low actuation force * Microswitches with 4.8mm terminals
Wiring Info This joystick is fitted with 4 x 4.8mm Cherry Microswitches. Each microswitch will require 1 x crimped wire for ground connection and 1 x crimped wire for signal connection.
One of the best cannot recommend this stick enough
Posted by Andy on 4th Apr 2018
I remember when I used to spend all my pocket money on the arcade machines. I buit myself a arcade stick for my PC. I tried a japaneese joystick (Sanwa) at a friends house, that one didn't feel right to me., I didn't get the right feeling. He told me to try a IL or a Happ joystick, I went for the IL one. The IL joystick felt right, it feels like the joysticks I remember from the arcade halls when I was a kid. So if you like me, grew up spending your pocket money on arcades when you were a kid, this joystick is the one for you.
IL Euro Arcade Joystick With Cherry Microswitches
Posted by Unknown on 27th Mar 2018
I used to have the Happ competitions but Andy from Arcade world said to get the IL. So glad I did, much tighter response, utterly brilliant. Thanks Andy
Posted by adrian cottle on 15th Oct 2017
There were recommended but I almost purchased the slightly cheaper HAPP ones. So glad I purchased these, they are lovely to use and operate, very smooth and work great!
Very good quality joystick !
Posted by Alex on 5th Sep 2017
Very nice, sturdy quality ! Gotta remove the E-clip in order to mount it on a control panel.
Very nice, not all consistent
Posted by Unknown on 21st Aug 2017
I bough two of these sticks and while they are both very good one of them feels just slightly better than the other. Typically I installed that on the player 2 position before checking. Its possible its my bad playing but I have better control of moves in fighting games using the second stick than the first. The first stick just seems to catch accidental diagonals more than the other.
That said I would definitely buy these sticks again. They can take a real beating which will be perfect when I finally get around to installing them into a custom cabinet.
Posted by Xavier on 20th Feb 2017
These are the type of Joysticks i grew up with, not the Sanwa round ones. I find the handle more ergonomic. They switches feel very soft and they work very well. It is an 8 way joystick so it is great for games like Street fighter and the like.
2 things to consider though:
- The nuts and bolts are not included so you'll to purchase them separately. You can find them under the "Illuminated Joysticks" section or get them in your local hardware store
- There are no setup instructions so in order to install the joystick onto the cabinet you'll need to remove the E clip underneath and handle, set up on to the control panel and then mount the stick again.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Jan 2017
Posted by Max on 13th Dec 2016
Love these sticks, have them on other machines and these have just reconfirmed how good theyre responsiveness and comfort is allowing hours of competitive gaming