Seimitsu LS-32-SC Arcade Joystick
Brand : Seimitsu Co.
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The Seimitsu LS-32-SC joystick is identical to the Seimitsu LS-32 model but has a black shaft cover fitted by default. This joystick is ideal for those customers who don’t want the silver shaft of the joystick showing and prefer the black shaft cover instead, especially when colour matching or when colour is important for modding a fight stick etc.
The Seimitsu LS-32-SC arcade joystick features a light spring pressure with short travel and is the joystick of choice for 2D beat 'em up and shoot ‘em up games. Seimitsu are a highly respected name in Japan for manufacturing quality arcade components and each Seimitsu LS-32-SC joystick comes fitted with a flat SE mounting plate, dust cover, black shaft cover, 35mm ball top handle in a choice of colour and also features a 2-4-8 way adjustable restrictor on the bottom of the joystick.
Please refer to smaller thumbnail image above for datasheet
* Fitted with a black shaft cover
* 2-4-8 way adjustable movement
* High quality
* Smooth motion
* Extremely durable
* Perfect choice for 2D beat ‘em up and shoot ‘em up games
* Light spring pressure
* Short travel
* Ball top handle - Classic retro style
There are 4 x microswitches fitted to this joystick with 4.8mm terminals. Each microswitch will require 1 x 4.8mm wire for ground connection and 1 x 4.8mm wire for signal connection. For the ground connections, you can use the daisy chain harness 4.8mm. Pre-crimped wires and daisy chain harness can be purchased separately here:
1 Metre Long Crimped Wires
Daisy Chain Harness
The list of joystick handles below will also fit this joystick.
These are available to order as separates.
Arcade Joystick Handles
Sanwa LB-35 Ball Top
Sanwa LB-35 Clear Ball Top
Sanwa LB-30N Bat Top
Seimitsu LB-35 Ball Top
Seimitsu LB-39 Bubble Top
Crystal Ball Top
Arcade World UK Fine Mesh Ball Top
Arcade World UK Metallic Bat Top
Arcade World UK Metallic Ball Top
Arcade World UK Classic Bat Top
Arcade World UK Mirror Ball Top
I purchased this to replace the stock Zippyy stick that comes with the Pimoroni Picade kit.
It's a easy replacement, the holes are all in the correct place (default SE mounting plate).
I was hoping for a looser more fluid feeling joystick that wasn't as clicky. This joystick is slightly looser and feels better than the Zippyy, but it's not a massive difference. It is a bit less clicky too. This makes playing shooters etc more enjoyable. What I did find is that it actually makes playing Pacman LESS precise, as it's now easier to move the joystick diagonally - I guess I could use the restrictor plate to limit the joystick to 4-directions, but it would be a hassle to keep opening the cab to move the restrictor plate depending on what game I was playing.
So I guess it's a bit of a trade off - if you want a smoother, more fluid 8-way joystick experience, then get this. But if you're playing the early 4-way joystick classics, then you might be better with a cheap clicky stick.
It's still not massively loose feeling, but I guess you can replace the spring to get that if required.
Oh yeah, and I was hoping that the included joystick ball wouldn't have a seam, but unfortunately it does.
It's gone up in price since I bought it (I paid £15 inc VAT).
Certainly, a decent improvement over a stock joystick but you'd probably get a better bang-for-your-buck improvement replacing cheap buttons with premium ones first.