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DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« on: June 01, 2021, 05:51:06 am »
Does anybody still play the Arcade Classics version of DK on the Switch? If so, what controls do you prefer? I've been using the d-pad on the Pro controller which is ok, but was wondering if anybody tried any of the "fight sticks" such as the Hori one here:https://stores.horiusa.com/fighting-stick-mini-for-nintendo-switch/
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 10:11:19 am »
Does anybody still play the Arcade Classics version of DK on the Switch? If so, what controls do you prefer? I've been using the d-pad on the Pro controller which is ok, but was wondering if anybody tried any of the "fight sticks" such as the Hori one here:https://stores.horiusa.com/fighting-stick-mini-for-nintendo-switch/

I use a MadCatz fight stick that was for xbox 360.  I had to get a Mayflash adapter, but it works well and was cheap, link below.  Mine has a Sanwa joystick with a 4 way restrictor plate.  You will definitely want something with a restrictor.

https://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-Magic-NS-Wireless-Controller-Nintendo/dp/B079B5KHWQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mayflash+magic-ns&qid=1622567376&sr=8-1
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 10:42:58 am »
We have the adapter already. You are right about the 4-way restrictor plate.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2021, 11:45:38 am »
I have  a mayflash 300 I put a Nintendo joystick in it's ok.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2021, 01:21:57 pm »
Interesting. I do have an extra DK arcade joystick
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2021, 03:29:01 pm »
That Hori is horrible. I sent it back.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 04:40:03 pm »
I got a Switch Pro controller for PC, and recently tried it on the Switch. It works really well. I use the analog stick even for games like DK, but I know some people prefer not to. It's even more reliable on the Switch than MAME.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2021, 07:01:12 pm »
the d-pad on the pro controller is hot-garbage.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 12:24:35 pm »
If you're a D-pad / game pad person this was mentioned recently on a TG wall post and it works with the Switch and seems to be pretty nice.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2021, 01:32:22 pm »
Interesting. I have the Brawler controller but it connects to my N64 not usb. I'm sure I could get an adapter.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2021, 07:21:05 am »
DK on switch is how I discovered my love for the game (and hours of addictive play) beyond seeing KoK once I had little interest, though I played the NES version on and off as a kid.

I use a Hori RAP Hayabusa to play when in for a session, if I?m just looking to run a few boards for an hour I tend to just make do with the pro controller - agreed the d-pad is not great, I?ve found I drop inputs when pressing for DK points on rivets - a trick I?ve found is to use the thumb stick just while doing that, I find I?m a lot more consistent.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2021, 06:34:35 am »
That HORI, RAP Pro V. Hayabusa Stick does look pretty cool.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2021, 11:57:55 am »
I missed this post, but I use a Mayflash F500 with a 4 way restrictor. I mostly stick to caravan mode when I play the switch.
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2021, 06:18:08 am »
I missed this post, but I use a Mayflash F500 with a 4 way restrictor. I mostly stick to caravan mode when I play the switch.

Not for Switch games (or even DK really) but I tried that same setup for some 4 way games and just couldn't get it to feel right still so I went back to keyboard.  Did you do any other mods to the stick besides the restrictor plate?
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Re: DK On Switch - Best Controller?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2021, 05:46:58 pm »
I missed this post, but I use a Mayflash F500 with a 4 way restrictor. I mostly stick to caravan mode when I play the switch.

Not for Switch games (or even DK really) but I tried that same setup for some 4 way games and just couldn't get it to feel right still so I went back to keyboard.  Did you do any other mods to the stick besides the restrictor plate?

I had forgotten until you mentioned it, I swapped out the stick and buttons for these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0727ZCD99. The stock stick would kick back too hard and actually register the opposite direction for a bit when released.
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