- Nov 2, 2018
I havent had one in years, what's a decent Joystick for playing some older Star Wars games like Pod Racer, Tie Fighter etc...?
I would also suggest the "Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS" - Its a step up from the Logi Extreme3DPro in function, build, and (in a small way) price.
Make sure its the "orangeish color scheme" M revision instead of the older greenish one - it its much more compatible with modern and older titles alike, as one of the few relatively recently updated joysticks. THe T.16000M FCS is considered pretty much "the" entry level joystick these days, for not only classic games but also modern titles. The next "step up" is the aforementioned Logitech/Saitek X52 Pro or X56, but these are HOTAS style controllers and will cost considerably more than the $50-ish of the T.16000M FCS. Its also worth mentioning that if you find that you want to expand your kit, Thrustmaster has other items in the same lineup allowing you to expand into a reasonably priced cockpit setup - ther'es even a set of pedal, a companion thottle allowing you to build a HOTAS, and/or some (especially space sim / robo sim players) go dual-stick! Each T.16000M FCS can be set up for either left or right handed usage, which is a nice feature (there are a couple of swappable parts.
If you really only need a stick to occasionally play some retro sims, then I'm guessing the Extreme 3D Pro may be fine if you're on a tight budget, but if you can spare another $20 or so the Thrustmaster T16000M FCS is a solid starter-mid range joystick.