Monday, December 8, 2014

Gradius Arcade stick

I finally got around to updating my other Qanba Q3 arcade stick that was missing artwork.

This is a dedicated Shmup/Shooter stick, featuring Seimitsu buttons, a Seimitsu LS-58-01 joystick w/ Octagonal restrictor gate.  Currently this is a PS1 stick, that I use converters to play on other consoles, but I will eventually be putting in a multi-console PCB of some kind in the future.

The Gradius series is one of my all-time favourites, and so it seemed fitting to put together a stick that paid homage to it. The artwork is from the official Gradius 2 flyer, the fire dragon is from some of the concept artwork -- modified to fit onto my Q3.

Printing was done by, and the quality and price was perfect!