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Hori Fighting Stick (Wii)

by Hori (U.K.) Ltd.
Nintendo Wii
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Arcade style stick for Nintendo Wii
  • Wii remote extension
  • Turbo mode can be set for all buttons
  • Easy to use button layout

Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 31.8 x 11.4 cm ; 1.4 Kg
  • Release Date: 22 Feb 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,310 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Attention! Please note that the color shades of the control plate and buttons may be slightly different from what you can see on the product image. This is not a defect.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine Arcade Stick from Hori (must buy) 26 Dec 2007
By Links
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this stick recently on import and as a result am very impressed by it.

The build quality is wonderful, every aspect has a feel of quality all over it. I am aware Hori make other such sticks for other consoles such as the 360 and PS3, and while those are equally good this one wins out in terms of aesthetics, it looks nice and minimal, unlike the others.

The buttons are arcade machine buttons plain and simple, they are as click-able and as sturdy as you would want them to be. The Joystick itself feels strong and great to use with a rotating ball which is perfect for firing fireballs in fighting games. All six buttons support Turbo Mode which can be selected independently for each button (20 clicks a second). The housing on top is made from strong durable plastic and the panel that has the buttons and joystick on is glossy smooth and very comfortable. The underside has a strong steel metal panel. The device is well enclosed.

This controller is compatible with all Wii games that use the Classic Controller, that also includes the long back catalogue of games that is available on the Virtual Console. The Joystick plugs into the Wii Remote's extension port in the same way the Nunchuk would. I myself have been using the stick to play Street Fighter 2s/Turbo (SNES) and a load of classic shoot-em ups, and the Joystick feels great with all.

Their is now a load of classic Neo Geo fighting games that are due this coming year on the Virtual Console, games like Samurai Showdown (must buy), Mark of the Wolves (must buy), Fatal Fury Final Bout. The Neo Geo of course also used a primary joystick of this kind, therefore any Neo Geo games are destined to control as well as they ever did using this.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not very good 14 Feb 2010
By Slinger
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I own a few different arcade sticks and this is of inferior quality to the others. The stick has an excessive amount of play in it, the buttons are not very responsive and the Wii remote has to be connected in order for the stick to work but there is no where to store it like there is for example with the Guitar Hero guitars so its always getting in the way.

There are not many sticks available for the Wii, in fact up until recently this was the best available but a new stick is available from Madcatz which is well worth the money and is easily upgraded with genuine Sanwa parts for the real arcade feel, the Hori is not an easy job to upgrade.

I would advise against buying the Hori and go for the Madcatz stick instead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good! 7 April 2009
By Eder
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Very impressive product, this stick is very good with VC Arcade Games and Fighting Games (like as Tatsunoko vs Capcom), but Nintendo Wii dont have many games of this type, with this, the hori fighting isn't much used. Sorry for my english, i'm italian... anyway... a recommend product for hardcore players!
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85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great as long as you understand what you are buying. 7 May 2008
By Jace A. Bartet - Published on
I have this funny feeling that a couple of the people who have given this product a negative review may work for a company that sells another Wii-compatible arcade stick (it seems strange that the only two reviews these people have published on Amazon ever are for the Hori Fighting Stick, which they give one star, and what I am assuming is their own product, which they give five stars), and I am writing this review primarily because of how much this bothers me.

By 2008, I think it is reasonable for Hori and Nintendo (who have emblazoned this product with their official Seal of Quality) to assume that anyone who is serious enough a gamer to consider paying $40+ for a controller will probably know the difference between digital and analog inputs. If you've ever played an N64, Gamecube or PS2 game, you know this difference innately. Granted, the Amazon product page for this item is sorely lacking any specific information, but luckily for internet users Amazon isn't the only website in existence. I bought this from a brick & mortar game store, and nowhere on the box was I led to believe that this would be compatible with Super Smash Bros. Brawl (contrary to one of the negative reviews on this page). In fact, using the magic of the internet, I researched the product for about five minutes before I went out to buy it and discovered that it would definitely not be compatible with Brawl, and the reason why: the stick uses digital inputs (with 8 points as on classic arcade machines and d-pad consoles) rather than the velocity-sensitive 360-degree analog input that most games of the past 2 generations of console gaming have used.

This is an old school arcade stick for old school shooting games and fighting games. It is compatible with any game that can use the Wii Classic Controller d-pad for movement (like Guilty Gear: Accent Core and most Virtual Console titles or other Wii games that are Classic Controller compatible) and is wonderful in this regard. The build quality is excellent and I expect it to outlast my Wii. It is incompatible with most 3D games in general, if you want to look at it that way, and is as horrible for platformers (old or new) as all arcade sticks inevitably are.

I didn't purchase it for use with Wii games, though. I purchased this because the Wii Remote is a bluetooth-enabled device that can be recognized by my computer. Therefore, I can use it to play classic games to my hearts content on my PC (using special free software), including Flash games that would never be able to recognize your average USB controller. Any controller that connects to the Gamecube port of the Wii (as does the stick recommended by the Hori nay-sayers) is not going to have this wonderful feature. Also, I can't imagine why you would want to use an analog stick (which the competitor's controller sports) for games that benefit from digital precision. In all my years (decades, now) of gaming, this is probably the best accessory I have ever purchased, and I highly recommend it to any gamer who has both a Wii Remote and a bluetooth antenna in their computer or any interest in Wii/Virtual Console fighting or shooting games that use the d-pad for movement.

Don't get shafted by either dishonest reviewers or poor Amazon product descriptions. Do your own research until you are confident that you know exactly what you are buying.
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Play Arcade Games the Way they Were Meant to be Played! 10 Dec 2007
By Michael Monaco - Published on
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is an incredible accessory for the Wii. It is a must if you are downloading VC titles that are arcade based or inspired. This contains all of the buttons from the Wii Classic Controller, save for the right analog stick. This is ideally suited for games that began their lives in the arcade such as Pac Man, Galaga, Street Fighter, and Donkey Kong. I've played some other games as well, such as Super Mario Bros with this controller, and while not ideal, it is serviceable. I've played Galaga '90, downloaded from the Virtual Console with this joystick and it is amazing. This product is ideal for games where a lot of button tapping is required. Also, it resembles the original Neo Geo controller, so any titles that you download from that system on the VC is perfectly suited for this product. This is a large, heavy controller. You need to rest it on your lap or a table top to use it. The joystick feels good and solid and the buttons feel just like their arcade counterparts. The controller connects into a Wii Remote Controller, just like a Wii Nunchuk Controller or Classic Controller. If you want to play arcade games with the controls they were meant to have, this is what you need. You definitely get your money's worth with this one.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT EVEN A QUESTION FOR THE 2D FIGHTING PURIST! 17 Mar 2009
By Benpachi - Published on
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First of all I will address the ridiculous criticism that has been going around about this arcade stick. This does not advertise that it's compatible with Super Smash Bros Brawl anywhere, it clearly says that it is for digital output only and will not work with analog games. Anyone that knows about arcade sticks will not be shocked by this, all arcade sticks are 8 direction digital sticks, hence the oh so satisfying clicking when you move the stick. Brawl is not the type of game these controllers are for anyway. This lovely gem is built specifically for arcade fighting games...hence the name "Wii FIGHTING Stick". I have been playing Guilty Gear XX Accent Core, King of Fighters collection and SNK arcade classics with this controller for some time and I can honestly tell you that it's a waste of time to use any other controller for those games. With the Samurai Shodown Anthology (YES!!!) and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus on the horizon you have 2 more reasons to own this. Virtual Console games are pretty much all compatible with this stick, Street Fighter 2 anyone??? This stick is worth the price, it is built with care and precision (unlike some other arcade sticks out there...), better than just about anything else associated with the Wii. HORI manufactures the arcade sticks for actual arcade cabinets and that's pretty much what you get here. In short, if you are a Wii owner that enjoys 2D fighters then you owe it to yourself to own one of these, if not it's probably not for you.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A must have for Virtual Console fighters 17 Nov 2008
By JDMS - Published on
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I got this for one reason only - to be able to play the Neo*Geo fighters available on the virtual console, like I remember playing them back in the arcade.

The joystick is heavy enough I didn't have to worry about it moving when I played.
I can play Neo*Geo fighters now (with the normal wiimote turned sideways, the button configuration rendered some fighting games unplayable).
The joystick is responsive and feels like playing in the arcade.

None of these are deal breakers, just minor gripes.
I wish I could assign buttons. Neo Geo's were set up four buttons across. Playing World Heroes, you use two buttons on the bottom row (punch and kick), and one button on the top row (throw) instead of 3 buttons across.
The microswitches are fairly loud.

Random side note - The turbo worked incredibly well on World Heroes, but didn't work as well on the vertical shooter Dragon Spirit. Not a big deal to me though, as I don't plan on using the turbo switches that often.

Now I need to go download Samuari Showdown.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Hori Stick is awesome 30 April 2008
By Mr. K. Barratt - Published on
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
What do you need to add? It's based on the Hori Fighting stick, which itself is a cut down Hori "Real Arcade Pro" (costs about $120!). A great stick secong only to my trusty old playstation ascii fighting stick that (still going strong on my ps3 with an adapter).
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