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Hori Officially Licensed Real Arcade Pro VX SA

Platform : Xbox 360
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3.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0041S9U8A
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 16.5 x 46.4 cm ; 1.8 Kg
  • Release Date: 11 Mar. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,262 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)


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My arcade stick experience is minimal but I wanted one for SFIV as joypads weren't cutting it, so this review is coming from an arcade stick novice.

I had seen an HORI EX2 arcade stick for about £45 so I did some research on arcade sticks and opened up a can'o'worms! I wanted a quality stick that would last but not something too expensive so after reading multiple reviews/forums about what seem to be the 2 main rivals (HORI and Madcatz) it seems as though one conclusion was clear:as long as what you buy has buttons and a stick made by SANWA(makers of authentic arcades in Japan)or Seimitsu, you are guaranteed quality.

The Madcatz STIV Tournament Edition Round 2 is highly regarded (though seemingly extremely expensive if it's not second hand as they seem to be difficult to find nowadays, but that's just my experience) and the Real Arcade Pro VX SA is HORI's answer to this (for Xbox and V3 SA for PS3). Both have SANWA joy sticks and buttons (lesser arcade sticks only have SANWA joy sticks but not buttons or no SANWA parts at all)so with this in mind (and the price difference), HORI RAP VX SA was an easy choice.

It's my first stick so I can't compare it to the Madcatz STIV TE R2, but I can safely say that for fighting games that use a 2D model (SFIV, MK, KOF, BlazBlue), there is no going back to joypads. It doesn't make you a better player as timing is key for combos and in depth knowledge of the game will make you better,but the fluidity and ease which you can do the moves was clear;I had problems with 'L shaped' special moves (Guile and Vega)but the stick made it so much easier. It is a square gate stick but this quickly felt comfortable (those used to an octagonal/circle gate may find this a problem).
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Was looking forward to this baby for a while now, being a competitive ssf4 player I picked up one of these from amazon.
The "A" button was very temperamental so I made an enquiry for a replacement (which came prompt) but then the same problem was there, I figured it must be a manufacturer fault so got a refund instead. Turns out I'm not the only one here who ran into this problem, either way, thumbs up to amazon for amazing customer service!
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This is actually not the first joystick I've bought but it is definitely the best I've tried. There are considerable differences with my old joystick (Hori blaz blue).... It uses real Sanwa arcade quality components, is well built, stylish and light. The stick and buttons are excellent with just the right level of feel and responsiveness. The only minor drawback is that the Stick is white and will show up dirt easier than other colours. Still, it's not exactly hard to give it the occasional wipe clean if you need to.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this stick to anyone looking for a good quality product from a well known and respected manufacturer.
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First of all let me say that Amazon customer service has been second to none in sorting my problems out, they are brilliant.

However, this stick was seriously disappointing.

First stick I received was apparantly considered to be 'damaged in transit' according to the courier however when it arrived at mine it looked completely fine, at most i guess the box could have been dropped but it didn't look like it. Anyway one of the buttons wouldn't work. So amazon sent a replacement straight away on express delivery.

The second stick had an intermittent mic input and the 'A' button was also intermittent, so i just got a refund.

There are either some quality control issues which could be tightened up at Hori, or improvements to packaging and robustness that need to be made so they don't become faulty in transit.

Also in case this helps: I own a Hori EX2 and my friend owns a Hori real arcade pro EX, which have both been fine.
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I purchased this stick in anticipation of the new Mortal Kombat game and I am very glad that I did. It's excellent quality, and does feel like you are playing on an arcade machine, just as it's advertised. It's nice and solid, very comfortable and makes a fantastic click when you move the joystick.

One minor issue that I might have would be that sometimes a button press will register when I didn't think that I'd even pressed it, or I'll input a combination and it won't register all of the button presses. This may be down to my own timing, possibly pressing two buttons in sequence a little too quickly, and will hopefully happen less frequently the more that I use it but it can be a little frustrating.

Overall a good stick and definitely a step up from trying to use a joypad for fighting games!
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I bought this stick with the intention to replace my Mad Catz Official Street Fighter IV Arcade Fight Stick - Tournament Edition Round 2 (Xbox 360). It has a nice sturdy case yet it is very light, the ideal weight for using on your lap. I found the buttons to be responsive, this was to be expected as the stick uses a Sanwa joystick and Sanwa buttons. I also liked the storage compartment for the cord as it has more than enough room to fit the cable comfortably and has a loose door which would unhinge rather than snap if pushed the wrong way. It was the weight, the quality of the case materials and the design of the storage compartment that had me interested in this stick in the first place given that I have issues with the weight and the storage compartment on my Mad Catz Stick.

Unfortunately the design of the case scuppered any chance I had of getting on with this stick. A combination of the button placement, too close to the front, and the slant at the front that made things very uncomfortable for my right hand. I believe that my hands might be slightly above average in size but they are no way the largest hands around. I would love to see another version of this stick with more support for the wrists at the front (one of the few things my Mad Catz stick does well).
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