With the prices of joysticks with 2 buttons on them hard to find and expensive, I am toying around with the idea of just dropping the sticks and making an all button alternative.
A long time ago I remember seeing an four button cross instead of a joystick on the I love my Custom forum. And am thinking of applying that Idea here.
The transition from twinsticks to this design would probably require adjusting like a pad to stick, but I think that in the long run you could play competitively with this layout. Movement would be done with the three middle fingers, dashing with pinky, fire with thumb. In theory if you had at least four fingers on each hand you should be able to hit every possible combination (Diagonals require two fingers)
I know some characters special moves require certain combinations of joystick positions and button presses. Like Temjins Ramming attack, pushing forward on both sticks and pressing all for buttons. Since I don’t know all of the characters well, I would like to hear of any moves impossible with this design.
Well here is what I got. Any comments and suggestions appreciated. For use with layout B. I miss my saturn twinsticks. I do remember them though having trouble staying put.