"Check out my new arcade stick!" Thread - Mortal Kombat Edition


#1

Post pics of your MK sticks, or even MK themed SF layout sticks!

MINEZ:

and of course…


#2

Couple of questions.

Where can I buy a stick with the mk layout?
Is there any point in using a stick with an mk layout as opposed to the japanese 6 button layout?(mainly wondering if anyone knows if the controls of mk9 will be like umk3 at all)


#3

The block button has a lot to do with it. I know that when I started playing UMK3 on my SSFIV TE, I immediately quit. It just didn’t feel right.

And here is a link you can go to for custom mk sticks.

I should be buying one myself before MK9 comes out.

http://www.aiabstore.com/


#4

Same. Gonna get it a few months in advance at the latest so I can get it on time.


#5

As soon as I’ve got the other sticks I need made up, I’m gonna get a UMK3 stick made.


#6

Here’s mine, KornKombat sold it to me:


#7

Nice

The stick is so far apart from the buttons! lol


#8

those sticks are pretty nice, I’m thinking of making one or buying one closer to the release of MK9. ( if they hopefully make some quality sticks with madcatz or the like. )
For now I’ll use my piece o crap 360 d pad for some umk3.


#9

to hell with Madcatz (sorry Mark lol)

AIAB is way better anyway, and the price is considerable…especially with the quality of the product.


#10

AIAB = the old school high quality sticks and buttons. The iL ones. i can’t play MK on any other stick.


#11

These are the standard tournament sticks we’ve used since late 2007ish. The artwork came out much darker than anticipated but I took them anyway. Not sure what happened exactly. Done by Arcade in a Box, outstanding quality and durability. Love these things, going 3 years strong and have gotten a ton of use.

http://ultimatemk.com/tempmatt/player1stick.jpg
http://ultimatemk.com/tempmatt/player2stick.jpg
http://ultimatemk.com/tempmatt/stickcombo.jpg

The Arcade cab on the night of arrival, we’ve replaced all the buttons and wiring and having it working about 99.9% I would say. We also got boards for all other MK games and had a changer set up but thus it’s only worked right with UMK3 and MK4.

http://ultimatemk.com/tempmatt/umk3cabnmpc.jpg

Stick panel during button stick and wiring replacement

http://ultimatemk.com/tempmatt/stickpanel.jpg

This is the stick we gave away at Evo East 2K7 by DreadedFist:

http://ultimatemk.com/tempmatt/stick1.jpg

This is my original custom UMK3 stick, also courtesy of DreadedFist, which now has been modded more since and is owned by another UMK3 player AC1984


http://ultimatemk.com/tempmatt/stick1a.jpg


#12

What are the exact buttons and sticks were used in the dedicated UMK3 cabinets back in the day?


#13

however all you madcatz and hori owners could always get a replacement panel with the MK layout from arthong.

just saying.


#14

That’s the one I had that is broken, plan to get another one. Controller > Arcade Stick!! :slight_smile:


#15

however all you madcatz and hori owners could always get a replacement panel with the MK layout from arthong.

just saying.

Was thinking about doing this but will happ parts fit in a TE/Hori case? Would still do it with sanwa but I would rather have happ for a mk stick.


#16

I don’t believe happ will fit. At least not without a shitload of work. Check the tech talk.


#17

Here’s mine:
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/7641/0602091511a.jpg

A friend of mine has one of those replacement panels for his TE stick with the MK3 button layout. It looks great to me and with old TE sticks around $99 then the new panel for $40 or so, that’s not a bad deal to get a very good stick that is easy to dual mod and already has a headphone jack. While I think that AIAB sticks are the best ones around, you can’t beat the quality for the price on the TE with MK layout.


#18

Holy huge arcade sticks Batman, is it possible to buy another one? I love the fact that buttons/stick is in a natural resting position.


#19

I’m halfway towards finishing my first stick and it’s for Mortal Kombat!!
I’ll make sure to post pictures when it’s done in about 3-4 days…


#20

You can use competition parts and that would be fine. There is a slight difference in the neck length on older Midway arcade machines compared to happs or IL sticks today, which can make a big difference. I saw a lot of cabs back in the day that also had the shorter bat tops, or normal competition tops without washers at the base, which always annoyed me. I saw so many different MK cabs and never could get a sense of the standard because parts got replaced so often. MK cabs traditionally used concave buttons, but I have played on some convex ones and started using them in sticks and machines. It’s just better. One things for sure, never use a perfect 360 for an MK game, just a 4 way/8 way.