Differences between US & JPN HRAPs


#1

This is the US one:

http://www.toddterwilliger.com/images/2009/20090225/hrap_small.jpg

This is the Japanese one (the one I have)

http://kowal.itcom.pl/foto/asHRAPEX-01.jpg

The obvious difference is the button layout which I only just noticed, and I’ve been searching around, to no avail, to see if there were any other differences. Does anyone know if there are any substantial differences between the 2 versions? e.g the stick type?


#2

besides the button layout ?
the price …
and im not sure if the japanese version has an english manual … but i think it has and if not it doesnt really matter …


#3

I don’t really detect a difference between US and Japanese HRAP’s. They’re basically the same thing. Minor color differences yeah, but it’d be too expensive and just not worth it to change everything else.

What I have noticed changing are the arrangements of the buttons between the earlier HRAP 2’s and later series in the run like the HRAP 2 SA whose button layout is used on all HRAP 3’s as far as I know. License sticks like the Tekken 5 and Arcana series use the earlier button layout but unlike real HRAP (license sticks only use the base and power cords; insides and most button/stick components are different) have the buttons soldered into the PCB board.

I can deal with either layout personally. Not a big deal to me.

What I DIDN’T like was the changing of the screws from ones you could externally remove with a hex tool to a new screw (T5 / HARP 3-style) that forced you to remove the stick base first before you can remove the hex nuts from the new-style screws. While it’s not difficult to remove a T5 stick base it’s less convenient that getting automatic access to the pushbuttons’ undersides via the faceplate the way you can on a HARP 2 SA for iinstance.


#4

Whats the differences in the button layout? They both use the blast city layout.


#5

He means the location of each of the buttons, as in the red or green button isn’t in the same hole…


#6

B X Y LB
A LT RT RB
for the us one

and this for the jp one
LT X Y LB
RT A B RB


#7

It is not a regional change. It’s more of a version change.

Microsoft of Japan forced the change from their original layout of:

LT X Y LB
RT A B RB

To the one that everyone sees now. Specific button layouts such as the one above are reserved for game licensed sticks.


#8

SO close to the SNK layout.