Hori Real Arcade Pro AX S+G


#1

Seimitsu LS-32-01 lever, Sanwa OBSF-30RG buttons, Astro City layout.


http://www.hori.jp/products/xbox360/controller/realarc_pro_ax_stg/
<img src=“http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/5012/realarcadeproax.jpg” />


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#2

That looks real petty like. I want it more for the Astro City layout than for anything else.
I can always swap parts and art on the top place, swaping the layout on the top plate is another thing all together.


#3

I’m buying this stick. It’s the most official dodopanchi saidaioujou stick we’ll ever get. I mean come on, honeycomb pattern.
Glad to see RG buttons being back in the fold.

<blockquote class=“Quote” rel=“Darksakul”>That looks real petty like. I want it more for the Astro City layout than for anything else.
I can always swap parts and art on the top place, swaping the layout on the top plate is another thing all together.</blockquote>

HORI’s DOA5 stick is similar (Astro layout), and significantly more affordable (here in the US at least). Which is what I should just do, I have some OBSN-30RG’s, and I have LS-32’s lying around haha.


#4

Hori showing some shmup love


#5

Man, as much as I love the fact that they are going back to the Astro layout, I’m really peeved that they’re STILL not bothering to center their layouts. The green A (Light Kick in SF notation) button should be just a smidge to the right of the center bolts, not all that way to the left. For comparison, look at the Virtua Stick High Grade which has a perfectly centered layout:

<img src=“http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20061211/vf04.jpg” />

Still, I’m really glad they’re still using that Soulcalibur V body. That’s probably my favorite modern generation stick case yet. Also I hope they plan to change their stock image when it gets closer to the release. Unless Seimitsu suddenly up and changed their dust washer design and made shaft covers for their LS-32 line, that’s a Sanwa stick. :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

<blockquote class=“Quote” rel=“Ikagi-chan”>Man, as much as I love the fact that they are going back to the Astro layout, I’m really peeved that they’re STILL not bothering to center their layouts.</blockquote>

because 8-button :frowning:

and oh, would be cool though if Hori did indeed put the extra effort to make LS-32 shaftcovers… but yeah I doubt that lol.


#7

<blockquote class=“Quote” rel=“hibachifinal”>because 8-button :frowning:

and oh, would be cool though if Hori did indeed put the extra effort to make LS-32 shaftcovers… but yeah I doubt that lol.</blockquote>

If this were the older Real Arcade Pro sticks (2, 3, and EX specifically), I’d agree that it would be because 8-button, but this? Nah, this is just them being lazy like they were with the Dead or Alive 5 stick and not bothering to move the joystick mount at all. I really can’t understand why not, considering that to make the Astro layout work on the DoA5 and this stick, they had to have removed the plastic strip that was separating the buttons and joystick on the original Soulcalibur V stick, but I guess welding a mounting bracket to a different spot is more costly than moving where the button holes get punched out of the metal. =/


#8

<blockquote class=“Quote” rel=“hibachifinal”>I’m buying this stick. It’s the most official dodopanchi saidaioujou stick we’ll ever get. I mean come on, honeycomb pattern.
Glad to see RG buttons being back in the fold.

<blockquote class=“Quote” rel=“Darksakul”>That looks real petty like. I want it more for the Astro City layout than for anything else.
I can always swap parts and art on the top place, swaping the layout on the top plate is another thing all together.</blockquote>

HORI’s DOA5 stick is similar (Astro layout), and significantly more affordable (here in the US at least). Which is what I should just do, I have some OBSN-30RG’s, and I have LS-32’s lying around haha.
</blockquote>

Oh, this joystick is definitely NOT worth it then if it’s the same layout as the SC V, DOA 5, joysticks.
Those older releases are still <b>very</b> available in the US along with the TT2 release very often with nice reduced prices for the newer stick releases.

It’s too expensive to import Japanese exclusive joysticks now, IMHO. It’s at least $50 shipping (airmail) on top of whatever the third party seller wants.
I’ve only ever done that with the HRAP 3 SE and I still have somewhat of a buyer’s remorse on that one.

It’s definitely cheaper just to buy the domestic releases, remove and sell the OEM parts (JLF, 30mm and 24mm Sanwa buttons), and retrofit on your own.
It’s rarer now for domestic importers to get exclusive JP stick releases in-stock now. It was common before the end of 2009 but has become much rarer since then.
I expected the Hori HRAP VLX Diamond to be carried by a vendor because it was the biggest exclusive release of the past year (and the previous VLX proved to be a hit) but don’t expect the Seimitsu edition or “anime art” joysticks to be carried in the US again. In the past, some of the exclusives have taken an uncomfortable time to sell out and quite a few have ended up selling at reduced prices online, too. (Speaking specifically of the Arcana Heart 2 joystick which appears to have not been a great seller in retrospect… Seems like there was a bit of over-ordering and over-production there.)

If you’re going to end up removing the original artwork at any rate, it’s silly to pay an extra $100 for this joystick!
Much cheaper to buy the Seimitsu and other specialized parts on your own and refit yourself.

Those of who prefer Seimitsu levers end up doing this on practically every joystick release we get anyways…


#9

Dunno about second pic but the lever in the first one is not LS-32.


#10

You’re right, jaquio.

Looks like a Sanwa JLF.

Seimitsu LS-32’s don’t have shaft covers and that joystick obviously has a shaft cover AND Sanwa-style dust cover.

Sharp eyes!

Only thing I can figure is that Hori possibly mocked up an existing joystick to show what the Pro AX could look like and that this is NOT an actual production joystick or even prototype/pre-production joystick. That would make sense to me. Considering that these companies generally only change the artwork and part colors between new production releases…


#11

Reminds me too much of the DOA5 and TTT2 Hori sticks. Not that I’m saying they’re bad but it seems they’re just repeating the case designs and adding different buttons/artwork


#12

At least they are doing better than mad catz to bring something differnet to the market.

This is actaully a better atempt to differ from previous sticks than ever (Other than the all original fighting edge). I know people who have commented they don’t mind Seimitsu joysticks but dislike their buttons. This is a good atempt to apeal to different taste. Probably only annouced it in asia to test the waters. I must admit this is the only stick announced in a long time that interests me in any way.


#13

Hold up, Hori made a special shaft cover for LS-32?!


#14

Possible… but I suspect these are just promo images which don’t reflect the final product.

The joystick looks too much like a JLF & SK set to me…


#15

RG’s are amazing! The only other retail stick I know that ever used RG’s was the Hori Real Arcade Pro Amazon.jp Special Addition that had Sanwa Vermillion RG’s exclusively:<br>http://www.hori.jp/products/ps2/controller/realarc_pro_s_fix/index.html<br>


#16

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<div class=“QuoteAuthor”><a href="/profile/14619/eperelez">eperelez</a> said:</div>
<div class=“QuoteText”>RG’s are amazing! The only other retail stick I know that ever used RG’s was the Hori Real Arcade Pro Amazon.jp Special Addition that had Sanwa Vermillion RG’s exclusively:<br><a href=“http://www.hori.jp/products/ps2/controller/realarc_pro_s_fix/index.html”>http://www.hori.jp/products/ps2/controller/realarc_pro_s_fix/index.html</a><br></div><div class=“QuoteText”>i did not know the buttons used in that stick were RGs…food for thought</div>
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#17

<a href="/profile/8333/Ikagi-chan">Ikagi-chan</a> said:<blockquote class=“Quote”>
<div class=“QuoteText”>Man, as much as I love the fact that they are going back to the Astro layout, I’m really peeved that they’re STILL not bothering to center their layouts. The green A (Light Kick in SF notation) button should be just a smidge to the right of the center bolts, not all that way to the left. For comparison, look at the Virtua Stick High Grade which has a perfectly centered layout: </div></blockquote>Yeah… If you were to play VF on this, your right hand would be more or less on the middle of the unit. Ironic since this layout is popular because of Sega cabs in the first place.<br><br>Anyone know if it’s possible (preferably easy!) to replace the art on the DOA5 stick?<br>


#18

Funny, I asked the Hori rep at SCR2013 if they were coming out with a stick that didn’t have game-specific art (SCV, DOA5). He said there’s something coming out soon;  I guess this is it. I like that it almost matches the MadCatz EVO stick in design, but why-oh-why do the buttons overlap the design around the stick? The art needs some tweaking, or the butttons shifted to be more centered, as mentioned previously. I’m digging it otherwise, a possible addition to the collection!<br>


#19

Art looks pretty DoDonPachi-themed to me, which fits with the LS-32 and Xbox exclusivity, and Saidaioujou’s due for a 360 release this spring.


#20

<font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Good news guys, dengeki made a full article about it, has pictures of internals and everything… its true seimitsu for sure.</span></font><div><img src=“http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/600/600400/c20130218_RAP_001_cs1w1_720x.jpg”><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font><div style=“font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;”><img src=“http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/600/600404/c20130218_RAP_005_cs1w1_720x.jpg”><br></div><div style=“font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;”>There’s also comparison with other HRAP models. And insight by dodonpachi player, mon.</div><div style=“font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;”><br></div><div style=“font-family: Arial, Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;”>after the jump</div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/600/600305/</span></font><br></div></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>Key points:</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>- Only 4 of the buttons are RG’s, the rest are OBSF-30</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>- No Seimitsu LS-32 shaft cover :V</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>- comparison and talk on Sanwa vs. Seimitsu with regards specifically to shmup play.</span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”><br></span></font></div><div><font face=“Arial, Verdana” size=“2”><span style=“line-height: normal;”>BEST HRAP EVER amirite.</span></font></div>