I think I have read every SRK thread on the subject of “Happ” joysticks. I think the consensus of best stick has to go to the iL 8-Way Eurojoystick according to the threads. People mentioned reliability, feel, it’s what they used in the arcades and so on.
I just got my STREET FIGHTER 15th Anniversary Arcade Stick and I am about to mod it. I have a Happ Super and my iL 8-Way Eurojoystick and Comp Buttons arrive tomorrow. I have been playing with the stock stick, I have no issues and it closely resembles the Happ Super. I am starting to lean towards the Super with no knowledge of the feel of the iL 8-Way Eurojoystick.
I know I am going to end up switching back and forth between the two sticks, but I am hoping to avoid this. I guess I am looking for someone to convince me as to the merits of the sticks (knowing it comes down to personal preference at the end of the day). There is one thing that bothers me from reading the threads though.
I see a majority of the posts saying that the iL 8-Way Eurojoystick was the stick used in the Arcades. I played SF hardcore in the arcades between 91-96 in 20-30 locations and had no idea of the kind of stick I was using. The only evidence I have is an old Super stick I ripped out of a machine at 7/11 (they wouldn’t fix it so I had to do what I had to do). I know what a Super looks like now but am wondering how people say/know iL was the standard in arcades/deli’s/7 11’s/corner stores/laundromats?