Sorry if this has been asked before, I tried to check but now with the new MK branded sticks coming out my searches on my question were returning mostly things about the MK9 stick and the new MK-themed faceplate for the TE stick.
I have always liked MK but never really got into it while it was in arcades (I was seven when MK2 hit arcades) and so I never really played it with an arcade stick layout.
MK9 looks really interesting and I want to jump in and learn this one but I want to ask if playing the game on a “regular” six/eight button layout would work? I have a Madcatz TE for the 360 and I do want to buy the game but with grad school I don’t really have the extra cash at the moment to buy another stick for one game (Maybe in the future, but not right now at least). I also don’t want to mod my TE since I play other games with it and would rather not have to mod it back and forth.
Are there players who use six/eight button arcade sticks to play MK games? I realize things like block buttons and run buttons make it different than playing games I’m more familiar with. What layout do those players use?
Would I be better served just to learn to play on pad if I can’t get a MK styled stick immediately?