Sanwa JLF vs Older KOF Games


#1

Hi

I wonder if there are people having (or have had some time ago) hard time performing SDM in KOF games, specially from 98 till 03. I mean in japanese standard style (square gate).

I know there is other options like Seimitsu sticks, but JLF became so popular and i’m thinking if it’s possible to play great KOF’98 on it. I noticed how short is the diagonals on JLF, is great for hadoukens and DP but i think it could be difficult to engage all directions QCF + HCB accurately to perform SDM on KOF.

I’ll be glad to see other people sharing the same experience or suggestions.


#2

What joystick you prefer is purely down to personal preference.

I’ve never had any issues playing KOF with a JLF (aside from generally being rubbish at the game), though other people I know prefer to use the original Neo Geo stick or a Seimitsu variant.

In short, try out some other joysticks and find the right one for you.


#3

i am a long time kof player and the jlf suits me perfectly fine, i have absolutely no probs in pulling off sdms


#4

You have to remember that in the arcades, square gates are the standard, even for KoF (yes, even if the cabs were using LS-32s).


#5

So long story short, don’t blame the hardware, blame your execution / game performance.


#6

dark, well you don;t have to be that harsh on him…lol

If you really dun like the square gate, then just switch it to octo then


#7

How is that harsh? He is trying to make clear the area OP needs to focus on when he is on KOF grind time.


#8

Best, fast and usefull quote ever, cleared up my mind, so glad you here.

I think octo may increase circular motion accuracy but decrease the gameplay performance (speed, dashes) once JLF throw is too far with octo.

Giving myself some practice now, thanks.


#9

sorry, my bad