There used to be a Marvel vs Capcom 2 cabinet here at our local mall. I played there a lot and now of course with all the joystick fanatics out there its disease has spread to me. I’m building a joystick and of course I’ve looked through many guides on which buttons are recommended in getting and such. I know the brands and some of the key differences.
Okay, with that cleared up. I was wondering what button model of either Sanwa or Semitsu the arcade MVC2 was using at my local arcade. They were running the arcade on a red New Astro City cabinet. They closed down the arcade for quite some time and I was quite young at the time so I didn’t know all of the information about joysticks/buttons as I know now. I know for sure that the joystick was a LS-40 Semitsu due to me remembering that the whole joystick was the color yellow and the feel was not that of Happ.
The troubling part is the buttons part. I’ve bought two custom joysticks and yes they work great but the buttons on them didn’t feel the same as if I remembered from the MVC2 cabinet. What made me remember that they weren’t is because on the MVC2 cabinet, when you slid your hands across to buttons to mash for more hits on MVC2, it was down right smooth.
The two custom joysticks I bought had one of them use the OBSF-24 Sanwa White buttons. This one didn’t feel that good sliding my hands across it to mash for extra hits for MVC2. My hand kept getting caught between the buttons due to the plunger being kind of high. The buttons feel good to press down but the slide mashing doesn’t feel smooth.
The other joystick uses the PS-14-K-N Semitsu Clear White buttons. I know that cause the design of the picture can be seen through the buttons. These when being slid on my hand to mash doesn’t feel comfortable. It feels a little sticky in a sense when I slide to mash them. Pressing on them feels fine as the Sanwa ones too though.
With trying both of these recommended buttons I don’t feel as if they were the ones used at the arcades. Maybe they were but maybe the brand was different or something? My question is can anyone try to help me figure out what the buttons were used or what buttons feel good as I slide my whole hand across and feel that smoothness.
It is asking a lot of I know, but I really want those smooth buttons for a good solid mash when I slide my hand on it in MVC2.
*A little thing I remember about the buttons at the arcade that the plunger was really curved. The plungers ends were flat when they reached the cylinder but were still convex buttons and the plunger (face of the button) was quite low so your hands wouldn’t be caught between the buttons for a smooth mash.
Thanks in advance.