Based in Weertzen peripheral marketers Jöllenbeck sells under its brand Speed-Link for some time a remake of the legendary "Competition Pro"Joysticks. New is a package offer with a Amiga emulation: The included software called "185 Amiga Classics Games" and consists of a collection of games for the Amiga and a suitable emulator for Windows XP / Vista. The games include football simulation "kicking off"The economy Games "the patrician" and "Hanse - the expedition"Which Strategical "Defender of the Crown", As well as other known oldies like "It Came from the Desert", In this bundle, the stick will cost 17.99 euros. For seven euros more Jöllenbeck sets yet the scene Roman "extra life" Constantin Gillies it, which is located at the "generation C64" applies. usefully the stick offered to not close as his ancestors via a 9-pin D-sub female to C64, Atari or Amiga, but rather a nowadays popular USB connector on current computer.
The games tool to be as stable and robust as the manufacturer of the classic from the home computer time, can be used by hardware on all computers that have USB ports. On Windows XP and Vista is required to operate any additional drivers, but the operating system detects the Speed-Link stick as standard joystick.
the original "Competition Pro" was first produced in the mid-1980-ies with metal blade contacts later with micro switches that cause a characteristic clicking sound. also the Speed-Link version continues this microswitch version. in addition to four fire buttons it has also the continuous firing switch later "Competition Pro"-series on.
Besides the described model, which is suitable for current computer systems, there are of Speed-Link also a version for classic computers. C64, Atari or Amiga players who at that time with "Summer Games" and have similar joystick killers totgeritten their old stick, but still like to occasionally turn on the old machine, so have the opportunity to slot in a new befitting Digital stick to the old D-sub connectors.(PSZ)