How’s everyone’s Christmas going? All good here after a very busy Christmas day and before we head out to a boxing day party i though i’d take stock my swag from Santa including a little stocking filler I brought myself a few weeks ago.
The ball top joystick handle that’s supplied with the iCade is great, but a year on after buying my iCade I find that it’s always coming loose – just when you least need it to!
So, as the iCade uses standard arcade parts, I thought I’d buy myself a couple of bat style joystick tops (with deeper thread) from my fav arcade parts supplier – Gremlin Solutions
I couldn’t decide on a black top to match the iCade case or red to match the original stick so in the end, got both.
Sanwa LB-30n bat top with thread adaptor (needed on the iCade and other Sanwa sticks).
The fit seems nice and snug having a deeper thread so hopefully they shouldn’t come loose like the original.
This is the second addon to my iCade, the first was replacing all of the noisy microswitch buttons for quieter leaf switch switches. All I need to do now is swap out the joystick switches and my iCade amendments should be complete. Unmodified, the iCade is great but with a few parts swapped out for superior arcade parts, it makes gaming so much nicer.
Just got a spare half hour before me need to head off…I’m thinking R-Type should do nicely.