Re: [stella] Paddles

Subject: Re: [stella] Paddles
From: "Chad 'n' Jennifer Hendrickson" <chadh@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 01:45:10 -0500
I agree.

It is impossible to recreate the feel of a paddle using buttons.  Period.
And without a paddle, all paddle games would suck.

It's kind of interesting... I always thought the paddle was an excellent
controller and I have yet to see it recreated since the Atari 2600.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruffin Bailey" <rufbo@xxxxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2001 8:12 PM
Subject: [stella] Paddles

> >My humble suggestion is that you take advantage of 6 of the positions on
> >the d-pad. That is:
> Just to give Matt a hard time...
> Forget it.  If you don't have an actual paddle controller, it's a
> waste.  Unless someone can wire up an adapter, please don't include
> KABOOM!, Video Olympics, Warlords, Breakout, or what have you.  The people
> who have never played these would never appreciate these games like they
> should.  There's nothing more fun than playing KABOOM! with a thumb and
> forefinger only... the control a paddle gives ya can't even be
> with the stock GBA controls.

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