Joytron Singibigi, Old School in more ways than one

by Mark R

joytron_singibigi_cgWhat I like about the Joytron Singibigi is that it is very much old school. Not only does it bring back the days when video game controllers were actual joysticks, and buttons were concave and very big, but it brings back the wooden look.

Have you ever noticed that things made of wood are generally considered antique? I’m not talking about that Wal-Mart faux wood furniture which is nothing more than pulp with a plastic sticker over it, real nice solid wood.

It was about time that someone took that look and applied it to video games. I guess since video games took place in the age of plastic, we don’t ever consider ever giving them a wood finish.

Perhaps this is the appeal of steampunk, those science fiction look that combines the high-tech of the future with the low-tech of the past. You may notice that most of the steampunk contraptions that you see are metal, but their frames are made of wood.

So how much would you pay for this classic Victorian look for your video games? How about $39? The Joytron Singibigi can work with PS3, PS2, and PCs with a USB. You might want to insure that you have either Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter before you make this purchase.

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4 reviews or comments

Steven Sorensen Says: December 12, 2009 at 6:15 am

Does it have Happ parts?

Happ, Seimitsu, and Sanwa make te only good arcade parts, ask anyone.

hukiworld Says: April 17, 2010 at 2:37 am

Do people truly know why this gaming system handle was popular? It wasn’t called “joystick” for nothing but it had other applications other than video games lmao! Ask my girlfriend.

Andy Says: November 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Reading this made me laugh a little bit. Whoever made this article clearly doesn’t know his video game history. “It was about time that someone took that look and applied it to video games. I guess since video games took place in the age of plastic, we don’t ever consider ever giving them a wood finish.” Ya, ok buddy, you’re right. Video games have neever been given wood finishes in the past…

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