Review: X-Arcade

X-Arcade is an industrial quality arcade game controller that injects the ultimate arcade game experience into your PC, MAC or game console (we tested on Linux, of course).

With your X-Arcade Joystick, you can reverse time and play the classics like Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Robotron, Galaga, Donkey Kong and Street Fighter.

Here's a link to the article I mention in the video. Also, I think it's important to note that although the X-Arcade Tankstick isn't officially supported under Linux, I didn't have any problems using it with MAME in Ubuntu.

From the X-Arcade website:

X-Arcade Tankstick™ Indestructible Benefits

* Limited Time: Free Ground Shipping! (USA)
* Indestructible Arcade Authenticity With Lifetime Warranty
* Play Thousands Of Arcade Classics From Your Home
* 20 LBS Of Authentic Arcade Parts Ripped From A Real Arcade Machine
* Nifty PS/2 and USB Support On Any Computer
* Trackball Functions As A Standard 3 Button Mouse
* 4 Left/Right Pinball Flipper Buttons
* Enjoy the endless possibilities of retro arcade and next-generation games
* Enhance connections with your kids by hookin' em' on your
favorite classics
* Feel like a superhero without the need to dress in tights
* Play Head To Head Fighting Games Like The Local Arcade.
* Withstand Thousands Of Hours Of Button Smashing Action.
* Fully Programmable For Support On Gametap™ Service
* Play Thousands Of Your Favorite Arcade Games Of All Time
* Add-On Adapters Work On Any Game System PC, or Mac™ (Also Linux!!!)
* (No console support for Trackball)
* Dentists & Dr's: Great For Patient Waiting Rooms!

What's Included

* X-Arcade Tankstick™
* 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
* 100% Fully Serviced Lifetime Warranty
* Toll Free And Online Live Technical Support
* Limited Time: Free Ground Shipping! (USA)
* 18 Full Version Arcade Games:
* 12 Atari(R) Classics for PC Use: Asteroids(R), Asteroids™
Deluxe, Battlezone(R), Centipede(R), Crystal Castles™, Gravitar™,
Millipede™, Missile Command(R), Pong™, Super Breakout(R), Tempest(R)
and Warlords(R).
* Special Bonus: 6 Full Version Midway Titles! Gauntlet(R),
Defender(R), Smash TV(R), Robotron(R), Rampage(R) and Joust(R).
* Connectors included:: USB and Keyboard/Mouse PS2
* Dual Joystick + Buttons Work On With Existing X-Arcade Adapters
* Trackball operational on PC/Mac™ only (Um, and Linux too!!!)

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Unfortunately, In Turkey we

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Unfortunately, In Turkey we can not join Youtube. Because the Internet service provider have banned youtube ip's. I hate this provider..

* Trackball operational on PC/Mac™ only (Um, and Linux too!!!)

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* Trackball operational on PC/Mac™ only (Um, and Linux too!!!)

Unfortunately, In Turkey we

Cristiano's picture

Unfortunately, In Turkey we can not join Youtube. Because the Internet service provider have banned youtube ip's. I hate this provider :(

ARGH!!

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Hopefully you're able to check us out at Blip.tv

http://linuxjournal.blip.tv

Sorry about YouTube!

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How to restrict X-arcade sticks to 4-way operation.

Anonymous's picture

You may restrict the X-arcade sticks to operate in 4-way mode.
It's not a small operation though, as it involves opening the thing up and inverting one of the joystick parts.

Official instructions: www.xgaming.com/service/open.shtml

work fine on my Eee Pc 8G

Tux-Man's picture

X-Arcade Tankstick work fine on my Eee Pc 8G with GX-MAME in Xandros.

question to ask

Anonymous's picture

Dear Sir,

I have a query to ask. How do I write a message from my program to /var/log/messages? Is this possible? How?
It will be great if you reply on my mail ID

Thankyou

Free Linux Games

Carlie Fairchild's picture

If you do get an X-Arcade, make sure to check out all of the free Linux games available. We had a write-up about a handful of them just a couple months back. You can read more here.

Carlie Fairchild is the publisher of Linux Journal.