Notes: Uses USB or standard PC game port;
Windows 95/98 and iMac/G3 compatible; rumble
effect requires two AAA
||Game Controller: HammerHead FX
nlike most PC game pads, the HammerHead FX
has the sweet stuff you get from console controllers, namely
PlayStation Dual Shock and Nintendo 64: dual analog control
sticks, two side buttons and two trigger buttons. Every
button, and the control sticks, can be easily programmed to
suit the needs of whatever game you play, and either analog
stick can also be set to work as a mouse.
What's more, the HammerHead has built-in rumble feedback,
which works with games that support the Microsoft DirectInput
standard. It's meant to simulate the effect of a game's
on-screen explosions and collisions by vibrating the
controller in response. The effect isn't as strong as you
might get from console add-ons such as the Nintendo 64's
RumblePak, but it's something.
This is a minor quibble, though. The game pad itself feels
sturdy in your hands, and its controls respond like champs in
the heat of play.
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