View Full Version : Strange WICO Joystick
11-05-2011, 12:14 PM
Anyone ever seen one of these? I bought this at the swaps today. A real heavy, and suprisingly comfortable Wico Command Control Joystick. Huge base. I am keeping this one!
11-05-2011, 12:49 PM
That's the only Wico Joystick I ever owned. Got it a couple years after we got our VCS. The family got the VCS the first Christmas it came out and being the youngest I inherited it a few years later when the older siblings were bored with it. That's about when the Wico joystick pictured above showed up.
Actually the bottom on yours looks a bit different than I remember but it was definitely about five times heavier than the original Atari joysticks.
EDIT: Looks like that's the deluxe model. Discussion on Atariage about it. (http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/178361-odd-wico-command-control-joystick/) And here is an image of how to hold the device correvtly. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalamakia/4409865959/)
Inside that Atari Age link is a video of a guy taking one apart. It's pretty informative.
11-25-2011, 05:50 AM
I've being looking for one for years.
I'm using the slimmer model on my colecoVision and 2600.
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