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GRS Super Joystick | Ikari Warriors Limited Edition (International Ver)

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We are thrilled to announce that we have acquired the international distribution rights for SNK’s officially licensed GRS Super Joystick | Ikari Warriors Limited Edition. This product will be available for pre-order in Japan, the UK, EU countries (see below for details), Canada, and Australia, with shipments expected in January or February 2024.

EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Introducing the GRS Super Joystick IKARI WARRIORS EDITION

Ever since the golden era of arcades, iconic games like the SNK Ikari Warriors series, Data East Midnight Resistance, SNK T.N.K III, and Taito Front Line Arcade have captured the imagination of players in the 1980s. Especially memorable is the legendary Ikari Warriors, a game that holds a nostalgic place in the hearts of countless gamers. Until now, it was challenging to fully recapture the magic of the original rotary joystick gameplay. But today, at Glen's Retro Show and Thunderstick Studio, we're changing that.



We're beyond excited to present the GRS Super Joystick, a product of our dedication to rekindling those precious gaming memories. In a monumental leap, we've collaborated with SNK and secured the official license of Ikari Warriors, integrating it as a key feature of our product. But that's not all. We've brought the experience full circle, creating an exclusive limited-edition package that isn't just a joystick but a piece of gaming history. 

When you unbox the GRS Super Joystick, you'll be met with the iconic Ikari Warriors imagery adorning our unique packaging. It's not just about aesthetics. Our team has innovated the packaging to include a control panel-shaped rig box with pre-drilled holes. Users can easily pop off these holes to assemble the high-quality arcade buttons and the GRS Super Joystick onto the rig box, transforming the packaging into a fully functional control panel. That's right. Your packaging becomes part of your gaming experience, complete with licensed artwork from the Ikari Warriors arcade cabinet, ready for use with iconic arcade games requiring rotary functions.



This limited-edition GRS Super Joystick Ikari Warriors edition aims to recreate and enhance the original gaming experience. It incorporates state-of-the-art technology like Hall Sensors, Hybrid USB Protocols, and Software-Defined Joystick Control Key Values. The joystick is designed to be user-friendly, requiring no technical knowledge, and offers a plug-and-play solution suitable for both veteran gamers and newcomers.


GRS Super joystick Hall effect


The versatile joystick includes an encoder (supporting up to 12 buttons), a joystick, and a push-and-pull spinner joystick knob, providing a three-in-one solution that greatly simplifies the DIY process. The rotating knob features three switchable modes (Gamepad hat, Keystroke, and Mouse) tailored for optimal gaming across different game types.



The GRS Super Joystick is not just suitable for retro games but is a powerhouse optimized for contemporary gaming experiences, creating a bridge between generations of gamers.

So, seize the opportunity and elevate your gaming experience with the GRS Super Joystick Ikari Warriors edition. Be part of this limited offer, enjoy a piece of gaming history, and transform your gaming setup with our innovative rig box packaging. GAME ON!


Features:

  • Limited-edition joystick in collaboration with SNK, featuring officially licensed Ikari Warriors branding.
  • Incorporates the latest technology, including Hall Sensors, Hybrid USB Protocols, and Software-Defined Joystick Control Key Values.
  • User-friendly design with a plug-and-play solution that requires no technical knowledge for setup or use.
  • Versatile gaming accessory that includes an encoder (supporting up to 12 buttons), a joystick, and a push-and-pull joystick spinner knob.
  • Three-in-one equipment that simplifies the DIY process and is easy to install in any gaming setup.
  • Features a rotary knob with three switchable modes: Gamepad hat, Keystroke, and Mouse for diverse gaming experiences.
  • Joystick supports three switchable rotational detents, which can be set to 8, 12, or 16 detents per rotation to suit different gameplay requirements.
  • Innovative packaging with a control panel-shaped rig box that comes with predrilled holes for easy assembly of arcade buttons and joystick.
  • Packaging transforms into a fully functional control panel for use with arcade games requiring rotary functions, complete with licensed artwork from the Ikari Warriors arcade cabinet.
  • Compatible with PC, Raspberry Pi 3 & 4, Linux
  • Plug-and-play with the SNK 40 ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION on PC Steam.(Note. A firmware upgrade is required to enable this feature. Please refer to the instructions provided in the User Manual for further guidance.)


What is included?

  • GRS Super Joystick shaft x 1 (attached 12-way knob and Joystick dustproof washer)
  • GRS Super Joystick base x 1 
  • Mounting spacer x 1(Mount the GRS Super joystick with a spacer if its PCB touches the bottom of the control panel interference.)
  • Switchable knob cover (8-way) x 1
  • Switchable knob cover (16 way) x 1
  • Switchable knob cover (freeway) x 1
  • GRS TOS 2 in 1 button x 1
  • Gold-leaf pushbutton x 6
  • Harness for encoder x 1
  • Harness for 2 in 1 button x 1
  • USB cable x1
  • Manual switchable joystick restrictor gate(4 ways) x 1
  • Manual switchable joystick restrictor gate(8 ways-square) x 1
  • Knob cap x 3
  • Allen wrench x 1


TS-RJConfigurator Software: 


The TS-RJConfigurator is a specialized application designed for the GRS Super Joystick, intended for use on Windows PC(x86). This software enables users to customize the functionality of the GRS Super Joystick extensively and provides an interface for firmware updates. We're continually enhancing and optimizing the product and will be releasing periodic firmware updates to meet the evolving needs of our users.



Key Features include:

  1. Keyboard Mode Customization: Users can macro-define the key values triggered by the rotary knob's actions, including clockwise rotation, counter-clockwise rotation, pulling up, and pushing down.
  2. Mouse Mode Adjustments: Users can specify mouse movement modes by toggling between the x-axis and y-axis.
  3. Mouse Movement Customization in Mouse Mode: The distance triggered by the rotary knob's rotation can be adjusted, aligning the knob's output with traditional spinner movements.
  4. Joystick Orientation Customization: Allows adjustments to the joystick directional orientation at 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°.
  5. Controller Tester Interface: Users can utilize this interface to test and verify the joystick's output.
  6. Firmware Update Feature: Keep your joystick up-to-date with the latest improvements.

TS-RJConfigurator V1.04.9 download

TS-RJConfigurator V1.04.11(Enhanced compatibility version) download

Firmware:

 -V2.36(Download):

  • Added mouse pixel mode switching feature using the TS-RJ confiturator to switch between 0/30pix cursor movement in mouse mode
  • Bug fixes

-V2.35(Download):

  • Driver compatibility improvement
  • Fixed Esc cannot be mapped issue
  • Bug fixes

-V2.33(Download):

  • User Interface (UI) improvements
  • Added a feature to adjust joystick orientation
  • Implemented a feature to allow users to modify the rotary function to work exactly as a free-spinning spinner
  • Introduced a joystick-testing interface
  • Added display for current firmware, mode, and ways
  • Bug fixes

Support:

Joystick button IO pinout diagram


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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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Suv M
Great stick, fantastic value with a few quirks.

Everything other than mentioned below are perfect. I will only mention the bads.

Cons:
1. Top gets loose 10 minutes into intense gaming. Need a screwdriver on hand.
2. Too tall, nearly 50% taller than original joystick a bit hard to get used to.
3. Can you add pixel movements (spinner) mode as a 4th way so we dont have to run the configurator each time.

K
KENICHI KITATANI
Good!

NiceStick

c
craig newman
ikari sticvk

awsome product great value and quality very responsive

t
tanaka shinichi
ループレバー以外にも使えるので良いですね

主にMAMEで使ってます。
説明書通りにしても使えなかったので他のモードで使用しました。
チャンネルスイッチ、パドル、ハンドルを使用するゲームもできました。
パドル物は調整が難しいです。

h
haynor666
Great joystick with a room for improvement.

For a start two issues:

- the first thing most important in fact is SOFT TWIST of knob - during playing You can accidentally twist knob very often and that is really annoying. Using 8 way knob reduces this a bit but that's not that how SNK games should be played. Imagine shooting in front then stopping (because You have limited ammo in Gondomania or Ikari Warriors) and starting again just to realize that You are shooting on the back :/

- joystick has weak component and it is cable from shaft - very thin and fragile. Connector is glued to prevent cables from damage very close to connector but still can be damaged.

Asides from this is GREAT joystick. Plastic and metal components are in my opinions very high quality. Maybe it even better than orignal LS-30 from SNK :) Unlike spinner from tsticks (jtag to USB cable) this joystick uses standard USB-C cable which can be easily replaced. Of course it's also high quality and it's longer than cable that I received with spinner. Joystick rotation can used even as spinner (smooth rotation like normal mouse after You set it correctly) which is quite handy in such games like Forgotten Worlds (originally designed to play with separate spinner, needs sensivity boots in MAME), Caliber 50 or even Disc of Tron or Zwackery (yes - this stick has push/pull option just like tsicks spinner). It can be used nicely even in Arkanoid (it has some inertia just like spinner but I prefer to play with separate spinner from tsicks):D Aim'n'fire mode from such games like Wild Western or Sheriff also works great and again this is the only replacement option that I know for those games. For some people setting but be a bit pain but there is additional small PCB that helps (never used actually - I figured hot set games using just rotation).

Would be nice for future (impatient) customers to provide examples/tutorials hot to set each game in MAME. It's not that hard. It took me about 1 hour to understand how it works.
Also some sort or small commandline program that could set joystick in desired mode would be great.
Maybe some other knobs shapes and/or colours ?

Box I treat as bonus - it's thicks but made from paper so it's good for testing but for long term it's better to use dedicated metal (it has spacer for this) or wood box.
Buttons supplied are good - standard Baolian (chinese) product. I also treat those as bonus

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
60%
(3)
40%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
S
Suv M
Great stick, fantastic value with a few quirks.

Everything other than mentioned below are perfect. I will only mention the bads.

Cons:
1. Top gets loose 10 minutes into intense gaming. Need a screwdriver on hand.
2. Too tall, nearly 50% taller than original joystick a bit hard to get used to.
3. Can you add pixel movements (spinner) mode as a 4th way so we dont have to run the configurator each time.

K
KENICHI KITATANI
Good!

NiceStick

c
craig newman
ikari sticvk

awsome product great value and quality very responsive

t
tanaka shinichi
ループレバー以外にも使えるので良いですね

主にMAMEで使ってます。
説明書通りにしても使えなかったので他のモードで使用しました。
チャンネルスイッチ、パドル、ハンドルを使用するゲームもできました。
パドル物は調整が難しいです。

h
haynor666
Great joystick with a room for improvement.

For a start two issues:

- the first thing most important in fact is SOFT TWIST of knob - during playing You can accidentally twist knob very often and that is really annoying. Using 8 way knob reduces this a bit but that's not that how SNK games should be played. Imagine shooting in front then stopping (because You have limited ammo in Gondomania or Ikari Warriors) and starting again just to realize that You are shooting on the back :/

- joystick has weak component and it is cable from shaft - very thin and fragile. Connector is glued to prevent cables from damage very close to connector but still can be damaged.

Asides from this is GREAT joystick. Plastic and metal components are in my opinions very high quality. Maybe it even better than orignal LS-30 from SNK :) Unlike spinner from tsticks (jtag to USB cable) this joystick uses standard USB-C cable which can be easily replaced. Of course it's also high quality and it's longer than cable that I received with spinner. Joystick rotation can used even as spinner (smooth rotation like normal mouse after You set it correctly) which is quite handy in such games like Forgotten Worlds (originally designed to play with separate spinner, needs sensivity boots in MAME), Caliber 50 or even Disc of Tron or Zwackery (yes - this stick has push/pull option just like tsicks spinner). It can be used nicely even in Arkanoid (it has some inertia just like spinner but I prefer to play with separate spinner from tsicks):D Aim'n'fire mode from such games like Wild Western or Sheriff also works great and again this is the only replacement option that I know for those games. For some people setting but be a bit pain but there is additional small PCB that helps (never used actually - I figured hot set games using just rotation).

Would be nice for future (impatient) customers to provide examples/tutorials hot to set each game in MAME. It's not that hard. It took me about 1 hour to understand how it works.
Also some sort or small commandline program that could set joystick in desired mode would be great.
Maybe some other knobs shapes and/or colours ?

Box I treat as bonus - it's thicks but made from paper so it's good for testing but for long term it's better to use dedicated metal (it has spacer for this) or wood box.
Buttons supplied are good - standard Baolian (chinese) product. I also treat those as bonus

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GRS Super Joystick | Ikari Warriors Limited Edition (International Ver)

$79.99