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TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8-Way Restrictor for Sanwa JLF Joystick | All in One Kit

$34.99 $29.99

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Get back the High Scores you deserve! Thanks to modern technology, today’s multi-cade cabinets can provide the comfort...

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Get back the High Scores you deserve!

Thanks to modern technology, today’s multi-cade cabinets can provide the comfort of having many of our favourite childhood games combined within one unit. This includes games that were originally programmed for and equipped with either specific 4-way or 8-way joysticks. Playing both types of games on the same cabinet with just one type of joystick can turn into a quite frustrating game experience.

Based on sophisticated engineering and modern technology the GRS TOS Switchable 4-to-8-Way Restrictor provides an easy-to-use solution that allows switching between joystick versions on the fly, just between different games.

Optimal Compatibility

The GRS TOS Switchable 4-to-8-Way Restrictor is compatible with a huge variety of Sanwa JLF joysticks. Just use the joystick of your choice.

It works with many Arcade1Up, AtGames, and iiRcade cabinets.

Multifunctional Design

The lighted 2-in-1 Arcade button with coloured status indication reduces the consumption of valuable control panel space and keeps you informed at any time about the actual setting.

Adapt the lighted 2-in-1 Arcade button to any colour that fits best with your cabinets' design and tastes.

The permanent dual-mode allows simultaneous usage of software automation and manual control. Enjoy the comfort of automated restrictor setting while having the option to manual override whenever you want (note: automation only on supported platforms).

The controller board supports up to 4 joysticks per cabinet.

Use an optional second 2-in-1 button as a USB-keyboard key to take control of your emulation and frontend software.

Super Easy to Install

The ease of use already starts with the plug-and-play installation. Just replace the existing static restrictor plates of your cabinet's joysticks with our motorized restrictors, add the 2-in-1 arcade button to your control panel and connect everything with the provided microcontroller board and you are ready to go.

Comprehensive Software support

While the basic functionality does not require the installation of any additional software, there are several optional software packages available that support advanced features. Those are:

tos428config

Configuration utility to customize appearance and behaviour of the tos428 components (e.g. colour of the button, finetuning of restrictor angles, requires Windows)

Click here to see software versions & release notes.

tos428config for windows

tos428config for windows - compatibility version(required for backwards compatibility on older windows version)

tos428 config for Raspberry Pi

tos428cl

Command line utility for automation of restrictor orientation, based on a selected game (Windows platform)

Download here

tos428cl_retropie

Command line utility and scripts for automation of restrictor orientation, based on a selected game (Retropie platform)

Download here

Designed for Reliability and Endurance

All plastic parts are made from Polycarbonate, an industrial-grade high-performance material for maximum robustness and reliability.

The switchable restrictors are equipped with metal geared servos for enhanced durability.

What is included?

* Servo driven Restrictor x 1
* 2-in-1 Arcade Button x 1
* Controller Circuit Board x 1
* Micro USB Cable x 1 & PCB standoffs x 4

Designed by Stefan Burger

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Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
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(56)
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Reinaldo Silva
Must have upgrade!!

Awesome upgrade to AtGames or Arcade1Up builds. Upgraded my custom SF2 cab and arcade experience is much more improved. Easy install!!

M
Michael
Best Customer Service! Great Products!

I recently purchased the TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8 way Restrictor for Sanwa JLF Joystick All in One Kit along with the Extension Kit. I have an AtGame Legends Ultimate arcade unit with thousands of games installed and decided I wanted all of my 4-way games (Pac-Man, Burgertime, etc.) to play properly. Playing a 4-way game with an 8-way joystick will cause your avatar to freeze whenever diagonals are hit which can be a nuisance. These restrictor gates allow you switch between 4-way and 8-way mode with the touch of button. When I initially bought my Sanwa JLF joysticks, I ran into an issue with the diagonals not always registering in 8-way mode with the switchable gates installed. My favorite game is Street Fighter II and this was a bit frustrating at first. I thought there was something wrong with the gates as the JLF's I purchased were brand new and from a reputable company. I reached out to the Thunderstick team, and they provided me with the best customer service I've ever experienced. Their team did tests for me and sent me videos and pictures. They were very quick to respond to all of my questions. I could tell they really do care a lot about their customers and their products. They could have easily refunded me, but they wanted to make sure everything was working properly. In the end, I purchased another set of Sanwa joysticks to test and learned that the originals I had (although I still believe them to be authentic) were slightly off in some sort of way and that was the reason I was having issues with the switchable gates. After a bit of fine tuning with their PC program, I was able to get all the diagonals to work in 8-way mode. I drilled a hole for the 2-in-1 button that was provided and now I am able to switch between 4-way and 8-way with ease. The light up button also looks really nice especially since I was able to customize the colors to match my ball tops and buttons (yellow for 4-way and purple for 8-way). I really love these switchable gates. It has definitely improved my ALU cabinet and made so many games that much more enjoyable. I couldn't be happier with the items I purchased and the amazing support from the Thunderstick team! They rock!

D
Douglas Knipe
Best product ever!

The setup and installation is easy as can be. Perfect for every game with 4 to 8 way controls. I will be buying more in the future. This is a total game changer! This setup also works flawlessly with Burger Time. Great job Glen! Thank you. This product is so good, every multicade should have this installed.

M
Mark P
You don’t know what you are missing

Finally can play Qix the way it was intended. Easy setup, click a button to switch. Best upgrade for the price you are likely to ever make for your rig.

T
TroyT
Works perfectly!

This switch works perfectly! I tested it in a cabinet and does the job. I'm building a table top cabinet and this will be perfect in it allowing me to have a larger game selection. It seems to be well built and should last a long time. I'm ordering a couple more for additional cabs. Recommended! (Note: It looks too big to fit inside an arcade fight stick, like a Mayflash. I'll have to check it and see.)

Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
97%
(56)
3%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
Reinaldo Silva
Must have upgrade!!

Awesome upgrade to AtGames or Arcade1Up builds. Upgraded my custom SF2 cab and arcade experience is much more improved. Easy install!!

M
Michael
Best Customer Service! Great Products!

I recently purchased the TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8 way Restrictor for Sanwa JLF Joystick All in One Kit along with the Extension Kit. I have an AtGame Legends Ultimate arcade unit with thousands of games installed and decided I wanted all of my 4-way games (Pac-Man, Burgertime, etc.) to play properly. Playing a 4-way game with an 8-way joystick will cause your avatar to freeze whenever diagonals are hit which can be a nuisance. These restrictor gates allow you switch between 4-way and 8-way mode with the touch of button. When I initially bought my Sanwa JLF joysticks, I ran into an issue with the diagonals not always registering in 8-way mode with the switchable gates installed. My favorite game is Street Fighter II and this was a bit frustrating at first. I thought there was something wrong with the gates as the JLF's I purchased were brand new and from a reputable company. I reached out to the Thunderstick team, and they provided me with the best customer service I've ever experienced. Their team did tests for me and sent me videos and pictures. They were very quick to respond to all of my questions. I could tell they really do care a lot about their customers and their products. They could have easily refunded me, but they wanted to make sure everything was working properly. In the end, I purchased another set of Sanwa joysticks to test and learned that the originals I had (although I still believe them to be authentic) were slightly off in some sort of way and that was the reason I was having issues with the switchable gates. After a bit of fine tuning with their PC program, I was able to get all the diagonals to work in 8-way mode. I drilled a hole for the 2-in-1 button that was provided and now I am able to switch between 4-way and 8-way with ease. The light up button also looks really nice especially since I was able to customize the colors to match my ball tops and buttons (yellow for 4-way and purple for 8-way). I really love these switchable gates. It has definitely improved my ALU cabinet and made so many games that much more enjoyable. I couldn't be happier with the items I purchased and the amazing support from the Thunderstick team! They rock!

D
Douglas Knipe
Best product ever!

The setup and installation is easy as can be. Perfect for every game with 4 to 8 way controls. I will be buying more in the future. This is a total game changer! This setup also works flawlessly with Burger Time. Great job Glen! Thank you. This product is so good, every multicade should have this installed.

M
Mark P
You don’t know what you are missing

Finally can play Qix the way it was intended. Easy setup, click a button to switch. Best upgrade for the price you are likely to ever make for your rig.

T
TroyT
Works perfectly!

This switch works perfectly! I tested it in a cabinet and does the job. I'm building a table top cabinet and this will be perfect in it allowing me to have a larger game selection. It seems to be well built and should last a long time. I'm ordering a couple more for additional cabs. Recommended! (Note: It looks too big to fit inside an arcade fight stick, like a Mayflash. I'll have to check it and see.)

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TOS GRS Switchable 4-to-8-Way Restrictor for Sanwa JLF Joystick | All in One Kit

$34.99 $29.99