Due to HUGE requests will be making 1 more run of the

Jaguar EXTREME Flight Joysticks!

The EXTREME Flight Joystick will be on sale starting December 1st 2009 on EBAY!!

Click HERE to see the online distributor that will be handling the sales.

Bring the cockpit home with the Visual Dimensions 3D

Jaguar EXTREME Flight Joystick

for the Atari Jaguar.

This is a high quality flight joystick that will enhance your gaming experience to the extreme.

No more D-Pad for those flight Games like Blue Lightning, Cybermorph, BattleMorph, BattleSphere, Defender 2000 and Trevor McFur. Play them the way you always have wanted to with a flight joystick.

With the A,B, and C buttons wired into the contoured grip stick, and then an additional "Option" button on the base, play your Jaguar games like never before. Flight Games will never be the same once you experience them in full 360' motion. Just play Battlesphere once with this baby, and you'll know exactly what we mean.

Not only does this joystick deliver a incredible performance, but it can also hook up to a Standard Controller and a Pro Jaguar Controller so you can not only take advantage of the extra buttons, but also incredible co-op play! Play Blue Lightning like you're actually in a plane, with yourself as the pilot, and your best bud as the gunner. Play games like Doom, A.V.P, or AirCars co-op and double your fun!!!! You don't get those annoying network errors that you get with the Jag Link on this Joystick. Just sheer two player co-op fun on all you favorite Jaguar Games.

Send me an e-mail with any questions that you might have!!

Below is an actual Review of the Jaguar EXTREME Flight Joystick when it was originaly released!!

Extreme Jaguar Joystick

With the Jaguar being without a joystick to speak of, the folks at Visual Dimensions 3D decided to try to fill the void by coming out with the Jaguar Extreme Joystick. It is Visual Dimensions 3D first release. As you have probably heard, it is a conversion of the popular PC Blackhawk joystick.

First I'll describe the makeup of the Joystick. It is very similar to the picture on the right frame with a few differences. The first difference is there is a plug in the right side of the joystick that you can use for adding a Jaguar controller. In the prototype I have a cord which is hanging out, but in the final version it will be mounted inside the case. Also, the throttle on the left side was replaced by a toggle switch which can disable the fire buttons on the controller (I'll get into the specifics of these features later in the review.)

As far as the button placement, the A button is located where you rest your thumb, the B button can be found where the fire button is and the C button is the lowest button on the stick. Also there is a fourth button located at the base of the joystick which acts as the option button.

With there being the three main buttons on the joystick they added the plug and switch to allow you to plug in the Pro Controller if you'd like to go that route and it also gives you access to the keypad. This also gives you the option for two player co-op play. An option that I felt was very nice was the toggle switch. What this does is it gives you the option to disable the fire buttons for those using the regular controller in co-op play. As anyone knows who has tried to play co-op, it can become quite confusing if both players have access to the fire buttons, so that was a nice added feature.

I have played the PC version of this Joystick several times and was quite fond of it and this one did not let me down either. I found this to be the best for flying games such as Battlemorph and racers though it worked quite well with the other array of games the Jaguar has to offer. It is certainly nice to be able to play games on the Jaguar with something other than a controller.

I know a few people have questioned a few things regarding the joystick prior to release and I'll put in my two cents regarding the issues. The main issue seemed to be the lack of a keypad. Obviously they combated that with the plug that allows you to add your own controller. If you are playing one player it may not be the most convenient thing to do if you have to reach for the other controller, but very few games use the keypad often and really you have to go a bit out of your way for the keypad on the regular controller too. So all in all I thought that was a nice compromise.

Also, some wanted it to have six buttons, but again it was combated with the plug option and really very few games utilize the six key pad anyways (mainly fighters) and really there is little way to add six buttons comfortably on a joystick. Also, the switch allowing for two player co-op play was a nice addition as I mentioned, as it made co-op play a bit more viable as you are able lack the confusion of two people trying to shoot!

Really, I was quite happy with the joystick, it fills an obvious void and the stick itself is very nice. The people at Visual Dimensions 3D did a pretty nice job with the modifications and the overall package is very nice. They marketed it towards games such as Cybermorph and the forthcoming Battlesphere and those are the types of games that will probably best utilize the Joystick. I will opt not to give the joystick a point rating as it's the lone joystick on the Jaguar, but to conclude if you are in the market for a breath of fresh air from the controller then this is an option worth taking a long look at.

-Brett Daly

More information:

Positives: Toggle Switch (allowing for better co-op play); Great for flight and racing games; First and only Joystick on the Jaguar in production.

Negatives: Keypad must be accessed on controller plugged in.

Comments: "Visual Dimensions 3D first effort looks like it was a success as the joystick is of good quality and fills an obvious void. If you want a joystick for the Jaguar this is certainly worth a look."

Send me an e-mail with any questions that you might have!!

How many EXTREME joysticks sold as of 11/24/97, 129

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Hugh Alan Burress
Copyright 1998 by Visual Dimensions 3D. All rights reserved.
Hugh Alan Burress
Copyright 1998 by Visual Dimensions 3D. All rights reserved.
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