Got my Game Gripper today.


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  1. pinesal

    pinesal Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got a black with green buttons. I really like it. I can control games as good as as gameboy, DS or PSP. The only problem is it tends to slip down for me sometimes.

    So besides emulators anybody know of any games that work well with this?
     

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  2. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

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    Have you had a chance to play Streetfighter 2 SNES version? I was wondering how the game gripper performed doing some hadokens and shoryukens. :D
     
  3. Chugworth

    Chugworth Well-Known Member

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    I got a Game Gripper too, and I was surprised at just how well it works. I tried a few SNES games, and they worked great! I wonder just how long it would be before it wears down the buttons on the keyboard though.
     
  4. fortworthbret

    fortworthbret Well-Known Member

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    Mine came in yesterday, and it works well. Unfortunately, it looks like complete crap. The buttons are rough, cloudy, don't match each other, and look like the were made with a child's hammer. The rubber itself looks like it was cut out with garden shears.

    Some co-workers wanted to see it when it came in, and truthfully, I'm embarrassed to show it to them.

    It does work well though.
     
  5. pbwhite

    pbwhite Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...mine came in this week, and looks great - black with orange buttons. My only issue is that some of the keypad combos seem to be shortcuts on the droid, and when I'm playing, a search window will pop up.
     
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    fortworthbret Well-Known Member

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    I think I accidentally ordered from lame-gripper.com
     
  7. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Well-Known Member

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    Can you all post pics of yours so I can see the diff color combos with the black rubber ones? I'm still contemplating on when scheme I like better. I think I'm going to get the black rubber with blue buttons though. I wish you could mix and match like the GG on the Engadget review (not that specific scheme, just an example).
     
  8. icecold

    icecold Well-Known Member

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    I finally got my game gripper, and all I can say is I am pretty disappointed. The manufactoring process or the end result is sub-par. Granted, it was $18.99, but for what it is, I would have expected a better end product.

    I got the black pad with the red buttons.

    GameGripper1.jpg
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    The first pic shows the imperfections in the buttons.

    The second one shows the poor finish on the D-Pad.

    The third shows the back, and the crappy job of cleaning up the buttons. I am sure if I used it as is, the buttons would gouge the hell out of the physical keyboard.

    My question, is this the common end result everyone else is receiving? I did get a email saying that the company was changing manufacturers, so I wasn't able to get the Glow In The Dark buttons as I had originally requested. Maybe this is just the new manufacturer issue?

    edit: Oh, just noticed the d-pad isn't even the same color as the rest of the buttons...WTF?
     
  9. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that doesn't look to nice. Sorry, but if it does what it supposed to do then it should be okay. So what games have you used this on ?

    Edit: I just noticed you posted a pic of the back so how are we supposed to do Hadokens on that thing or jump diagonally? So SFII or Contra are out of the question.
     
  10. icecold

    icecold Well-Known Member

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    I haven't used it at all yet. I debating on either sending it back, or at least filing down the back of the buttons before using it.
     
  11. obutto

    obutto Well-Known Member

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    With quality like those pics above, I would send it back asap. Thats just unacceptable for a product that you paid above $15+ for.
     
  12. obutto

    obutto Well-Known Member

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    Wow...Double posted.

    Please delete if you can moderator :rolleyes:
     
  13. pinesal

    pinesal Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've been playing street fighter II and I have no trouble jumping diagonal and throwing fire balls and other special moves. Build qulity seems fine to me. the thing does what it does well and that's what matters most.
     
  14. El Blacksheep

    El Blacksheep Well-Known Member

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    He does say up front that there are imperfections in the material used, which helps drive down cost.
     
  15. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

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    Pushing the d-pad bars at same time should work. Left & down for diagonal would result in the expected direction. Works with KB.
     
  16. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

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    How can you be so critical and not even used it yet? Function is more important (IMO) than aesthetics. Then again if plastic/rubber flash is getting in the way, it may need some trimming.

    Try it, if you are a gamer, the aesthetics will be greatly offset by gameplay :)
     
  17. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member

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    You have to remember that these are being made by one person..most likely at their home. You are not going to see factory quality here. What you will see is the result of someone having made their own design, making the molds most likely by hand plus hand tools, pouring melted plastic into them, and finally assembling the finished product.

    I would say these are worth the price. There is a significant cost in all the materials involved to produce these, especially the material and effort into the molds. There is also compensation due for the time and effort it takes to hand make and assemble each one.

    I have ordered one, and I would expect to see any of the "flaws" mentioned in this thread. If there are rough edges, I'll trim them..no biggie. If there are mold marks, or swirls/bubbles in the plastic, no biggie there either. As long as it clips on and stays decently, and lets me play my games as if I had a real game pad(Its intended purpose), I'll be happy. I'm sure by all the reviews out there that it will do just that.

    Main thing I have to say is a big Thank you to the creator for putting the time and effort into a very useful product:)
     
  18. icecold

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    I was asking more if this was more of the exception versus the norm of the products delivered. I was just a little surprised, especially when any pics or videos I have seen of the product have looks exceptional.

    I highly doubt the creator is cranking these out by hand, or most likely not still. It is simply enough to send out the specs for the buttons to a shop to be formed. Cost savings, bubbles, etc aside, I just thought the mold marks left showed a lack of attention to detail and emphasis on shipping out the best quality product.

    Regardless, I got impatient, and filed down the flaws. I played some Super Punch Out for about half an hour, and then tried out Goonies and Mega Man 4 for the NES for about a total of an hour.

    The product does perform well, so I guess I am happy with function over form.
     

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