The guy in the video sounds like a bit of a whinge-bag: “No lead indicator… no speed matching, like in modern games… how am I mean’t to shoot these things!” I don’t know, practice maybe? More proof that games are too easy these days (says the man who plays every game in God Mode).

Joysticks on 8/16bit consoles were digital, whereas the joystick you owned sounds like it was analogue, needing regular calibration of the analogue-to-digital converter. I have a Microsoft SideWinder 3DPro from 1994. A great joystick, which came with an analogue/digital switch, but I have no use for it now, especially since the midi interface isn’t used all that much these days 🙂