City Boy

General

An early arcade stick manufactured by Honest. Suprisingly well-made. VERY hackable and ideal for a JAMMABox/SuperGun setup.

What's inside?

The insides are mostly genuine arcade parts. The joystick appears to be a solidly-made custom mechanism (or a modified arcade mechanism). The buttons are stock arcade buttons. All switches are connected directly to a DB-15 port on the back of the controller; there are no encoder boards of any kind inside.

Pinout for the DB-15 port is as follows:

PinDescription
1GND
2Select
3B
4Y
5Up
6Down
7Left
8Right
9Start
10A
11X
12L
13R
14NC
15NC

Other Details

The controller is supplied with an external encoder box. The encoder plugs into the back of the controller, and in turn adaptors for several different consoles can be plugged into the encoder box. “Bat” and “ball”-style knobs are included for the joystick and can easily be swapped with a screwdriver.

The encoder box has turbofire and slow-motion functions, and supports multiple platforms through various adaptors: Famicom, SNES/SFC, Genesis/MegaDrive(3-button only), and PC Engine/Turbografx-16(2-button only). An adaptor was also presumably available for the Neo-Geo.

Pictures

City Boy Box Inside

 
 controls/cityboy.txt · Last modified: 2007/06/22 09:30 (external edit)
 
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