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GOPODULAR! Arcade Control Panel for PC & consoles:

Fighting Minions™ - JP edition

GOPODULAR! is proud to present the "JP edition" of the Fighting Minions control panel.  If you have moves memorized from Capcom, SNK, or Marvel characters, then you're ready to jump up to this controller.  For you Shmup fans (shoot-em ups), this controller will raise your score.  The buttons are easier to press... and are laid out in an arc!  This panel can also be used with console systems by using our Swappable Cartridge Encoders.

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Real Arcade Controls:

The JP edition of the Fighting Minions arcade controller uses a Sanwa JLF 8-way balltop joystick that is exactly what is placed in the Japanese commercial environment.  In America, Sanwa parts were mostly used in Neo Geo "Candy Cabs".  The buttons are genuine Sanwa OSBN-30's.   These switches won't fatigue your fingers and react extremely fast.  We do not use no-name imitation controls.  We only use name brand, reputable components.

Benefits & Notes:

  • This panel uses an 8-way joystick.  When you press diagonally, it will register and send a diagonal movement.
  • Buttons are laid out in an arc.
  • Includes our "PC" swappable cartridge encoder.
  • Requires a single USB input, or can be used on console systems with the appropriate encoder cartridge.
  • Comfortable layout for adults or kids.
  • Portable.
  • Rock-stable on your desktop or lap.
  • Add additional panels for multi-player simultaneous action.
  • Play head-to-head just like in the arcade.
  • Uses only the best arcade hardware available.
  • Outperforms the competition.
  • Authentic commercial grade arcade joysticks and buttons.
  • Competition level precision and accuracy.
  • Cycle tested to millions of button presses.
  • Compatible With MAME™ and other emulation software.
  • Optional cartridges work with additional systems.
  • Compatible with Xbox Live™ And PlayStation Online™.
  • Use with your favorite sports titles for a true arcade experience.

Compare our Controller Layout:

The layout of the controller gives great gameplay on fighting games and also works great for Shmups.  We even included a 7th button for supporting the original layout of Neo-Geo titles.  Compare our layout to the original panels from the full-size arcade machines:

Original Control Panels: Notes:
Virtua Fighter 2
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Virtua Fighter 2 real arcade control panel Exact layout supported!
Mortal Kombat 3
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Mortal kombat 3 real arcade control panel The block button is almost exactly per the original.
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Tiger-Heli real arcade control panel Exact layout supported!.
Neo Geo
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Neo Geo real arcade control panel Our panels have a slight curve.
Soul Calibur
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Soul Calibur real arcade control panel Our layout is rotated clockwise from the original.

Arcade Panel Construction:

Bolts?  What bolts?  Controls *can* be mounted without the ugliness of having bolts or other metal sticking through the panel.  It just takes a little more time.   GOPODULAR! takes that extra time.  Nobody else does.  Instead, they'll use wood screws from the bottom and try and pass that off.  This is what puts our construction techniques above the others in the industry.  This panel is based off of panels built for commercial use and we concentrated on what game genre this panel is for, not how easily it can be built.  Our competitors just slap controls in a cheap melamine box.  You won't see ugly mounting holes or glue joints on our controllers.  Watch out for our imitators that use wood screws from the bottom.  MDF, particle board and manufactured woods like it don't allow you to remove and reinsert screws.  That's not what they were designed for.  Yet that's what you'll be getting if you buy from someone else.

Make the Right Choice:

You may be a kid at heart, but you don't want a kid's controller.  GOPODULAR! uses the highest quality parts available, while the "other guys" use imitation controls and cheap assembly methods.  Shop around.  Compare what we offer to what else is out there.  Ask yourself who offers the best.  We know you'll be back.

Price Chart:

Available Arcade Control Panels Available Swappable Cartridge Encoders

Fighting Minions (US) - including "PC" Cart $225 "PC" $55
Fighting Minions (JP) - including "PC" Cart $250 "PS1&2" $55
Classical Minions - including "PC" Cart $225 "Xbox" $TBA
Combat Minions - including "PC" Cart $250 "X360" $75
Golf Minions $TBA "Dream" $55
Grid Minions $TBA "Cube" $TBA
My Minions $varies "Saturn" $55

Want a different cartridge than what is included?   Encoder Cartridge substitutions can be made at the time of purchase.
Just add/subtract the difference in pricing. (ie: changing from PC Cart to X360 = +$20, so Fighting Minions (US) with a "X360" Cart = $245).
USPS shipping for Continental US is ~$15-$20.  Includes insurance & delivery confirmation.


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