The Powerplay Cruiser, a joystick originally released in 1986.. It is compatible with many 8-bit and 16-bit machines, and boasts many features that are considered high end:
- Fully microswitch-based operation (clicking with every move or shot)
- 8-directional control
- Ambidextrous design (symmetrical with two fire buttons positioned at the front end, away from the joystick shaft)
- Adjustable torque control (a 3-position rotating collar at the base of the shaft, giving manual resistance)
- Rugged plastic body & sturdy, long-lasting design.
- Available in a range of colours/models (all with black cable):
* Transparent Edition: black stick and buttons featuring a rare autofire working-type, as it operates automatically when any of the 2 buttons is held down
* All Black
* Blue Body, red stick, white fire buttons
* Pastel Green body, with pastel yellow fire buttons, pastel pink joystick shaft and pastel blue torque controller
* The Black and Red Cruiser Turbo, featuring an autofire facility
The pastel version back in the 90's was arguably the most popular, matching the fashions of the era, followed by the sleek black model
Other features included a cable that was longer than that used by many other joysticks, and four strong suction cups to attach the unit to a flat surface, for general stability.
- An original Powerplay Cruiser from the '80s/90's
- Suitable for Amiga & C64 use (DB9 9pin connector)
- Comprises two buttons, microswitches and super-tough steel shaft.
- Super robust, suitable for all Amiga's and original Commodore 64's
- Also compatible with most Amstrad CPC, MSX, Spectrum, Atari computers etc