Speedlink 25th Anniversary Joystick
By James Grahame
I can't stop humming the theme to Goldfinger this afternoon. Such is the mesmerizing effect of Speedlink's € 24.99 ($34) 25th anniversary edition Competition Pro joystick. Someone evidently decided that the paint job wasn't quite enough, so this megablinged stick comes wrapped in a red ribbon, too.
For some reason, Speedlink apparently manufactured 10,000 of these things, each with its own certificate of authenticity. They feature 4 fire buttons (with selectable auto-fire), an 8-way stick and standard USB connectivity. The accompanying CD-ROM includes 50 C-64 and Amiga titles for your retrogaming enjoyment.
And have no fear -- we won't issue a golden version of our Retro Thing Clear USB joystick anytime soon.