The Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT adjustable 8 & 4 way joystick is classified as one of the best in the arcade world. While there are many copies and clones, a genuine Sanwa still leads the pack.
When purchased with any of our consoles the old Joysticks will be removed, balltop retained, Sanwa and balltop installed and tested pre-shipping. You will need 2x of these for P1 and P2.
Sanwa joysticks are not the cheapest, they are however the benchmark when it comes to accuracy and durability. As such they have been used in commercial arcade machines for decades and continue to be used as a premium upgrade for anything gaming.
While the joystick plate can be landscape/sideways or portrait/upright, if mounted upright which is the standard approach the connector is from top to bottom Ground, Right, Left, Up, Down. If mounted sideways you'll need to swap the wires around on your build to match the direction the joystick is facing for correct Right, Left, Up, Down.
The restrictor plate can be unclicked by pushing in the 4 black holding clips. Unlike clones, the clear restrictor plate goes off and back on quite easily. Once off, with subtle back pressure using two fingers pushing towards you on the centre plate, you can pivot the centre between 8 & 4 way. 8 way (square) is the factory position and suited for most games including fighting. 4 way (diamond) is suited for games like PacMan where you only want an up/down/left/right motion.
The JLF-TP-8YT features a metal universal mounting bracket, which ensures compatibility with most control panels be it arcade, mad catz fightsticks, pandora box arcades and more. Installation in most cases requires no extra holes and the included dust cover delivers a nice finish without impacting movement. Premium micro switches along with a light spring results in fast movements along with an excellent 'Return to Center'.
If you want to play your games with ultimate control, these are the joysticks for you. Sanwa are known for being agile and precise with firm construction yet durable and they have been tested in extreme scenarios.
We have a wide array of compatible balltops available from Sanwa along with battops/battons. From solid colours to crystal we have you covered.
What's in the box
1 x Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick
1 x Black dust cover
1 x JLF-H 5 pin cable
1 x Sanwa adjustable 4/8 way restrictor plate
0 x No balltop is included
The boring stuff- Due to the light and screen differences, colour finish may vary depending on item and batch.
- Please allow up-to 1cm size difference due to manual measurement.
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We test every console prior to shipping it out from our Melbourne HQ in order to ensure your purchase arrives in good working order.
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Some joysticks are way too flexible, the Sanwa JLF gives a firm flexibility, precision and the feeling of being a more sturdy joystick.
Great product. Very happy
The standard joysticks included are decent but if you want the next level upgrade then the Japanese Sanwa are just about perfection. Much tighter springs and comp level style performance. I prefer these to the American style Happ joysticks. Good price too. Very happy customer...again!