Upgrading Competition Pro joysticks
The 8-bit and 16-bit home computer era had two legendary arcade-style game controllers – the Suncom TAC-2 and the Kempston Competition Pro. While I’m somewhat partial to the former due to it’s ultra-low-tech construction, I enjoy using both in equal measure. My Competition Pro joysticks are not the original Kempston models, but modern reproductions sold by Speedlink. While the form of the joystick itself is rather true to the original, the internal wiring and microswitches are somewhat prone to breaking….