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Reviewed: PC Intruder / PC Raider Gamepads
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: January 27th 2000
Page: 2

Installation of the two gamepads is pretty simple -- stick in the installation floppy, boot up the setup program, then shut down the computer and attach the pad to the gameport. Once you've rebooted, it's a matter of selecting the pad on the microsoft joystick controller and going from there. An interesting note is that the driver is singular -- installing once will allow either device to be hooked up without any new installation. This isn't surprising given that the only difference between the two pads is the Raider's turbo button features.

In terms of construction, the pads are nice to hold, and have a better angle on the side than some. The plastic feels sturdy and durable, unlike some pads that creak and moan when stressed. The button configuration will be familiar to anyone who's played with a Playstation, as it's nearly identical with a D-pad on the left, four buttons in a diamond configuration on the right, and the L1/L2 and R1/R2 buttons (yes, they're even called that) up top. Users who play with the pads will notice some fatigue after about 15 minutes, however, as the D-pad is a bit shallow and flat, and the entire pad could do to be a little thicker to rest more comfortably in the hand as well. Motion on the D-pad is accompanied by an audible clicking noise, which has the potential to get very annoying and distract from the mood of any game in which sound is a major factor.

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Added:  Thursday, January 27, 2000
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
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