My quest to re-create Street Fighter’s long-lost pneumatic controls
news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 30 March, 2023 - 11:00 · 1 minute
As a child of the '80s who loved video games, this game intrigued me.
I soon discovered that the game was called Street Fighter ( SF1 ), and it was made by a company called Capcom. In my local arcade, it consisted of a large, curvy cabinet with two sets of controls to accommodate two players at once. Each player had a start button, an eight-way joystick, and two large pressure-sensitive rubber buttons. This cabinet is now often called the "deluxe" or "crescent" cab, and the pressure-sensitive buttons are often called "bash pads" or "pneumatic buttons." It looked totally rad.