Atari Star Wars Yoke Controller Reproduction
Atari’s Star Wars Flight Yoke controller originally designed for Atari’s Star Wars in 1983 was used in a few other games released by Atari. Playing Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Firefox, Paperboy, and Hydra are just not the same without using a real Star Wars yoke controller!
Some say the Atari Star Wars Yoke is the best classic gaming controller ever designed. We agree!
There are two major design flaws in the Star Wars Yoke-–however. The gears are made from plastic / nylon! Because of this, they strip out far too quickly. Also, the thumb buttons are plastic–so they are always breaking.
We’ve improved upon the original Atari Star Wars Yoke design with our Alan-1 Star Wars Yoke reproduction. All gears are made from aluminum instead! We’ve also replaced the original Atari Star Wars Yoke plastic thumb buttons that are prone to break over time with anodized black aluminum. Our improved design of the Atari Star Wars Yoke has eliminated the frustration that comes after normal wear to all Star Wars Flight Yoke users.
Original Atari Star Wars Yoke Design improvements:
- All Aluminum gears for years of durability
- Aluminum thumb buttons that won’t crack like the original plastic ones do
- Atari Star Wars yoke artwork overlay pre-installed
The Alan-1 Star Wars flight yoke is truly plug and play. Use the manual included with Alan-1 Star Wars Yoke installation instructions, if help is needed installing the Star Wars Flight Yoke controller.
Interesting in building a MAME / Raspberry pi version of Star Wars? Be sure to purchase the Alan-1 Star Wars Flight Yoke USB adapter to connect your Alan-1 Star Wars Flight Yoke into your PC / Raspberry Pi via USB. Please post any pictures of any installations of your Alan-1 Star Wars Flight Yoke in the review section below.
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