I was always pretty happy with the standard joystick on the Atari 2600 and probably would not have experimented with alternative sticks if it wasn’t for a left-handed friend who struggled with the standard Atari stick and received a few top buttons sticks from various family members. The button placement never worked for me, but I did like the action on these longer sticks and I thought the grip was less blistering than the standard Atari rubber.
You can still pick up PointMasters relatively cheaply, about 10 bucks, and if you have an Intellivision, you can get their Quik Stik version.
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