Hey guys...you were wondering about the official maracas, I'm the guy to ask... I got 2 pairs of these puppies
I found them to be quite good and reliable, few slip ups on the controllers part once you get used to them, but I know how frusterating just one slip up can be. The main time problems do arise is during that damn hustle...but its more of a flaw in game design then controller design, why the **** did they put it in there?lol.Volleyball is dangerous with these puppies tho, I got hit by a maraca as my opponent attempted to smash the ball, hurt quite a bit ???
The more you use 'em the more tricks you learn too, I started out more shaky but once you learn the limits of the controller they remain constant. You just have to get the hang of them, really... although one of my friends picked it up on his first try and got 92%,no controller slip ups, pretty impressive. The 'pick one size above your actual height' is also a good tip too. Unfortunately, my dreamcast is out of commision at the moment, so my maracas are sitting idly in their nice boxes in a closet
, I hope to play again soon. Great party devices, but people look at you funny when they first see them, lol.
And as for the dc breaking..it was entirely my fault. The controllers never had any troubles, other than maybe a tangle or two.Might be because they are official Sega goodness. I unplugged them whenever, however, by accident or not... nothing happened to me. Wouldn't suggest doing it all the time though, just in case. If you got any more questions just ask...and no you can't have my maracas
and if anyone wants to know, I got them cause I was checking them out on ebay for quite some time, found a great deal and went for it. Since then I've had a blast with them and I can sell them for AT LEAST double what I paid for them... go me