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Well, after Innovation's "Treamcast" stick crapped out on me after only a few hours of use, it was back to square one for an ideal method to play Jojo and Marvel VS Capcom 2. Then it hit me - why not just find a way to use my tried-and-true PS2 fightpads on there?

Once again, Hong Kong - and by extension Play-Asia - were one step ahead, selling a "Total Control Plus" accessory created exactly for this purpose. And what's more, it was under 20 bucks and had a much higher reliability rating among its users! So an order was placed, and only a few days later it was in my mailbox.

And what do you know, it's perfect. Inputs all respond flawlesslly with no lag, all the buttons map out properly to the 6-button layout with just the flip of a small switch on the side, and it works perfectly with every Playstation 2 controller I have. Hell, I even trusted it enough to put one of my VMUs in there, which it read and wrote to without a hitch. My only real concern was a warning on the box that plugging it in or plugging a controller into it while the system is running could potentially explode my Dreamcast; systems have gotten fairly rare in Colorado in recent years, so I didn't feel up to seeing if that was a superfluous warning or not.

At any rate, if you're mindful to get everything set up before powering on, the Total Control Plus is the perfect solution to the Dreamcast's lack of decent fighting game controllers. So pick one up, plug in your favorite fight pad, and get to tossing pillars of flame at Vanilla Ice and Dio with ruthless efficiency.

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