Mad Catz MicroCon Controller (PS2)

Review

posted 11/13/2002 by John Yan
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One Page Platforms: PS2
Just like the Xbox controller, the Playstation 2 controller has nice rubberized grips for ease in grip and good feel. The rubber grips allow you to hold on to the controller more easily. I always did like how they felt and I’ve always liked the way Mad Catz outfitted all their controllers with it.

The small size doesn’t hinder the motors during vibrations. Rumbles during crashes and chases in Vice City produce some solid rumbles. You can hear the motors working as it shakes the controller. Given the small size, the rumbles that it produces is very respectable.

The MicroCon Playstation 2 controller has gold contacts for a clean clear signal from the peripheral to the PS2. Like I stated in the Xbox MicroCon review, I’m not really sure if it makes any difference. Just like audio cables for me, they might allow for a better connection but I probably wouldn’t notice if they were just regular non-plated connectors.

At $19.99, the controller is nicely priced for a responsive and well-made controller featuring macro programming. The smaller size might appeal to some while those with bigger hands should stick to the regular PS2 controller. I’ve really been impressed with the past few offerings from Mad Catz and the MicroCon Playstation 2 controller continues to strengthen the strong line of third party peripherals from Mad Catz.




B
Good button response, macro programming, and a lightweight feel is what you’ll get if you decide to purchase the MicroCon for the Playstation 2. It’s pretty small so large hands stay away.


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