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Forget the Hit Box! Here's a clip showcasing what the 'Stick Box' is all about

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • September 4, 2022 at 8:08 a.m. PDT • Comments: 18

There's recently been a lot of talk about the advantages offered by the Hit Box controller. Although it requires a lot of work and effort to hone the execution needed to pilot the Hit Box controller during a typical fighting game session, movement can become both faster and more precise than the arcade stick.

Needless to say, the idea of banning the Hit Box due to its advantages has recently become a discussion point within the fighting game community. However, it seems that Cash on Twitter is of the belief that not enough people are paying attention to the "Stick Box" controller.

Instead of replacing the stick on the left with buttons like the Hit Box controller does, the Stick Box instead opts to remove the six to eight buttons on the right of the input device in favor of adding two additional sticks.

One of these additional sticks corresponds to the punch inputs, while the other enables kicking. By pressing a stick either up, left, or right, the player will be enabled the ability to perform light, medium, and heavy variants of punches and kicks.

Of course, some techniques, such as throwing the opponent, require punch and kick inputs to be entered simultaneously. This is still possible to do, but it will probably be tricky to tech the opponent's throw on reaction with this control scheme.

What about EX specials? These type of specials typically require two or more inputs of the same attack type, but with differing strengths. It's difficult to tell from the clip shown, but it would appear that this is done by rolling between two different strengths very quickly. Theoretically, this creates a sort of "plinking" effect with the inputs.

Needless to say, the Stick Box feels like a meme as it doesn't really offer many real advantages over the arcade stick, the pad, or the Hit Box. Regardless, check out the clip of the Stick Box in action below:

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