It looks like it's been a couple of years since this topic was last discussed on OzB so I thought I'd check in with the professionals.
I'm looking for a budget arcade stick that could be used by a 7 and 9 year old to discover the joys of retro gaming or to tell me how crap it all is :-)
I've seen no name budget sticks on ebay in the $35 to $55 range but I must say that I'm a bit scared of their longevity and where do you find reviews of that stuff? eg below
Ebay cheapy 1
Ebay cheapy 2
Otherwise, what's the lowest/best bang for buck from the recognised brands?