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12 April 2021. The RF
Commander lives on! Now available from crossfacegaming.com
20/05/20: I have started production of the Atari Jaguar rapid fire kits again. You will need some basic soldering and hacking skills to build and install into your own controller. Below is a description of the modded controllers (no longer for sale). Have a look also at the youtube clip below to see it in action. Note that the first few shots is me just holding down the fire button before turning on the rapid fire to compare rapid fire to normal fire.
If you would like to
buy a kit, they are only 25USD including postage. Note that
while airfreight is badly affected by Corona virus
disruptions, to get it to you as quickly as before would cost
over $20! So I am sending them at a letter rate, which is
cheap but as such doesn't get priority. At the time of
writing, allow roughly 6 weeks. Still, you've been waiting
YEARS for this! What's a few more weeks. To order a rapid fire
kit, contact me at
Note: I am no longer selling modded controllers, only rapid fire kits.
Here is a list of units sold
R001 (serial ???) Std, no LED. St Annes. Feb 2012
R002 (serial G1511484495) thumbstick and LED. Wa. March 2012
R003 (serial G14B0132332) LED. Utah. Mar 2012
R004 (serial G1511148537) the works (LED and thumbstick?). Melbourne. June 2012
R005 (serial G151148548) standard. Cambridgeshire. July 2012
R006 (serial G151148538) LED. Czech Republic July 2012
R007 (serial G151148556) LED. NY. July 2012
R008 (serial G151148522) LED, thumbstick. Alberta, Sep 2012
R009 (serial G151148492) LED. Texas. March 2013
R010 (serial G151148505) LED. Illinois. July 2013
R011 (serial G151148496) blue LED. Kent, July 2013
R012 (serial G151139449) LED. CT. Aug 2013
R013 (serial G151139436) LED. BC. Jan 201
YOUR SEARCH FOR THE LEGENDARY RF COMMANDER STOPS HERE!
YOU HAVE ARRIVED HERE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO
LOVE RAIDEN, ZERO 5 AND TREVOR MCFUR ON THE ATARI JAGUAR BUT
CARPAL TUNNEL IS TELLING YOU IT'S NOT POSSIBLE! WELL, FINALLY
HERE IS A RAPID FIRE CONTROLLER THAT SHOWS YOU THE LOVE!
THE RF COMMANDER IS CRAFTED USING NOS (NEW OLD
STOCK) ATARI JAGUAR CONTROLLERS, AND A NEW TURBO CIRCUIT BOARD
ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR OUR BELOVED JAGUAR CONTROLLERS.
EXTERNALLY, THERE ISN'T MUCH TO TELL YOU THAT IT'S ANYTHING OTHER THAN A REGULAR ATARI JAGUAR CONTROLLER. THERE'S A SWITCH ON THE BACK TO TURN RAPID FIRE (TURBO)ON AND OFF,AN INSET ADJUSTER TO FINE TUNE THE FIRING RATE AND THERE'S AN OPTIONAL LED ON THE FRONT TO TELL YOU WHEN IT'S ACTIVATED. THE MAGIC LIES WITHIN OF COURSE. FLIP THE SWITCH TO RAPID FIRE, AND NOW WHEN YOU PRESS THE 'B' BUTTON, A VERITABLE HAIL OF FIRE ENSUES!
THE BEAST IN ACTION:
SO HOW MUCH WOULD YOU EXPECT TO PAY FOR THE ULTIMATE RAPID FIRE CONTROLLER?
THAT'S RIGHT, ONLY 65 BUCKS FOR ATARI JAGUAR SHMUP NIRVANA ($70 WITH OPTIONAL LED) BUT DON'T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. BEFORE YOU HAND OVER YOUR HARD EARNED CASH, A FEW REVIEWS:
What they are saying:
"I tested RF on my PAL/NTSC consoles and it works absolutely great. I used Raiden, McFur, Zero 5 and Mad Bodies for tests. Oh yes, you can add MadBodies to the list of RF compatible games, it's much easier to play now! It's difficult to say if rapid fire itself is faster on NTSC, because all NTSC games are naturally faster than PAL ones. For example Raiden. It's remarkable faster on NTSC machine in all aspects so fire is faster too.Nevertheless. Thanks a lot for such great piece of HW!!!"
looking for a rapid fire controller I highly recommend the
Works great and very professionally built."
the workmanship. The mod is very professionally executed, right down to having an individual serial number sticker affixed to the rear of the pad to give each and every one their own individuality. I was lucky enough to have received the 'RF001'...
I'm just glad that Danny had his ear to the ground and was listening to the Jaguars niche requirement for a dedicated Rapid Fire controller Commander. I'm really grateful to him for making something I had craved for, for years a reality - and made so well too. Even you've even had the slight inclination toward wanting such a controller, look no further, as this is a great bit of kit!"
"I haven't toyed with
the potentiometer (is that what it is?) yet there on the
back to adjust the rate of fire, but just going off where
you had it set, the game that had the biggest improvement
was Trevor McFur. The RF Commander pretty much turned me
into a rapid-fire god with that game! I hadn't played that
game in years, but I clearly remember how difficult it is. I
first kept the rapid-fire switched off and I hardly lasted
15 seconds before I died for the first time. I switched on
the rapid-fire and it was an incredible improvement with
just holding down the B button to fire. It allowed the rest
of my fingers to concentrate on dodging the enemies and
aiming. It was quite the experience -- I doubt I'll ever
play the game without the RF Commander any more!
Raiden was also a pleasure to play with it, since it was tuned for it out of the box. The firing was steady and just like Trevor McFur, I lasted much longer not having played the game in a long time. Raiden is one of my favorites and the RF Commander definitely helps make it an even better and more fun game!
Zero also gave it a more steady stream of firing and did
improve my game. Again, not having adjusted anything, there
could be more improvements in there that I have not
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to test this thing out. I've always wanted a rapid-fire controller and the RF Commander is well-built and delivers on its promise. The LED above the B button is great for determining whether the rapid fire is switched on or not. I'll test the adjustments on the back out a bit and get back to you on how that has changed the game play on various shooters, but I imagine it will give me just the right amount of flexibility that I want to customize the controller to the game I happen to be playing.
"Got my RF commander today... I agree with ViMaster's review of the rapid fire, and with games like Raiden unless you are genius it definitely makes you a better player. I also tried it on Cannon Fodder and that gives much more fire power too. Jools and Jops would be proud. The mod looks professional and does not require batteries which is great...Great work Danny"
was a smart kid, but was always easily distracted. I see
nothing much has changed, except maybe less of the former,
and more of the latter"
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT! SERIOUSLY THOUGH, $65 PLUS $20 ($23 to Europe)REGISTERED MAIL IS NOT A HUGE MARKUP (AND I ACTUALLY LOSE A DOLLAR OR TWO ON THE MAIL!). AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IT TAKES A BIT OF WORK TO MAKE ONE OF THESE. I AM DOING IT MORE FOR THE LOVE THAN THE MONEY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE ONE, EMAIL ME AT
I DON'T NORMALLY MAKE MORE THAN ONE OR TWO AT A TIME, SO WAITING TIME WILL VARY. IF I HAVE SOME ATARI JAGUAR CONTROLLERS IN STOCK, I CAN NORMALLY SEND OUT A RF COMMANDER WITHIN A FEW DAYS. IF I'M BETWEEN STOCK ORDERS, IT COULD BE A FEW MORE WEEKS. BUT I NEVER ASK FOR PAYMENT UNTIL THE FINISHED PRODUCT IS READY TO SHIP. THE PRICE WILL REMAIN $65 FOR THE REST OF 2012. AFTER THAT I WILL ASSESS ANY RISES IN COSTS.
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