Quarter-circle, half-circle and full 360 motions no longer take effort or feel unnatural after installing a Sanwa GT-Y Octagonal Restrictor Gate into your TE or Hori/Sanwa JLF setup. A full 8 corners allows for smoother and more responsive motions for fireball, dragon-uppercut and spinning piledriver attacks. Those investing their time in wrestling chars such as Zangief or Shoto chars such as Ryu, Ken, Sakura, Akuma, and Dan(!), deserve to swap out their existing 4-way gate for this one.
I get it that square restrictor gates are the norm for most sticks these days, but having one of those on your stick just makes it sloppy when it comes to accurately hitting the corners for QC or HC moves in fighting games. Swapping in an octo-gate is the easiest fix one can do to up their game without having to re-train their muscle memory to not push too deep on the diagonals. Highly recommended as an upgrade to any stick that can use it.Frank
Mar 18th 2022
Good if you ride the GATE
If you like the feel of a circular gate, with deep corners, then this for you. Super easy to install and sturdy when in. Didn’t improve my gameplay but it might be different for you.Javier U
Nov 5th 2020
Easy to Install
Modding your stick with one of these is the easiest thing you can do and you’ll probably see drastic improvement in your ability to input commands. Before this I had a square gate and found it somewhat difficult to reliably pull off directional commands and would accidentally jump out of QCF’s. This is a life saver and a game changer!Josh G
Sep 27th 2020
Easy Install, Works Great
Super easy installation, and it works just as I hoped it would. Especially good for 2D fighters, but unfortunately doesn’t feel as good as a square gate, let alone a Korean, for 3D ones. Overall, highly recommend.Unknown
Feb 19th 2020
Better feel using a fight stick now
I am transitioning into using a fightstick and decided to mod mine with this. As far as I know, installing this piece on the joystick seemed fairly easy. I definitely feel the difference and it is a whole lot better. When playing Tekken I was able to practice better at wave dashing and back dashing. Sh0poww
Feb 9th 2020
Quite Literally Night and Day
I'm a relative newbie when it comes to stick modification but I'm currently running a Sanwa JLF in a Razer Panthera which came with a square gate. After dropping too many Hilda combos in UNIST I decided to spring for the Octo gate and 236 motions are smoother than they've ever been. Installation/replacement of the existing gate was painless and it completely changed my gameplay. The plastic for this gate is what you expect from Sanwa, Dense and meaty - just like my lever motions now.MegaMasterX
Jan 22nd 2020
Turn my Arcade1up from "bleh" to "yeah"
After buying the Arcade1up cabinet, I thought I had just gotten rusty at Mortal Kombat because I lost every match and couldn't do any special moves or fatalities. After installing this 8-way (which only took a few minutes), everything is crisp and special moves are easy to pull off just like I remember.
I still lose every match but now I know that it is my fault.DOOManiac
Dec 5th 2019
Best gate for *ANY* 8-way games.
As somebody who primarily uses their stick for tetris, I'm used to the sharp, exact precision of a 4-way gate. The feeling of the stick snapping perfectly into the direction you want to input is the most satisfying thing you can feel on a joystick. This octo gate allows you to take that feeling into 8-direction games perfectly. Whether it's a fighting game or an arcade classic, if it requires 8-direction input, it requires this gate.Unknown
Dec 3rd 2019
Must have upgrade for A1UP fighting games
Not sure why A1UP things square gates make sense in a fighting game... Upgraded MKII A1UP machine with these and the 4lb springs. Major difference. Went from mushy controls to precise, direct inputs. Martyr_Machine
Nov 26th 2019
Exactly what I needed
For anyone wondering, this does fit on the Qanba Crystal so I'd assume it would fit on any Qanba stick as they're basically a Sanwa knock off. If you prefer an octo gate there's little to say as it works perfectly, but if you're just curious like I was it's a cheap investment and super easy to install. I've come out definitely preferring the change!Aaron
Nov 9th 2019
A tutorial/mod for gamers to change the Sanwa JLF joystick/fightstick's square gate/restricter plate to the Sanwa GT-Y Octagon gate/restricter plate vice versa. Example used is a Madcatz Arcade Fightstick TE. Enjoy!