Find out why the JLF-TP-8YT ball top joystick by Sanwa Denshi Co is the number one selling joystick in Japan! A truly superior quality joystick which can be easily switched between 4-way or 8-way positions with the included restrictor plate. This joystick is highly recommended for its short travel and light spring pressure of the joystick, players can make special moves more quickly and input the correct commands in tight timings. Now you can find out why Sanwa joysticks are regarded as one of best joysticks among game players! Sanwa joysticks are not only suitable for replacement in most Arcade machines, but is also suitable for home console joystick controllers such as the Mad Catz Street Fighter joystick. More and more home users are modifying their joystick controller and installing Sanwa parts for a better playing experience. In addition, famous video Game accessories factories such as Hori equip many of their joystick controllers with Sanwa joysticks. This joystick will arrive set in the standard 8-way mode. To switch to 4-way mode, remove the plastic restrictor plate from the bottom of the joystick. Next take a close look at the center ring which is actually rotatable inside the main restrictor plate. With looking at the bottom of the plate, place two fingers underneath the plate and push the center ring slightly towards you. Doing this you can see the center ring will slightly lift upwards. Now while the center ring is lifted, rotate in a clockwise direction 45 degrees and the ring will then lock into the 4-way position. If needed to change back to the 8-way position just simply reverse the ring direction and it will lock back into the 8-way position.