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I'm just going over my pad config through ePSXe here and I've just sat wondering if there were actually any games for the PS that used the so called L3 and R3 buttons that you got from pressing down the analog sticks.

I know they're now pretty much essential in PS2 games, but I can't for the life of me think about any possible PS1 titles that actually used the buttons (if the actual button feature was even within the technology at the time).

Can anyone help me out on this because if it turns out that L3 and R3 weren't actually part of the PS1 controllers I'd like to bind Start and Select to my analog stick buttons.
 

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L3 and R3 were part of the original PS1 controllers, havent you ever used a Dual Shock? :p

anyway, the only game that comes to mind right away is Ape Escape. i know there are a few more.

but if you cant think of any games, what is the harm of binding them to the stick buttons? not like you'll ever use em :p
 

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I played a little bit of the Ape Escape demo without the L3 and R3 buttons and it seemed to work fine :p. I haven't played the demo on a real PSX in a very long time so I can't remember what they did in the game.
 

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not many used them, as most games dont need so many buttons...i remember when Ape Escape came out it was widely heralded as the first game to make "real" use of the dual shock (i.e. all the buttons and both sticks). i remember in the demo L3 and R3 doing something, i just cant remember what it was at the moment
 

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Well, I just looked through my PS Underground demo disc (the one with Ape Escape on it) and it does indeed use the L3/R3 buttons (crouching, diving in the water, using the net in the water, and hiding). Some other games on the disc that use the L3/R3 buttons (or just one of them) are Omega Boost, Twisted Metal 4, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Supercross Circuit (crappy motorcycle game, R3 does the same thing as circle), and Ace Combat 3. The disc also has Umjammer Lammy on it, perhaps I should try it out :p.
 

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heh i actually have the Ape Escape demo disc, they mailed it to me oO
 
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