3D Gaming Overview on Cross|Up

A fightstick that does more than only arcade games?  The Cross|Up lets you control analog Left Stick, analog Right Stick, and Dpad all while maintaining the classic nostalgic feel of a digital lever.

We have added features to the Cross|Up that take this concept beyond the realm of novelty and make it simple, intuitive, and powerful. There’s no fumbling with sliders or analog nubs. Your hands stay in one place and your movement isn’t interrupted for smooth gameplay.

Camera Button

The “Set Camera” button will transfer your analog Left Stick coordinates to the Right Stick. It will convert the exact state of your analog stick – including tilt mods and nunchuck inputs. This will allow you to control either analog stick with just one control method (lever, buttons, nunchuck) and will give you improved button economy on your layouts.  It's the button that lets us run and shoot at the same time!

Find more info at: Camera Button on Cross|Up.


Left Stick to Dpad

You’re not generally able to control both the analog Left Stick and the Dpad at the same time on a regular gamepad, so most games that use the Left Stick for movement usually relegate the Dpad to specific functions or wheel menus. This button addresses the inconvenience of having to map dedicated Dpad buttons for functions that require you to release the left analog stick to make selections on the Dpad.

Hold "LS->DPAD" and turn your stick quickly from Left Analog into the Dpad. This button is great for switching weapons, checking the map, calling your mount, and much more!

More info: Left Stick-to-Dpad on Cross|Up.


Modifiers for 3D movement

You'll need finer control than just full Left and full Right values. We have added 3 new tilt buttons to help you with moving and aiming.

  • Turn:  This is a modifier that will turn you around or give you a very slow walking speed in most games. It can also be used for situations that require very fine aim. (We were able to easily line up head shots in Apex Legends at 75m+ with this modifier.)
  • Walk:  Exactly as it sounds like. This modifier gives you a moderate walk speed in most games. When used in games where you aim down sights, this modifier usually gives you a slow pan.
  • Aim:  Slightly more tilted than 'Walk', this is the ideal button to smooth out your crosshairs to zero in on your prey.

You can find more info in our blog post: Tilt Modifiers on Cross|Up.

Layouts for Games Across Many Genres

Since these are new games never before pioneered on stick, we have included tons of game-specific layouts with the Cross|Up Designer. Try out the profiles included with in the Secret Menu, import profiles from our library or from other players, or design your own with the button remapping options!

There are lots more games that are not literally a 3D game, but can still utilize the 3D options nicely. Such as how our Bloodstained profile lets us run and gun without giving up any of the classic Metroidvania feel. Or how our Rocket League profile allows you to use the Camera Button to check your sides while still handling your vehicle.


We are aware there are hundreds more worthy games out there to try.  That is why we need your help!  Share your thoughts on our layouts, as well as your own custom layouts in the #profiles-and-configs channel in our Discord!


Check out JDauntless testing out his own layout on Nier: Automatta.