Why did several commodore 64 video games call for the joystick to be in port # 2?
I never ever actually thought of that high as a child, when I had my C - 64 (we simply left a joystick linked into # 2 regularly).
Nonetheless, after some excavating, according to Ode to Joysticks :
Port 2 at some point became the default, mostly due to the fact that joysticks linked into Port 1 can hinder the command line user interface.
Which is an asset, since I read that, I do bear in mind that having a joystick linked into port # 1 would certainly send peculiar key codes to the key BASIC interpreter/command line.