Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick Joystick
Bringing a controller instead of a fight stick to a fighting game tournament is like bringing a knife to a gunfight. Don’t be that guy; do yourself a favor and get yourself a fight stick! Not just any fight stick, but the Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick Joystick.
Why should I buy the Mayflash F300 Joystick?
The simple answer to that is you need a kickass fight stick if you want better performance at fighting games, as the larger buttons and the huge analog stick make pulling off combos much easier. Compared to a controller, the buttons are wider-spaced, so there’s no need to do some weird crab-like positioning for your fingers to pull tricky combos off.
As a trade-off, shoulder buttons won’t be as easy to push simultaneously with the main four ones. However, very few fight games use them, and they’re not used in conjunction with the four main buttons, so it’s not a loss at all.
But why the Mayflash F300 and not other arcade sticks available? Well, because it’s beginner-friendly in a lot of ways. First would be its size, which makes a world of difference. To a lot of players, especially beginners that have only recently chosen to go the fight stick route, it’s going to be the draw.
In addition, it’s also lighter compared to others. In fact, the metal plate at the bottom comprises most of the weight. This is a good thing, as you can’t have too much weight, but at the same time, you shouldn’t have too little of it. That’s because the weight is meant to give you some sense of gravity and stability.
Another huge advantage of this fight stick is its customizability. It’s customary for fight sticks to have interchangeable parts, but compared to a good number of fight sticks, its parts are easier to replace, and that the process itself is more beginner-friendly compared to others. It’s compatible with Sanwa Denshi buttons and joysticks. But while it’s easy to swap its parts, the process can be quite tricky and can’t be done willy-nilly, especially for joysticks. For that, you’ll have to look up either Google or YouTube.
What else should I know about the Mayflash F300?
The Mayflash F300 is compatible with multiple consoles. This includes everything from current-gen ones like PS4 and Xbox One, previous gens like PS3 and Xbox 360, the PC, and even unconventional ones like Android and Nintendo Switch.
However, keep in mind that for consoles, you need to have a first-party controller plugged in the first time you use it, as you have to do the Legacy Controller Authentication with the fight stick first. When you use the fight stick for a console, put the setting to PS3/DINPUT first.
Lastly, if you want a classic arcade feel, you can use it on the Neo Geo Mini. For our younger readers, the NeoGeo is a popular console that was released around 1990. Unlike today where it’s all about home consoles and PCs, arcades were huge and were the more popular way of playing video games back then. NeoGeo is one of those systems that powered arcades in the early 90s, and it also had a console as well. With the Mayflash F300, you can bring home the arcade, and either relive the 90s or experience a bygone era of gaming for the first time.
Once you’ve used a fighting stick, you’ll never be able to go back to the controller. And once you’ve used the Mayflash F300, it will either take some time before you move on to another arcade fight stick. Heck, you might even stick with this one until it breaks down and you’re forced to get a new one!