Mad Catz Street Fighter V TES+ Review

Mad Catz Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+
PriceAmazon
ReleaseDecember 3, 2015
CompatibilityPS5 / PS4 / PS3 / PC
Dimensions18.8” x 13.0” x 6.0”
Cable3 m
Weight4.43 lbs

Quick Facts

  • The Vewlix layout remains.
  • The USB connection is allegedly low latency.

Performance

The Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+ has a solid performance all around. The joystick is flexible enough, but not wobbly. The buttons have just the right amount of depth. The layout is as comfortable as the original counterpart from the previous generation. The underside padding ensures that the arcade stick stays in place whether it is placed on one’s lap, a table, or any other reasonable surface.

Hardware

It is quite the sizeable arcade stick. However, that does not pose any obstacles besides a minor inconvenience when carrying the arcade stick around during tournaments. The USB cable is fixed, and there is a designated compartment for it. Unfortunately, one cannot pop open the lid like it is possible with the pricier sister unit. However, this justifies the relative drop in price. Regardless, modding is quite easy should one want to change the buttons, joystick, or gate despite the fact that the preexisting parts are quite good.

Appearance

While it is not as bright as the other higher end arcade sticks from the company, the design is quite interesting with a Shadaloo touch comprised of black and gold, and the inclusion of this type of artwork is relevant due to the emphasis of Street Fighter V’s revolutionary story on Shadaloo. The shape of the unit is symmetrical and satisfying.

Unfortunately, modding the artwork can be quite hard as it would involve replacing the top panel completely in most cases Fortunately, it is improbable that many players would want to change the stock artwork due to how nice it is.

Carlos Martinez, our artist, can fit your TES+ with custom digital art. Check out his Ken art for a client’s TES+:

Conclusion

Minor issues aside, the Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick TES+ performs well and also looks good.

  • Solid performance
  • Good looking
  • A bit bulky
  • Tough to mod

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Link

Amazon