Mayflash F300 Elite Review

Mayflash Arcade Stick F300 Elite
PriceAmazon
ReleaseMay 7, 2018
CompatibilityPS5 / PS4 / PS3 / XSX / XB1 / X360 / NS / PC / Android*
Dimensions13.0” x 10.5” x 5.5”
Cable3 m
Weight4.00 lbs
*The Magic-S Pro is needed for PlayStation 5 compatibility.

Quick Facts

  • The Mayflash Arcade Stick F300 Elite readily comes with Sanwa parts.
  • It is also compatible with the Neogeo Mini.
  • Available is a vanilla edition.
  • This is a clone of the 8BitDo N30 and Venom Arcade Fight Stick.

Performance

Just like its predecessor, the unit is weighty and firm, but the small size still leaves little wrist space. Finally, the joystick feels hefty, and there is less travel distance for an input to register, meaning that there is no longer a dead zone. However, the button placement still seems off, especially when used with larger hands. It depends on the player’s previous experience with other types of arcade sticks. An additional cable is still needed for some platforms, which might pose a tripping hazard among other obstacles.

Hardware

The weight is average, but, again, the size is small. Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier, a cable is still needed to connect the arcade stick to a native controller when on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Xbox 360, and a second connection is of course needed to connect the arcade stick to the console. There is still a third party wireless dongle that can be purchased for those who really like the arcade stick.

Make sure to grab the Magic-S Pro for PlayStation 5 compatibility.

Appearance

While it is a step up from its predecessor, the design remains uninspired. Specifically, the arcade stick still looks bland, but at least the black and beige combination is somewhat pleasing to the eye. More nuance in the design would have been appreciated or at least doing the minimalist art style justice. Fortunately, one can at least print out an artwork sticker to stick right onto the surface to give the arcade stick some flair and save the day.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Multiplatform
  • Solid
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Not spacious
  • Accessory needed
  • Uninspired look

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Links

Mayflash

Amazon