|Release||December 21, 2015|
|Platforms||PS4 / PS3 / XB1 / X360 / NS / PC / Android / Neogeo Mini|
|Size||13.0” x 10.5” x 5.5”|
- It is compatible with Sanwa parts.
- This is a clone of the Venom Arcade Fight Stick.
The unit is weighty with a firm feel to it, but its small size means less wrist space. The joystick feels hefty, but it is not as smooth as other state-of-the-art counterparts. That is because there is a lot of travel distance needed for the joystick to actually register an input. Some might call this a dead zone. As for the buttons, their placement feels slightly off when compared to other models on the market, especially for those with larger hands. However, this depends on what kinds of other arcade sticks the player was using prior. An additional cable is needed to connect to a controller on some platforms, which might get in the way.
The weight of the F300 is average, but, again, the size leans more towards small. A major setback is that, as mentioned before, some platforms require an accessory. Namely, playing on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Xbox 360 requires the player to connect a USB cable from the arcade stick to the native controller in addition to the usual connection needed from the arcade stick to the console. There is a third party wireless dongle that is available for those who like the arcade stick enough to want to up their hardware game.
The aesthetics department is where the F300 hits an all time low. The look is beyond bland and shouts cheap plastic, marking the F300 a contender for the worst looking arcade stick in this current generation, and it does not even do the minimalist style justice if that is what the designers were going for. One look at the arcade stick and it is clear that it can blend in with prototypes that were meant to be revamped before release. Fortunately, one can at least print out an artwork decal to stick onto the surface.
Thankfully, the Amazon price is that of a mini fightstick. The fact that Mayflash cast this price on a full sized fighstick is almost an indicator that Mayflash knows that this is a subpar product. Maybe it is Mayflash’s way of promoting the Elite version, which readily comes with Sanwa.