Mayflash F300 Review

Mayflash Arcade Stick F300
PriceAmazon
ReleaseDecember 21, 2015
Compatibility*PS5 / PS4 / PS3 / XSX / XB1 / X360 / NS / PC / Android
Dimensions13.0” x 10.5” x 5.5”
Cable3 m
Weight4.00 lbs
*The Magic-S Ultimate is needed for PlayStation 5 compatibility.

Sanwa Edition

Mayflash F300 Elite

Quick Facts

Performance

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 more 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 different 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.

Hardware

The weight of the F300 is average, but, again, the size leans more towards small. A setback is that, as mentioned before, some platforms require an accessory. Namely, playing on the PlayStation or Xbox 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.

Note that you need the Mayflash Magic-S Ultimate for PlayStation 5 compatibility.

Appearance

The F300 does 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 can accept custom art. Fortunately, one can at least print out an artwork decal to stick onto the surface.

You can order custom art from our artist, Felipe Fernandez, or purchase his premade design that he can also edit for you:

Conclusion

Multiplatform, weighty, firm, and customizable are commendable qualities that this Mayflash arcade stick has.

  • Multiplatform
  • Weighty
  • Firm
  • Customizable
  • Little space
  • Dead zones
  • Accessory dependent

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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