|May 7, 2018
|PS5 / PS4 / PS3 / XSX / XB1 / X360 / NS / PC / Android
|13.0” x 10.5” x 5.5”
The Mayflash Arcade Stick F300 Elite readily comes with Sanwa parts. Just like its predecessor, the F300 Elite is optimal for desk play. The joystick feels hefty, and there is less travel distance for an input to register, meaning that there is no dead zone. The buttons are equally responsive. Needless to say, the F300 Elite’s joystick and buttons passed an acceptance test.
There are two turbo modes, and there is a light indicator to let you know that turbo is working. The start button is recessed, making it hard to press by mistake.
Regarding the secondary toggles and buttons:
- Input mode
- XY & D-pad
- Turbo 1 & 2
L3/R3 buttons are missing in action, but to activate the touchpad, you can press the third and fourth functions.
At the bottom, there are four rubber feet for stability, and you can even install four more rubber pegs that come with the F300 Elite. There is even an additional octagonal gate for the joystick.
The cable comes out of the back, and it has a neat Velcro wrap. With the F300 Elite, you also get a male USB-A to micro cable as well as a USB to USB-C adapter (female to male).
The weight of the F300 Elite is average, and there can be some hardly noticeable flexion on the panel between the buttons. You are six screws away from opening the F300 Elite up. The interior is organized with decent color coding.
A native controller is still needed to connect the F300 Elite to some consoles, and make sure to grab the Mayflash Magic-S Ultimate for PlayStation 5 compatibility. There is a USB-A port in the back. The Mayflash website should have firmware updates if needed.
While it looks classier than its predecessor with black and beige, the F300 Elite’s design remains simple. Fortunately, one can print out an artwork sticker via a service like DecalGirl to stick right onto the surface to give the arcade stick some flair. We at The Arcade Stick have our own custom artwork service. If your F300 Elite’s top panel accumulates oil, you can just wipe it off with a microfiber cloth or something similar.
This is one of the best mini fightstick options you can find.
- Sanwa parts
- Start button recession
- Does not slide
- Velcro wrap
- Extra accessories
- Firmware updates
- Without L3/R3
- Piggyback controller