RAC-P300J Review

Last modified: May 31, 2020

Price$149.99
PlatformPS4 / PC

Quick Facts

  • The joystick is detachable.
  • The case is metallic.
  • The panel is comprised of acrylic artwork.
  • The USB cable is three meters long.
  • Present are a touchpad and turbo.
  • Other artwork options include Dead or Alive, Injustice, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and Tekken.

Performance

The RAC-P300J Arcade Fight Stick is hefty with its rubber feet to keep it fixed onto flat surfaces. While the joystick is passable, the buttons are hard, inconsistent, and can get stuck when wiped. What is also bad is that buttons make a clicking sound well after they are registered ingame.

Hardware

No native controllers are needed when playing on console. However, opening up the case is difficult without something along the lines of a small adjustable wrench because of the tough-to-remove screws. While the interior is simple, it is incorrectly laid out, so the buttons are set up wrong. Besides that, the casing is fine. Be warned that there has been at least one report of a counterpart of this model not being identified by the PlayStation 4 as it is supposed to. If you do manage to get it to work on PC, your buttons might be wrong unless you download third party software.

Aesthetics

The metallic case and acrylic panel look great, especially with the sophisticated artwork that combines minimalism and complexity in a fashion unseen before. The joystick and buttons have a shine to them as well. This arcade stick could blend in nicely in a marble museum!

Price

Even if it was a full sized fightstick, its AliExpress price would be exaggerated. That is because it fails to deliver in many departments. Other flaws aside, having stiff buttons is simply no bueno. Thus, to make a better investment in a mini fightstick that is both cheaper and better, go with the Qanba Drone.

Verdict

ProsMini size
Interior simple
Casing durable
ConsButtons lackluster
Modification tough
Compatibility flawed
PerformanceFair
HardwareFair
AestheticsGood
PricePoor
Score⭐⭐

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