Sanwa Mono

PriceSanwa Denshi
ReleaseDecember 17, 2014
PlatformsPS4 / PS3 / PC
Size14.4” x 11.2” x 2.6”
Cable0.19 m
Weight5.29 lbs

Quick Facts

Performance

The joystick and buttons of the Standard Arcade Stick perform quite well, thanks to the Sanwa parts. Arcade stick veterans will find themselves right at home as the layout was thought out so precisely that the centimeters from the edge were measured. For added wrist support, the end of the panel is slanted in an adequate way that would enhance ergonomics while not creating an unnecessarily slippery surface.

Hardware

The unit is quite large and hefty, but it also feels durable and high quality. However, an unusual decision was taken when designing this piece as the top panel does not continue into the bottom part of the unit. Rather, it simply cuts off, and the remainder is a boxy base, making the unit not viable for all surfaces to play on. Due to the sheer size and the other aforementioned aspects, this arcade stick would actually be great for those who would like to install it directly into a homemade arcade cabinet.

Aesthetics

While the minimalist stock design is appealing, the true star of the show is the Guilty Gear Xrd Sign edition. Since Arc System Works was directly partnered with to create this piece, it is clear why the artwork does the franchise so much justice. Even from a distance, one can easily tell that it is a Guilty Gear arcade stick. Not only is the artwork elaborate, but the red color has almost been like a trademark for the franchise for years now. To make things even better, the player has a choice of three different artworks to go along with the arcade stick. Luckily, the top panel is quite easy to change.

Price

The price is quite expensive given the fact that there is no reputable manufacturer behind the fightstick. However, what makes up for that is the fact that Sanwa products are present and in full effect, providing good performance. If you would like Sanwa combined with a manufacturer that is at least somewhat reputable, check out the Etokki Omni Arcade Stick.

Verdict

Pros Performs very well
Many aesthetic options
Cons Questionable silhouette
Inflexible structure
PerformanceGood
HardwareGood
AestheticsGood
PriceFair
Score ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Sanwa Denshi