Sparkfox Universal Review

Sparkfox Universal Arcade Fightstick
BrandSparkfox
PriceAmazon
CompatibilityXSX / XB1 / NS / PS4 / PC
Dimensions15.8” x 9.8” x 5.2”
Cable3 m
Weight7.72 lbs

Quick Facts

Performance

Sanwa parts ensure the quality performance and durability of the Universal Arcade Fightstick. The eight directional joystick allows you to easily perform the motion of your choice, and the robust buttons allow you to choose your attacks tactfully. There is ample wrist space for maximum comfort and ample space everywhere. The heavy weight and rubberized feet keep the unit in place during combat.

The menu lock ensures that you do not disrupt a tournament match by accidentally pausing the game. For instance, you do not have to worry about unintentionally touching the PlayStation options button.

Hardware

This is a high quality product that is also heavy, which is understandable since the parts are hefty. Admittedly, the unit might be too heavy for some, but it feels sturdy and robust. Plenty of space on the top panel meant that the unit had to be designed bigger and consequently heavier, but it is not that big of a problem. In fact, most would likely see it as an advantage, especially for those who set their arcade stick on a table. Unfortunately, you need to connect the arcade stick to a native controller to play on a console, which is inconvenient.

Appearance

The fiery aesthetic stands out. The black and orange mixture is satisfying to see, and the napalm-like streaks provide enough nuance. Alternatively, the black and white alternative is less intense but sleek nonetheless. Unfortunately, it is difficult to modify the artwork of this arcade stick.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Super performance
  • High quality
  • Hefty weight

Cons

  • Somewhat heavy
  • Piggyback connectivity
  • Exhausting modding

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐

See Also

Mayflash F500 Elite