Sunga G1 Review

Sunga G1
CompatibilityNS / PS4 / PS3 / PC / Android
Dimensions9.1″ x 5.2″ x 0.7″
Weight1 lb

Other Color



The most interesting aspect about the G1 all-button controller is that it has five more buttons than what we are used to. It can be used as a hitbox or WASD controller.

You can also opt for an edition of this controller with only 12 buttons, which is the traditional layout. Note that this edition has a different secondary button layout as well. Namely, they would be lined up vertically on the right side.


The G1 often comes with injection-molded ABS keycaps, hot-swappable Cherry MX silver switches, and LED functionality. Its secondary buttons include turbo, power, touchpad, start, and back. You can choose from LS, DP, or RS directional modes. There is a silicone anti-slip bottom pad.

The buttons are smaller than usual, and they might feel stiffer to press. The layout also has a bit of a learning curve. In the center, the uppermost extra button is for L3 and the lower one is for R3, likely for Street Fighter 6 players. The optional screen display shows the joystick mode, turbo speed, directional mode, and SOCD mode.


SOCD modes (which you can switch between without unplugging the cable) include up priority, neutral, and last win. The PCB is the Raspberry Pi Pico. There is a chance there can also be PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X compatibility.


The G1 has a simple shape, and it is good that there are both black and white editions, but the stock graphics might not be your cup of tea. Thankfully, the art is customizable, and we at The Arcade Stick can offer you our custom artwork service. Regarding the LED, which looks nice, there is a good chance your L3 and R3 buttons won’t have LED.


The Sunga G1 proves that one does not simply have too many buttons on a controller…

  • Extra buttons
  • Two editions
  • Two colors
  • Screen display
  • Turbo function
  • SOCD cleaning
  • Button LED
  • Bottom pad
  • Customizable artwork
  • Smaller buttons