Mayflash F500 Elite Review

Universal Arcade Stick F500 Elite
ReleaseApril 4, 2019
Compatibility*PS5 / PS4 / PS3 / XSX / XB1 / X360 / NS / PC / Android
Dimensions14.2” x 9.1” x 4.7”
Cable3 m
Weight6.61 lbs
*The Magic-S Ultimate is needed for PlayStation 5 compatibility.

Budget Edition

Mayflash F500

Quick Facts

  • The Universal Arcade Stick F500 Elite comes readily equipped with premium Sanwa parts.
  • It is also compatible with the Neogeo Mini.
  • This is a clone of the Venom Arcade Stick.


The performance of the arcade stick much better this time around due to the Sanwa parts as opposed to the average parts used in the standard edition for those on a tighter budget. The arcade stick is big enough with ample wrist space. The metallic cover and base provide a weighty & secure feel.


Apart from the fact that the Sanwa inclusion ups the hardware game of this iteration in general, an octagonal gate is included with as an accessory. Replacing the gates is simple. The buttons are easy to replace as well, but there will probably never be a need to do so. In any case, there are easy-to-see screws at the bottom should one want to go inside for any reason.

Those with wired headphones can use them with this arcade stick. A hardware setback is that native controllers are needed to connect the arcade stick to a console.

Make sure to grab the Mayflash Magic-S Ultimate for PlayStation 5 compatbility.


The F500 Elite did not bring back the cracked design from the standard edition, making the arcade stick look simple again. However, there is an acrylic panel on top that is easy to remove should one want to put in his or her own artwork. You can even grab your own Mayflash acrylic panel and order our custom artwork service.

Regarding our custom artwork service, our artist, Carlos Martinez, made Galford art for the F500 Elite before and can make custom art for yours as well:

Galford artwork
Galford artwork


The Mayflash F500 Elite is multiplatform with high quality parts and can win you tournaments if you practice hard!

  • Multiplatform
  • Comfy & responsive
  • Easy modding
  • Many cables
  • Simple look